I've always thought Valentine's Day in the US was overly commercialized and cheesy, but having spent eight Valentine's Days with my man I've started finding the purpose in it. It's like a second anniversary where we do nice things for each other. I cooked dinner (spaghetti, spicy tomato sauce, garlicky spinach and asparagus), baked some interesting vegan cupcakes and cleaned the house from top to bottom. I didn't have to work yesterday so I had all day to do this without a rush. And I received some nice little gifts from my man when he got home from work.
To make these cupcakes I used Runeberg's Torte base for the dough (I didn't have crushed almonds so I used flax seeds instead) and for the frosting I just eyeballed and threw some raw cashews, water, powdered sugar, dark chocolate (74% cacao) and raw, organic cacao powder in the blender. For the white decorations I just used paste made from powdered sugar and lemon juice.
Hope you had a nice one whether you spent it with your lover, friends or by yourself. The key is to enjoy it. I have some work related changes coming my way starting March, so between then and now, I'm just enjoying some quiet time, writing and planning.
P.S. Go check out what I've been up to this week HERE
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”