Valentine’s Day Made Easy



Valentine's Dessert Vegan EaseLaura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease: An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet, offers more than 130 delicious, vegan recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, each complete with nutritional analysis. Enhanced by over 200, full-color photographs, each recipe is ranked with an Ease-Factor to make it easy to choose recipes that fit into any busy schedule.

Valentine’s Day presents the perfect time to host a festive meal for family and friends. I like to finish the meal with a flourish, by serving a rich tasting, but healthy, chocolaty dessert. (Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate!)

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Mousse is a super creamy and delightful mousse that will please the chocolate and peanut butter fans at your table. Piped into small dishes, this is one special treat that is sure to satiate and impress your guests! Bonus: The recipe takes under 10 minutes to put together. Now that’s “Vegan-Ease!” Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Peanut Butter-Chocolate Mousse

Makes 4 to 6 servings / Ease Factor 1

½ cup nondairy milk

1 block (14 to 16 ounces) firm regular tofu, drained and cubed

3 heaping tablespoons smooth peanut butter

¼ cup vegan powdered sugar

½ cup vegan dark chocolate chips

Heat the nondairy milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until steaming hot but not boiling. Put the tofu, peanut butter and sugar in a blender container, then add the chocolate chips. Pour in the steaming hot nondairy milk and process until completely smooth. Spoon or pipe the mixture into dessert dishes and refrigerate 4 to 24 hours. Serve chilled.

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Photo Credit: Hannah Kaminsky

 

There you have it, Valentine’s Day made easy with this recipe from the Jazzy Vegetarian, Laura Theodore. Get more delicious vegan recipes from her new cookbook, Vegan-Ease, and check out her website. Follow Laura on Twitter @jazzyvegetarian and like her on Facebook.