Happy Valentine’s Day! How will you be celebrating? I thought I would share some ideas to mark the occasion in a romantic and compassionate way.
It’s often said that the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach and that’s equally true for plant-based eaters! One of my favorite ways to show love to the people I care about is to make them tasty, healthy vegan meals. Whether or not they are vegan, everyone appreciates the gesture. You can make something fancy or some good old-fashioned comfort food. So many blogs have made it easy to find something to make for your sweetheart with recipe round-up lists like this one from Minimalist Baker.
I like to keep things simple on Valentine’s Day by staying in and making a special meal. Last year I thought it would be fun to make borscht since it has a beautiful pinkish-reddish hue that is perfect for this holiday. I found this recipe on My Darling Vegan and even whipped up some cashew cream cheese to serve on top.
Here’s a great list from Live Kindly of 7 different ways you can spend your Valentine’s Day. I especially love the idea of visiting an animal sanctuary. Josh and I spent a night at Soul Space Farm Sanctuary once and it was one of the most romantic and restful trips we have ever had!
Since we prefer staying in to celebrate Valentine’s Day, dinner is usually followed by a movie. What better way to end the day than curled up on the couch with the one you love? Throw in some popcorn or other plant-based goodie and you’re set! Rotten Tomatoes has a great list of the Top 100 Romance Movies. Some of my recent favorites include Call Me By Your Name and The Big Sick.
Whatever you end up doing, I hope you have a great day full of love and kindness!