Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on the 14 February – so happy Valentine’s day to you!
The exact origins of Valentine’s Day are not entirely clear, but many say that it dates back to the Roman festival ‘Lupercalia’ – a fertility festival that involved people running around naked, amongst other activities!
Fortunately these traditions weren’t carried forward, and what started with sending anonymous Valentine’s Day cards in the 19th century, has now sparked a huge commercial celebration, where cards are often accompanied by flowers, gifts and chocolates.
Another big part of modern day Valentine’s celebrations is eating – so perhaps the saying ‘the way to a man’s (or woman’s) heart is through his (or her) stomach’ really does have some truth to it. Restaurants and supermarkets have their very own Valentine’s offerings. Starting from the moment you wake up you can treat your loved one (or yourself) to some romantic crumpets – heart shaped of course, all the way through to the end of the day where you can indulge in one of their 3-course meals.
Planning your Valentine’s Feast – Recipes
However, some of these foods can be a little ‘indulgent’ and perhaps not so great for people with a sensitive gut. Therefore, we’ve put together our perfect gut-friendly Valentine’s menu, so why not impress your loved one and give some of our recipes a go: