There is a major problem going on right now with Planet Earth and it is a serious issue. The earth is rotating a tad too fast and therefore the weekends are super short. This can lead to a whole lot of problems that includes,
- Headaches – Due to lack of rest and excessive work.
- Weight gain – Stress can lead to overeating and hormonal changes.
- Blurred vision – Too much time spent at the computer screen while working.
- Declining birth rate – Who has time for romance when the weekends are mostly spent sleeping away.
- Faulty Xbox – Too busy working and you have no time to play games on your Xbox.
- Memory problems – Researchers have found out that people who get little time to sleep tend to forget more. Lack of sleep can lead to structural changes in the brain that are associated with impaired memory.
These are a whole lot of problems and we definitely need a solution to this. Let’s bring our heads together people of the world! Currently, I have an idea on top of my head.
We should work every alternate day. Mondays are also known as “Monday Blues”, so we are obviously skipping Mondays. So basically we start work on Tuesdays, skip Wednesdays, work on Thursdays, skip Fridays, work on Saturdays and skip Sundays. I know I have mentioned this before, but it does not seem that my boss actually noticed, because I am still working Mondays to Fridays and sometimes Sundays too.
So yeah, the weekend literally flew, but I had fun on Saturday. Had some guests… we ate and we were laughing away while chatting about all kinds of topics. Okay, wait, they ate… we laughed. I cooked Cream of mushroom soup, Prawn Aglio E olio, hummus and a non-bake cheesecake. Wished I took pictures, but I didn’t get the time. I took pictures of dessert though, but let’s leave that for another day. At times it does not feel right to snap pictures of the food when you are having guests over for a meal. I don’t really want my guests to think that I am too over the top with my cooking. Not that I am Gordon Ramsay or something! I definitely love it when they snap pictures instead. Some of them would even upload it on Instagram and post some really flattering captions. We home cooks can do with some ego boost at times. #blush
Let’s talk about one of my most favorite ingredients in the world.
Some people shudder at the mention of avocados cause, according to them, avocados = fats and fats make you FAT. Well avocado is full of healthy fats and a great source of potassium, Vitamin K, B6 and folic acid people. 2-3 avocados a week most certainly would not make you fat.
An avocado is just like a black dress. You can wear a black dress to almost anywhere and same goes for an avocado. I’ve used them in my quesadillas, in a smoothie, chopped into burger patties and today, I made a yummy dessert out of them! Instead of using cream or cream cheese to create luscious and creamy desserts, an avocado is a healthy alternative to be used in desserts because they are naturally creamy!
This Vegan Avocado Mousse is super simple, I bet you can make this with your eyes closed! (Read: This is an easy peasy dessert). At the outset, you start with a drizzle which is basically a syrup. To make the syrup, you can boil some water with coconut sugar. Alternatively, you can also just drizzle the mousse with maple syrup, agave, etc. Next, you would blend the avocados with some milk. To make it completely vegan, I used almond milk. You can use any type of milk you prefer. Scoop into individual glasses, top with syrup and serve. Delicious! Since the avocados are the star of the dessert, do use the ripe and good quality ones.
This Vegan Avocado Mousse is delicious, creamy, and it has the ability to fight belly fat. Why wouldn’t you like it? The coconut sugar syrup really blends in beautifully with the soft avocado taste which gives a very tropical feel to it! Enjoy this cold sweet mousse as a healthy afternoon snack or as a sweet ending to a meal. Best of all, this easy Avocado & Coconut Mousse is completely vegan and it takes just 10 minutes. After cutting open an avocado, the flesh can oxidize due to the exposure with the air, so it is best to make this dessert right before serving. You can make the syrup in advance and store it in the fridge. The mousse would take you 5 mins, so you can just blend the avocado once you guests are done with the main course and ready for the dessert.
This Vegan Avocado Mousse is also perfect for St. Patrick’s Day since it’s green!
Need more reasons to love avocados?
Well the Kardashians are crazy about avocados. They use it on their hair, on their skin and in their salads! I should try slathering some avocados on my face too. Avocados are much cheaper than Botox anyways!!
- 2 Ripe avocado
- ⅓ cup almond milk (or any other milk that you prefer)
- ½ cup coconut sugar (I use coconut palm sugar aka gula Melaka. You can also use maple syrup for convenience)
- ¼ cup water
- Place coconut sugar and water in a pot and cook till sugar is melted. Keep aside and once cool, store the syrup in the fridge.
- Place avocado and almond milk in a food processor and blend together until smooth.
- Spoon into serving glasses and drizzle with cold syrup.
- Serve immediately