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February 10, 2017
Anti-Valentine's Day Dinner!

Do you get the heebie-jeebies every time Valentine’s Day comes around? Well, you can’t avoid it seeing that most of the population all over the world has caught the bug! So you can be an anti-valentiner!

The shortest month of the year is here and with it, smack in the middle is the most dreaded or loved holiday of all… Valentine’s Day!

Whether you are coupled or single you will have a great time!

If you are a new couple, then the only thing you will want is to spend time together so that you can get to know one another better… discover each other’s favorite music, favorite movies, favorite ice cream flavor… Even if you sit together and eat sunflower seeds on a bench out in the cold in the middle of February it would be a wonderful experience!

If you have been with your significant other for quite some time you must be thinking… uh-oh!! What would be the right gift to get… what card.. what should I cook… where should I take her to dinner… what should I wear.. what kind of music should I play… etc!! It seems that the longer you are with someone… the expectations seems to get bigger!

All the commercials, articles in magazines and on the internet don’t seem to help. Even I bombard you with special recipes for the day! But what can I do? You guys ask me to!

Anyway, I’m trying to say that I know things are tough.. especially when your budget is low. You can’t even steal some flowers from the neighborhood florist since you’ll get in trouble and seeing that it is the middle of February you can’t even pick a flower from someone’s budding garden! I have a ton of valentine recipes for you to look through here!

On the other hand, if you are single things might be a little easier… depending of course on what kind of friends you have… If you have a lot of single friends you will have better chances of having a good time on Valentine’s Day.

I suggest you all get together over someone’s house and throw a party!! Of course you will cook delicious foods and listen to some great music like this.

Let’s get to the food now!! I promise we will have a great time cooking together!

We are going to cook recipes that are considered taboo for the day! Forbidden Valentine's Day recipes!! Let’s call them Anti-Valentine’s Day recipes!

Starting with a little soup… :-)

Roast Garlic Velvet Soup

Now you might be shouting… “Aki???!!!! 45 cloves of garlic? Is that possible??!!” And my answer to you is… “Why? Will you be kissing someone tonight?” :-) It is an amazing soup that you will fall in love with and you will want to make it another day too!!

I’m going to carry on with more recipes containing garlic! Fish and chips with an amazing amazing potato garlic mash that suits it perfectly! And of course you can use more than 3 cloves of garlic to make the recipe to really turn up the heat! 

Aaaand.... 

Pork Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

This recipe makes a super tzatziki sauce that really gives you dragon breath! Just imagine what you would be missing out on if you were in a relationship! :-) Forbidden recipes for couples that are messy to eat but you thoroughly enjoy eating with your hand and have sauces oozing out all over the place!

Here are some more recipes that belong to this category:

Corn Dogs

BBQ Chicken Wings

Hot Dogs

And off to another great category!! 

CARBS!!!! Why watch your figure these days? Load up on the carbs with your buddies!! 

Oven Baked Penne with Cheese and Bacon

Aki's Pastichio - Baked Pasta with a Ragu Sauce and Bleucheese

Now for dessert!! Let's really go wiiiild!!! 

Nutella Cheesecake

Hazelnut Caramel and Chocolate Tartlets

Akis Honey Tart

For the perfect ending or beginning of the night, I have a spectacular pomegranate drink to really set you off! Champagne or a simple sparkling wine to "celebrate"!!! 

Pomegranate Champagne Cocktail

I hope you have the best Valentine's Day or Anti-Valentine's Day ever! Have a wonderful time with your friends or loved ones! Sharing makes life worthwhile and for many of us our friends are our family! 

So have fun and enjoy all of these great forbidden recipes because next year you might be coupled up!! 

Akis

 

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