Thursday, June 20, 2013
Avocado Cacao Mousse, Jalapeno Eggplant Cakes, Tahini Dressings & Sauces
One thing I haven't have much of since going vegan (it will be a year in September) is eat a lot of sweets and/or desserts. Not that THAT is a bad thing - but as a TREAT - every once in a Blue Moon - it might be nice. It's MY OWN Fault, really, I don't bake. I did have a vegan cheesecake several months ago from the Whole Foods Co-Op in Erie, but nothing lately.
Last Night I did this Avocado Cacao Mousse. I sort of took two online recipes and meshed them together and added a little something special to it.
2 T Cacao Powder (freshly ground in my spice grinder)
2 T Agave
Squirt of Wildtree's Chocolate Syrup (Yup! It's Vegan!)
And topped with a little Wholesome Sweeteners Strawberry Agave Syrup. It was VERY sweet! VERY intense and a VERY little bit goes a LONG way! What a treat!
If you look at my full plate from last night you will see I used leftovers for the most part and added a salad! This was a HUGE and COMPLETE Meal, that is for sure! I did a thinner dressing last night for the salad. I used a tablespoon or two of Tahini, a splash of lemon juice, a little water, and a teaspoon of Wildtree's Tzatiki Seasoning. It turned out really well!
You can see I had my Stuff Peppers from earlier in the week along with the Stir Fry and a bit of salad. I also cut up some cucumbers, too! Tasty!
I used the Puree which was about 2 C worth along with 2 C of Vegan Bread Crumbs. I added a little bit of Lemon Pepper and made them into mini patties. As you can see here I did two 'well done' at high temp in my frying pan on stove top. The others were done at a lower temp. These have quite a bit of mass to them and if I were to make them a little bigger I think they would make a great Vegan Burger! But the fun doesn't stop there!