Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is in 5 days. I’m on the Love it side, but not on a materialistic level. Of course I like receiving gifts as much as any girl on Valentine’s Day, but they aren’t what matters. To me V-Day is another day of being grateful for all the loved ones in my life. I am grateful and very lucky for having the most amazing, loving and supportive husband. I am grateful for the loving family I am blessed with. I am grateful for the people I proudly call my friends. Valentine’s Day for me is another reminder of what a lucky girl I am.
Some say they hate V-Day because of the commercialization of the holiday. To them I say get over it! So what if there is another day when people are reminded not be so selfish. We as human beings take our loved ones for granted way too much. And if it takes commercialism to smack people in the face and remind them to be more appreciative, than so be it! We all have brains and just because you see an advertisement for the holiday, it doesn’t mean you MUST go out and buy those products.
I’m not the biggest fan of commercialization but it does have its benefits. Another of those benefits is that people in all corners of the world are now celebrating Valentine’s Day. So maybe, just maybe there is another day in the world where instead of fighting over our differences we can all come together and celebrate something in common. After all Valentine’s Day is about love. A non exclusive kind of love not just reserved for couples but for all those willing to open their heart and show the good in humanity.
Loving Rant over, sorry about that. Since I’m all about the love I wanted to share “25 Man Approved Recipes” for this Valentine’s Day. You won’t find any sweets though. (I do savory way better than sweet.) But you will find plenty of budget friendly ways to tell the man in your life you love him with these delicious recipes. See you don’t need to spend a lot of money to have a fantastic Valentine’s Day. Have a great weekend everyone. See you on Sunday for another installment of Sunday Snapshots. Adios!
Man Approved Pork Recipes:
Cochinita Pibil, The Easy Way
Pork Chops in Sake Tangerine Sauce
Bratwurst mit Sauerkraut
Broiled Horsey Chops
Chorizo Stuffed Chiles
Tacos Al Pastor, The Best Tacos In The World!
Man Approved Fish/Seafood Recipes:
Thai Curried Fried Rice with Fish
Mandarin Miso Salmon Medallions
Camarones Al Mojo de Ajo, Mexican Garlic Shrimp
Emeril’s Crab Cakes with Avocado Emulsion
Man Approved Vegan Recipes:
Roasted Veggie Hummus Delight (Wraps)
Vegan Indian Cauliflower Mash, or Aloo Gobi Mash
Linguine with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Heaven On A Plate (Vegan)
Spicy Spaghetti with grated Zucchini
Grilled Portobello Steaks (Vegan)
I want to thank you for showing me so much love by downloading the (free) Spicie Foodie App. You guys are so sweet and supportive. Loving and appreciating the love in our community :)