...Or should I say Happy Belated Valentines? In any event, I hope yours was a great one, spent with that special someone(s) in your life.
I was very fortunate to get a double V-day whammy! On Friday night, Darwin and I headed an hour away to get the festivities started with good friends, Marcy and Andy. It was fondue time! Yee Haw! I brought a raw caesar salad, and we made a cheese fondue complete with all kinds of dipping items. I considered bringing cheddar cheese dip for myself, but decided to just go with the salad and "extra" dessert ...hehehe
Here's my Caesar Dressing
, created quite some time ago, but it's still my fave - there's often a jar of it in my fridge! I don't often like black pepper in my food, but in this case, I think it helps to "make" it! 🙂
2 medium avocados
½ c cashews
½ c water
¼ c lemon juice
¼ c olive oil
2.5 tbs acv
2 tbs nutritional yeast
1-2 tsp sea salt
1-2 tsp black pepper
2 medium cloves garlic
1 large date
Blend all ingredients until smooth, starting with the lower amount of salt and pepper. Taste, and reseason if needed.
½ cup brazil nuts
½ cup cashews
1 tsp nutritional yeast
1 small clove garlic, minced
¼- ½ tsp sea salt
Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until almost ground and crumbly. I keep a jar of this stuff on hand in the freezer for easy access.
Now what would Valentines be without chocolate? I made raw chocolate fondue, and served it with: bananas, strawberries, oranges, dates, walnuts, almonds, and my raw chocolate chip cookies. Yum yum, it was fun and messy - love it!
The fondue was made out of: cacao powder, cacao butter, agave, vanilla bean, and thick cashew milk. The bananas and oranges were definately my favourite....Mmmm, just thinking about it makes me salivate, LOL.
I got the gang to sit pretty for this pic while they enjoyed choccie goodness 🙂
On Real Vday, I was showered with the basket of flowers (above) from my hunny 🙂 He knows exactly the colours I like. We had a wonderfully quiet day together - MORE caesar salad for dinner with baked spaghetti squash and raw tomato sauce...and chocolate/fruit for dessert. Couldn't have asked for anything more! How did YOU spend your Valentines Day?