Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Our Valentine's Day was busy and festive. Jackson had a party at his school. He came home with a sack full of treats and cards from his little friends (awww!)  Our playgroup also had a party, which I attended with Olivia.

I made a couple of things for the parties. First, chocolate cookie balls. I see cake and cookie balls everywhere these days and I wanted to try my hand at making them. I used this recipe and it was incredibly easy. Got lots of compliments on these.

I also made the Garden Rotini Salad with Inner Goddess Dressing from Vegan on the Cheap. It is a favorite in our house, and I got a few requests for the recipe.

Since Valentine's Day is all about love, I thought it was only fitting to prepare the one dinner Tony and I love above all others -- the Vietnamese Seitan Baguettes with Savory Broth Dip from Veganomicon.

Heart-shaped straws added to our modest weeknight festivities. (Don't worry, Tony and I are going to have a date night, too, but we have to wait until this weekend!)

After dinner, we allowed the kids to dive into their goodie bags. My little sweethearts bypassed the traditional candy conversation hearts and went straight for the giant, heart-shaped marshmallow Peeps.

Hope you had a love-ly day, too!


  1. all of the food you make looks so yummy.
    it kind of makes me hungry ^^
    just wanted to say I'm a huge fan, from sweden.
    I love your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. you're so sweet! thanks for stopping by! do you celebrate valentine's day in sweden??

    2. yeah we celebrate it here too :)
      your blog is so interesting because I am (almost) vegan, with 'almost' I mean I eat cheese sometimes...but that's about it.
      keep posting pics and being awesome!

  2. Looks like a really lovely Valentine's day! Those cookie balls look so yummy, and so does the pasta and sandwich! A very yummy Valentine's Day for sure!

  3. I have to try making my own banh mis! The dipping sauce sounds like it'd seal the deal.