Vegan love truffles

Love.  Love.  Love.

You can pretty much slap any romantic words in front of a meal name on the 14th and it’s instantly a cupid-themed treat, right?  (Well, maybe not mushy)

This morning’s oats were anything but ordinary – they were hot and steamy. 🙂


The add ins were semi-special.  Mostly because there was no moderation whatsoever in the amounts used.  Sure it looks like a simple spoonful of raw almond butter above, but I actually added in the entire remaining portion seen below.


I also added the whole banana into the oats when they were cooking, which created a chunky texture and banana bread flavor.  Oh, and the organic fair trade chocolate?  Is there anything better than finding that waiting for you when you wake up in the morning?  No.  That’s why I married him. 




After polishing off this bowl (and the rest that didn’t fit in the first bowl full), I set to work making Kyle a special treat.


Shredded coconut, graham crackers, and vegan chocolate chips.  Whatever could this be? 


Vegan truffles!!  Kyle actually declared this the best thing I’ve ever made and refused to allow me to share the recipe with you guys.  I’m serious.  Ha.  So selfish.  Then he asked how many other forms I could make it into.  But I promised to honor his request, so for now, this one’s in the vault.  Sorry!

I can share some of the process (which took all of 20 minutes to make).




Looking good so far.


I was having a hard time not spooning the entire batter straight from the food processor into my mouth.  But I managed.


More pulsing.


I realize this looks like caca, and I was hesitant to post it, but you know what?  As a nurse I see the real deal every friggin’ day so you can handle it. 


Melts in your hand and your mouth.


This was half the yield.  Let me just say, these vegan love truffles were soooo good.  They had a perfect melt in your mouth, chewy, buttery, sweet flavor.  Kyle was convinced they had both butter and sugar in them and said they tasted just like cookie dough.  Yum and yum.


After my chocoloving coma wore off, I went back to the salty.  Cashews

In other romantic news, I rocked my sweat pants ALL DAY LONG.  That’s a lie, I had a BLS class (CPR re-cert) from 8-10 am which required neither scrubs nor PJs, thus forcing me to resemble a human for a small part of the day.  I managed.  But as soon as I got back home I was back in sweats before my purse even hit the chair.  And that’s not even an exaggeration. 

And that’s when the fun began.

I was tweeting throughout my TV sesh…I watched the tivo-ed Grammy’s and a bunch of other nonsense (Sunday night’s Dateline about a nurse who may or may not have killed her husband…you know, normal Valentine’s stuff…).

I did not work out.  I did not have normal meals.  I ate a sh!t ton of chocolate. 

And I still had room for dinner with my love.


We went to Monsoon, a sushi restaurant on the Promenade.  It was an easy choice since we could walk there from our apartment and we had a Groupon for the place. 

The seaweed and tofu salad that I got as a starter was the best part of the meal.  It was HUGE so I had most of it packed up to take home before our rolls arrived.  We got 3 fairly standard rolls (no photos) and it was just a simple, fun night out.  I’’ll jump at any excuse to try a new restaurant on a week day. 

The decaf peach ginger tea was also pretty fantastic. 

Once we got home, we cuddled up to a movie…and not too long after I busted into the leftovers 🙂


So simple, yet so good.


How is seaweed so delicious?  It never ceases to wow my taste buds. 

I had an obscene amount of chocolate after my second dinner.  And candied ginger.  I was up pretty late but my insomnia wasn’t an issue since I’m on day shifts the rest of the week. 

If you’re wondering, it actually was a coincidence that the “M” day of Alphebruary fell on the day Kyle and I went to Monsoon.  Works for me!

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Comments (21)

  1. movesnmunchies

    i would love some of those truffless!!!! your oats look heavenly esp with that almond butter action!

  2. Katie

    Aww, come on Kyle…let her share the recipe!! I want those truffles!

  3. hippierunner

    Hey, not cool! You can’t tease us with those pics and description and NOT give the recipe up!

  4. kate

    Those truffles look to die for!!

  5. elise

    they are. seriously.

  6. Christine (The Raw Project)

    Love in the recipe and cram chocolate in it somewhere, then it’s Valentine’s Day themed. 🙂 The oats look great. Not fair on the truffle recipe! 😛

  7. julie

    i love your love. i feel like he’s the lucky one. i mean yes you got your chocolate but you MADE chocolate gooodies. which means you’re golden for like 5-6 years and he should probably buy you more diamonds in the upcoming weeks

  8. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    Holy crap those truffles look freaking amazing. How much of a genius are you for adding those grahams?

    And yeah, I belong to NYSC. It sucks. I didn’t know you could get an Equinox trial week though, so I might look into that…it’s SO expensive, but it’s the only other gym within 10 min of my apartment… 🙁

  9. Olivia

    Awww those truffles look so good!! I hope he’ll change his mind and let you share the recipe with us:) And what a nice surprise he left for you with the dark chocolate; always such a great treat!

  10. elise

    you can get a 2 week trial. definitely fun to try out for a while, but i could never quite justify the price to join.

  11. Sarah (Flavoropolis)

    I haven’t been to Monsoon, but that seaweed salad looks really good. As a vegan I have pretty much stuck to the vegan restaurants in SM so far, but I think it’s time to branch out!

  12. elise

    there are some great gems on montana – especially blueplate. everything there is sooooo good!

  13. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)

    Scott has actually told me that before, too, about dessert recipes. In the end, I have always published them but I did hold a few close to the vest for awhile.

    Because they are vegan, b/c i have a HUG TUB of tropical traditions coconut flakes i need to use, and b/c I am just a ball queen, I would love for you to share the recipe one day 🙂

  14. Pure2raw twins

    Truffles look great! And I cannot even begin to think how much chocolate I ate yesterday, haha, but I loved it!

  15. Kayla

    Yum, I love adding a whole banana to oatmeal and whisking in the slices. It makes all the difference! Those truffles looks so amazing!!

  16. BroccoliHut

    Mmm you just reminded me of how awesome raw almond butter is…I haven’t had any in ages, ever since my Artisana sample ran out!

  17. Kelsey @ Unmitigated Grub

    Yum! I have been eating mass quantities of chocolate lately, too, but apparently I am not sick of it yet because your truffles looks so so good! 🙂

  18. kissmybroccoli

    Mmm, them’s some tasty looking bawls you got there! Love the addition of the grahams!

    Ahh, I could eat seaweed salad everyday!

  19. Amanda

    I seriously said out loud, “Aw yes, I am totally making truffles this weekend!” And then I read on. 🙁 They look so gooooooood!

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