Today’s testimonial of What Kids Love from Blissful Bites comes from Carissa from Mama in the Kitchen. Her and her family eat high raw and come cooked foods. She recently posted on her blog about all the yummy recipes she tried. Knowing that she had a son I was dying to know what HE thought of the food. Here is what her son and her hubby had to say. It just so happens that the recipes in Blissful Bites are not just kid-approved, they are hubby-approved as well!
My family has had a wonderful time trying the recipes in Blissful Bites! My son and husband loved the gluten-free savory biscuits. My son spread some raw fruit jam on it and exclaimed “Yummy!” My husband thought the consistency was wonderful and he couldn’t believe it was gluten free. The same for the gluten-free banana pancakes! We never tried an all rice flour pancake and these had such a good texture too. My son said, “Mama! These are better than your other gluten-free (with garbanzo and fava bean flour) ones!”
The peanut sauce was mild, tasty and very family friendly! “Let’s have these again!” they said, as they poured some over their veggies. We also loved the lemon-roasted asparagus. My son isn’t keen on asparagus, but as soon as he had a bite, he said, “Mama! These aren’t bad at all!”
We are highly raw at our house, so I am always on the look out for Raw Vegan recipes that we love. We had to try your strawberry-mint limeade and heavenly raw chocolate mousse. The limeade was delicious! It was gone as soon as I served it. Not surprisingly, the mousse was a big hit with my son. We used raw carob instead of raw cacao powder and I think my son slipped in an extra date. He hardly helps me around the kitchen… but he was more than willing to be my helper for another batch of these (take a look at the photos)!
Heavenly Raw Chocolate Mousse
This is a chocolaty dessert that you don’t have to feel guilty for eating! Avocados make the base for this mousse instead of heart clogging butter, cream, and eggs. We use raw cacao, which is chocolate in its natural unprocessed state.
12 dates, soaked for 2 hours and pitted, or 1 cup maple syrup
2 ripe avocados, pitted
1/3 cup raw cacao powder (or carob powder)
1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
Pinch of sea salt
5 strawberries, sliced (when in season or use other seasonal fruit)
First blend dates in a food processor until they become a paste, adding a touch of the soaking water if necessary. Scoop out avocado meat with a spoon and add with the rest of the ingredients to the food processor, except the berries. Blend until smooth. Be sure to scrap the edges of the bowl a few times to incorporate everything. Taste and add maple syrup if you want it sweeter.
Serve in a martini glass with sliced strawberries on top.
Carissa Leventis-Cox is an author, blogger, culinarian, nutrition therapist, but most of all a wife and mama, who is passionate about fresh, organic, in season, unprocessed and unadulterated vegan food. Through her blog, Mama in the Kitchen, and she ain’t cookin’!, she shares information and recipes with other parents on how to create a disease-free, healthy life by adding more raw fruits and vegetables into their family’s diets.
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