Facebook Logo Twitter Logo Pinterest Logo

Nut Gourmet Blog Logo

only search Vegetarians in Paradise
VIP Bird
VIP Banner
Fill out your e-mail address to receive our newsletter!
*E-mail address:
*First Name:
Last Name:
Please let us know your location for special events:
USA:
Los Angeles:
International
(Outside USA):
Subscribe Unsubscribe
 



***************************************

Vegan for the Holidays


Vegan for the Holidays has sold out its first printing.
New copies and the Kindle Edition are still available for purchase at Amazon.


Contents
.

Translate This Page

sphere Homepage

sphere News from the Nest

sphere Vegan for the Holidays Blog

sphere Vegan for the Holidays Videos

sphere Zel Allen's NutGourmet Blog

About Us

Cookbooks

Weight Loss

Food History/Nutrition/Recipes

Awards

Nutrition Information

Los Angeles Resources

Cooking Tips/Recipes

Guest Contributors

Books/Media Reviews

Directories

sphere Archive Index

sphere Contact Us

*Privacy Policy: When you subscribe to Vegetarians in Paradise (vegetarian e-zine) your email address will not be sold or rented, and will only be used to let you know in an email what's new in our monthy web magazine.

All the world is nuts about

    What's in The Nut Gourmet

The Nutty Gourmet

Vegetarians in Paradise
 Vegetarian Cooking with Zel


For the finishing touch to a special Valentine meal, you can't beat a romantic sweet treat like a chocolaty mousse. This one is enhanced with a touch of coffee to give it a delicious spark and then it's topped with a fresh fruity sauce to make the heart flutter with sweet romance. After all, it's Valentine's Day.

Cappuccino Mousse

CAPPUCCINO MOUSSE WITH STRAWBERRY SAUCE

Yield: 4 servings

    1 (12.3-ounce/350g)) box extra firm silken tofu
    1/4 cup (60 ml) plus 1 tablespoon maple syrup
    3 tablespoons organic sugar
    1 tablespoon instant regular, decaffeinated coffee crystals, or coffee substitute *
    1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/4 teaspoon maple extract
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Garnishes
    4 fresh strawberries, raspberries, or cranberries
    4 tiny sprigs of mint

  1. Combine all the ingredients except the garnishes in the blender and process to a smooth creamy consistency. You may have to stop the machine several times to scrape down the sides and redistribute the ingredients to incorporate them thoroughly.
  2. Spoon into small dessert dishes and chill for at least 2 hours or longer. Just before serving, garnish each serving with a fresh strawberry and mint.

Notes:
*Natural coffee substitutes like Caffix and Roma are available in natural food markets. The regular coffee, rather than decaffeinated, offers a more definitive coffee flavor.

Consider adding a tasty sauce to turn a simple mousse into a spectacular dessert. Here are some fun toppings for the mousse:

Strawberry or Raspberry Sauce

    2 cups (480 ml) quartered fresh strawberries or raspberries, mashed
    1/4 cup (60 ml) organic sugar
    1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

    1 tablespoon cornstarch
    1 tablespoon water

  1. Combine the berries, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a 2-quart (2 liter) saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl or cup and mix until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the bubbling berries, stirring constantly for about 1 minute until the mixture thickens. Turn off the heat and allow the sauce to cool.
  3. Spoon enough sauce over the mousse to form a 1/2-inch (12.7 cm) layer and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Cranberry Topping

    1 cup (240 ml) fresh cranberries
    3 tablespoons organic sugar
    2 tablespoons water
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a 1-quart (1 liter) saucepan and cook over high heat, stirring frequently for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes until most of the cranberries have popped open and the liquid in the pan has evaporated.
  2. Dividing the cranberry mixture evenly, spoon over the prepared mousse and chill until ready to serve.




Click here for past cookingwithzel@home.comeonin recipes


Vegetarians in Paradise

Homepage sphere Los Angeles Vegan Events Calendar sphere Our Mission sphere The Nut Gourmet sphere Vegan for the Holidays sphere Vegan for the Holidays Videos sphere Vegetarians in Paradise Diet sphere Vegan Survival Kit sphere News from the Nest sphere Vegan Recipe Index sphere Los Angeles Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants sphere Vegan Basics 101 sphere Protein Basics sphere Calcium Basics sphere Ask Aunt Nettie sphere VeggieTaster Report sphere Vegan Reading sphere VegParadise Bookshelf sphereHeirloom Gardening sphere Cooking with Zel sphere Dining in Paradise sphere Cooking Beans & Grains sphere On the Highest Perch sphere Road to Veganshire sphere Words from Other Birds sphere Using Your Bean sphere Ask the Vegan Athlete sphere Vegan Holiday Meals sphere Great Produce Hunt sphere Farmers' Markets sphere Natural Food Markets sphere Vegetarian Associations Directory sphere Links We Love sphere VegParadise Yellow Pages sphere Media Reviews sphere 24 Carrot Award sphere Vegetarian Food Companies sphere Archive Index sphere Contact Us

© 1999-2015 vegparadise.com