Valentimes 2011

I have mixed feelings about Valentines. Part of me doesn't want to buy into the commercial aspect of it. I definitely feel like I should be feeling cared for all the time- not just that one day of the year. But on the other hand- I'm a girl...and dinner and a card or flowers go a long way.

Chris and I had great dinner on Friday as he was away on Monday, and I was lucky enough to have two of my lovely friends over for dinner in my new place.

And thus the challenge of creating a delicious meal that even non-cleansers would enjoy.

                                        Organic greens with pine nuts, avocado and a balsamic
                                        olive oil dressing (skimpy on the greens but I ran out)

                                                   Talapia steamed in coconut milk, sesame
                                                   oil, lemon juice and ginger topped with
                                                   toasted coconut and fresh mango. Roasted
                                                   beets on the side. Delish!

                                          A rich chocolate cake for dessert: almond, date and
                                          cocao crust with a cacao, agave and coconut oil filling.

In the end, it was an amazing night. All I can say is that I'm endlessly grateful for the wonderful food I'm able to eat, but even more so, for the beautiful friends I get to share it with.


  1. Always love to see what's cookin' at the Gat's house! ps.. and your friends are beautiful!


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