24 hours at the Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) will do a person good! We stayed in the lovely and newly renovated homestead and woke up in the fresh mountain air. Then we spent the morning with the amazing animals at the sanctuary including Dozer, Lambie, Lambert, Franklin, and the blind horse.
The CAS has a compassionate cuisine vegan culinary program and this recipe for raw chocolate mousse is by Chef Linda. Outstanding!
makes about 2 cups
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons raw almond butter
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon tamari
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (recipe calls for 1/2 teaspoon)
Puree all ingredients in the food processor until smooth, scraping down the sides occasionally. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for an hour or so. Enjoy!