Happy Valentine’s Day!  

Whether you are celebrating today with your significant other, best friends, or feel like you just want some alone time-  these simple, yet delicious recipes are a must!

I know with everyone’s busy schedule it can be hard to find the time to be in the kitchen, especially after a long day at work. After all, who wants to be in the kitchen (unless you are planning on cooking together, which is always fun) on Valentine’s Day? That’s why I am giving you two very easy and quick recipes to try. The festive duo pairs perfectly together, a refreshing Chambord infused cocktail and some heart-healthy Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Whip up these simple and elegant recipes and impress whomever you will be spending the night with.  And HEY – there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying some sweet indulgences solo and watching a good non– romcom on Valentine’s Day either!  😉

Chambord Cosmopolitan

½ shots Chambord
1 shot Raspberry Vodka
¾ shots Lime Juice
½ shots Cranberry Juice

In a cocktail shaker with ice, add all the ingredients and shake until well combined and chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve. Garnish with 2 fresh raspberries or blackberries.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries (Vegan)

1 10oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips  (any vegan brand, such as Enjoy Life or pure dark baking chocolate)
1/4 cup almond milk, unsweetened (1/2 cup for chocolate sauce)

·         Heat almond milk in a small saucepan on medium-low heat until slightly simmering.  
·         Pour in chocolate chips and stir constantly.
·         Place wax paper on baking tray.
·         Once chocolate is smooth, dip strawberries in the sauce and place on wax paper.
·         Place tray or trays in freezer for 15 minutes, or until hardened. 

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