Whether you're planning a low key date night at home, or want to celebrate Tu B'Av or Valentine's Day with your honey, this kosher menu will help you pour on the romance. Best of all, it's easy to prepare, so you can concentrate on enjoying the meal, and wooing your one and only.
If you're not interested in leftovers, all of the recipes are easily halved. They're also all tasty served cold, so if you make the full quantities, you and your love can enjoy the meal for a... brown-bag lunch later in the week.
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Open a bottle of kosher bubbly and share a toast with your love. Options abound, from Prosecco, Cava, or Champagne, to sweeter varietals like Asti Spumante or Moscato. A few to try:
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Take advantage of prime summer produce by starting off with this Heirloom Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese and Arugula. The interplay between lush summer tomatoes, the creamy tang of goat cheese, and the peppery bite of arugula, makes this salad a total treat for the senses, and an ideal way to pique your appetite for the meal ahead.
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This Indian-Spiced Salmon recipe is a snap to put together -- it takes just a few minutes to prepare, and about 15 minutes to cook. But thanks to a sprinkling of the deliciously complex spice blend known as garam masala, this dish has nuanced flavor that belies its simple preparation.
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The beauty of Ronnie Fein's Israeli Couscous with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Almonds is that it's infinitely adaptable. Swap the cranberries for seasonal fresh fruit -- think cherries, nectarines, or peaches. Or use a mix of your love's favorite combo of dried fruit and nuts -- try dried apricots and toasted hazelnuts, or dried cherries and pistachios.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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All it takes to turn broccoli ridiculously good is olive oil, a little fresh ginger, a pinch of salt, and a quick roast in a hot oven. Broccoli lovers will happily devour it, and the recipe may just turn others on to the vegetable's charms.
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There's not much more romantic than food you can eat with your hands. These Chocolate Hazelnut Stuffed Dates fit the bill. Stuffed with homemade chocolate hazelnut paste, dusted with cocoa and cinnamon, and topped with a crunchy roasted hazelnut, these lush, multi-textured bonbons are healthful and elegant, and perfect for capping off a special meal.