When you consider a ‘date night,’ what does your imagination conjure? A cosy evening watching romcoms on Netflix? A secluded corner in a trendy bar? Nothing wrong with those options, but many singles will automatically think of fine dining. There’s surely nothing more romantic than gazing into someone’s eyes and making small talk over a delicious meal. Food and dating have been inextricably linked for centuries! If you’re planning to impress a prospective partner, a sure-fire method of capturing their heart would be tantalizing their stomach first. In the modern environmentally oriented world, more and more people are being tempted to sample the healthiest of dishes. Mastering a selection of vegan recipes would work wonders for your love life. The further good news about utilizing your skills as a vegan chef is that cooking delicious meals can apply to any dating scenario.
Sweet and infectious sugar dates
To illustrate just how fine-tuned that correlation between gastronomy and romance can be, let’s take the example of a niche area: sugaring. This refers to younger singles keen on getting to know older partners, both in straight relationships and gay partnerships. While this might sound like a non-mainstream aspect of dating, like any other genre, you’d be surprised how popular sugaring can be. These days, anyone keen to explore a topic like gay sugar daddy dating can go online to find like-minded individuals. Algorithms built into matching platforms will steer younger gay dudes towards seniors with whom they have common ground. One shared interest guaranteed to spark lively and flirtatious conversation has got to be relishing mouth-watering vegan banquets.
Exquisite vegan recipes to add to your repertoire
We’ve set the scene, assuring you that culinary delights will pave the way for fabulous date nights. All that remains is for you to don your chef’s hat and cook up some dream dishes. The key to success is not to try something too elaborate – your date will be impressed by what they taste, not how long it took to prepare. So, first things first, get started on your starter. A hearty recommendation is a southern strawberry salad that only takes 15 minutes to concoct and 10 to cook. Your ingredients – baby spinach, a romaine lettuce head, thinly-sliced strawberries, a melted knob of butter, and a cup of finely grated Parmesan. For your dressing, prepare sugar, red wine vinegar, vegetable oil, a teaspoon of paprika, salt, and minced garlic cloves. Add crushed almonds and sunflower seeds. Mix the salad constituents, add the butter, then roast in the oven until browned. Tear the lettuce, and combine it with the fruit and cheese. After dissolving the sugar in the vinegar, combine with the oil, garlic and salt. Mix everything, then store refrigerated until ready to serve. Delicious!
Buffalo Wing Vegan Sharing Stack
For this vegan feast, take six Quorn buffalo wings. Add a concoction of BBQ beans (200g of drained cooked beans, 50ml passata, a smidgeon of tomato puree, BBQ sauce, chipotle sauce, and ground coriander. Cook the wings for about 18 minutes until crispy. Combine the beans and sauces in a small saucepan, bringing to the boil, then simmer for five minutes. Once the Quorn wings are ready, stack them up and drizzle with 25ml of maple syrup. For a tangy side dish, mix chopped apples and grated carrots with vegan mayo and poppy seeds. Scatter the coriander over the meal and watch your guest drooling in anticipation!
Vegan Bruschetta with Quorn Pepperoni and Feta Alternative
Cut two slices from a baguette, brushing with olive oil. Heat a frying pan or griddle, then lightly cook the baguette slices. Rub thinly sliced garlic cloves into these. Now crumble Greek white cheese (such as Violife), spreading between each slice. To give this flavorsome Vegan dish even more appeal, add Quorn pepperoni, along with sundried tomato. A sprinkling of basil will be the finishing touch!
Vegan chocolate tart
After that savory overload, time to satisfy your sweet tooth, and what better way to do this than with a crunchy-based chocolate tart, with creamy coconut milk filling? Crush biscuits into a bowl, mixing in cocoa powder, syrup, flour and vegan margarine. Butter a loose-bottom tart tin, easing the base mixture in, then cooking in the oven at around 180C (gas mark 6). Allow 10 minutes or so to bake this, your cake base. Your filling should be made from coconut milk, simmered in a bowl, with dark chocolate chunks broken into it. Add golden syrup and whisk, ensuring the mixture is smooth. Pour your filling over the base and pop this into the fridge for your cake to set. This should take about three to four hours. When the time comes to serve the dish, you could add a sprinkling of raspberries to give an extra burst of flavour. Only one more word needs to be said … Exquisite!