Sunday, February 26, 2012

Another Vegan Treat!

I promise... This is NOT going to become a vegan food blog, but I've had so many emails and comments about the vegan recipes, that I feel like I should share the good finds!

I love mousse... Wait, let me say that I LOVE CHOCOLATE MOUSSE (that's better), so that was going to be a sad good-bye.  Or not... This one is all the deliciousness (and none of the post-delicious-eating-throwing-up).  Thanks to Whole Foods for the recipe (which I only modified slightly).  I'd had the WF mousse made with tofu and wasnt all that impressed, but this one?  OUT OF THIS WORLD.  I made it tonight.  YUM!

Vegan Chocolate Mousse

3/4 cup raw cashews
20 pitted dates
15oz pureed butternut squash
3/4 - 1 cup chocolate coconut milk
1/4c unsweetened dark chocolate powder
1tsp vanilla extract

Soak the cashews and dates in hot water for 2 hours (with my run and needing to go to the market, mine soaked for almost 4 hours and this worked GREAT).  Drain well.  In a food processor (or high powdered blender), process the cashews, dates, butternut squash, and 3/4 cup of the coconut milk until smooth.  Add the cocoa and the vanilla (and up to 1/4 cup of additional chocolate coconut milk if you need it), and process until the mixture becomes the proper chocolate mousse consistency.

8 servings/300 calories each

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi I found your blog on grieve out loud. So sorry for your sweet babies had to go to heaven. I gave birth 1-24 -12 To Jonathan 20 weeks stillborn. Just wanted to say thanks for sharing your story, it is so nice to read how other moms have gone through loss, that I am not alone in my grief. Beautiful baby ALL of them!
Blessing and hugs sent your way.