Have you heard it’s Valentine’s Day? That day for hand holding and smooching and endless utterings of adoration? For some, at least. For the rest of us, the day holds less import. But does it have to? “NO!” shouts a chorus of loners, arms raised in unison.
This Valentine’s Day, you could treat your partner-in-crime or your best friend—or you could treat the person who knows you better than anyone else: yourself. I’m here to advocate not for a fancy meal for two (or three, or four—no judgement!), but a verified Feast! For! One! Don’t sit around, twiddling your thumb, with the blues and takeout. Crank up the oven, pour yourself a glass of something nice, listen to your favorite playlist, and toast to another year around the sun spent with—points to self—this guy.
Whether you want to try your hand at something new and complex, or savor something simple, go for it. This night is all about celebrating yourself.
This recipe is perfectly tailored for the single cook. It’s rich without being overly complex. Twirl away.
Steak your claim
A saucy steak for the handsome single? Don’t mind if I do!
Knead it Out
Go for the gnocchi tonight. What better way to spend your evening than rolling and portioning a pillowy potato dough. Toss it all with a smoky paprika sauce. Buon appetito!
Spicy and Smothered
This recipe is just like you: fierce and independent. Stuff tortillas with gooey cheese and layer it all with a fiery sauce because you’re worth it.
Don’t skimp; lean sumptuous. This Tuscan onion soup recipe, when cut in half, is the perfect meal for one. Plus, you’ll have some leftovers for lunch. We all win!
Crisp and Charred
This crispy pork is perfect. It’s charred and spicy and with a generous squeeze of lime. Sichuan peppercorns are excellent company.
Udon for You
Cozy up to a warm bowl of spicy, peanutty udon this evening. This recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen in no time. Put on a good movie and curl up on the couch.
Top off this evening of self love and decadence with none other than a cardamom laced hot chocolate. It comes together in minutes and warms your soul.
How will you be
feeding treating yourself this Valentine’s Day? Tell us how in the comments below.