Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Day Dinner Menus

My friend, Joanne, had the idea to make up a "Maximized Valentine's Day Dinner Menu." I was immediately inspired, and couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it myself. Here are some ideas for a three course menu - all mix and match of course, and all delicious. For each suggested recipe, remember to use quality ingredients - organic if at all possible in the case of the fruits and vegetables, and free range organic, or wild caught in the case of the meats and fish. The recipes can all be found in GOOD FOOD, MAXIMIZED LIVING NUTRITION PLAN, or here within the pages of this Blog. Enjoy.
Appetizer Choices:
Spinach Salad with fennel, pine nuts, sliced strawberries, and Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette
Leek and White Asparagus Soup
Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic, and Leek Soup

Main Course Choices:Crust-less Broccoli Quiche with grilled Asparagus
Lemon Chicken on a Bed of Pureed Cauliflower, with Mediterranean Zucchini Boats
Pan Seared Salmon with Avocado Remoulade and Green Beans
Grilled grass-fed steak with Chimichurri Sauce and mixed vegetables

Dessert Choices:
Strawberry Shortcake
Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
Chocolate Pecan Torte with Strawberry Sauce or Whipped Cream