Monday, February 21, 2011

Peanut Butter Mousse

Happy Monday! It was a busy weekend of studying for me, so there wasn't much cooking going on. My mother-n-law gave me a couple of Food Network magazines last week when she made us that delicious soup. Do you ever look at the Food Network magazine? I found several vegan recipes in it and I have found several that I am going to veganize. I made this peanut butter mousse from the magazine last night. Oh my...It was so good and did it ever hit the spot. Most of you guys have probably made something similar to this before, but this was my first try in using tofu in any kind of dessert. I was very impressed with how good it was. Here's the simple recipe.

1 package of silken tofu (12.3oz)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup confectioners sugar

Put the three ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Pour into 4 glasses and cover with saran wrap. Put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before eating.

I added some dark chocolate shavings to mine right before I ate it. Talk about yummy! No, Tony wouldn't try it. :o)

Now I'll take you back to my dinner. I had to get dessert out of the way since it was so good! For dinner I had a salad made of kale, leafy green lettuce, broccoli, carrots, avocado, sunflower seeds, and a few dried pomegranates. For the dressing, I whisked together some lime juice, olive oil, and pepper. I poured the dressing over the kale and lettuce first and massaged it into the greens, then added my other veggies. This was one awesome salad.

I also had a side of roasted potatoes that Tony made. He put Red Robin seasoning, paprika, and some dried oregano on the potatoes and then cooked them in the oven. These were awesome too! My dinner and dessert rocked last night and not much effort at all was put into it. Now that's the way to go! :o)



  1. I would never have thought of this, and what an easy mousse!
    Maybe you should give Tony his dessert before you tell him what it is... just say mousse (don't mention tofu etc.) hehehehe


  2. That mousse looks super yummy...peanut butter + sugar! I agree with Alessandra...just don't mention the tofu.

    Your salad looks amazing! A beautiful combination of veggies! Sometimes we eat potatoes and salad for dinner just hits the spot, you don't anything else.

  3. I've been craving salads lately something fierce, despite the nasty weather we're having. Everything looks so good, as always!

  4. That salad looks so good. There's something about the bright colors that look so appetizing.

    I haven't checked out the food network magazine, but I do watch a show from time to time. I have a few ideas I need to try to make.

  5. He wouldn't try it!? boo! my hubs wont try tofu or quinoa. what a nerd!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  6. I cried with delight when I saw those potatoes!!!!



  7. I've done the PB Mousse thing as the filling for a chocolate layer cake. Definitely a winner. Tony's loss.

  8. I wonder why the word "tofu" freaks non vegans out?
    Shen, I will have to try the mousse as a filling in a chocolate cake....that sounds yummy!

  9. I've been trying to figure out how to find out which confectioner sugar and granulated sugar is made without the use of bone char, could you recommend a brand, what did you use in that yummy looking mousse?

  10. Melissa, I haven't been able to find the vegan conf. sugar where I live either. I've started to make my own though, and it works great. I put 1 cup or organic cane sugar and 1 teaspoon of corn starch in a blender and blend until it's the consistency of conf. sugar. What ever I don't use, I store it in an air tight container. :o) If you try it, let me know what you think.

  11. That mousse does sound easy and delicious! Tell Tony that the bloggers are confounded by him! More for you, that's all!

  12. Oh, man! That mousse looks so amazing! I just had dinner & would love some of that for dessert. :)

  13. the mousse sounds so good! you can't beat a 3-ingredient dessert!