When in doubt, keep it simple! Following this one little suggestion has helped me tremendously in the kitchen and John used this simplistic approach over the weekend to whip up a delicious dip. We picked up a box of strawberries from the farmers market this weekend and the yummy berries were the vessel of inspiration for my husband’s simple yet fabulous creation.
Before we get into the food I must say; John, you continue to amaze and impress me with everything you do for our little family, including your fun and silly adventures in the kitchen with the kids. Also, I must point out that you have come a long way (with your cooking skills) from that burnt spam and fried rice guy that I met a long long time ago, and for that I am grateful.
Here is the recipe for John’s Decadent Fruit Dip and the two ways we enjoyed it. As you will see in the pictures below, I also made a fresh salsa that we have dumped on our eggs and just about everything else we have eaten this weekend as well. I used this recipe for the salsa but added in a few tomatillos and fresh squeezed lime juice.
Decadent Fruit Dip
1 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ripe bananas
2 teaspoons coconut flour
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (Optional)
Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender, except for the cocoa powder, and blend until smooth. If desired, pour out half of the mixture and add the cocoa powder to the food processor with the other half of the dip. Process again until the dip is well mixed. Now you have 1 vanilla dip and 1 chocolate dip! Makes 1 cup of vanilla and 1 cup of chocolate. After some time in the refrigerator, the dip will become even thicker.
We dipped strawberries and apples into the Decadent Fruit Dip on Saturday. On Sunday morning, I made some crepes inspired by Mark Sisson’s recipe for coconut flour pancakes but I made it with 7 eggs rather then 4 to make them a bit thinner and more “crepe” like. I then spread the inside of the crepes with the dip and stuffed them with sliced strawberries. What a fun weekend treat for the boys and I hope your family enjoys as well!