Recipes and Illustrations (and chocolate avocado Pudding recipe)

IMG_1023I love recipes.  I have passed many happy hours reading cookbooks.   I love cookbooks with beautiful photos in them.  But do you know what I like even more?  Illustrated cookbooks.  Or illustrated recipes.  Have you ever seen this website–They Draw and Cook.  They have thousands of illustrated recipes.  They also have a page where you can find links to the illustrators pages.  It’s really awesome.  I have a recipe for you today–I’ve seen quite a few versions of this–there’s even at least one on They Draw and Cook, but here’s mine, anyhow.  I am going to illustrate it and maybe even put in on the website, but for now, here’s a few photos for:

Ingredients for Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print


  • Two ripe avocados (peeled and pitted)
  • Five or Six dates (pits removed) (or 1/2 cup coconut or other sugar)
  • 1/3-1/2 cup raw cocoa powder (or not raw)
  • 1/3 cup coconut or almond (or other dairy free milk–or cow milk if you don’t care if it’s vegan)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • a pinch of salt
  • peanut butter to drizzle this over the top (especially if it’s runny) about 2 teaspoons per serving, if desired. (I always desire chocolate and peanut butter together!)


  1. Put all ingredients in blender, except the peanut butter.
  2. Blend until it’s all blended together.
  3. If it’s too thick, add a little more milk of choice
  4. Drizzle with peanut butter, if desired
  5. Eat and enjoy!


Ready to blend
And blended
Pudding drizzled with peanut butter

Also, while I’m talking about illustrated recipes I first fell in love with Molly Katzen’s cookbooks–Moosewood Lodge, etc for adult’s and Pretend Soup and a couple more for kids.–here are three other of my favorites:

This last one provided my family with many hilarious Halloween dinners!

And that’s it for today, r day in the A to Z blog challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

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