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Looking for a delicious dessert that satisfies your chocolate craving? A recipes that is decadent yet low calorie? Well, here it is! This luxurious vegan chocolate mousse doesn't require dairy or avocados to achieve the light, silky texture of a high calorie chocolate dessert. The best part? It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare, plate and serve! I taught this recipe at my Valentine's cooking class and it was simple and amazing.
Break the chocolate into small chunks and put them in a bowl set over (but not in) a small pot of barely simmering water. Stir gently until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove the bowl from the steam bath.
Toss the tofu into your food processor. Add the sugar, vanilla, salt, Grand Marnier and the chocolate, scraping the bowl to get all the mixture out. Purée until smooth and delicious. Sprinkle with the Healthy On You® Lavender Sea Salt and serve and share immediately or, if you like, spoon into individual serving dishes and chill until firmer, and hour or so.
For the whipped coconut cream: Open the can of coconut milk, taking care not to shake it. Scoop coconut cream solids into cold mixing bowl. Reserve remaining liquid for another use.
Beat coconut cream using electric mixer with chilled beaters on medium speed; turn to high speed. Beat until stiff peaks form, 7 to 8 minutes. Add sugar and vanilla extract to coconut cream; beat 1 minute more. Taste and add more sugar if desired.
*Silken tofu is not found in the refrigeration aisle of your local market. At whole Foods markets, you can find it in the Asian section.
This lavender honey chicken tastes as amazing as it looks. Prepared using my lavender sea salt, this recipe has amazing depth of flavor and a wonderful but light sweet taste. Use organic air chilled chicken for the best possible freshness. This recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal paired with a broccoli or steamed spinach.
4 Organic chicken leg quarters
½ tbsp. Healthy On You® Lavender Sea Salt
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. honey
2 sprigs fresh thyme chopped
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients except the chicken in a bowl and whisk until combines well-with a small spoon, taste the marinade to make sure it is has the right mix of salt and honey. It should not taste overly salty.
Wash and pat dry the chicken thighs and cover with entire mixture. Allow to marinate for 10 minutes refrigerated. Place the marinated chicken skin side up into the oven and cook for 20 minutes. Turn the chicken to skin side down and cook for another 10 minutes. Turn the chicken back to skin side up, baste and sprinkle with the thyme. Cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from oven and allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.
Healthy On You Recipes and cooking tips by Samantha Binkley. Many of these recipes use Samantha's 100% Organic Spice Blends that take the guess work out of cooking.