Here at REAL we feel the most romantic thing you can do this Valentine's Day is to fall in love with yourself and go vegan. It is a relationship that will not only last forever, but gets better and better with age. And it is not only good for you it is good for the entire world.
The big news making headlines is how new vegan companies are popping up everywhere backed by major investors like Bill Gates. Entrepreneurs are starting to take the vegan lifestyle seriously. What is equally as surprising is established companies are making new vegan products. Old institutions like Ben and Jerry's and Hellman's (both owned by Unilever) are rocking their foundations by veganizing ice cream and mayonnaise. Fast food restaurants like Wendy's and Taco Bell are adding vegan-friendly products to their menus. New vegan restaurants are popping up everywhere like Chef Matthew Kenney’s 00+Co opening on Thursday features wood-fired pizzas with nut-based cheese, plus small plates, vegan ice cream, and organic wines. Forbes Magazine just did a big piece on a party I went to called Querciabella‘s Vegan Delights at Exhibition C where we were treated to a tasting menu which you can read about in my What Vegans Eat blog post. Normally reserved for those upscale meat restaurants, vegan chefs like Daphne Cheng are getting into the act with AMAZING menus of exotic and incredibly complex dishes. Today on It's All About Food I have invited my Valentine, Gary De Mattei to talk about this and so much more, so tune in! In the meantime, take a look at some of the items we will be discussing on the program that we feel are just perfect for your Valentine's Day.
Chocolate is an especially popular gift item for Valentine’s Day. Learn the truth about chocolate before you buy that box of candy in our REAL News report, The Chocolate Story.
Dating is a popular subject on Valentine’s Day. Watch this clip on from back in 2007 when I was interviewed on Fox News’s Geraldo At Large to talk about Vegans Who Won’t Date Meateaters.
Here are our recommendations for REAL Romantic Valentine's Day dinner.
Start by opening a bottle of Querciabella vegan, biodynamic, organic wine such as the Batar, a white wine made with Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grapes or the Camartina, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese varieties. Make sure you have a loaf of freshly baked bread. Then follow our recipe for baked garlic. A little bread, a little wine, a little roasted garlic. A little bread, a little wine, a little roasted garlic. Now it is time for dessert!
We suggest our Chocolate Fondue along with your favorite fresh fruits for dipping.