Chocolate Linguini with Vanilla Ice Cream, Raspberries, & Caramelized Bananas

Posted on November 11, 2011

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I don’t think I have to do much talking in this post. I might just let the chocolate linguini, vanilla ice cream, raspberries, & caramelized bananas do all that for me ;)

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Don’t you just wanna dive on in? Looking at these photos makes me want to re-create this whole work of art all over again.

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I know you’re wondering, “where on earth did she find chocolate pasta??”

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Remember when Dallas took me to Seattle? I found this at a street market downtown, and there was no way I was leaving it behind! Buying chocolate linguini might have been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Yep, ever ;)

I thought long and hard about how I wanted to prepare it. It had to be pretty, it had to be tasty, it just had to be amazing. No half-assing dark chocolate linguini. So I gathered my ingredients.

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I had to smell the dark chocolate linguini. It had the scent of a rich, high-quality chocolate bar.

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The smell of the water boiling reminded me of hot chocolate. The whole process of preparing this dessert was satisfying to all senses. Nothing is sexier than chocolate pasta ;)

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I melted the ‘butter’ in a frying pan.

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Brown sugar was then added to create a caramelizing sauce.

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Then came the sliced bananas….

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They were cooked until golden on both sides.

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Chocolate linguini was drained, plated, & topped with two scoops of vanilla soy ice cream for each serving.

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Finished off with caramelized bananas and a garnish of raspberries, this incredible dessert linguini takes the cake. No pun intended.

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Now go! Find yourself some chocolate linguini and have some seriously sexy dessert tonight, just because ;)
From my kitchen to yours <3

Serves 2

Ingredients:
1/4 lb dark chocolate linguini
1 1/2 tbsp vegan butter
2 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced

4 scoops vanilla soy ice cream
10 raspberries

Directions:
1) In a large pot over medium-high heat, bring water to a broil. Add in chocolate linguini and cook until al dente, about 8-10 minutes. When pasta is cooked, drain water. Scoop linguini evenly onto two large plates, and set aside.
2) Meanwhile, in a frying pan over medium heat, warm butter until melted. Add in brown sugar, stirring until mixed.
3) Add sliced bananas to the pan, cooking until golden on both sides.
4) Add two scoops of vanilla soy ice cream to each plate of chocolate linguini. Evenly top with caramelized bananas, garnishing with fresh raspberries.
5) Serve and savour. Dine with someone special, even if it’s your momma. This dessert is one that needs to be shared <3

Before I sign off, I would like to take a moment to remember: Remember that it is the 11th day of the 11th month; remember to take a moment of silence on the 11th hour in honor of all our fallen soldiers; remember to be thankful for the freedom that we have because of their bravery; and remember to be thankful for the men who still fight for us today. We would not have the lives we do without them. I will be watching the parade and ceremony in Nanaimo, in which Dallas (my soldier) is a part. Don’t forget to remember <3

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peace & love <3

Char, xo

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Categories: Desserts | 18 Comments

18 Responses to Chocolate Linguini with Vanilla Ice Cream, Raspberries, & Caramelized Bananas

  1. Holy food porn……………. enough said!

  2. Oh. My. GAWD.
    This is the most unique and stunning dish I have seen in the blogosphere for a LONG time! I HAVE to get myself some choc pasta now!…

  3. Kit-Kat says:

    I found you!
    I could not help it, after seeing you on Chocolate Covered Katie’s blog (love that girl. she’s like a sister to me, with us both having the name Katie). I read your bio, and I know how it feels to struggle through an eating disorder: tough. But you pulled through! I wish I could eat totaly like you, but my parents are still a little gun-shy about me eating mostly fruits and veggies in the day, with only grain-stuff at dinner. Oh well. I do work out tons, so maybe that is why they are concerned, besides my past eating history.
    But hey, I love you AND Katie! And I think it’s sweet that you are a B.C.er! Canada is so awesome! I live only anhour away from Seattle here in Washington State, so I’m not too far away from the border! I love Canada….. are you into hockey, per chance???
    So cheers to you, my dear! This recipe looks really yummy. I love brown sugar so much!!! haha!
    —Kit-Kat (Katie)

    • I’m glad you found my blog, Katie! It is definitely a hard thing to pull through ED, but it’s very important to be patient with yourself & keep working…it will come! And I’d be lying if I didn’t admit some days are hard, but it’s the hard days that keep us strong <3 I should fix my bio…I tend to write 'in the present' and always have to go change it :P For example, lately I've been wanting oatmeal in the mornings because it's cold. I just eat a lot of fruit & veggies because I really enjoy them. There are no hard and fast rules about the way I eat, just whatever I'm craving :) That was a hard mold to break, too. And I find with exercise, if I feel I'm pushing myself too much, I stick to yoga. It really helps me to re-connect with my body, without so much of a focus on calories :) That's great you're so close to the border! Have you ever had a chance to visit Vancouver Island? It's beautiful here! haha, I have to be honest & admit that I never jumped the hockey bandwagon, though it often seems I'm the only one :P lots of hockey fans around here! I don't hate it, just not my thing.
      P.S. toootally with you on the brown sugar! I used to avoid it, but eventually came back to it. It's long been one of my favourite sweeteners & I'll never let it go again! It has a sweetness that can't be mimicked & I love the texture. Not so big on white sugar, but definitely love me some brown sugar.
      Cheers to you, Kit-Kat! Thanks so much for your wonderful comment :) Have a great weekend!

  4. you made syrupy bananas to go along with such a gorgeous and yummy dish- wow i am SWOONING <3 looks so tasty :)

    xoxo

  5. OMG, we have a problem here…..I needed chocolate pasta for breakfast lunch and dinner. How amazing is this?? You my friend are VERY creative with your recipes, I love it!!!

    I will be bookmarking this one and on a hunt for chocolate pasta!!!

    xxoo
    Kris

  6. Malin says:

    That chocolate spaghetti is CRAZY. Very creative dish. Maybe some strawberry-marinara to go along next time? :))

  7. Hey, I just found your blog and I love it!! It’s awesome to see a fellow BC vegan blogger! :) Do you take your own food photos? They look great! And this recipe looks incredible, btw!!

  8. Amy says:

    Wow… that’s like five-star restaurant dessert!! I hope somewhere in Alberta has chocolate pasta! But at least it’s a good time of year to look for it if they do, everything is chocolate right now!
    Looks perfect as always Char!

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