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Creating the perfect Valentine’s Day evening at home

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If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day this year – whether with a loved one, or with friends – why not avoid the ‘samey’ set Valentine’s Day menus and heart-shaped chocolates by thinking closer to home? Read on for the perfect recipe for the ultimate Valentine’s night in at home (using the most ethical, sustainable brands out there too!)…

Recipe for love?

If you find cooking a challenge, recipe box services like from our B Corp friends Mindful Chef are a genuine game-changer. You pick the meal, they deliver the ingredients to your door and you follow the intuitive recipe card to create a healthy, nutritious meal that’s sure to score some serious brownie points on Valentine’s Day.

Ingredients and recipe card on a chopping board.

Opt to cook at home rather than eating out this Valentine’s Day. Recipe box services like Mindful Chef are a great option for easy ‘wow’ meals.

Not only that, you can feel great knowing that their ingredients are sourced from the most ethical suppliers out there AND that your Valentine’s meal will also result in a school meal being donated to a child in poverty.

Use code ONEBRAND to get 10% off your first two Mindful Chef boxes.

Dress to impress

A great meal needs a great table setting, so buff up your cutlery, choose your best plates and use flowers and lots of warm light to dress your table.

Bottles of One Water on the table with candles.

Our ‘Butterfly Glass’ range makes a great addition to any table setting and every bottle is made with 35% recycled glass.

To wash down your meal, you’ll need some table water too. Our One Butterfly Bottles are the perfect addition to any beautiful table setting (and also double up as a great conversation starter!). Plus you can sit back and enjoy your dinner knowing that you’re also supporting clean water projects across the world too.

Sweet AND savoury

After-dinner drinks? No problem. One Gin have released a very special Valentine’s Day gin cocktail recipe – the Rose Gimlet – just in time for the big day. Like One Water, One ‘sage’ Gin also helps to fund clean water projects across the world – plus the embossed bottle is really impressive and bang on trend.

One gin and cocktail glasses.

Impress your date with ethical pink One gin cocktails before or after dinner.

The Rose Gimlet

Ingredients

 

50ml One ‘sage’ Gin
25ml Rosé Vermouth
12.5ml Bottlegreen Raspberry Cordial
3 x dried rose buds

Method:

Chill your coupette or martini glass in the freezer. Combine all the ingredients, apart from one rose bud, into a cold mixing glass, fill with ice and stir for twenty seconds. Using a strainer (or dessert spoon) to hold back the ice, pour the cocktail into your chilled glass and garnish with the remaining rose bud. 

 

For a sweet treat, we rate another fellow B Corp Doisy and Dam for their ethically-sourced chocolate treats. They have plenty of dessert inspiration on their Instagram feed – so whether it’s straight from the bar, or used to whip up a delicious chocolate-based treat, they’ve got you covered (and all their dark chocolate is vegan too!).

Timeless gift inspo

If you’re also looking for a timeless gift to present to your loved one over dinner, we recommend our Social Enterprise friends, James Lucy watches. As well as creating beautiful mix and match watch-faces and watch straps (perfect for making your own bespoke watch), they donate at least 50% of their profits to charity through their #Time4 campaign, which spans environmental, humanitarian and medical charities.

Use code VDAY20 to get 20% off a beautiful, bespoke James Lucy watch.

Couple holding hands with watches on

James Lucy are a social enterprise – at least 50% of their profits go to charity.

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