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Emotional Eating

It’s not new information that food and emotions are connected. Who hasn’t lost their appetite after some bad news? Or eaten more than they should, to heal a broken heart? Or ate a whole tray (or bag) of cookies and only noticed after there was nothing left? It happens. In my previous posts about how I …

My Weight Loss Journey – Pt. 1

I have lived many lives at this point. I had many different jobs. Lived in different countries. Had different dreams and life goals. But one thing has never changed for as long as I can remember. My struggle with weight. For as long as I can remember this issue always was in my life’s spotlight. Even …

Lentil Fritters

The one thing I learned in culinary school about vegan food, other than a not so great vegan aioli, was this lentil fritters recipe. As with everything, I changed a bit the recipe (the original fritter were deep fried, which is a big no-no for me), but they still taste great and this version is much …

Bolinhos de Lentilha

A única coisa que eu aprendi sobre comida vegana no curso de gastronomia, além de um aioli não muito bom, foi essa receita de bolinho de lentilha. Como sempre, eu mudei um pouco a receita (o bolinho original era frito, algo que eu não como), mas ainda assim eles são muito saborosos e essa versão é bem mais …

Tahini

There are some recipes that are so incredibly simple to make, yet it takes us forever to actually make it. That’s the case of tahini. I needed it to use in another recipe, and I had a lot of sesame seeds, so I decided to make it. Two ingredients, a food processor, and you’re done! Simple, …

Tahini

Algumas coisas são tão simples de fazer, mas que sempre falta coragem pra fazer. É o caso do tahini. Eu precisava pra usar em outra receita e eu tinha um monte de gergelim, então eu decidi fazer. Dois ingredientes, um processador e pronto! Simples,  saudável e delicioso! Eu peguei a receita original aqui e é tão simples que eu nem mudei a …

Brownies Raw

A primeira vez que eu fiz e experimentei brownies raw eu me surpreendi. Eu não acreditei que eu tinha vivido até então sem saber disso. A receita é feita em menos de 5 minutos, leva 4 ingredientes e é deliciosa. Dá pra ser melhor? Sim! É sem açúcar, sem glúten e sem lactose. O que …

Raw Brownies

The first time I made and ate raw brownies I was in awe. I couldn’t believe I had lived for so long without knowing about this. The recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, has 4 ingredients and it’s delicious. Could this be any better? Yes! It’s sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy free. That means …

The cheap way to weight loss

A lot of people believe that weight loss is an expensive process that requires a lot of money and special products and services. While some require medical support, most people are healthy and can solve all their weight issues with a balanced diet and exercise. I am usually very skeptical and I don’t like to …

Chocolate dates mousse

Chocolate mousse

One of the hardest things about having good eating habits is that sugar is almost impossible to replace. I believe most sweeteners are as hazardous to the body as sugar, so I just keep away from them.

Looking in retrospect, I can see clearly that I was a sugar addict. I was an emotional eater and sugar was my drug of choice. So even after I stopped eating sugar, sometimes I still crave something sweet – after all, I’m a woman and PMS is real.

In one of this days I was really craving chocolate, but since I don’t buy it anymore, I had to do with what I had at home. After doing some research I found a few recipes, but as always they had too many ingredients or steps, so I simplified it and reduced to three ingredients. It takes less than 5 minutes to make and it is really delicious and vegan.

Enough talking. Here is the recipe:

Cocoa powder, pitted dates, and coconut milk

Chocolate-date Mousse

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups dates about 400g
  • 1 cup coconut milk (or any liquid of your choice)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • Place the dates in a bowl and soak it with warm water for a couple minutes (you don't need to do this, but it makes much easier to process them).
    Soaking dates
  • Process the dates with the coconut milk and cocoa powder until it's uniform and it reaches a mousse texture.
    Chocolate mousse in the food processor
  • I don't believe in strict recipes so if you want to modify it, add only half of the liquid and keep adding until it reaches the desired texture. You can also add more cocoa powder if you like a more bitter flavor.
  • That's it!
Keyword sugar-free, vegan
Chocolate dates mousse

You can use them as a cupcake topping, serve it with brownies and/or fruit, or just eat it on its own.