I don’t think Valentine’s Day should be celebrated on February 14th. It should be celebrated every day. We should make an effort to show people love, affection and gratitude whenever possible. The more you give the more you will receive. So, this Tuesday show as much love possible, and remember to do it the next day and the next, and the….
Here are 8 special things you can do for your special someone or anyone to make their day better. Don’t worry if you happen to be single on Valentine’s Day, these tips are for you too. Share this day with anyone you love and celebrate being happy.
On nice paper, write a love note, telling them how much they mean to you, today and everyday. Include a gift with the love note: a gift card to their favorite store, tickets to a play or a sporting event, or a gift certificate for a massage by you . Tuck inside of a decorated envelope. Hide the love note in a secret place, where they will find later on-in a purse, briefcase, coat pocket, or on the dashboard of their car.
Make a handmade card.
Normally a weekend treat, this will be an unexpected delight. Plan ahead and make this delicious Gluten-free Crustless Quiche from Elana’s Pantry.
Serve breakfast in bed.
- 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 T minced scallions
- 1/4 cup grapeseed oil
- 1 T water
- 2 T grapeseed oil
- 1 onion, thinly sliced
- 2 cup broccoli, sliced into small spears
- 1 clove garlic, minced (I used 3)
- 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes (dry packed)
- 3 large eggs, whisked
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
Quiche: Heat grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the onion for 8 – 10 minutes, until soft. While onion cooks, steam broccoli until bright green. Add broccoli, garlic, mushrooms, and tomatoes to the onion, and saute for 15 – 20 minutes, until broccoli is tender. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cheese, and salt. Stir in the sauteed vegetables, then pour the mixture into the pre-baked crust.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes at 350 degrees until browned around the edges and cooked through. Let the quiche cool in the pan for 30 minutes before serving.
Or rise and shine a little early, and whip up this Homemade Granola Bowl.
Homemade Granola Bowl
- 1 cup of gluten-free granola- can use plain granola or oat clusters from Love Grown Foods
- 1 cup fresh berries
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
* Make sure to also include a fresh brewed cup of coffee*
Put on their iPod (or burn a CD) of songs that are special to the two of you. They will be thinking of you all day long. Here are a few that I really like.
Create a playlist.
Roses are nice, but plants are a special touch and will last a whole lot longer.
Instead of flowers, buy a beautiful plant.
- Orchids are a great choice and available in many beautiful colors.
- I love plumeria. These gorgeous tropical plants are very low maintenance.
- The lucky bamboo is a perfect desk plant for your man’s office.
Send a Jib Jab card to them at work. I LOVE these animated cards starring YOU! Jib Jab offers a bunch of videos and cards to choose from- all you have to do is add pictures of you and your honey and hit send. I promise you will not stop laughing!
Make them laugh out loud.
There is nothing better than a home cooked meal, especially on Valentine’s Day ( I would rather avoid the crowds and prix fixe menus). Set the table with pretty place settings and candles. This Roasted Chicken with Organic Fingerling Potatoes and Sauteed Kale is a simple, delicious, and healthy meal. It is sure to please the hungry stomach of your loved one.
Make a gourmet meal at home.
Roasted Chicken with Organic Fingerling Potatoes & Sauteed Kale
- One organic roasting chicken (5 or so lbs)
- 2 small lemons, quartered
- 1 large brown onion, quartered
- 2 cups organic chicken stock
- 1 pkg of poultry herbs
- 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
Place in 350 degree oven for about 2.5 hours or until cooked. Add other cup of stock 1/2 way thru cooking, and more, if needed . It is 20 mins per pound for cooking time. Be sure to take a temperature to make sure cooked completely. Baste as needed every 30 or so minutes. Let rest 10 mins before serving.
- 2 lbs fingerling potatoes
- 2-3TBS extra-virgin olive oil
- Sea Salt & Pepper
Rinse and pat dry potatoes. Slice in half length-wise. Put in large bowl and toss with olive oil, salt & pepper. Arrange on baking sheet and bake 35 mins, until crispy. Toss occassionally while cooking.
- 1 bunch organic kale, rinsed and dried
- 1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 cloved garlic, minced
- 1/8 cup organic chicken stock, Sea salt & pepper.
Turn off the TV, your cell phones, and the computer. Turn on some music and enjoy each others company. Play a game, plan a trip, or just talk.
Spend quality, uninterrupted time together.
Copied from flow life aspen.