Whoa, I’m glad this Monday is over! Not a super way to start the week scrambling and rushing to a dentist appointment I forgot about. I want the weekend back. Oh well, how about just revisiting it with an awesome raw chocolate mint frosted brownie I created for Father’s Day? But first an insane salad creation that not even hubby would try, but I really enjoyed.
That is coated in sauerkraut and Kristen’s Hemp Seed Curry sauce. I first created the salad and coated it in leftover hemp curry sauce, then curiously noticed the fresh sauerkraut container in my fridge. After some quick googling confirming the flavors would be edible together, I lobbed it in and thoroughly tossed. Wow! spicy curry actually complimented the sauerkraut nicely making a mellow, but punchy flavor. If you’re feeling daring, I highly recommend it!
My dad has is a huge fan of anything mint chocolate – ice cream, cake, candy – it’s all good. There’s a chocolate mint plant blowing up in our garden.
And a freezer full of almond milk pulp to use up. So I recipe surfed for inspiration and came up with this:
Almond Mint Chocolate Brownies
- 3 cups almond pulp
- 3/4 cup carob powder
- 1 cup pitted dates
- 25 mint leaves
- 1/4 tsp. pink salt
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
Process almond pulp, carob powder, mint leaves, salt and maple syrup in a food processor until well mixed. Add dates as food processor is running and process until mixture is evenly mixed and sticky. Press mixture into a 9″ brownie pan or cake pan.
- 1/4 cup carob powder
- 2 avocados
- 3/4 agave nectar
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1 tbsp. vanilla
Blend all ingredients in a blender and evenly spread mixture over the brownies. Chill for 30 minutes in fridge before serving.
It makes about 9 servings and was a big hit with the family – no leftovers! The mint flavor is pretty strong, but also fresh and not too heavy.
I also threw together a huge salad with Kristen’s Miso Hemp dressing and helped my sister create a curry quinoa side for dinner. I skipped the beef roast. :-)
The dressing was wonderful, kind of a zestier, richer version of ranch. And the entire salad disappeared too. That was great, but I didn’t have leftovers. :-P