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I don’t fall for the ‘I don’t like Valentine’s Day because it’s too commercialised’ kind of statements-I fittingly love, LOVE, LOVE it! Why? Because it’s a day to celebrate love whether that’s romantic or otherwise and no one can have too much love (or red roses) can they?!

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My husband Peter and I don’t go crazy with presents (it’s usually flowers for me and an exchange of cards for each of us) but we do like to create a slap up meal just for the two of us each year and for this one I’m preparing a delicious dinner a deux with bubbles of course from delicious fare from Iceland.

Iceland ingredients

tomato soup

tuna on bulgur wheat

Valentine's Day dessert

cheers

For starter I heated up this delicious tomato soup (we bought two, one for each of us. (500g £1.50).

This frozen starter of rich Italian tomato soup is flavoured with Extra Virgin Olive Oil (3%), fragrant basil, salt and garlic puree- and NOTHING else. Just 12 minutes in the microwave and garnished with basil, it is utterly delicious.

Iceland tomato soup

Microwave instructions:

1. Remove outer packaging, pierce film lid several times.

2. Place on a microwaveable plate.

3. Cook for 12 minutes.

4. Stand for 1 minute, stir before serving.

Caution when removing film lid as there will be a build up of steam.

Light enough to kick start a three course meal, the tomato soup would also make the perfect lunch with warm bread dunked in too!

Iceland have an incredible frozen bread range and we love the ciabatta you can cook in the oven from frozen.

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warm breadOur main is Mediterranean tuna (I used 4 fillets, 2 each and Iceland have a 3 for £10 frozen fish offer) on Iceland’s frozen bulgur wheat in a lemon and mint dressing drizzled with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and sea salt and ground pepper.

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RECIPE for the main:

Ingredients: (all from Iceland)

  • 4 Tuna Steaks (432g)
  • Drizzle of Olive Oil (using Royal warranted Lupa Olive oil from Iceland, £2.50 for 750ml)
  • 1/2 bulb garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 x packet Bulgur Wheat in a lemon & mint dressing (500g)
  • Squeeze fresh lemon
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Method:

Oven cook tuna steaks brushed with olive oil as per instructions on the packet.

Directions:

1. Pre-heat oven.

2. Remove required amount from packaging.

3. Wrap loosely in foil.

4. Place on a baking tray near the middle of the oven for time stated.

Once cooked, drizzle olive oil onto a griddle pan, add garlic. Once the cloves are golden, add the tuna to give a grilled finish turning until browned.

Once heated through, microwave the bulgur wheat as per directions on the packet below-

Directions:

1. Remove from all packaging.

2. Place into a large microwaveable dish.

3. Cover with film and pierce several times.

4. Cook for 6 minutes.

5. Stir, cook for a further 2 minutes.

6. Stand 1 minute, stir before serving.

When serving, add bulgur wheat to a dish first and top with tuna steaks.

Drizzle all with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon and season with salt and pepper.

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Totally scrumptious!

And now, get ready to swoon over dessert with these luxury Belgian Chocolate melt in the middle puddings (2 of the 4).

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The dreamiest chocolatey-est puddings I’ve ever tried!

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These delicate and sumptuous puddings are the ideal indulgent finale to a romantic meal.

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And as it’s Valentine’s, and I couldn’t resist another dessert (piglet springs to mind) it had to be this beauty too! We’ll be sharing it with the kids tomorrow don’t worry (maybe!)

Fittingly heart shaped, this Salzburg Patisserie Raspberry Heart Cake below, needs to be defrosted in the fridge 3-4 or room temperature 1-2 hours.

It is only available in store.

Salzburg Patisserie Raspberry Heart Cake

Salzburg Patisserie Raspberry Heart Cake

This creamy yoghurt cream cake with raspberries on a chocolate sponge is the ideal accompaniment to prosecco, champagne or red wine.

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The perfect date night dessert.

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slice deliciousWhat a meal! I love how quick, easy and delicious this was to prepare and cook. More time to catch up with my husband and enjoy one another’s company.

And remember, all these dishes are not just for Valentine’s, go treat yourself to divine food all year round.

Cheers!

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Iceland has also got an offer where if you buy 1 starter, 2 main meals and 1 dessert, you’ll receive a free bottle of Prosecco*.

*The promotion will not run in any store which doesn’t have a licence, this will include Northern Ireland and a handful of other stores e.g. Crystal Palace. Thorntons chocolates will be offered in place of Prosecco in these stores.
 

Dishes include:

  • Salmon and Prawn Shells £1.99
  • Cheese Soufflé x2 £1.99
  • King Prawn Alfredo £2.59
  • Steak Chianti Ragu £2.59
  • Cottage Pie £2.59
  • Fish Pie £2.59
  • Melt in the Middle Puddings x 4 £2.49
  • Crème Brulee x2 £2.49
  • Prosecco £6.79
  • Rose Prosecco £6.79

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43 Responses

  1. Stephanie

    Oh that looks soooo nice, great prices too so won’t break the bank but can have a nice meal together. I never go to Iceland but I think I might make a little trip there now.
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  2. laura dove

    Wow! That is amazing! I had no idea that Iceland did food like that either!! It’s not somewhere that we ever really go! I’ve had a few of the Marks and Spencers meal deals but they are still quite pricey! Off to Iceland! Thank you! #brilliantblogposts

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    • Honest Mum

      Yay so glad you are going to Iceland, you won’t be disappointed, delicious food, healthy ingredients and meals and such amazing value for money x
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  3. becca farrelly

    Those chocolate puddings!! I think the deal they have on is great, the food looks stunning and I like the look of the heart cake too! I will be cooking a nice meal for the two of us tomorrow night (only free night!!) and if I hadn’t already got everything, I would definitely be going to Iceland. I was impressed with their range at Christmas 🙂

    #brillblogposts

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  4. Kerry

    We never ever go to Iceland but this does look tempting! So delicious!
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  5. Sara at Handy Herbs

    What tempting photos! It looks like Iceland have a fantastic range on offer – I especially like the look of the puddings! 🙂 #BrilliantBlogPosts
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    • Honest Mum

      Hi Lucy, thanks for your comment, the featured image shows it’s a commissioned post but I’ve also added a line at the end to make it even clearer.

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  6. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)

    The starter of tomato soup and both of those puddings look delicious! The main isn’t really up my street though but I see there are other options you can choose from and the offer of a free bottle of prosecco is always a winner.
    Thanks for sharing Vicki. I may have to get myself to Iceland.

    #brilliantblogposts

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    • Honest Mum

      Lots of choice Janine and such a super offer. Prosecco is the perfect accompaniment for Valentine’s dinner isn’t it. Thanks for your comment.

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  7. Crystal Escobar

    That cheesecake looks amazing! Definitely great meal for Valentine’s treat to make the whole family happy.
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  8. Debs @ Super Busy Mum

    Wow. This all looks so amazing {especially those melt in the middle puddings!} We have NOTHING planned for Vals day yet but this could have just swayed me to pop to Iceland for a few bits! 😉

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  9. Notmyyearoff

    Oh my, all that looks so good, esrpcially the desserts. We are suckers for anything gooey and chocolate pudding-like! *whispers* I’ve never been to Iceland! I need to pay a visit!

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  10. Ebabee

    What stunning pictures! And those melty ooey-gooey chocolate pudding look divine. A is sitting on my lap (while I’m typing) and saying she wants to eat them now! Happy valentines to you lovely. Have a wonderful day xx

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  11. Katie

    Okay I have serious food envy! Thank god I am single or I think I would be breaking the diet this weekend after all that! Your food photography is awesome hun. Love the candles and fire in the background… and you are right! Who doesn’t love a good choccy gif!

    #brillaintblogpost
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    • Honest Mum

      Thanks darling, the food is delicious and there are so many healthy options, the tuna dish is great for anyone on a diet. Choccy gifs are the best right?! Loved making it xx

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  12. Michelle Reeves (The Joy Chaser)

    Drool! All this looks so yummy but I’m definitely looking into those choc puds which look amazing and the heart cheesecake is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Just stunning images Vicki and feels like we’re intruding on your special evening together, haha! Right, off to raid the fridge xx
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  13. Regina L. L. Wells

    With the exception of the chocolate, you made all kinds of favorites of mine–tuna, Bulgar wheat, lemon, tomato soup. I saw creme brulee, though, so all is right in the world. I know that I’m going to get my Girl Card revoked for not liking chocolate. LOL!. Sounds like you and the husband have the right idea for St. Valentine’s Day. Enjoy, Vicki!

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  14. OneDad2Sons

    These look amazing!! This is our first Valentine’s with two children so these are excellent ideas for making the time for each other, aside from family time. Thanks

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  15. Emma

    Yum, I could eat all of that right now! I really didn’t realise that Iceland did such a range of food. I might have to get our Valentine’s meal from there! 🙂

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