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Romantic Food Pairings for Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day!)

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It’s almost Valentines day, which means that you may be in the midst of planning a dinner for a special someone. Cooking on Valentine’s day is a great way to save time and money, skip the stress of reservations, and make your celebration super personal. Here are some awesome food pairings to try for your next romantic dinner, Galentine’s Day, or casually delicious weeknight feast.

  • Avocados and citrus: This is a really magical pairing to try, especially in salads. Wedges of avocado nestled against slivers of grapefruit or oranges make for a wonderful contrast of sweet and creamy. Avocado pairs especially well with grapefruit, so why not start your meal with a salad combining both? If you want to take it to the next level, try adding some Crème fraîche and bitter greens like endives of frisée!

  • Carrots and ginger: Carrots and ginger may just be made for each other. Their unique combo of sweet, earthy, and pungent is equally amazing in salads, slaws, soups, and stir-fries, and anything else that starts with an ‘s’ and solidly slays with aggressive alliterations. Roasted carrots with maple syrup and soy sauce is a delightful winter dish that is even better with a little bit of ginger.

  • Squash and chocolate. This may sounds crazy, but your winter squash is an amazing addition to baked goods with chocolate, like these decadent brownies. Squash, like butternut, acorn, or kabocha add a wonderful sweetness and texture to the final dish. This is also a great way to use up your extra squash and make your Valentine’s Day desert just a little healthier.

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