Why This Valentine’s Day Is All About You

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” ~ Victor Hugo

Like Victor Hugo so wisely said, love flows out of day-to-day life.

So sometimes it’s good to take a second to recognize that ‘honey’ in our lives.

And what better day to do that than Valentine’s Day?Valentine’s hearts

We all know that Valentine’s Day is about love, (chocolate), and celebrating relationships.

It’s really a beautiful moment to share with those who mean the most to you.

And while Valentine’s Day has always been very special to me, this year is SUPER special and twice as significant…

Valentine’s Day Is Also Our Blog Birthday

Not only is this February 14th Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the 1 year ‘birthday’ anniversary of when we launched this very blog.

And it’s been quite a ride!Valentine’s present

It’s almost impossible to believe that one short year ago our blog was an empty shell, waiting to be filled with informative articles, inspiration and YOU.

Because this blog would be nothing else than a ‘library’ of knowledge without your active input and eagerness to learn.

We love how this group has fostered not only ties–love–among each other but has also encouraged everyone to develop another kind of love.

A love for one’s self.

Because the bottom line is this.

By adopting a plant-based diet, you’re giving yourself the best gift in the world–the good old-fashioned gift of self-love.

So we’re excited to see what 2016 brings to our community. And we can’t wait for it to grow even larger and closer together.

Valentine’s Day=Friend’s Day

Everyone always associates Valentine’s Day with romantic love.  But in fact, Valentine’s Day is a celebration of all kinds of love.Valentine’s

For example, did you know that in some cultures, such as Finland, Valentine’s Day is a time when you show your appreciation towards your closest and dearest friends? In fact, it’s actually called “Friend’s Day”.

So this February 14th, as our friends, we want to take the time to show you our continued appreciation for you.  And for your interest in a plant-based lifestyle.

As a little gift, here is a very special Valentine’s Day recipe for Bittersweet Cashew Cream Truffle Squares brought to us exclusively by the renowned “Queen of Vegan Desserts” Fran Costigan.

share-the-love-300pxAnd be sure to share this yummy recipe with everyone you love and appreciate too!

And if you love the truffles, remember to CLICK HERE to get two more equally delicious Valentine’s recipes for Chocolate Mousse and Superfood Frozen Yoghurt.

Have a sweet Valentine’s Day from all of us at the UC Davis Integrative Medicine Team.

Here’s to a brand new year filled with love and learning!