Manga Matcha Greens
Photo Courtesy of Anne Sage
Greenery, Pantone’s color of the year, is an easy design trend to incorporate. For a different look, bring greenery off the table and place above the guests. These circular green globes are simple and elegant.
Chocolate Cheesecake Matcha
Photo Courtesy of Wicked Spatula
crust1 cup almonds
20 deglet dates, pitted
1/4 cup cacao powder
3 tablespoons agave
2 vanilla beans, scraped
Pinch of salt
filling5 cups cashews, soaked overnight
1 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
1/2 cup agave nectar
7 tablespoons lemon juice
4 vanilla beans, scraped, or 2 teaspoons extract
3 tablespoons matcha powder
Pinch of salt
chocolate glaze2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
3 tablespoons cacao powder
1 teaspoon agave
- Line the bottom of a 10 inch springform pan with parchment paper.
- In your food processor or blender pulse together the crust ingredients until you have a fine crumble that sticks together. Press into the bottom of the pan.
- For the filling drain the soaked cashews and blend with remaining filling ingredients until smooth and creamy. Pour into pan on top of crust. Tap the sides to release air bubbles. Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before topping with chocolate.
- For the glaze stir all ingredients together until smooth. Drizzle over cheesecake. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Since we’re talking matcha, we can get our healthy matcha fix even in a cocktail. We like it paired with mint in this Matcha Mojito.
2 ozs sparkling ginger ale
5-6 mint leaves, plus a few for garnish
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon sugar or agave nectar
1 teaspoon Epic Matcha green tea powder
In a glass add mint leaves, lime juice, sugar and green tea powder.
Mix until all the sugar is dissolved and the mint is fragrant.
Fill the glass with ice.
Top with ginger ale.
Stir to distribute flavors.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Greens Gone Wild
Photo Courtesy of Billy Farrell
With photo booths always a popular item at events and conferences, we thought about how we can take the greenery and turn it up a notch, or several. This greenery overload makes for a stunning and dramatic photo booth.