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Magic Mousse Jars

This dessert is such a winner! Not only is it visually stunning it’s deceptively easy to make. Unlike a traditional mousse made using eggs, cream and sugar this magic mousse is 100% vegan and is made using avocado, silken tofu and coconut yoghurt as the base. Stay with me! I know this combination of ingredients aren’t obvious choices for a dessert but when they are blended with rich melted dark chocolate, smooth salty peanut butter and juicy raspberries they transform into the most deliciously decadent mousse. The really fun part is the layers. Each mousse is individually layered in a jar then topped off with more raspberries, shavings of chocolate and cacao nibs. So each time you dip your spoon in you get a different combination of flavours and textures. This is the perfect dessert to make for your special someone, yourself or make ahead for a dinner party when you want to wow your guests. Magic Mousse Jars Serves – 4    Prep – 20 min    Set – 30 min     Difficulty – medium Ingredients Chocolate mousse 1 …

Watermelon & Strawberry Salad with Zingy Green Sauce

The first time I had tried a watermelon salad was at a small restaurant where I used to work. I thought they were crazy putting a watermelon salad on the menu. Who would order that? apparently everybody. It was one of the most popular dishes on the menu and we frequently sold out on balmy summer days. The salad was pretty simple. Just fresh chunks of watermelon, rocket leaves and feta drizzled with a pesto sauce but man was it good! The sweet watermelon worked perfectly with the herby sauce and the creamy feta tied everything together making it feel like more of a meal. Obviously, I’ve made my version of this salad 100% plant-based and swapped the cheese for a creamy, slightly spicy tahini sauce, added a few extra veggies for crunch and juicy strawberries because summer is all about fruit. You could also add cooked chickpeas or lentils if you want something more substantial. Not only is this salad a match made in flavour heaven it’s also a  perfect nutritional partnership. The vitamin C from the fruit …