Supposedly, Valentine’s Day is a day about celebrating love, yet often times that leaves us feeling the lack of romance than anything else. Those who are out of relationships feel lonely, while those in relationships feel pressure to give and receive and it never quite measures up to what it’s supposed to be. So for this Valentine’s Day, cook with love for that extra special person in your life: yourself.
Madina Papadopoulos is a New York-based freelance writer, author, and regular contributor to Paste. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter.