I should know by now that everything my kids say isn't always correct or true. Titus had told me he was bringing home a friend for the weekend and that he is vegan. Well, he wasn't even a vegetarian! When I asked about the confusion I was told that he claims 'vegan' for the school lunch program so he won't have to eat the scary meat they serve there. I can relate to that choice. Guess I never thought about it for our kids, I just ask that they don't eat anything with beef in it. I hope they make good choices when buying lunch at school. When we discuss it, it sounds like they do.
So the weekend didn't turn out as healthy and meat free as I had originally planned. We had spaghetti with meat sauce, elk back strap (thank you Johnson Family) bacon & eggs, and yep, chicken. Since I bought the ingredients for the vegan chocolate mousse I decided to go ahead and give it a try. My sister gave me this
recipe and it was excellent!
7 oz. semi sweet chocolate (I bought good quality bulk stuff)
3 oz. bitter chololate
12 oz. silken tofu
1/2 c. chocolate soy milk
2 tbsp. kalhua
sea salt, just a tad.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler, heat soy milk to a simmer, combine warm ingredients with remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix with a hand blender or put it all into a food processor. Mix until everything is combined and tofu is no longer recognizable. Pour into bowl and chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.
I made the mistake of tasting as I was making this. Not a good idea. It tasted like tofu. So I added about 1 more oz. chocolate, 1 more tbsp. kalhua, and a little more chocolate soy milk. It still tasted like tofu. So I poured it into a bowl and tossed it in the fridge. After dinner we brought it out and dug in. By this time the tofu had absorbed all the chocolate flavors, the mousse had set to a nice firm consistancy and it was delicious! Everyone loved it, the thumbs were up for doing this one again. I am also thinking that since I added a little more of everthing, next time I will throw in the remaining 2 oz. of tofu that was left over (the tofu I buy comes in 14 oz blocks).
This is a great lower fat recipe for the holidays. A good "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" dessert.