Meatless Monday Makes a Comeback
Does anyone remember when I did Meatless Monday recipes each Monday of the week way back when? ;)
Looking back, I realized I created some pretty amazing recipes…
There’s much more on my Food page, but these were just some of my favourites!
I was reminded of my love for creating recipes for Meatless Monday when reading a recent post written by my lovely friend, Caitlin. She mentioned in her post that, even though she is a meat eater, she still loves venturing out to enjoy vegetarian or vegan meals. I can definitely agree with her. I love tofu, tempeh, and other various plant-based proteins, but I definitely do not have them as much as I would like. I changed that when I went to the grocery store this week, though :)
I thought it would be fun to try making a tofu dessert, so I bought a package of firm tofu, went to the kitchen, and got to work! ;)
Obviously, I took out my Magic Bullet (my all time favourite kitchen tool) and created a chocolate tofu mousse inspired by this recipe.
Chocolate Orange Tofu Mousse
Makes one serving
170 grams firm tofu
3 TBSP almond milk
1 TBSP cocoa powder
1/2 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/4 tsp ground cardamom
12 drops NuNaturals Orange Liquid Stevia
Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Chill in refrigerator before serving.
This is definitely the most decadent recipe I’ve created yet. It was so rich and smooth. The flavour reminded me exactly like that of a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Remember those?
I really hope you give this recipe a try. I was surprised how smooth the firm tofu got. It was truly incredible and I am currently working on some new flavour combinations to share with you soon :)
Now that I’ve shared the recipe that I’ve been itching to share with you all weekend (ok, it was only since Saturday, but it feels like an eternity) I have to update you on my girl! Since my last post about Cuddles, she has only progressed! She has continued to eat for us which has given her so much energy! She’s walking better, she looks more like her peppy little self, and she even started to play with me last night!
I was teasing her with a treat and all of a sudden she started jumping around just like her usual spunky self!
This is proof that praying does work! I’ve received countless comments, tweets, emails wishing Cuddles well and I cannot thank you more <3
All of our prayers have definitely been heard and my girl has a little jump in her step again :) Hopefully this continues, but, as always, I will keep you updated <3
Have a great Monday! I love you more than you know!
Are you vegetarian or vegan?
Which do you prefer tofu or tempeh? I can’t pick a favourite! I love both! Which reminds me… I will have a tempeh recipe coming soon ;)
Have you ever had a dessert made with tofu before? This was my first and I fell in love! :)