Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mexican French Infusion

Blackberry Banana Brownie Bomb Vegan Overnight Oats Parfait


- 1/3 cup quick oats
- 1 scoop chia seeds
- 2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze
- 1 T organic cocoa

Mix together and leave in fridge overnight. Layer with soft serve in the morning.

Blackberry Banana Softserve

- 8 frozen blackberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1/4 cup (approx) unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze

Use food processor or Vita-Mix to blend into soft serve consistency.

I sprinkled cacao nibs on top. I picked them up at Sunterra in Calgary - this was my haul:

(These chips are ridiculously good - if you can find them in a store near you ... GET THEM!)

Lunch yesterday was not as pretty as my breakfast. I just had a small bowl of KD.

I spent the afternoon cooking and prepping for the Mexican French Infusion dinner that we had last night. Our friends Justin and Cyndi joined us.

We started with a trio of dips (salsa, pico de gallo, peach guacamole) and chips. I got the salsa recipe from Sarena - it was great!

Peach Guacamole

- 3 avocados, diced
- 2 T onion, minced
- 1 ripe peach, diced
- 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
- sprinkle of sea salt
- Mix together and serve immediately

Next we had sweet and spicy meat empenadas.

Soup was a black bean and chicken chipotle soup (sour cream, cilantro, lime to garnish).

The main course was poblano pepper crepes, Mexican rice, and French bread. We sipped on French wine.

The recipe for the poblano pepper crepes can be found here.
They are time consuming, but oh-so-worth-it!

Making the sauce was fun ... it looked like a green monster in the end!

It is a very mild sauce - NOT spicy.

Dessert was a mocha chocolate souffle with a chocolate chili pepper sauce.

Chocolate Chili Pepper Sauce

- 3/4 of a Lindt chocolate chili bar
- 1 square semi - sweet chocolate
- 1 cup whipping cream
- Melt together on med-low on stove
- Once completely melted, spoon over souffle

Have you ever had a souffle? Sweet or savoury?

I have never made or had a savoury souffle, so that is next on my list!


Amber said...

You always seem to throw such fun dinner parties! I love it!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I love getting fun new food "stuff" and sauces. Makes me happy! What a fun dinner. You went all out girl! Can you please invite me for dinner sometime??

Yelena said...

Wow, Jolene! So impressive in your presentation and menu!

I have never had a savory souffle, but I'm sure I have had the chocolate kind.

Kacy said...

You should totally open a restaurant! You basically have one right there in your living room. So professional and yummy looking!

Anonymous said...

I loved every dish you made!

Unknown said...

OMG, youve done it again... captivated me by your delicious creations! that parfait looks divine. as do you :)

Simply Life said...

Oh I love the color of that smoothie!

Your best advice said...

i like the combo of your breakfast

Anonymous said...

wow! your dinner party looks amazing. and i am super impressed by your little typed out memus. fancy pants!

Becca said...

Okay, seriously.. where's my dinner invite?!

eatmovelove said...

I agree with Kacy - I'd pay for your food anyday!

Kelsey Ann said...

enough is enough, im gonna attempt to make your parfait! i promise im making this before the week is over! sound good? mmmm need one is my belly ASAP!

which one do u think is the best to make? uve made so many good ones!

xoxo <3

Allison @ Food For Healing said...

never souffled a day in my life! I doubt i would ever make one, but would probably order one in a restaurant or something

Eden said...

You should totally publish an entertaining/cookbook. I'd buy it in a heart beat and I'm a chef! I made a plum guacamole once, I'm sure peach would be wonderful as well!

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

damn girl ive said it before and ill say it again...YOU CAN COOK! Between the peach guac, the choco souffle (wow!) and the crepes...i wanna come over!

~ Diana ~ said...

you amaze me YET AGAIN. That spicy souffle?? Sweet AND savory empanadas!!! Can you fly here and cook for me? This summer you are def living out your foodie goals!! Don't even get me started on Stonewall Kitchen goods! -mymarblerye

Anonymous said...

Looks awesome!! I've never had souffle-it looks yummy!

Lindsay @ said...

Go Jolene! All of your parties always look like so much fun and I'm pretty sure you should make a cookbook out of all of the amazing parfaits you create!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

That sweet potato chips sound HEAVENLY!

Heather said...

Wow - you're such a great hostess!! Everything looks fantastic!

Jocelyn said...

mmm your dinner party food looks amazing! I would love to be a guest at your house ;)