This recipe, like many of my others, happened purely by accident.
I made a delicious sugar-free Hot Chocolate then put the leftovers in the fridge for later. When I went to heat it up again, it was solid in state and I realized that it was as good (if not better) than the Hot Chocolate.
Because I like really easy recipes, I did some simple tweaks and this Chocolate Mousse was born. And has been a HIT everytime I bring it with me to parties.
Some things to know:
I make in a Vitamix—I haven’t tried it in a regular blender so I can’t guarantee what it will turn out like (a friend did it and said it was good, another said it never hardened...but that's because she used unrefined coconut oil ).
It makes A LOT.
8 cups to be exact.
While that may seem like a lot, when you try it, you will be glad that you have so much. What I typically do is portion out 1 cup servings and have one (or two, lol) each day.
if you want to make less (why would you want to do that?),...
Go to any restaurant and order a creamy soup and guaranteed it has some form of dairy in it.
Because most chefs don’t realize that you can make soup “creamy” without adding in the dairy.
Which is so annoying for those of us who can’t have dairy.
(I think I should go on a mission to educate restaurants on how to make non-dairy soups…seriously, if the soups don’t have dairy then they have gluten in it…what’s a girl with food sensitivities to do? Oh yeah, make my own--it’s better anyway :) )
How do I make “creamy” soups without the cream? Using oats is one little fantastic secret I learned at The Natural Gourmet and I swear by it.
This soup is sooooo delicious, easy and satisfying. It will quickly become your autumn/winter favorite like it is mine!
What’s Amazing About This Soup?
Carrots--Sweet and grounding this crunchy little powerhouse of deliciousness is packed with beta-carotene that is not only good...
If you are into Chili and would like to try something different than the standard meat, this is the recipe for you.
I’m pretty much a wimp when it comes to spice (and that is putting it mildly) so I think It is a bit spicier than I like BUT everyone I’ve made it for thinks it's fine. If you like the heat, feel free to turn it up a notch.
AND--this makes a HUGE Batch. I like to cook 1x and eat many times--feel free to make it how it is and then put some in the freezer or make half the batch.
What’s Amazing About This Dish?
Quinoa--Talking about Fiber isn’t so sexy but when your body is getting enough fiber it certainly feels sexy. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains, which helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes.
Black Beans--Balancing blood sugars is always a smart decision. The protein and fiber in Black Beans help to keep the rate of movement in the digestive tract steady and stable, keeping...