Wednesday, February 19, 2014

strawberry chia pudding

Valentine's Day has historically been both my least favorite and my most anticipated day of the year (that and New Year's Day). Against my better judgement, I keep hoping for that commercially perfect day where everything is romantic and lovely, and I get swept off my feet.

Perhaps being raised on the boob tube has something to do with it. I was a girl filled with dreams of Cinderella and Barbie. All pink and flowers. My mother had no idea where I'd come from. She had been a tomboy and never, NEVER, wore pink. She didn't know what to do with me.

This year, I came home from work to find a wonderful duck dinner prepared by my husband, complete with wild rice and a lovely cucumber salad. My son had already done his homework AND had his bath. I supplied the chocolates and we were all set for a perfect Valentine's Day meal.

Sometimes it is the little things that make all the difference.

Strawberry Chia Pudding
Serves 2

  • 6-8 strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 1 cup light unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • scant 1/4 cup chia seeds
  1. Blend strawberries in a food processor or blender. Add milk, agave, vanilla and blend. Add chia seeds and blend again.
  2. Pour into 2 6oz ramekins or other small dessert bowls. Chill over night. Serve cold.

1 comment:

  1. Aww that is so sweet!! It does kind of sound like the perfect day to me.