Looking for a dairy-free dessert that the whole family will love? Whip up this Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding with just a few clean ingredients and no refined sugar!
So I was in Milwaukee the other weekend and I got together with one of my favorite bloggers- Erin, from Well Plated. We have a crazy history of our lives colliding in the weirdest of ways. Let me explain. Apparently we met like 5 years ago (right after I started FFF), which I have no recollection of. We both volunteered for the same non-profit in Minneapolis called Cooking Matters and attended a meeting together. Erin was telling me the reason she remember me was because I talked about my blog and that was the first time she had ever heard of a food blog. Cray. So, fast forward to today…Erin and I both run food blogs full time AND she now lives in the suburb in Milwaukee where I grew up. We’re talking just a few miles from my childhood home. EVEN MORE NUTS. I knew she lived in the Milwaukee area, but I had no idea it was my hood.
This all makes me sooooo happy because it gives me an excuse to see her whenever I’m home in the MKE. BOO YEAH.
The reason I bring up Erin is because over lunch at Beans and Barley, we were discussing the types of surfaces we like to photograph on. Erin said she swears by marble and she said that she got the most amazing slab from Crate and Barrel. Her photos are legit legit and I want to be her, so the first thing I did when I got back from Milwaukee was head to Crate and Barrel to pick one up. She gave me a little tid bit and said that she made the C&B people open up all of the boxes so that she could pick out the most perfect piece of marble. Apparently Minnesota nice isn’t a thing. Lin and I go in there with big smiles on our face…and ask if we could possibly see more slabs of marble. The lady literally stared back at me with disgust and said “I’d rather not open every single box before we put them out on the floor.” I stuck my tongue out at her and walked away.
Just kidding. I was very polite and yelled BITCH.
Turns out I really liked the slab that was on the floor, so FEW…no one got hurt.
I’m sure you’re wondering why I’m telling you this story…well its because Erin is a genius AND I LOVE MY NEW MARBLE SLAB. I’ve literally shot the past 8 recipes on it and I can’t stop, won’t stop.
It makes everything look so pretty and I loveeeeeeeee it.
I love it like I love chia seed pudding, which I didn’t know I loved until Linley made me make it. It tastes EXACTLY like normal pudding, except it’s way better for you.
I topped mine with some vanilla Greek yogurt and fresh berries, but you’re more than welcome to keep things dairy free and use coconut whipped cream.
- Place all ingredients in a medium size bowl and whisk until the cocoa powder has dissolved. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for around 6 hours or until the chia seeds turn jelly-like and the mixture thickens. Stir periodically.