A glorious dessert cup, made by filling a chocolate cup with a coconut fig pudding that is topped with a coconut chocolate cream with chocolate drizzle. Such decadence happens to be dairy-free and gluten-free!
Ahhh …a life filled with chocolate cups with a decadent figgy coconut pudding and a coconut chocolate topping, isn’t such a bad one – is it?
Most of y’all know me as the gal behind this blog. The one that believes beets make everything gorgelicious, and that gluten-free and dairy-free eats and treats can become addicting! But, from the time I graduated college, I’ve had this other gig as a graphic designer.
I started out with a huge telecommunications giant, and, while I never planned to stay for more than a few years, I got comfortable.
Being a single parent, the more than generous benefits package was too tempting to turn my back on. And I stayed. Comfortably. Even when the itch to leave when other offers came along, I ignored them and stayed – I was comfortable. Even when there were layoffs, even when the company was sold, and sold again…I stayed…I was comfortable, after all.
But, these last couple of days, we’ve had news that the company was breaking off from it’s parent into a brand new entity. We were told that this was a good thing. We were told that there’s big “stuff” in store. But, other sources say, this new entity is going to be the catchall for the parent companies debt…and that makes me not comfortable.
As I have been pondering about all of this, I’ve started to focus more on what I can control and what I enjoy – like doing Insanity workouts at 10 pm with my daughter, and chocolate and figgy pudding cups! I might be late jumping on the chocolate and fig bandwagon – but wow! What a flavor combo!
Recently, I had the opportunity to try out Valley Fig Growers‘ Organic Mission Fig Spread, Balsamic Pepper Fig Spread, Orange Fig Spread and Port Wine Fig Spread, and, my spoon became dangerous! I could just dip that spoon into those figgy spreads and lift that spoon into my mouth – on repeat!
So, before the spreads disappeared, I figured I would try something different. My daughter suggested we have peanut butter cups, and well, I was out of peanut butter so, after the chocolate cups were made – I accidentally dipped my figgy spread-filled spoon into some coconut milk and well, the rest is history!
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Monday 6th of July 2015
Shashi this is soo good girl!! You shouldn't be doing this to me!! Me and chocolates have a love hate relationship..my tastebuds love them but my love handles hate them :P Thanks soo much for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.. :)
Julie is Hostess At Heart
Sunday 5th of July 2015
You are so disciplined to do a a10 workout! I would be a couch potato by then. These chocolate fig cups are just beautiful.
Dini @ The Flavor Bender
Saturday 4th of July 2015
This looks delicious Shashi! I've got two family members who are lactose intolerant so they will absolutely FLIP over these beauties! Loving the love between chocolate and Figs too! :D Thank you so much for sharing these with us at #SaucySaturday! sending some love your way :)
Saturday 4th of July 2015
Change is scary. I can definitely see how these figgy cups would help. All of those spreads sound delicious, actually. I will look for them next time I'm food shopping. Thank you so much for linking up to #SaucySaturday.
Life With Lorelai
Friday 3rd of July 2015
YUM’d and Stumbled! This looks delicious. A definite must try! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/07/02/home-matters-linky-party-44/ :)
~Lorelai Life With Lorelai