My Valentine’s Day Menu Inspiration
This year, Dana and I have decided to stay in for Valentine’s Day. Come to think of it, that is what we usually do. I prefer to make dinner especially when I know the restaurants will be swamped. I prefer the quiet comfort of home. Don’t get me wrong though because I enjoy going out to eat too!
Check out Valentine’s Day from last year: Valentine’s Day 2013. Last year we had grilled chicken with artichoke salsa and it was TASTY!
I have a tantalizing menu planned for tomorrow evening but I still have some final decisions to make. Maybe you all could help me decide?
I know for sure that I am making some version of a gluten-free baked coconut shrimp. Skinny Taste’s photo is my inspiration! Num!!
I know for sure I will be making clean and simple steamed artichokes. We bought four at Costco and they look fab! I hope they taste as good as they look.
I haven’t decided whether or not to make potatoes or cilantro lime brown rice. I realize the rice goes well with the shrimp, but I thought it might be fun to have the whole dinner be finger food friendly in which case I would go with the potatoes.
I could do baked potato wedges…
Or these oven-baked parmesan french fries (OMG!)!
Or cilantro-lime brown rice which is always good.
Since I decided to steer clear of refined sugars for a little while, I searched for a couple of dessert recipes that would fit my needs.
The first one is a no-bake chocolate banana almond square that is sweetened using dates, bananas and honey.
The second one is a clean eating brownie that is sweetened using maple syrup.
I need your votes!
Potatoes or rice?
Chocolate almond square or brownie?
Or maybe you have an even better recipe I should try? Let me know!
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