Let’s celebrate! Finally, we are seeing signs of spring here in the woods! I just got back from my first glove-less run in 5 months! The phoebes are here and there are snowdrops and crocuses in an undisclosed location a few miles from here. Well, I might have disclosed it on line somewhere…
For much of my life, celebration has meant champagne. Or cocktails. Or shots. But in addition to flowers and birds, I am also celebrating a rather sobering (I mean this literally) milestone. I have not swallowed a single drop of alcohol in ten years!
Last week, I accepted an invitation from Hannah, a brave young woman I “met” on Instagram; I wrote and shared a brief version of “my story,” for her new inspiring stories project. If you’re interested, you can find it here.
Right now, on to the celebration! I thought it would be fun to create something festive, a little indulgent, yet healthy to mark this occasion. It’s kinda holiday-ish too. You could whip up a little batch of these cuties to serve to drinkers and non-drinkers at your Easter or Passover gathering. It can be consumed by folks who are gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or by paleo dieters. And it’s a snap to prepare! If you do make it, let me know by leaving me a comment belowl!
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These taste like rich, silky, dense, liquid halvah. They are great with fruit. I often make a whole meal with fruit to dip or a big smoothie bowl with fruit, nuts and seeds. Strawberries are heaven! Try mango, banana, pineapple, apple, peach, or pear.
Makes 4 shots, plus a little extra for the “bartender;” Multiply easily for a crowd.
1 cup coconut milk (light is fine, organic is preferable)
¼ cup tahini
3 tbs. agave or honey
Optional Garnishes: sesame seeds, nuts (I used pistachios here), fruit, coconut flakes
Mix all ingredients, pour into shot glasses or little cups and garnish as desired.