Happy Friday, readers! How was your week? I had a very busy week , and I am definitely glad it’s the weekend again. Even though I tend to work on the weekends, there is still something different about Saturdays and Sundays. Good different!
It dawned on me that this would be the last Friday Five before Valentine’s Day (!). Obviously, this is an occasion that calls for lots of theme-y goodness. So without further ado:
1. Raw Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
This recipe from Better Raw is a bit involved, and you’ll have to sub the honey to make it totally vegz, but it’d surely be worth it to get this as a final result! Beautiful raw cupcakes for heart day! Love it!
2. European Union Bans Animal-Tested Cosmetics
This article details how the EU implemented a ban on any cosmetic product that had been tested on animals. Wow! Way to go EU!
3. Raw Heart Sandwich Cookies
I rarely admit this, but, really, I’d take a cookie over a cupcake any day. So if you’re not feeling the V-day cupcakes, why not try these super adorbs sandwich cookies from The Healing Kitchen? The pinner (re: person who pinned it on pinterest), dubbed this the perfect treat to share for “Galentine’s Day.” Indeed!
4. Fair Trade Your Valentine’s Day
Just a friendly reminder that ethical eating and consuming should be intersectional. That is, it’s not just about animals, it’s not just about the environment, it’s not just about labor…It’s about all those things, as they are all interconnected. Voting with our dollar can only do so much, but it does do something, so this Valentine’s Day, buy fair trade! Here’s a great resource to make it easy on you.
Skinny Love Piggy Love
You guys. I just realized that this will be the third week in a row that a pig has been featured in the Friday Five. I think I might be more in love with baby pigs than bulldogs right now, which is saying A LOT. But seriously, look at this!
How was your week? Any fun plans for the weekend? Any special plans for Valentine’s Day? Do you try to buy fair trade?