Did You Know?

Did you know??
Although using avocados and bananas are all the buzz now to get soft and shiny hair, all it will get you is a messy kitchen and bathroom. These products are great to help your hair for one day, but the proteins in them are way too big for your hair to absorb. And unless you are going to use them each day (yikes!), then you should head to a beauty supply store and check out some Vegan products that use "hydrolyzed" proteins - proteins from avocados and bananas that actually are small enough to help your hair.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Mint Mousse

This mousse is a light and delicious way to end any dinner. And it's pretty simple, too.

You need a double boiler for this recipe. (If you don't have one, simply fill on 2-qt pan with water, and let it boil. Then place a smaller pan inside of it). You'll also need a blender/mixer for this one.

1 package silken tofu
6 semi-sweet vegan baking squares (about 1 cup chocolate chips)
1 teaspoon margarine (Earth Balance works well)
1 teaspoon peppermint or mint extract*
2 tablespoons non-dairy milk of your choice
1 Peppermint Candy Cane for garnishing

Put tofu in mixer and set aside
Using a double boiler, melt the margarine completely. Then add the chocolate and melt. Make sure not to burn it.
When it is entirely melted, add the extract. Stir.
At this point, taste the chocolate. If it is not as sweet as you like, add a little simple syrup - especially if you are using unsweetened chocolate instead of semi-sweet.
When you are satisfied with the mix, add it into the mixer with the tofu.
Add the soy milk and mix well - make sure the tofu is entirely incorporated.
Pour into serving dished (wine glasses work also if you don't have fancy custard dessert cups) and refrigerate overnight.
To serve, garnish with peppermint stick.

*If you're not that into mint, you can try different extracts. Almond, vanilla, hazelnut and coffee are a few of our favorites.

Caloric Info
Servings 6
Total Fat: 26.1 grams
Sat Fat: 10.1 grams
Polyunsat. Fat 4.7 grams
Monosat. Fat: 9.7 grams
Cholesterol: 0 grams
Sodium: 430.1 mg
Potassium: 447.4 mg
Carbs: 13.6 grams
Dietary Fiber: 5.1 grams
Sugar: 2.0 grams
Protein: 15.1grams

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