Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Very Long Tail...



We're all looking for something tasty to eat these days.


...and since I've eaten this for lunch every day this week...
I thought it was time for something new and hopefully tasty.
Antioxidant Fudge!
I know, it sounds bad already.



But what is really bad is not this coconut oil mixed with almond butter.
It's what happened last night when I went to toss the onion peels in the compost bin 
outside the dining room door.


What is really bad is not the added cocoa powder, vanilla, agave and sea salt.
Its the giant rat that threw the onion peels back at me when they landed on his head in my compost bin.


These toasted almonds were bloody fabulous compared that same rat charging at me and 
running straight in to my house.
He was huge.  It could have been a cat.
I was of course on top of the dining room table clinging to the chandelier screaming.


Spreading this fudge out and tossing it in the freezer for an hour was a breeze compared to my husband chasing the rat around the dining room with a spatula.  
Seriously - was he going to flip him over!


The rat was forced back out the door and after a day of sanitizing my home, I ate antioxidant fudge.


Peep is still looking for her fix.

The Fudge is actually really good.  Very very rich, so you may want to half this batch.
It's from Super Foods Cookbook:

Raw Chocolate Almond Fudge
1 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup almond butter
1 cup cocoa powder - the best you can buy!
3/4 cup agave - it called for 1 cup, but this was plenty sweet enough
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon - I left this out but a pinch of cayenne might be fabulous!
1/2 cup almonds - I roasted my slightly so they would be crunchy

Mix is all together till very smooth, add your nuts and scrape in to a glass casserole dish.
It will form any shape you want as it's thick.  I made it about 3/4 inch thick.
Place in the freezer for 2 hours, then remove, cut and place in a container in the fridge.
It says for one week in the fridge or 1 month in the freezer.