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Valentine’s Day is Almost Here!

Happy (almost) Valentine’s Day! How do you plan on celebrating??

If your considering giving your friends or partner a gift, check out my Valentine’s Day eco gift guide! Remember to give some extra love by purchasing Fair Trade! If you haven’t seen this chocolate post, give it a look…lots of mouth watering delicious vegan chocolate companies! For a more compassionate Valentine’s gift, consider sponsoring a sweet animal at Farm Sanctuary.

I’m a big fan of cooking with your loved one… It’s romantic, fun, and relaxing.If you plan on cooking a meal, check out this post on A Kind Valentine’s Day Meal. If your feeling fun and flirty, try making some of these treats submitted by kind lifers! Red velvet cupcakes , chocolate fudge, and chocolate-covered strawberries. Open The Kind Diet and plan a meal from there… Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Coffee Fudge Brownies, or Artichoke, Mushroom, Leek Crostini with Pesto anyone??

If you don’t have any major plans for the day, but find yourself meditating more on vegan dating. Check out Part I and II of my vegan dating advice. If you’re located in Southern California, you might be interested in looking the The Veg Matchmakers.

I hope that your Valentine’s Day is filled with lots of love. Whether you’re spending it with your partner, your best friend, your family, your coworkers, or even just yourself, I wish you love, and healthy and happy hearts.

What’s your plan for Valentine’s Day? What will you be eating??



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  • BC

    Valentine’s Day is just a few days after my love’s birthday, so I do a bunch for the two. I will be making some yummy chocolates for him molded with Star Wars silicone molds with vegan chocolate and in some I’ll use vanilla bean, some will be filled with the Date Lady’s Caramel Sauce, and others will have a peanut butter cream inside. I found a delicious looking recipe for a chocolate caramel cake that he’ll be getting (I guess I see why he thinks I try to fatten him up, I just love food though!). Last year I made a delicious heart shaped hash with asparagus ( ) that was such a huge hit, it’ll be hard to top. I may make a pad thai with spring rolls, or maybe get crafty with some heart shaped sushi! Whatever we end up eating, it will be something deliciously veggie filled!

    • BC

      I made a couple of the chocolates already, one with a diy caramel sauce and one batch with a sweet peanut butter filling and they’re AMAZING. I can’t wait to make more :) I had made a blueberry vanilla jelly and that will be going into some too :)

  • Moya

    This is so cool, and much better then flowers that will die in the house Thank you Alicia and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Laura Cabrera

    Hey Alicia! It was awesome meeting you and your family in Chicago! :) My boyfriend and I had a great time – you guys are so awesome and down to earth. My boyfriend’s birthday is the day after Valentine’s Day so I bought him Chinese lessons and we’re going to be learning together. He’s been wanting to learn Chinese for a while and I thought that would be a better gift than buying more stuff. Those red velvet cupcakes look delicious! I’ll have to try to make those on Valentine’s Day (wish me luck as I’m still a newb in the kitchen)!

  • kristy wunder

    my husbands birthday is valentines day ,this year hes turning 40 so I’m having a surprise party for him!should be fun!

  • kristy wunder

    my husbands birthday is on valentines day .This year he’s turning 40,so I planned a surprise party! Here he is cooking me dinner and in front of Pure Food and wine.

  • Michelle K.

    we are making vegan red velvet cupcakes (using your chocolate design idea!) and having homemade mexican food (vegan) and exchanging homemade valentines! we do it every year. the kids love it! the cupcake recipe is from chocolate covered katie (subbed coconut oil for veganaise & only used beet juice to color) the icing is from annie’s hungry – both great vegan website recipe options. much love on v-day!