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:

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Ingredients for Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

Ingredients:

  • 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!)

Instructions:

  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!

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Ready to blend
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And blended
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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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