May 4, 2020

Blog-May The 4th

by Samantha Lapointe
Chocolate, Vegan


Today, is my second favourite day of the year – May 4th!
It gives even the most humble of Star Wars fans a socially acceptable excuse (not that some of us need it 🤣) to go all out for one of our favourite fandoms. And even social distancing won’t stop us – in fact, it may make the celebrations stronger, as it teaches us that in the darkness, there is always light, there is always hope. “That’s how we’re gonna win this. Not fighting what we hate, saving what we love.”

This Star Wars day, pop over to the Official Star Wars website for some fun online games, trivia, recipes and offline activities

– Or –

Join in the Virtual Star Wars Convention that has been created by ReedPop – the organizers behind the Official Star Wars Celebrations! The Online Revelry will take place May the 4th and Revenge of the 5th (May 5th) and will feature multiple virtual events, including live-tweeting movies and episodes, trivia with the chance to win prizes, Q&A sessions and panels with writers and voice actors and giveaways! This virtual con will take place across social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube!

For the full May 4th schedule visit EMC2020.com/force And find the full May 5th schedule at Supercon20.com/force

– And –

To keep your body, and taste buds happy while traveling to a galaxy far far away, also check out a favourite recipe by one of our talented kitchen crew, she swears by this Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse.

Honestly, I was a bit skeptical at first, but I tried it, and not only was it delicious, it was also fast, easy to make, only 4 ingredients that are a bit easier to find than others AND also packed with protein, the perfect stay at home apocalypse fuel.

So, we all agree that Darth Vader was kind of the worst but also, very misunderstood and was at his best when he had Obi-wan, Ashoka and his other solid group of loved ones to help balance him? That’s kind of how I feel about tofu. It has a really terrible reputation but it’s actually a blank canvas ready to receive your flavour boost, and that’s what we’re going to do today.

Vegan Dark Chocolate Mousse

  • – 1 packet silken or soft tofu, room temperature
  • – 100g / 4oz vegan dark chocolate
  • – 1 tsp vanilla
  • – 1 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Melt your chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave (in 30 second bursts, stir between each burst) and ensure that chocolate is fully melted. Set aside.
  2. Whip your room temperature tofu using the whisk attachment of your stand mixer or hand blender. Whisk until very smooth looking, then add vanilla and maple syrup.
  3. Pour in melted chocolate and whisk until smooth, then portion into individual cups or small bowls. Serve at room temp for creamiest texture.
Tips and variations
The tofu must be room temperature or the chocolate will partially set in the mix and not have a smooth texture.

This is designed as a vegan or dairy free dessert, but you can easily substitute any type of chocolate you’d like or replace the maple syrup with honey, agave, or simple syrup. The vanilla can be swapped for peppermint extract, espresso, grand marnier, or any other flavour booster of your choice.

Sets quite firm in the fridge, you can even pour this into a prepared graham crumb pie crust or crushed Oreo crust (Thats what I did! 🤤) and serve sliced once it has set.

As always, we hope you and your family are safe and wish each and every one of you a spectacular May 4th.

Remember, “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

For my May 4th gift, I would like it if you did one nice thing for someone today, even if that someone is yourself.

May the fork be with you. Always.
-The Grand Order of Divine Sweets

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