Now, I've used tofu in some recipes. It's been limited to silken tofu as an egg replacer in baked goods. But I haven't really made a tofu recipe. Considering this is a vegetarian blog, and the vast majority of the recipes on it are vegan, I feel like this isn't the norm. At the same time, though, I like the idea that I can showcase delicious vegan and vegetarian foods that aren't the often disgusted-and-dismissed-by-meat-eaters tofu.
For my one year blogiversary (because apparently that's what we call these occasions?), I wanted to do something decadent, something indulgent - and preferably a dessert. Don't get me wrong, I love a good tofu steak, but it just wasn't right for this week.
Instead, I decided to make a vegan chocolate mousse. It's easy, it's decadent, it's super rich, and it's made of tofu. Yes, you read that right - tofu. Silken tofu blended with your favorite non-dairy milk, a little sweetener, and lots of dark chocolate makes a dense, rich, and absolutely delicious vegan dessert. Trust me, this is a dessert worthy of any celebration.
|Doesn't look like tofu, does it?|
***UPDATE: In addition to celebrating one year of The Inventive Vegetarian, I'm also celebrating the birth of my baby niece early this morning :-)