Treat Yourself to Dinner for One

February 13, 2013

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Valentine's Day is quite polarizing: one camp contains the couples that enjoy an all-out steakhouse dinner, the other is made up of scorned individuals who reject the holiday altogether. But what about the rest of us?

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If you'll be alone this Valentine's Day but you'd still like to do something special, we've got you covered with a French-inspired meal for one. Stir up a cocktail, tear open a good loaf of bread, and end everything with a healthy slice of chocolate cake. Go ahead -- treatyoself

Gimlet from Erika Kotite



Herbed Ricotta and Anchovy Crostini from Sagegreen



Mussels for One or Two from lastnightsdinner



French Peasant Beets from Amy_N-B



Nigella Lawson's Dense Chocolate Loaf Cake from Genius Recipes


More ways to happily dine alone:

pasta steak kale 

Pasta with Eggs and Breadcrumbs

Steak with Arugula and Parmesan

Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

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Marian Bull

Written by: Marian Bull