Sharzad's Dancing Kitchen: Vegan Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait! (VIDEO)

Today I share my Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait and feature the fun recipe video I filmed with my friend Sharzad Kiadeh. Sharzad is one of my fave people online. Seriously. If you want someone fun, creative, hilarious, sparkly-fabulous and super down to earth to follow, this is your girl.

Sharzad Kiadeh runs a crazy-popular YouTube channel, among other shiny, fabulous online things and projects. You may have seen her as a co-host on The Mom's View -- or remember her from the last time I shared our video collab here on HHL.

Sharzad has been adding LOADS of vegan recipes to her diet and featuring them on her YouTube channel (woo-hoo!) so I am happy to share some of my vegan recipes with her audience -- who are mostly busy mamas and people less familiar with vegan cooking -- so they want FAST, EASY and DELICIOUS. Done and done.

I have not been doing a whole lot of own on-camera videos lately just because I haven't felt up to it as I work on pulling myself out of my difficult-winter-funk / burnout, as I talked about a tiny bit here. But I am so glad I said yes to this video with Sharzad! I mean, laughter with friends is one of my favorite forms of therapy.

And basically I adore spending time with Sharzad because she is one of those people who just makes you feel GOOD. And usually I end up cracking up in fits of uncontrollable laughter about something, and yup, sure enough...

Laughter Is Literally The BEST. This time I ended up cracking up over something about math. And the fact that we both went completely blank trying to figure our what 1/3 cup times four was... I think we had on-camera brain because we literally could not figure out that it is (duh, obviously) 1 and 1/3 cups. So hilarious. (Our math-glitch didn't make the video, so you will just have to imagine me needing a moment to collect myself because I literally could not do recipe math on camera and couldn't stop laughing about it. If you have ever had a camera pointed at your face and been asked a left brain question, you might know what I mean! I think that is how Jimmy Kimmel gets all those people to look like they do not know answers to basic questions! ha.)

Sharzad does a really fun recipe theme for her channel called "My Dancing Kitchen." Last time I made Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta with her and shared my Britney Spears dance moves. (That video is below too.) This time I went into a really spur-of-the-moment cheerleading routine. Not sure where that came from but OK! I think it was because we were both talking about growing up in Santa Cruz and my school Aptos High. Where I was not, by the way, a cheerleader but that didn't stop me from knowing plenty of the cheer moves. Actually now that I think of it I DID go to "junior cheer camp" in junior high and that is where I picked up this silly cheer song. Some random fun facts for you today!

But FYI to Sharzad.. I now remembered that I know the entire dance to "Bye Bye Bye" by *Nsync, so obviously the next time you want to invite me on, I know exactly what moves I will be busting out. Bye Bye Bye, bye BYE! ;) #1999HighSchoolGradRightHere

Now THIS pudding...

The goodies..

That coconut whip though...

Watch us!... Sharzad's Dancing Kitchen: Chocolate Pudding with berries and ginger-almond crumble

Follow Sharzad Online!.. (Trust me, you want to follow this lady! Love her!)

Vegan Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait! For today's recipe I take the yummy chocolate pudding Sharzad and I made together (you have to see the gorgeous avocados we used!) and I added some of my fave dessert flavors, cherries and coconut whip and some crumbly ginger-snappy and almond crumble in there too...

Cherry Chocolate Pudding Parfaits

Kathy Patalsky

Published 03/27/2016

Cherry Chocolate Pudding Parfait

Chocolate covered cherry flavors with coconut whip and ginger-snap alond sprinkle on top!



  1. Process the gingersnaps and nuts until crumbly like a fine powder. (You could also use graham crackers)
  2. You can let the cherries thaw on your counter or run the frozen bag they come in under hot water to quickly thaw.
  3. Layer the parfaits! Crumble, pudding, cherries, whip and repeat. Top with fresh mint and serve. You can make these up to a day ahead of time. (The coconut whip will lose its fluff a bit in the fridge bit is still delicious.)

Yield: 2 parfaits

Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.

Total time: 15 mins.

Tags: vegan,dessert,chocolate,pudding,avocado,coconut whip,vegan parfait,cherries,chocolate cherry

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