If you're like me and think Valentine's Day romance can be a little contrived, here are some alternative reasons for your heart to celebrate the day.
Roses, rose water, rose essence are uplifting for the heart.
Chocolate is actually scientifically proven to be good for the heart and mood!
Strawberries are one of the superfoods rich in antioxidant and cardiovascular protective properties.
Champagne, believe it or not, is also claimed to be good for the heart and in preventing strokes according to studies in the UK.
What's even better is that all of these ingredients pair really well with my favourite spice of all, cardamom! Needless to say, I needed no more motive to get my creative hat on and create an all in one V-day recipe: Jelly Amore! A great dessert incorporating roses, strawberries, sparkling wine/cava/champagne, chocolate & cardamom. Indulgent yet light and still healthy!