Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Banana Cheesecake Trifle

I guess it's a rather flamboyant name for such simple preparation, but I must say...pompous or not, it does somehow fit, because it tastes so divine. Our camera is not working properly, so the picture really doesn't do the dessert justice.

All I did was slice bananas into a bowl, make a quick, raw chocolate sauce, and then put spooned out pieces of Carmella's Whipped Cream along with it. The secret is to refrigerate the cream until it's like cheesecake consistency. And then, of course, you drizzle the sauce over top and enjoy every spoonful till...saddest of's all gone.

Today I made kale chips for the first time ever. They were incredible. To be honest, when I first heard of them, I thought that sounded really disgusting. But now my mind has been most certainly renewed and I like them. I ate nearly an entire bunch of kale, just in the "dehydrated chip" form. Very addicting. My sister and I were reading "The Fellowship of the Ring" together again and that was my snack along with some organic tea. She and my Mom liked them too. Really, I think it's a marvelous way to eat kale, and get more greens into our diet. I could easily eat 3 or 4 bunches of kale just straight, when they're prepared this way. I know I'm going to make these much more often. I meant to post a picture of a bowlful of them, but...alas! I ate them all before it could be done.


RawCaribe├▒a said...

Hmmm. Dehydrated kale. Do you season it?

Charissa said...

Yes, I put 1 T. olive oil, 1 T. honey, and lots of dried oregeno on top. But before that you bruise it in a bowl of salt water by squeezing the kale for about 30 seconds, drain, don't rinse and toss with the other ingredients. I'll probably post a different recipe sometime in the future.
Does it not tempt you? :0)

HiHoRosie said...

Interesting...I'm going to have to try kale chips. I don't consume enough kale by a long shot so I'll give this a go.

And what's not to love about BANANAS and CHOCOLATE? Only equals HEAVEN! :)

Charissa said...

You must! Delicious. I wish I had a bowlful right now.
I'm thinking that kale chips are part of HEAVEN too! :0) But of course, chocolate and bananas are more of the sweet and fluffy part. :0)