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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, October 10, 2011

Good Monday Morning to you . .


You know I had to do that didn't you?


This sounds really good to me - what do you think?
Feed Your Face: Good-for-Your-Skin Chocolate Mousse

Have a chocolate craving? Make this skin-friendly, easy chocolate mousse recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth.

By Dr. Jessica Wu

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If you love chocolate, here’s good news for you: Dark chocolate is high in flavonols, which are antioxidants that have been shown to help fight sun damage. However, many foods that contain chocolate (like milk chocolate and packaged cookies) are high in sugar and dairy, which have been linked to acne breakouts. The next time you get a chocolate craving, try making this yummy sugar-free, dairy-free, vegan chocolate mousse. The recipe comes from my friend Jeanette, a private chef who recently made it for a certain famous blond beauty on the set of her new movie:

Two 8 ounce bars of unsweetened chocolate
¼ of a small whole, fresh red chili pepper, chopped very fine
Maple syrup, agave, or honey to taste (if desired)
½ block extra firm tofu (find it in the refrigerated section of the grocery store)
Garnish (fresh raspberries, sliced strawberries)

Melt chocolate over very low heat with 2 tbsp of water, stirring frequently. (You can also use a double boiler.) Add the chopped chili pepper a little at a time, to taste, and stir well. Don’t be afraid of the chili — the heat goes away when you mix it with the chocolate, but it adds a richer flavor. Add maple syrup, agave, or honey to taste, if desired, and stir well.

In a blender, blend tofu until very smooth and creamy. Stir the chocolate mixture into the tofu, and continue blending until very smooth and creamy. Keep tasting and add more syrup if desired. Pour into shot glasses. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Garnish with berries if desired. Makes approximately 12 shot glasses.

Now you know tofu is soy beans - and I am a picky eater - but tofu has no taste - and it has a great consistency - it actually takes on the taste of what it is with - that means more chocolate.

I'm going to make these myself.

Thought for the day:

If you want to fell secure, do what you already know how to do.

But if you want to grow . . . go to the cutting edge of your competence, which means a temporary loss of security.

So . . . whenever you don’t quite know what you are doing, know that you are growing.




PS I 'm really late reading your posts - have a LOT of wrapping to do this weekend - but I'll get to them! sandie

44 comments:

laurie said...

really cute cartoon,, this is quite a healthy chocolate desert,,except I'm not a tofu lover.I would try it though,,

blueviolet said...

Those treats do sound good, but I had to scroll down below the butt before I could think about eating anything. lol

Jeanie said...

There is nothing like a witch's bum to start the morning right..LOL!

Kim said...

I always knew chocolate was good for you! :)
Nice moon btw.

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the moonage!

Sandra said...

make mine with 4 chocolate bars please. happy wrappin

Jill said...

LOL! Love the moon!

I'd have to try that mousse without knowing what it was, I think...

Remington said...

Beth LOVES chocolate! But she said I can't have any....is that fair?

Pondside said...

....the cutting edge of my competence - I love that thought!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love the witch! You know I love chocolate! Have a great Monday!
hugs, Linda

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

LOL The moon shot is hilarious! And I love chocolate! Have a good day!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Cute cartoon...I love chocolate mouse. I am always late reading blogs too. Like your signature

Flora said...

Sounds delicious...and we eat tofu...so I'm good with that...especially with the chocolate in it!

silverthoughts2 said...

Maybe I'll try to make this for my Mom one day, I'll just have hide the ingredients because I don't think she'd go for the pepper OR the tofu. lol

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

It sounds great. I made a tofu stir fry last night w/ broccoli and mushrooms over rice. It's one of our favorites - I always keep tofu on hand just for that!

Retired Knitter said...

I am so far behind in reading blog posts and I finally open yours up and what do I see???

A mooning witch!!!! GREAT!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That's good to know about dark chocolate since I ate two and a half bars last night and polished off the other half this morning. LOL!

XO,

Sheila

Betsy from Tennessee said...

That's a very healthy chocolate dessert, Sandie... My hubby eats one piece of dark chocolate everyday for his health...

Don't work too hard....
Hugs,
Betsy

Raindrops and Daisies said...

That witch and her bottom
nearly made me choke on my tea
I laughed so much!!!!




x

Karen Lange said...

That recipe looks wonderful. I may have to try it. Thanks! :)

SweetMarie said...

The cartoon is a hoot!
You know...I love chocolate! Yummy! I will have to make this!
I tend to start my baking at around Halloween.

Susan said...

Hahahahahaha Oh Sandie. That was FUN-NEE Great job. Happy Halloween to you, moon and all! Susan

Sush said...

Great post, Sandie! I love the 'Full Moon', it sort of reflects the way I've been feeling lately!

Might try out the recipe with my new appliances when they arrive.

Hugs~

Thisisme. said...

Hi Chatty! The witch showing her bottom is so funny!! Over here it's National Chocolate Week this week, so your post is very timely!!

Michaele said...

Oh you are a hoot!

Eva Ason said...

Good Monday Evening to you ;)
That "moon" picture made me laughing so hard, still giggling away here. Did someone say Chocolate?! I love chocolate. Enjoy your day my friend!

Hugs x

The Boston Lady said...

Tofu scares me! But this sounds quite yummy and perhaps worth a try. Any stats on calories or carbs with this?

Loved the full moon at the beginning! Ann

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

My goodness, but this like a SoGoodie ToFuti! I might like ToFu like this. You are soooo right....gotta have a Full Moonie for Halloween...LOL!!!

Ann said...

Now see I knew that chocolate was goof for me :)

Belle said...

Finally! Someone with a bigger bum than mine. The chocolate looks yummy.

Together We Save said...

You are so funny!!

Nezzy said...

Hey girl, if's it's chocolate...it's gotta be good for ya...right???

Ya had me rollin' with the witches 'full moon'! Heeeheheh....

God bless ya and enjoy this beautiful week!! :o)

Leontien said...

haha!

But i am not sure about the chocolate! I like it in my mouth better i think ;-)!!!

big hugs
Leontien

Crystal Mary said...

Ray is crazy for chocolate and we always have tons in the fridge.
YUMMY xxxxx

Carol said...

Love the cartoon!

Janie said...

What is not to love about chocolate?! Your cartoons are pretty funny. You devote a lot of time to your blog. How do you keep up?

Debbie said...

I'm late getting around to posts, too. For me, the problem is my internet. It has played hide and seek with me all day! UGH.

It makes me need chocolate.
Tofu chocolate? Well, why not!?!

Life 101 said...

I'm moon struck.

Angela said...

I love me some good chocolate! I won't even bother with the non brand stuff because it doesn't taste good! lol Sounds like you've had a fun busy weekend too!

Hugs,
Angela

That corgi :) said...

looks like an interesting recipe, Sandie. If you do make it, let us know how it comes out! I'm wondering how good it tastes compared to the "real thing" with chocolate!!

betty

That corgi :) said...

looks like an interesting recipe, Sandie. If you do make it, let us know how it comes out! I'm wondering how good it tastes compared to the "real thing" with chocolate!!

betty

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

How great is having a 'prescription' for chocolate?!! LOL! Amen on the growing thing! blessings ~ tanna

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Sugar free and it tastes good??? Send me some!!! Love that cartoon!!! Hope your Monday was a good one. Don't know how I missed this post yesterday!

Sharon said...

I just knew if I waited long enough, chocolate would be good for you.

Do you think they can work on potato chips and ice cream??

Oh, and yes, the cutting edge is where growth occurs. And sometimes the cutting involves a little *pruning* by the Lord!!

GOD BLESS!