Your lady or gentleman caller never has to know that their perfect meal wasn’t actually hard to make.
Coconut-crusted tilapia with a pretty pomegranate salsa:
You get points for using unusual ingredients, even when it isn't actually any more complicated. Get the recipe.
A low-maintenance but very chic kale risotto:
The beauty of this vegetarian risotto is that you bake it instead of standing there stirring for 20 minutes, so you can devote your undivided attention to your bae. Store-bought pesto is totally fine if you don't have time to DIY. Get the recipe.
Individual steaks with sweet balsamic-roasted cherry tomatoes:
You could cover a piece of cardboard in roasted cherry tomatoes and it would be delicious. But steak is much better than cardboard. Get the recipe.