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Raw Chocolate Tart!

Chocolate Tart

It’s be soooo long since I have posted on here… no excuse.

Hopefully this makes up for it.  🙂

There aren’t a whole lot of words to describe how wonderful this is.

Very simple, nutritious ingredients and you have yourself one decadent dessert.

For the crust…

1c of pecans
1/2c (or 10) soaked, pitted dates
1/2c of raw cacao powder
1tbsp of coconut oil
a pinch of ground clove

Process in your food processor until well combined and press into the bottom of a parchment lined eight inch tart pan.

For the filling…

1 can of coconut milk – solid part only
1/2c of coconut oil
1/2c of raw cacao powder
1tbsp of coconut nectar
a pinch of ground cloves

Process in your food process until smooth and creamy and then pour over top of the base.

Place it into the freezer for thirty minutes and voila!

Decorate with cacao nibs, coconut flakes or the fruit of your choice.

I got twenty pieces out of this one. Be sure to store in the fridge.

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Wild Rice Ginger Bites

August 9th, 2013 040

We absolutely love our wild rice, cooked. Did you know that wild rice is not actually a grain?  It’s a grass!

We haven’t tried eating it raw. Kinda fun! You’ll need to soak your wild rice for a couple of days – or until it cracks, but it’s worth it! Oh, and make sure to change the water daily – or twice a day.

This will work with the rice cooked and cooled as well, but then it would not longer be a raw snack.

What you’ll need…

  • 1c of soaked and cracked wild rice
  • 1/4c of nut butter (today we used raw peanut butter)
  • 1/4c of sesame tahini
  • 1/4c of coconut oil
  • 2tbsp of agave
  • 1tsp of freshly grated ginger

Place the rice into the food processor first and give it a whiz just to break it down. Add in the remainder of the ingredients and continue to process until it’s all just combined. Test the flavor… feel free to add another tablespoon of agave if you need it a bit sweeter, but you probably won’t. All of it works quite well together.

Take a pinch of the mixture and roll it into a ball. Roll that ball in a few hemp seeds for added nutrition.

We placed them in the freezer for half an hour just to firm them up… and you could store them there or in the fridge.

They are quite moist so you definitely want to keep them chilled.

Next round we’re going to add in some unsweetened shredded coconut…or maybe some coconut flour? 

Great little snack to pop in your mouth when you need a quick pick me up!

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Creamsicle Squares

May 28th, 2013 059

How could I have not thought about this until today?!?!?!!!

🙂

My favorite childhood treat… the creamsicle.

Years later, here are those flavours wrapped up in something that I would eat today.

Simple.

What you’ll need…

  • 2c of  unsweetened shredded coconut (we use ‘Let’s Do…Organic’)
  • 1/4c of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4c (or a little less) of organic coconut oil
  • 1tsp of grated orange rind
  • 1tsp of really good vanilla (we use ‘Simply Organic’)

Place all of the ingredients into your food processor and whiz away for about a minute.

IF you need these to be a little sweeter, you can always add in two tablespoons of coconut nectar or agave… I personally think that the sweetness from the orange and the vanilla is enough… but they’re great either way!

Press the mixture down tightly into a parchment lined loaf pan and toss it into the freezer for an hour or so.

Tick. Tock.

Remove the pan from the freezer once they’ve hardened and slice into squares… or rectangles… or circles.

A perfect little bite of goodness after a super healthy dinner!   🙂

We recommend that you keep these gems in the freezer… not that they’ll last too long.

SO yummy!

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OH, and then we made LEMON SQUARES a week later !!!

🙂

Exactly the same recipe, just replace the orange with lemon.

De-lish!

Maybe grapefruit or lime next???

June 4th, 2013 030

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Creamsicle Coffee

May 25th, 2012 068

I’m excited about this one.  🙂

We’re away from home this week so making a pot of coffee is a treat all on its own, but THIS … this almost makes me want to go out and buy a (cuisinart) coffee maker!

As a child, creamsicles were my most favorite treat – we didn’t get them often, but I still can remember the flavours of that perfect combo swirling around in my mouth.

YUM!

In the bender…

  • 1c of ice
  • 1/2 a mug of strong coffee
  • 1/2 a mug of vanilla ‘so delicious’ coconut milk
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1tsp of orange zest

Blend away and voila!

Childhood memories and a hint or two of being somewhat of a grown up … hooked!

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Enjoy … and HAPPY Sunday!

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My New Favorite Treat!!!

YUM!  I’m excited about this one.  🙂

We’re away from home this week so making a pot of coffee is a treat all on its own, but THIS … this almost makes me want to go out and buy a (cuisinart) coffee maker!

As a child, creamsicles were my most favorite treat – we didn’t get them often, but I still can remember the flavours of that perfect combo swirling around in my mouth.  YUM!

I made a pot of coffee … for one.

In the bender…

  • 1c of ice
  • 1/2 a mug of strong coffee
  • 1/2 a mug of vanilla so delicious coconut ‘beverage’ (I think it’s a labelling thing)
  • juice of 1 orange
  • 1tsp of orange zest

Blend away and voila!

Childhood memories and a hint or two of being somewhat of a grown up … hooked!

Enjoy … and HAPPY Friday!

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