Taking from the saying: ‘the way into a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through his (or her) stomach’, today’s assessment of one’s attractiveness has strayed away from materialistic gains and into practical homemaking skills, like the ability to cook well. For this Valentine’s day, have your partner fall in love with you all over again at first bite of these six easy and delicious homemade recipes for two!

1. Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup


In a world full of exotic Valentine’s Day menus, perhaps it’s simplicity that does it best, like comfort food. Korean ginseng chicken soup, for one, is the exemplary dish that’ll fit both the comfort criteria and your extremely busy schedule. All you have to do is prep and cook the  ingredients with a Thermos® Shuttle Chef® before heading to work and serve it fast on the table when you and your partner get home. The slow cooking tenderizes the chicken while enhancing the taste with a richer flavour. Get the recipe here!

2. Cauliflower Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

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While Valentine’s Day might present itself as an enticing opportunity to break your healthy diet, the thought of disappointing your partner will often be enough to convince you not to. And if you still need a little more motivation, this vegetarian cauliflower steaks with mushroom gravy recipe might just do the trick. The hero ingredient may be the cauliflower (interchangeable with broccoli), but the secret lies in its sauce. Add or reduce the number of mushrooms for flavour, spice it up with pepper, or squeeze some lemon for a tangy burst - you know your partner best!

3. Chicken Rendang

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If you’re planning to play it safe and personalised this year, go local with your rendition of a homemade Valentine’s Day menu. Attempt your partner’s favourite dish like the chicken rendang and emphasize on their favourite ingredient. If he or she can take spice well or have a  love for coconut milk, you can opt to increase or decrease those ingredients in the dish. If your partner fancies other local dishes, here’s a list for you to choose from!

4. Beef Steaks with Blue Cheese

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It is a well-known fact that cheese and steak pairs well together, but did you know about the legendary culinary experience one will savour with steak, cheese and chocolate? Well, for your next heart-shaped chocolate box, level up your Valentine’s day game with this beef steaks with blue cheese recipe. You can opt to swap the cheese around, but we recommend that you stick with the classics like mozzarella, Gruyere, or provolone cheese. Tip: for a romantic evening date outdoors, make the dish to go with hamburger buns and a side of garden salad! 

5. Shrimp Scampi

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Valentine’s Day falls on Friday, which means that being tired from a week of work is pretty much inevitable. Spend less time in the kitchen with this fuss-free shrimp scampi recipe that takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare and cook. The ingredients are straightforward and can easily be jazzed up to suit your taste buds, so you can plan other leisure activities like watching a rom-com movie, or just catching up over dinner and wine. Get the recipe here.

6. Strawberry Cheesecake

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Your heart might be filled with love and your stomach stuffed with your favourite dish, but there is always extra room for dessert. End your Valentine’s Day celebration on a sweet note by surprising your partner with a homemade no-bake strawberry cheesecake at home with this recipe. The miniature size makes it suitable for two lovebirds to share without feeling cloyed, and will only need 30 minutes of your morning time to prepare before refrigerating it for later.


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