Due to the effects of the corona virus, most of us have been pretty much confined to our homes. Obviously, the situation can be difficult to deal with at times, but is being homebound really comparable to the dire situations that some are facing, like hospital workers these days where patients are dropping like flies?
Many of us today are now working from home. This may be routine for some but presents a new challenge for many others who may find it difficult to adapt to this new way of life and work. Such reactions are of course normal, but a change from time to time can be welcome and shed a new light on things. While some of us will have eyes riveted on the news channels with a constant flow of bad news, others are addicted to social networks, watching videos or publishing our own content for consumption by others. One can always escape into an exciting novel or a good movie or listen to old vinyls and CDs that were stored in the back of a closet. (I think of my friend Joëlle who gave me a collection of 100 Mozart CDs for my birthday almost 12 years ago. This collection is more useful today than ever!)
In recent days I have also observed a new trend on social networks with the sharing of cooking recipes. Perfect timing when so many of us are looking for new meal ideas, and as luck would have it, many of these dishes are simple and inexpensive. For example, I discovered a vegan chocolate mousse that I tried this weekend using only 5 ingredients: chickpea juice, dark chocolate, vegetal milk, sugar and salt. This chocolate mousse for four can be prepared in just 10 minutes and costs less than 2 euros! And in fact, here’s the recipe!
100 ml chickpea juice (about a jar juice)
150-200 gr of dark chocolate (% cacao depending on personal taste)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 pinch of salt
4 tbsp vegetal milk (e.g., almond, rice, soy drink)
Whisk the chickpea juice with the sugar and salt for 5 minutes until the juice resembles fluffy egg whites. Melt the chocolate in a bain-marie, add the vegetable milk, mix delicately with the snow-ridden juice. Distribute in 4 ramekins and keep in the fridge for half an hour. That’s all there is to it!
You may want to take advantage of some extra time to have a look at the new spring and summer collections available on Vegan Mode. Whether it’s a new bag, a pair of shoes or a wristwatch, all Vegan Mode products are made locally by designers very committed to ethical and sustainable development. Vegan Mode has always selected vegan, eco-friendly creations. No bags are made in China and our online store remains open for business as usual. Obviously due to the current Covid-19 situation, delivery times will be affected and certain items can only be delivered at the end of confinement. I invite you therefore to contact us for details before ordering. In the meantime, please do take good care of yourself and family by simply staying at home!