Living by the motto, "a lifestyle inspired by nature," I could not help but fuse the beauty and sweetness of strawberries, rhubarb, freshly picked flowers and a recent estate sale find - a vintage butterfly nature book.
Butterflies are a symbol of summer; a social and sunny season that leads to many affairs, whether with a good book, a cocktail or a soul mate.
"Butterflies are graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable. Butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life. And everyone deserves a little sunshine."
I experimented with a different type of a strawberry-rhubarb recipe. A clafoutis is a traditional French baked flan-like dessert often made with cherries. There are no rules with vegan French baking so any fruit will do. Tofu replaces the egg and upon sitting and cooling, the clafoutis firms, making it easier to cut slices.
Short and sweet, just like this dessert, I recommend trying something new. Don't forget about your pies and crisps, but discover a new dessert that is light and airy, just like summer and it's beautiful butterflies.
Vegan Strawberry Rhubarb Clafoutis
Makes: 1 8-inch pie
Total Time: 40-45 minutes
1/2 cup rhubarb, chopped
1 heaping cup strawberries, chopped
1 12-oz. Mori nu Silken Tofu (firm)
1/2 cup almond flour
1 tbsp. corn starch (or flour)
1/3 cup agave nectar (or maple syrup)
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
Wash and prep the strawberries and rhubarb. Set aside when done. Pour all the ingredients, except for the fruit, into a blender and blend until smooth. Place the fruit in the bottom of an 8-inch tart pan.
(If you want some fruit to be visible on top, leave some on the side). Next, pour the tofu mixture on top and use a spatula to even out the top. Place some of the remaining fruit on top as a topping. Bake for 33-36 minutes.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com