Together, you have taken the plunge with your better half to be the millennial ‘vegan couple’. But it is Valentine’s Day and you have to plan it in a way that respects your lifestyle choice. Now what? Don’t Worry! We got you covered. Here’s what you need- The Valentine Guide for Vegan Couples.
The vegan lifestyle is not an easy one. And occasions such as Valentine’s Day do not make it any easier. From gifts to dinner dates, the options do reduce if you are true to your commitment. So, here are some tips that might help you plan the vegan valentine’s day.
To honour the lifestyle you have chosen, it is also important to let it percolate in other segments of your life. Be it a gift for your better half or any loved one, go for a vegan and cruelty free gift. From a simple bottle of wine to eco-friendly coconut bowls, the options are endless. As more people in the world are learning to be conscious of their actions, more vegan options have come up.
Vegan leather products are a great option if you want something fashionable as well as sustainable. This can include tote bags, wallets, jackets, boots and many more. Vegan leather can be made from fruit waste, recycled plastic or plants. The end products are just as chic and high end. And vegan chocolates! Valentine’s Day is incomplete without the clichéd bouquet of flowers and heart shaped chocolates. So, make sure to get those vegan chocolates to complete the valentines feel.
If you live in a place that does not offer a lot of vegan restaurants or cafes, go for a date night at home. Light up a nice soy candle, set the dinner table with some mood lightings and prepare any of these dishes to impress your loved one.
This is an easy recipe and perfect for this time of the year. All you need to do is sauté chopped garlic, onion, ginger and green chillies in a pressure cooker. Once done, add chunks of pumpkin, salt, pepper and water. Now, put the lid and let it cook for at least 3 whistles. Once cooled, use a hand blender to mix the entire thing and add more water if needed. Serve it hot and enjoy the delicious soup.
Other than being easy, this is all the healthy intake you will ever need. Chop some vegetables such as carrots, beans, onion, tomatoes, cabbage and frankly anything you like. Sauté the entire thing with garlic, ginger and green chillies. To give this an extra kick, add pieces of tofu as well. For seasonings use salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary and some chilli flakes. This recipe is a vegan delight that can take your date night to the next level.
Nothing says romance than the whiff of freshly baked goodness in the air. Banana bread is an easy and healthy recipe that can be the extra kick to your date night. Mash three over-ripe black bananas and mix it with vegetable oil and 100 gms of brown sugar. To this, add 225gms of All purpose flour (maida), 3 tsp baking soda, cinnamon and mix well. Now, all you need to do is put the batter in a greased tin and bake for 20 minutes.
Tip- Check the bread by inserting a toothpick. If it comes out clean, the bread is done.
To play your A game at date night, a vegan mocktail is the answer. This drink is an instant mood relaxer. Additionally, with the ingredients hitting the right notes, it is all you can ask for. This easy recipe requires you to mix ginger beer with squashed strawberries, blueberries (or any berries you have), crushed mint leaves and lime. And there you have the paradise drink that will alleviate the stress of your day.
Frankly, ending dinner without an ice cream is just sad. So, make this decadent vegan ice cream to score some brownie points. All you need is coconut milk, maple syrup and tahini. For the unaware, tahini is a condiment made from ground hulled sesame seeds. Use a whisker to mix all these ingredients. Ideally, the container you mix in should be ice cold or frozen before use. Once done, pour the mixture into an air tight container and freeze it overnight for best results. Serve the ice cream with chocolate sauce, vegan chocolate chips and sesame seeds.Hot And Bold Vegan Backpack | Ditch the Guilt – Hazelnut Vegan Dark Chocolate | Bella Vita Organic Aroma Candles Soy | Mustard Floral Trapeze Sling Crossbody Bag for girls and women | Vegan leather
Note- make this a day before so that you can enjoy the creamiest, nutty ice cream the next day.
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