Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate mousse has always been one of my favorite desserts but it’s one that I rarely treat myself to.  I love how thick and creamy the texture is and how rich the flavors are.  

So how was I going to recreate one of my favorite dessert without dairy?  Simple, coconut milk!  But this recipe doesn’t have a hint of coconut flavor, it’s all sweet chocolate, and it’s absolutely divine!

What You’ll Need:

1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup + a little extra, sugar or to taste

What You'll Do:

Open the coconut milk, pour into bowl. (Don’t shake the can before opening.)  Place it in the fridge uncovered overnight to thicken.  Once thick, whip in your cocoa, vanilla, and sugar with an electric mixer Stored uncovered in the fridge, the mixture gets even thicker.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Kale Chips

We have so much Kale in our garden and are having fun trying out new recipes with it.  So what do with all that Kale?  Make Kale chips, of course!

What You’ll Need:

A bunch of kale, washed and thoroughly dried
1 -2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt, for sprinkling
Nutritional yeast, for sprinkling (optional but good)

What You’ll Do:

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F.

Tear the kale from the ribs in to pieces.  In a large bowl drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.  Toss thoroughly.  Lay kale on a baking sheet and bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. 

Serve as finger food.