Reader Samantha asked me for an Indian vegan menu that she and a friend could put together for their boyfriends on Valentine's Day. So I put my thinking toque on and came up some dishes perfect for marrying romance with love: sensual and luxurious foods made with ingredients known to be powerful aphrodisiacs that are also very heart-healthy. What better way to show your lover how much you love the heart that loves you back?
Starting today, as we approach Valentine's Day, I will share with you these recipes one at a time. There are entrees, side dishes, desserts, and just about everything you'll need to keep your love coming back for more (and I'm not just talking about food).