As mentioned in previous posts, Chris and I are on a severe health kick. We have cut refined carbs and added sugar from out diet. We've been getting a lot more exercise, too. Being healthy feels absolutely great. It does, however, pose a problem when it comes to holidays and gift giving. Say the words Valentine's Day and your mind starts summoning images of truffles and wine! Although there are now readily available vegan options for this Hallmark holiday, you don't have to participate if you don't want to. Really. The two of us are forgoing the jewelry, the roses, the chocolate. I honestly never thought either of us would be capable of it, but here we are. And there's no going back.