darkness……avocado chocolate mousse

Really feeling tired this week, I can feel the weather is changing. It’s getting darker and colder. When I wake up I want to stay in bed, but the day will start…. the children has to get breakfast, Kaya has to go to school and so on. But what I really doing more often now is cooking/baking with the children, nice for the darker days, when you have to be more inside the house. Yesterday we made some nice raw desert, chocolate mousse with avocado. Kaya liked to make it and we liked to taste it….

Ingredients avocado chocolate mousse for 2-4 persons
1-1 1/2 avocado
6 dried dates
2 teaspoons of raw cacoa
1-2 teaspoons of water
1 tablespoon of agave syrup
120 gram of (frozen)fruit, I had a mix with raspberries and blueberries, some fruit for garnish

a food processor
some nice bowls

How to make…….
Get your child and give him/her a spoon, let them scoop out the green of the avocado. In the meanwhile you can weight the fruits and put them in a bowl. So they can put it into the food processor together with the fruits. Get a spoon and put in the food processor the raw cacao and the water and at last the dried dates and agave syrup.
The food processor is ready to be used, your child love to push the  bottom and love the noise it will give after pushing the button. Mix the ingredients very well till it’s smooth. And voila the mousse is ready put them into the bowls and I put the mousse in the fridge for 30 minutes and when I got it out of the fridge for the dessert, I sprinkled on top some grated dried coconut and some fruit.


Stormy weather…….adukibean-pie

Already time for another Japanese recipe, again from the book written by Yasuko fukuoka (Fresh Japanese)
While the wind is blowing outside, really stormy, I am enjoying the taste of the pie I didn’t imagine it could have a nice taste. Beans are really beans and more savoury, why would you put this in a pie?
In the midday I crashed all the nuts I had laying here, and they were many little hazelnuts and I needed 150 gram, but the time was to be in the house, with the children singing children songs and hearing the woooossh outside!Oh and I didn’t make the 150 gram so I put some sesame seed instead of the nuts, it was a success
Anyway you must try this at home, it is easy to make and I even made my own puffed rice, recipe you will find also!

Ingredients for the adukibean-pie  (anko to kinomi pai)For the filling
200 gram of cooked adukibeans (I used dried ones I soaked overnight and cooked for 1 1/2 hour)
2 decilitre water
80 grams of rice syrup (she used sugar)
150 grams of roasted mixed nuts finally chopped (I used hazelnuts, almonds and sesame seed)     For the crust
50 grams of oat flakes
20 grams of puffed rice*
2 1/2 tablespoon of water
3 tablespoons of rice syrup
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon of Himalaya salt
80 gram of spelt meal (she used flour)

a saucepan with some oil
a spring 20 cm diameter
a cooking pan for cooking the beans
a bowl
a frying pan
food processor
an oven
a skinner

How to begin…..
You must crush/shell the nuts? do this first and roast them immediately in a frying pan and set aside
First you cook the beans (after they are cooked 1 1/2 hour) in 2 decilitre water, poor in the rice syrup and stir well. Put the fire higher and throw in the salt, make it like a creamy mass. Put the fire of when this happened.

Time to make the crust get the oat flakes and puffed rice and put them in the food processor and crush them in smaller parts, not too small when it getting like crumble dough.
Get the bowl and poor in the rice syrup,2 1/2 tablespoon of water, oil,salt. Mix well. When it’s mixed well poor in the oat flakes and puffed rice and mix again well till it’s like a dough set aside for ten minutes.

Get the spring and oil the spring, the dough you put in the spring and make also some sides with the dough, so you get a ‘tray’. You do this with your fingers.Bake the crust for 15 minutes in a oven at 230 degrees Celsius.

When the crust is ready, take the crust out of the spring, put in the adukibean mixture and sprinkle with the nuts!
I can say enjoy this with some nice Japanese green tea.

*puffed rice
Get some rice (in this recipe 20 grams) I took dessert rice, put I am sure you can do with all rice. Cook the rice in water, till the rice is soft and ready to be eaten.
But no, you won’t eat it. You will dry the rice (I had to bake a bread in the oven so I putted the rice in the oven, you can also wait a day and put the rice into the sun)
When the rice is dry again, you get a saucepan, put in some oil for frying and get a skinner where you put the rice on, when the oil is 175 degrees Celsius, you put in the rice very shortly. You see the rice is getting twice as big, don’t let them turn brown! Take out when they aren’t growing any more. Now you have puffed rice, very easy to make

Number 100…..panna cotta di orange!

yes it’s my 100st blogpost, it goes so quick and I must say every day I get more proud on my blog.
I have new plans for this blog, I want to translate it into Dutch because my friends like it when it is in their own language. I hope when I translate it I reach more people, so more people eat more plant-based food. So we all can save the world at least it’s a good way to start….This summer I want to experiment more with making ice-creams, make more pies and want to read much more about the garden, really I hope to make it come true….
Anywayz…. a good dessert after a nice diner is always a celebration, it make the diner complete, I ate some panna cotta at joe’s garage, I never ate before. And now I made my own one, the origin of panna cotta is Italy. Hope you will enjoy, it’s tasty and jelly

The recipe for panna cotta di orange (4-8 persons it depends how big you make the pieces)
200 millilitres of oat cuisine
300 millilitres of almond milk
2 grams of agar agar
1/2 tablespoon of orange zest (organic, otherwise you really get ‘poisoned’)
1/2 tablespoon of lemon zest (organic)
1 vanilla bean (take the inside of the bean out, the sticky stuff with a knife)
70 grams of date syrup (if you use other syrup you won’t get a brown colour)

a saucepan
a whipper
a nice glaze bowl to put the mixture in to get hardened (so also the shape it will get, my was 18 centimetres and round)
a fridge

How to make..
Get the saucepan, and poor in the oat cuisine, almond milk and agar-agar, whisk well while you are heating the pan. Bring it to a boil.
When it’s boiling low down the fire and poor in the other ingredients, whisk again very well.
Get the glaze bowl and poor in the mixture, set aside to cool down (it’s still watery). When it’s lukewarm you can put the bowl in the fridge for 3 hours. This is the time for the panna cotta to get jelly and hard. So in the meanwhile make your diner, or have a walk…Or write a new post 😉
3 hours later you will have a delicious panna cotta di orange, I took a butterfly cutter and made a nice shape out of the jelly, you can make each shape you like, or just cut it like a pie.
Also I decorate the butterfly with some slices of orange and lemon. On top I sprinkled some dried grated coconut. and qui è…..a beautiful dessert

Bon appetit and up to the next 100 posts!

enjoy the flavour…taste the raw chocolate mousse

Funny to see my little boy eating his first fruit, now he is already 6 months it goes so extremely fast. His first taste was mango, I thought this must be great to taste after the breast-milk!
To look at his face he was really confused, must I like this?, how do I eat this (imagine it was totally pureed and really smooth)?
I think I cannot imagine how strange it is to get the first taste of something, but I must say with this chocolate mousse I made, it’s in a good direction to a new smoothy taste.
So if you want to have a nice desert I would say taste this kind of mousse, I would say yammie and maybe if you like the rice/soya whipped cream put it on top as a decoration (but I don’t think it’s raw ) I have no idea, it’s not heated so maybe yes it’s allowed)

Here is the recipe for 4 persons*
3/4 cup grinded walnuts
3 bananas
1/2 cup of dates (soaked in water for 20 minutes) in the recipe they used medjool (I used the cheapest little one)
1/4 cup of datesyrup
some dried grated cocos
1 stick of vanilla (cut/grasp out the soft inside of the stick)
1/4 cup of water
1/2 cup of raw cacao-powder
Maybe if you like 1 tablespoon of orange zest (or some pinches of chillipowder or mint leaves, but this you must test on your own if you like)

so the tools are:
a foodprocessor
4 cute bowls to make the dessert beautiful

let’s start…
Get the dates, date-syrup and vanilla and put them into the foodprocessor and mix. After this is smooth, you are ready to put in the bananas, water and raw cacao-powder.
At last you put in the walnuts and maybe if you like some orange zest (like 1 tablespoon) or some grated coconut.
Get the bowls and serve the mousse into the bowls, decorate them with some grated coconut and walnuts. And as finishing touch some banana-slices
Really me and my friend enjoyed this very much!

Enjoy and feel the chocolate taste melting in your mouth 😉

*based on the recipe from the vegan scoop

eating raw chocolate balls while it’s raining outside

so no story, but just a recipe. I like to bake/cook discover new food, when it’s raining outside and this I made before but I didn’t post on my blog yet. But really this is delicious and raw! So make sure you buy raw cacao, you don’t know the difference? Raw cacao isn’t burned before it’s grind into powder, normal cacao is! And they say it’s really a superfood. Rich of antioxidants….
So here is the recipe based on the recipe from Jennifer Cornbleet….(raw for dessert)

ingredients for  about 18 chocolate balls
1/3 cup of coconut oil
8 unpitted dates, she said 4 medjool dates, but I didn’t have
1 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup of date syrup
1/4 cup of grated coconut
3 teaspoons of orange zest (organic)

a bowl
a saucepan
a spatula
a food processor
some spoons

So it will take approx 2 1/2 hour to make this delicious raw balls
Lets start immediately, put the saucepan on fire and fill with water, bring the water to a boil, put off the heat and get the bowl (with coconut oil inside ) and put the bowl in the water together with the unpitted dates. Let stand and soak for 20 minutes.
Get the food processor put in the date syrup, the date with coconut oil, orange zest and 3/4 cup of raw cacao-powder. Mix very well, put the mixture with a spatula in a bowl and set aside for 1 hour in the fridge!
now get the mixture out of the refrigerator and make little balls from the mixture with a spoon. Do it quickly because if you have the balls to long in your hands it will heat up and your hands get full of chocolate (nice to have a taste of it before it’s ready ;))
If you made the balls you can roll them in the rest of the cacao powder or in the grated coconut (the coconut is really my favourite, she said you can try also curry powder instead of cacao or grated coconut, or put some cayenne and a 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in the mixture)
Now they are ready put them on a nice plate again in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour….then they are ready for consumption nice with tea or just after a good diner! (you can keep them for 1 week in the fridge)
Enjoy and do not eat too much because they are filling and otherwise you get sickly, at least I do 🙂

Bon appetite