...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.
Parmesan Cheese 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?