Chocolate makes me smile! It’s just that simple. And when I am smiling the world is a better place. I am reminded of a quote from one of my favorite poets and Buddhist Monk, Thich Nhat Hanh:
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
One reason to smile is this delightful Pistachio Chocolate Mousse. The recipe below comes from Eric Lechasseur and Sanae Suzuki’s vegan macrobiotic cookbook Love, Eric & Sanae. When I prepare this mousse people think I’ve spent hours fussing to create it and that also brings a smile to my face. Both because they enjoy it and because it is truly a simple dessert to make.
Pistachio Chocolate Mousse
Here’s the recipe:
24 ounces of silken firm tofu, well drained.
½ cup maple sugar
1 pinch sea salt
½ cup soy milk (unsweetened)
9 ounces grain-sweetened chocolate chips – semi sweet also works
½ cup ground pistachios
Combine maple sugar, tofu and sea salt in a food processor and process for approximately 5 minutes until creamy.
Combine soy milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan, heat at medium. Stir constantly until the chocolate has melted than transfer to the food processor.
Add vanilla extract and continue to blend for a few minutes.
Add ½ cup pistachios and process until well combined.
Transfer mixture to glass or ceramic container and chill for a few hours.
Serve in individual serving bowls topped with crushed pistachios.
As you go along your path remember….
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh
Health, Peace and Brightest Blessing