Love is a many splendored thing… or something like that. In most cultures food and love go hand in hand. This week, we’re sharing our love of food, family, and fruity things!
Vegan? Swap the chicken broth for veggie broth and add cubed tofu or beans!
Level Up: Get extra veggies in by adding a Fresh Green Salad with creamy dressing on the side.
Corn Free?This chili is hearty enough without it, but if you’re craving just a bit of starchiness, use black eyed peas instead of corn.
Level Up: Use dairy free sour cream and a sprinkle of dairy free cheese if you like to add comforting creaminess to the meal. Make sure to serve with a refreshing beverage, like limeade!
For the mid-week stretch, we have a meal that is both pretty in pink and heart healthy! This baked dijon salmon can be made using our seasoned bread crumbs or 4C gluten free brand. This meal is complete with roasted asparagus and mushrooms.
Vegan? Try this recipe for vegan ‘salmon’ instead.
Nut Free: Use hempseed or sunflower seed in place of pecans
The recipe for self-love involves something light and simple, paired with a sweet treat. Try this balsamic roasted beet salad with our plain croutons. Finish off Friday night with these valentine’s cake mix cookies!
Vegan? Use hempseed in place of the feta – for an extra kick and creamy texture, soak it in a bit of white balsamic vinegar for about 15 minutes (just enough to dampen).
Nut Free: Omit the Almonds in the salad
Growing up, Valentine’s Day always warranted a special meal. My mother made sure to include our favorite “fancy” dishes and we all felt the love. With her in mind, this seared filet mignon is the perfect entrée to add to your repertoire. Pair with roasted cauliflower in cheese sauce and easy garlic green beans for a perfectly balanced plate. For the grand finale, whip up some decadent raspberry chocolate cups.
Vegan? Make this wonderful pasta dish instead of meat, or use your favorite meat sub.
Dairy Free? Swap the butter, milk, and cheese in our sauces for their vegan alternatives (we LOVE Earth Balance and Follow Your Heart in this). Swap the heavy cream in the dessert for Coconut Milk (in the can) or Rich Whip.