Happy Heart Day to you all!! Yes, I realize Valentines Day can be considered a commercial holiday BUT I like it! My hubby and I had our first date on V-Day 6 years ago.. I remember it vividly.. a nice Italian din din (NO awkward silences). We keep the tradition alive by going out for a nice meal every year (more on that in a sec). Breakfast this morn was:
Some fruit/nuts, and a piece of heart toast!
The remaining “crust” was shoveled in my mouth while spreading the jelly!
Blackberries, Blues, and Almonds!
For “linner”, I whipped up a simple little plate for myself:
Sauteed broccoli, mushrooms, eggplant and spinach with some homemade pizza sauce and a sprouted grain tortilla!
SO, since we have moved, finding new places to celebrate special occasions has been easy. There are sooo many great restaurants to try out in the triangle region of NC. We had Valentine’s din (Saturday night) at a new Indian restaurant called Mint in Chapel Hill. Their menu is quite extensive and although no dishes are labeled “vegan”, they have a ton of vegetarian stuff and were super accommodating to our “odd” diet. lol.
I started with some yummy soup:
Mulligatwany (A puree of lentils and veggies) topped with cilantro
For our entrees we ordered:
Vegetable Jaifrezi (Fresh Veggies sauteed with ginger, garlic, and tomatoes!)
Gobi Tawa Masla (Cauliflower cooked with Potatoes, cumin, and fresh spices)
They look similar but have very distinct flavors.. I loved em both!
Basmati with peas and warm nan (sans butter!)
GOOD THING I DO NOT SHY AWAY FROM CARBS! :)
I love Indian food, sooo delicious and fresh.. great meal! :)
For dessert (today), I enjoyed this guy:
Vegan Coconut/Dark Chocolate chip cookie from our local co-op!
I also sipped a bright red (so appropriate!) slushie
..simply a blend of frozen strawberries, raspberries and flax seeds!
I leave you with some pics of me and my VALENTINE over the years (I really, really wish I had some of our “earlier” pics on this computer!).
In Mexico this past summer
Chillin at Christmas time
At a music fest this summer!
Uh.. in PA during the winter.. blahh
Being silly (ps.. we do a lot of “self takes”!)
AHH moving day
Christmas a few yrs ago (Oh yeah, I used to be blonde!)
Central Park NYC awhile back!
Out for Din din somewhere
And to wrap up… the bestest day ever!
Goodnight, everyone.. enjoy your week!! <3