Be my valentine. Be your own valentine. Be his, hers, their valentine. Whatever you do make these vanilla white chocolate hearts!

Do you want to be my valentine? Has anyone ever asked you that? I don't think I've been, but I've asked myself whether I'm my own best lover on this manufactured and commercial day.

Wiki tells me: Valentine's Day is also called Feast of Saint Valentine (oh!), originating as a Western Christian feast day (great excuse for making my new yummy recipe if you don't mind the Christian component) honouring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is now recognized as a significant cultural, religious, and commercial celebration of romance in many regions around the world. The day first became associated with romantic love within the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, when the tradition of courtly love flourished. In 18th-century England, it evolved into an occasion in which lovers expressed their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards known as "valentines". (How lovely)

In my books it's valentines on any other spontaneous day of the year. Still on this day we are reminded of love. It is when I like to check in with myself if I have loved myself enough, made my boundaries clear, taken care of myself by being honest, dancing wildly, running through fresh air, eating well (that box is always ticked), allowed myself to just 'be' (never ticked enough) and if I'm allowing myself to be loved by another (getting there). I enjoy being my own companion, but sharing love with another is totally delicious, divine and why not embrace being human by owning up to the fact that we all want and need to be loved by each other?! We can dissolve into eternal oneness when we are dead.

If you want to smell good from within, to feel good from within, to radiate life from within, for your beloved, what better way to start than eating wholesome vegan food such as Miso Soup and Sprouted Bread? Watch my new very organic videos with music by Trevor Brown for these two wholesome recipes on YouTube!

For the day of LOVE may I highly recommend making my brand spanking new Vanilla White Chocolate Hearts with toasted Hazelnuts hidden in the centre. They remind me of Rafaellos, you know those naughty sugar loaded delicious snowy white balls, with a creamy center that I wanted to drown myself in when I was a teenager. My new hearts don't just taste even better, but are actually good for you, leave you feeling great and craving for more. What a suitable valentines treat. Make these for yourself, your lover/s, a friend or even your mum or dad. Celebrating love certainly encompasses all beings and being kind to animals by eating more vegan foods is a tasty way to start. I've made a video for you on how to make these lush creamy love hearts accompanied by another delightful talented piece of music by Trevor Brown, take a look right here! Your feedback on your recipe trials are much welcomed over here at Gala's (mobile & global) Organic Kitchen.

Here's to LOVE mhhhhh

Maria-Carin Gala

I'm still looking for recipe makers and shooters, email me if interested or to find out more. I'd be delighted to hear from you! galasorganickitchen@gmail.com