An Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Nadia G's girls' night in is the perfect antidote to your hearts, flowers and red-and-white greeting card overdose.
Did you just suffer a nasty breakup? Are you down on love? Or perhaps you just can’t stand all those red hearts and flowers? Nadia G — the fiercest chef around — has the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day plan for those dodging Cupid’s arrows: a girls’ night in, complete with tasty eats. Save your formal wear for another fest; this pajama poker party is all about comfy and cool.
Bottoms Up, Girls!
To start things off, pour your gals a Cardamom Blood Orange Mojito with Basil. No sugar coating things, here — this cocktail is tangy, spiced and nice over ice.
Get the Recipe: Cardamom Blood Orange Mojitos with Sweet Basil Caviar
Go for Gorgonzola
For a main course, this creamy, rich Gorgonzola and Portobello Mushroom Risotto will steal everyone’s attention away from the poker chips. Feel free to have seconds (or thirds) — you’re wearing pants with an elastic waistband, after all.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Gorgonzola and Portobello Mushroom Risotto
Cupcakes With Sass
Moving on to dessert, convert a classic dish — tiramisu — into cupcakes with attitude (and espresso-mascarpone frosting). The sugar rush will distract you from a bad hand or your dwindling loot.
Get the Recipe: Tiramisu Cupcakes
Dark, Dark Chocolate
And for the anti-Valentine’s finale (a take-home gift or a second dessert, if appetite allows), put a devilish spin on the holiday’s main sweet by adding crumbled bacon to melted chocolate, then pouring the mixture into skull-shaped molds. (They really have some bite.)
Get the Recipe: Bacon Chocolates