“Change in all things is sweet.” Aristotle
I have no idea what Aristotle was talking about but the above quote had the words “change” and “sweet” and I’m trying to change sweet things I eat into healthier sweet things. Something about cutting down on sugar, which I can really get into if I’m not careful.
Here’s a great recipe for a caramel-like dipping sauce that’s great with apple slices for a wonderful snack. And as you probably know, apples are the ultimate, natural colon cleanser. But probably don’t bring that up as an interesting meal-time topic of discussion.
16 pitted dates
1 t vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut milk
Soak the dates in warm water for a bit. One bit equals about an hour. Drain.
Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until the mixture is smooth and there are no date chunks.
Add more coconut milk if needed to bring this sauce to a lovely consistency.
FULL DISCLOSURE – I didn’t soak the dates. They seemed soft enough. I only had eight dates in the house. I added coconut milk into the mix until I liked the consistency. I was too lazy to walk across the kitchen to the cabinet and get out the vanilla. The resulting product made it clear that the vanilla is probably superfluous.
I think this would also be delicious on waffles and/or ice cream. Just saying. You’re an adult. Make your own choices.
Loveya – The Grandma
Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.