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Weekend before V-Day: Five yummy options to make it memorable

They say "the way to the heart is through the stomach". Preparing and sharing delicious food is a powerful and effective way to connect with someone emotionally. As we head to the weekend right before Valentine's Day (which falls on Wednesday, a working day. Bummer!), having a cozy date with your beloved is a wonderful way to keep the sparks afire.

Planning a romantic Valentine's weekend date involves not only thoughtful activities but also delightful meals.

Here are some ways to win someone's heart through their stomach:

Homemade Italian dinner

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Cliches are good. Cliches are classic. Sometimes, even the overused, most cliché ideas can work wonders. Let us face it – most symbols of V-Day are cliché. So there is nothing wrong with going for a typical Italian dinner cooked with love to set the table.

Prepare a romantic Italian dinner with dishes like homemade pasta, a rich tomato sauce, and a classic Tiramisu for dessert. Add some candles and soft music for an intimate atmosphere.

Here is an easy classic tomato pasta recipe for you.

A love like melted chocolate

Chocolate mousse

Chocolate dishes can add a touch of romance and indulgence to your Valentine's Day celebration. Customize them based on your and your partner's preferences for an extra special treat.

Check out this recipe for a luscious chocolate mousse.

Wine n dine

You know what goes best with chocolate? Wine! Pair different varieties of dark chocolate with red wine for a sophisticated tasting experience. The combination of rich chocolate and bold wine can be both indulgent and romantic.

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Learn how to pair various wines & chocolates for a Valentine's Day treat.

Veggie delight

This delicious kebab has cauliflower florets, green peas and carrot as ingredients. Representative image/iStock/Waqar Hussain

In case you want a vegetarian option, try out this fun and yummy 'veg-kebab' recipe. They are easy to plate and present. Having a side salad and some dipping sauces could easily take the dish to the next level.

Check out the recipe here

Movie night special

If you want to make it low-key, opt for a comfy-pajama movie night. What is a better snack than regular popcorn while watching movies? Crispy caramel popcorn! Here is how to make it.

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