Valentine’s Day Hacks for the Romantically Challenged

Valentine’s Day Hacks for the Romantically Challenged

Let’s face it – there’s a lot of pressure surrounding this very commercial holiday, so we’re here to make your life a bit easier

by:  
Celia Hu  Celia Hu  on 1 Feb '18

“What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?” is often the dreaded question during the days leading up to the 14th of February. Will you go for the always pricey, often stiff set menu at a restaurant (aka, a lot a caviar, Wagyu and truffle) or will you spring for a massive bouquet worth close to a month’s worth of rent just so the girlfriend can parade it around the office? Hmm... with such tempting options, what should one do?

Don’t fret. Foodie is here to the rescue... well, sorta. At least we’re here to give you a few fun hacks that will make Valentine’s Day a little less strenuous – on the nerves as well as the wallet.


Breakfast of champions 

Start winning brownie points bright and early with these heart-shaped sunny-sides nestled in toast. Carbs, protein and a hefty dose of cuteness – a sure champ’s breakfast. Click here for the recipe. 

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Photo credit: ChefdeHome


Don’t have time for a sit-down breakfast? Leave these in your lovey’s lunch bag for a fruity surprise.

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Photo credit: CakeWhiz 


Throughout the day

Drop off these treats at the office for sweet reminders of why you are numero uno in your sweetheart’s mind.

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Photo credit: Dreaming in DIY 


Trick question: what can you achieve with a cupcake tray and a few marbles? Apparently the cutest, no-fuss heart-shaped cupcakes out there.

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Photo credit: Tastes Better from Scratch 


Say it with strawberries 

These ice cubes tick off several V-Day necessities: pink (check), heart shaped (check), clichéd combo of strawberries and champagne (check). 

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Photo credit: Laylita’s Recipes


Who would have guessed that halved strawberries really look like mini hearts? When covered in chocolate, these make a classic Valentine’s combo. 

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Photo credit: TipBuzz


Bake-off

Don’t have a heart-shaped baking tray for that special occasion? No problem! This easy trick using both square- and round-shaped baking tins does magic with a little geometric assemblage. 

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Photo credit: Food Hacks Daily


When in doubt, say it with bacon...

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Photo credit: The Paper Mama


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Celia Hu

Celia Hu

Editor-at-Large, Jetsetter Food Nomad

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