14 Valentine’s Day Recipes & my Blog-iversary!

If. I. Hear. One. More. Person. Say. ValentiMe. I. Will. Scream. Want to express your love for me? Pronounce the word correctly. And buy me an avocado. I’m not really difficult.

This month had an anniversary that I am way more excited about. It’s officially been one year since I started blogging! I’m kinda proud – this blog was something I started on a whim, and it’s been one of my absolute favourite things to do this year. I’ve met some great new friends and I continue to do so, and I get to be creative and learn all sorts of tricks on the interweb (that’s what the cool kids call it, right?).

To my followers, thanks for voluntarily singing up to visit my kitchen and my mind every week. Thank you to loved ones who have provided words of encouragement, support, constructive criticism, and ideas. You all also rock for promoting the blog to people.

So. In lieu of a new recipe, I’m going to point you to a few recipes I’ve featured over the year. I think I have enough recipes that can reasonably work for Valentine’s Day, and because I heart you all, here they are in a handy little list for your viewing pleasure.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Espresso Pancakes: Because decadent doesn’t have to be fattening.
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German Chocolate Cake Smoothie: Quick to whip up. Plus dessert for breakfast!
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
Focaccia: Waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread – is there anything better?
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Cocoa Cardamom Apples : Easy to whip up and fills the kitchen with the most heavenly, homely smell.
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
Lunch / Dinner
Mushroom & Goat Cheese Quesadillas: Quick, easy and super classy meal. Cooked with wine, so since the bottle is open already…pour yourself a glass.
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
Blueberry Spinach Salad w/ Agave Vinaigrette: Because making your own Vinaigrette is super hot.
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
White Pizza w/ Roasted Garlic, Mushrooms, Spinach & Caramelized Onions: Delicious and easy and a very impressive meal.
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Sesame Buddha Bowl: Because what could be more romantic than thinking about what you’re grateful for…together?
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
Truffle Fries: This is my Food Valentine this year. And every year.
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Roasted Garlic & Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes: Because sometimes, you just want to be fancy.
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Chocolate Avocado Pudding & Toasted Nut Crumble: Even easier to whip up, especially if you slaved over the meal and kinda forgot dessert.

Lavender Chocolate Almond Bark: Yes, you can brag that you MADE chocolate. Infinite points.
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
Pistachio, Chocolate & Cranberry Bars: You may have to ‘ugly’ eat this, but if both of you are doing it and both of you are still there after, then your relationship is meant to be.
Made with Repix (http://repix.it)
Cookies & Cream Rice Krispie Treats: Cute, easy and fun dessert you can make together. Also, melted Marshmallows and butter? Someone needs to turn that into a perfume!
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There ya go. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day, even if it means just sitting on a couch, watching a rom-com, yelling at the characters and pelting the TV with whatever you’re eating during the sappy parts. Whatever it is, #treatyoself this weekend. You know you deserve it.


  1. Congratulations on your 1st bloggiversary! Everything you have featured looks and sounds delicious but I am now craving truffle fries and it’s totally your fault!! Happy V day and Happy Fiesta Friday!

  2. Happy anniversary. You have a great collection of recipes there. I look forward to following you through your next year. May it be as satisfying for you as the first.

  3. Congratulations on your 1st blogiversary – your collection of recipes are wonderful. I especially love the avocado chocolate pudding, I’m not sure how I’d have missed that. Definitely bookmarking it 🙂

  4. Wah, all of these look great. However, you got me hooked when you originally posted the Truffle Fries and today again. I just love them. I really have to try them soon. And I still agree that once they are cold they are gross. But until then I love fries. 🙂

  5. Happy Anniversary to you and your blog. You’ve had quite a year and lots of excellent recipes and photos and writings to be very proud of. Thanks for celebrating with us at FF this week! Btw my old boss, a Harvard grad and Law School grad, would mispronounce “supposedly” as “supposeBly” and it drove me berserk. Mispronunciations are my pet peeve!

  6. Congratulations on your first year of blogging…may there be many more! 😀 You’ve featured so many fabulous recipes. I certainly remember those truffle fries!! I can’t wait to see what you have to share in year two!

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