Bill and I love holidays and find ways to make them special. My family always did that growing up, so it’s a tradition I’ve carried into my marriage.
This past week, I thought it would be neat to buy a card and a treat for Bill for each day leading up to Valentine’s Day.
I put a card and a treat in a brown paper bag with “Happy <3 Week” written on it and put it in his backpack each day.
It was fun for me to do and I know it will be at least one bright spot in the midst of his hectic days as an elementary school phys ed teacher. I’m not sure what he has planned for this weekend, but I’m looking forward to it!
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, one thing is for sure – BOTH of us love chocolate.
We are fans and followers of our favorite Baltimore-based chocolatier, Jinji, and know that Valentine’s Day is not complete unless we are eating some of her amazingly delicious chocolate creations. It’s seriously the purest, richest chocolate I’ve ever tasted.
If you can’t make it out to your favorite chocolate shop, or you just want to make a delicious sweet treat at home, try one of these 14 Valentine’s Day-worthy recipes below.
They are all dairy-free, gluten-free, and made without refined sugar. Many of them are paleo-friendly as well, so give at least one of them a try!
The first recipe holds a special place in my heart because dark chocolate caramels are pretty much the best thing ever.
Homemade Rolos by oh she glows
Oatmeal Heart Cookies by Nourishing Meals
Two Layer Raw Chocolate Brownies by oh she glows
Cacao Mousse & Raspberry Parfaits by Begin Within Nutrition
Seductive Raw Chocolate Walnut Fudge by oh she glows
Easy Strawberry Cheesecake by Kasia Kines (my nutritionist!)
Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles by RNK