FFF Valentines Dine In For Two

When it comes to romantic dinners, there’s no room for error. Nothing will dampen the mood like sub-standard food. Fear not – we’re here with a fool-proof, two-course meal for two. You’re guaranteed to wow your other half. Thank us later!

Main Course

3 Peppercorn Roasted Beef Bavette with Sweet Potato Chips, Broccoli, Courgette and a Herby Creme Fraiche


  • 1 tsp Tamari sauce
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pink peppercorns
  • ½ tsp Black peppercorns
  • ¼ tsp Green peppercorns
  • 300g Beef bavette
  • 250g Sweet potato (sliced into chips)
  • 150g Courgette (sliced widthways into 1cm rounds)
  • 150g Tenderstem broccoli
  • 2 tbsp Creme Fraiche
  • 1tsp Dill (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Chives (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp Lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Peel and slice the sweet potato into chip size of your choice.
  3. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with olive oil and salt and bake for around 25 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix the broccoli and courgette with the remaining olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. 
  5. Blend or use a pestle and mortar to grind the peppercorns and the salt together.
  6. Rub the steak with olive oil and tamari and dust with the peppercorn mixture.
  7. Sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, or longer depending on how well done you like yours.
  8. Make your herby creme fraiche by mixing through the mixed herbs.
  9. Serve your steak and chips, with fresh greens and a spoonful of creme fraiche on the side or on top as per your preference.


Dark Chocolate Mousse


  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted (about 200g)
  • 25g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) maple syrup or honey (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt
  • 60ml milk of your choice
  • Dark chocolate shavings or cocoa nibs for garnish
  • Fresh berries for topping


  1. Scoop the flesh of the ripe avocado into a blender or food processor.
  2. Add cocoa powder, maple syrup (or honey) and a pinch of salt to the avocado in the blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Taste the mousse and adjust sweetness by adding more maple syrup or honey if needed.
  4. If the mousse is too thick, add almond milk gradually until you achieve the desired consistency.
  5. Transfer the chocolate mousse into two serving glasses or bowls.
  6. Garnish with dark chocolate shavings or cocoa nibs for added texture and a touch of extra chocolate flavour.
  7. Top with fresh berries for a refreshing contrast.
  8. Serve immediately or refrigerate for a short time to chill before serving.

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Published by Georgia Chilton

In her teenage years, a love of food and rowing led Georgia into this field as she wanted to know how to optimise performance through nutrition. With a BSc in Nutrition and an MSc in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, she has the skill set to help you track towards your goals and maximise your potential.

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