February Foods Worthy of Celebration

What Do Beans, Bananas, and Pancakes Have In Common?

Celebrate Beans, Avocados, Bananas, Pancakes, and More This February

Celebrate Beans, Avocados, Bananas, Pancakes, and More This February
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Do you love food? So do I. Do you love to celebrate? Yeah. me too! What do you get when you put the two together? Food Celebrations!! And that’s exactly what we have each and every month. February is ripe with some pretty tasty ones.

February Foods of the Month

This month we celebrate:

  • Avocado and Banana Month
  • Beans (Dried and Fresh) Month
  • Exotic Vegetables and Star Fruit Month
  • Grapefruit Month
  • National Cherry Month
  • Sweet Potato Month

With so much variety, it’s easy to overlook some of these tasty foods. Any vegetable you don’t eat regularly can be considered an exotic vegetable. So take a trip through your grocery store’s produce section and try some Kale, or Brussels Sprouts, or even an Avocado!

Weekly Food Celebrations

National Pancake Week, February 10 to 16

Pancakes are a go-to Sunday Breakfast food for us. Our daughter prefers Chocolate Chips on hers, I like bananas and my wife likes them with almonds on top. My all-time favorite pancake recipe is Alton Brown’s. It’s quick, easy, and delicious. This would be the week to try it for yourself.

National Date Week, February 15 to 24

Remember that scene in the Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark where the plate of dates was laced with poison and Salah smacked the date out of Indy’s hand mere moments before he ate it because he saw that the monkey had died from eating a date? I’ve been leery of eating dates since then. It’s been 32 years, maybe I should get over it.

Food Celebration Days

Bubble Gum Day, February 1

Not really a food, but there’s nothing wrong with having some fun with your food. Besides, it can be good for your teeth. Make sure to choose one that doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors. Our favorite is Glee Gum.

Crepe Day, February 2

A fancy pancake! You can find a crepe recipe in almost every culture. Savory or sweet, they can be had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack.

Ice Cream for Breakfast Day, February 2

Enough said! You can even have it with crepes!

Pancake Day, February 12 The highlight of Pancake Week.

You should have pancakes for every meal today.

Chocolate Mint Day, February 19

Who can deny the awesome taste combination of Chocolate and Mint?

National Chili Day, February 28

For me, Chili is a classic cold-weather food. Unfortunately, it hasn’t been that cold in Charlotte in recent years, so I haven’t been making Chili. Maybe this year I’ll make a 3-Bean Vegetarian Chili, I might even try this recipe.

Celebrate the bounty of our Earth and hearth. If you’re wondering what’s for dinner tonight, I just gave you 14 ideas.

Thanks to Brownielocks for keeping track of this merriment.

Sifu Dale Guadagna

About Sifu Dale Guadagna

Dale Guadagna began his Tai Chi journey in 1998. Encountering job-related stress, he joined The Peaceful Dragon to help manage his chronic stress. Seeing how the Chinese Arts of Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, and Meditation has helped countless students, including himself, he has devoted his life to teaching these arts. In 2009, with his wife Maricris, they opened Lake Norman Tai Chi Center to serve North Mecklenburg, Iredell, and Cabarrus counties in North Carolina.
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