I sometimes wonder what makes good food bloggers stop blogging. There are many that I follow that have successful blogs and have been consistently blogging for many years, but there are some who have left it midway due to so many reasons. Sometimes I wish to ask and know why, but everybody has their personal reasons to keep aside their hobbies. I feel that for many, food blogging starts like a click. It just happens, just like it happened with me too. As you go ahead with blogging, you start realizing that getting people to read your blog and continuously keep coming to it is not easy. In fact, it is a lot of hard work plus a few flashes of good luck! I still haven’t got it, since I am not able to give time to promote my blog as much as I find time to do my posts. Many keep their blogs and move on to making it their income – through collaborations, food photography, etc. I really can understand why. Blogging IS an expensive passion. The amount of money you spend on your props, ingredients and all the costs involved in cooking it up, then the time to set up and click the pictures, more time to sort them out and make a post, not talking about how much it is to keep the site running. But there is something more than the expenses that keeps it going. It is the love for food, the love for sharing, the hope that tomorrow will be better, that helps a food blog going. But life has other flip sides. A little pull of the carpet down our comfortable lives does make things go off the radar. I always pray that life doesn’t throw surprises on me, but then that’s the way it is, and we have to be ready for it…
Avocado is such a versatile ingredient. Irrespective of how much heart attack it can give you in the process of picking up a good one, it’s blank taste is something that can be played around with. It works perfectly in sweet and savory recipes too. After having fallen for the Nutella Mousse – a kid’s favorite, I wanted to try something that was vegan and really chocolaty. The Vegan Avocado Brownies were proof enough that dark chocolate and avocados get along very well. So I went ahead and made this chocolaty treat all for myself. As I had expected, nobody liked it except me. 😀 The girls are not fond of dark chocolate, the men didn’t like the slightly bitter taste but I felt that was what made the pudding stand out. I have used Lindt 70% while making this, you can use darker varieties if you love it that way. There is no cooking involved and the only negative part of this dessert is to wait till it sets! I have added dates syrup to sweeten it but you can use any sweetener of your choice – brown sugar will be lovely!
If you love dark chocolate and love avocados too, then do go ahead and make this to treat yourself! Sometimes, we deserve to treat ourselves better… 😉 Off to this simple recipe…
- 1 ripe avocado
- ¼ cup dark chocolate
- A dash of vanila essence
- 1 tbsp date syrup (for sweetness)
- Scoop out the avocado and keep it in a bowl.
- Melt the chocolate in microwave in 30 second batches till done.
- Add the chocolate and remaining ingredients into the avocado and using a hand blender, mash them till smooth.
- Empty into 2 bowls and refrigerate for an hour till set.