Veggie Valentines Recipes

veggie valentines recipes / @loveandlemons

Ahh, Valentines Day… such a loved and hated holiday, right? It’s one of my personal favorites because it’s the one night a year Jack cooks and I don’t lift a finger. (Or, at least, I try – admittedly, it’s hard to sit back and keep my “suggestions” to myself).

I have no clue what he’ll be making this year and I’m sure he doesn’t yet either… but I thought I’d put a little list together in case you needed some early inspiration to forward on to your better half.

recipes pictured above:
Roasted Tomato Pasta

Coffee Cake Muffins  /  Vegan French Toast
Strawberry Balsamic Crostini  /  Minty Pomegranate Spritzer
Roasted Cauliflower & Leek Soup  /  Rosemary Lemon Pasta
Chocolate Molten Cakes  /  Coconut Mint Ice Cream


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  1. Katrina from

    These are so great for Valentine’s Day! I especially love your breakfast ideas!

  2. May I ask where the white plates with red border are from? I’ve been looking for something simple like that with a little pop of color!

  3. Oh, those deserts! DIVINE!

    Valentines is the day after my birthday, so it easy to forget about it – but maybe this year I’ll make a special effort 🙂

  4. chelsea from

    Everything here looks AMAZING!

  5. Jenni from

    That pasta looks amazing. Thank you for this!

    • jeanine from

      thanks Jenni! A favorite for sure…

  6. Emma from

    Ooooh how wonderful do all these dishes look. I don’t have that special someone in my life yet but if I did I’d be requesting vegan french toast in bed 🙂
    I’m spending Valentine’s with a best friend instead.

    • jeanine from

      Hi Emma, ha, well my husband has yet to ever bring me breakfast in bed… some of my favorite valentines days were spent with best friends, nothing wrong with that! 🙂 BFF’s forever…

  7. cheyenne from

    yum! the pasta and french toast look so good, i have to make ’em as soon as possible!
    xo, cheyenne

    • jeanine from

      thanks Cheyenne! Let me know if you give them a try 🙂

  8. Oh my gosh, I don’t even know where to start with these – they’re all so beautiful! I’m not normally one to celebrate Valentine’s Day but you’ve just inspired me to get a little fancy lol!

  9. Erin from

    Vegan molten chocolate cake? I’m in!

  10. Erin from

    sorry I saw one vegan recipe and thought they were all vegan!

  11. Jessica

    Definitely making the drink + the chocolate cake for valentine’s day – thank you for these recipes! Question about the cake – is that 1 cup (so 2 sticks) butter plus an additional 6 tablespoons? Just want to make sure I’m clear – thanks!

    • jeanine from

      Hi Jessica, yep, it’s a lot of butter! (non-dairy earth balance subs in just fine)… Definitely a “sometimes food” sort of treat :). Also the recipe is written for 12 servings. (we usually bake 2, and reserve the batter for the next couple of nights).

      • Jessica

        Fantastic – thanks so much!

        • jeanine from

          oh I meant to write – we usually make a half recipe… then there’s 2 servings for one night, and 4 reserved (in batter) for later… We make all 12 if we have company 🙂

  12. cheri from

    Great selection. Beautiful pictures!

  13. Shu from

    Saw that gorgeous muffin tray on your instagram and decided I had to come over. Have loved every one of your beautiful photos on Instagram, and glad it led me to your equally beautiful blog. Good stuff, and some great ideas for Valentine’s day. Now to find the guy to cook these all up for … 😉 Keep up the wonderful work lovely x

  14. Wow!!!!!!! What a super awesome list you have compiled!!!! I especially fell in love with the dessert ideas! They truly couldn’t get more decadent! <3 Yumm!

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