|Mousse "Martinis" with Strawberries|
Recipe by Sheryl Crow & Chuck White
What would you do for money? Would you stick with a job for 15 years despite minimal pay increases? Would you be okay if after 15 years management downsized you into a windowless, and airless office because a telecommuting manager wanted a bigger office with windows? Would you agree, after 15 years of keeping track of your own time, to check in with your boss every time you entered or left the office for your requisite breaks and your bathroom time? Would you believe management when they told you that these changes were for “teamwork?” After 15 years of “outstanding” evaluations as an independent creative professional serving a large group, would you believe that you need to be watched more carefully for your own good? Would you give up your telecommute privileges so that you could sit in a small, dark office every day? Sigh. Neither would I. Goodbye, day job.
|Few Ingredients & Easy Prep|
|Whipped Cream Garnish Never Detracts, IMHO|
serves 4 (recipe can be cut in half)
2 large ripe avocadoes
½ cup organic unsweetended cocoa powder
½ cup agave nectar, or more to taste
1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
1 ½ tsp. almond extract (or use more vanilla)
½ pt fresh raspberries or strawberries
Whipped cream, optional garnish
Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out flesh into food processor bowl. Break up large chunks with a spoon.
Add cocoa powder, agave, vanilla and almond extracts. Process 1 – 2 minutes, till consistent in texture.
Scrape down bowl. Process again until very smooth, 1 - 2 more minutes. You might need to scrape down the bowl and process again, until you don’t see any more green.
Taste for sweetness. Add more agave if desired, 1 tsp. at a time. Pulse to mix after each addition.
|Be Sure to Scrape Down and Reprocess Any Green Stuff|