Sunday, February 14, 2016

Ditch the Restaurants, Enjoy Brunch in Bed this Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! A day anticipated by most, dreaded by some, but nevertheless a day filled with love and cliché - so why not stir things up a little this year?

Valentine's Day is typically a time when couples feel obliged to deck out and dine out in some fancy restaurant (with reservations made weeks in advance), inevitably bound by predictable set menus that take advantage of defenceless diners (let's sneak a strawberry into the glass of bubbles and a few shavings of truffle somewhere). Guys' wallets, in most instances, bear the brunt of this one night-out's romantic assault, not to mention the prerequisite "surprise" gift for the beloved. Valentine's Day is a social-commercial institution, really. So this Valentine's Day, why not shake things up a little?

A double-punch in omega 3!
To make things better, Valentine's Day this year falls on a weekend. Sunday brunch in bed, anyone? In my book, the little effort and thought put into preparing food for a loved one exudes more romance than a night out can ever provide. Plus, you get to indulge in snuggling without judgamental eyes snooping in scrutiny.

This Valentine's Day I prepared something simple and foolproof, yet does not fall short from your average brunch out in your favorite cafe. All of the ingredients happen to be readily available in my pantry, saving me a last minute trip to the grocers. Whether paired or single, enjoy a chill morning in, or even surprise your family with some love!

A feast to the eyes, most certainly a party for the belly - do something special for Valentine's Day

Baked Egg in Avocado
Coconut Cashew Maple Granola, Greek Yoghurt, Blueberries (Recipe here!)
One Skillet Rosemary Potatoes with Pancetta and Caramelized Onions
Frozen Banana Mix Berries and Oats Smoothie

Recipes to come soon!
Homemade Granola is so easy and addictive you'd never go back to store-bought ones!
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