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Raw Macaroons

26 Jun
Jessie takes credit for this - I'm just posting it for her x

Unlike everything else I claim is healthy, these ACTUALLY ARE HEALTHY. As good as they taste, you’d think they’re full of sugar, but the truth is it’s just wonderful nutty goodness. All of a sudden I feel less guilty for eating half a plate of these.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 C Brazil Nuts
1 handful of Almonds
1 C Shredded Coconut
3 Tblsp Agave Syrup
2 Tblsp Almond Butter (peanut is okay)
3 tsp Coconut Oil
3 tsp Vanilla Essence
2 tsp Cocoa (or cacao)
Cinnamon
Generous pinch of Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all ingredients in a food processor except cocoa and cinnamon. Make sure this is sticky and dough-like. If not add more almond butter.

For vanilla – Place bite-size biscuits onto a tray and sprinkle with cinnamon.

For chocolate – Blend the the mixture with cocoa, then place bite-size biscuits on the tray.

Chill in the freezer briefly, then enjoy.

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Peanut Brownies

3 Jun

More traditional food of my people.

Don’t get our brownies confused with chocolate brownies, American-style. These are biscuits, or “cookies”, as you types may refer to them.  They are best enjoyed with a big glass of soy milk.

My  mum is addicted to these crack-like biscuits, so now she can make some for us to share when we visit. Pay attention Ma! 

They’re both crunchy and chewy.  You like what you see? You like it? Aw yeah you do. So do I. For this reason tonight I’ll be featuring a beetroot salad on Tahini Sauce.


INGREDIENTS

125g margarine
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch salt
1 cup peanuts
1 tablespoon of water

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all ingredients, except peanuts, in a blender. Mix batter with peanuts. Roll into balls, press, bake on a greased tray at 180ºC, until springy to touch and cooked through.  When you remove them from the baking tray they will be bendy so let them cool on a cooking-rack; they’ll firm up and the final result will be a chewy-but-crunchy biscuit.

Moist Sugarless Carrot Cupcakes

16 Jan

You won’t notice these contain no refined sugar. They’re so lovely and sweet and soft. Best enjoyed warm.

INGREDIENTS

1 cup plain flour
1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 handfuls crushed nuts
2 handfuls sultanas
1/3 cup oil
1 carrot
2 inches, fresh pineapple

INSTRUCTIONS

I’m a lazy cook. Chop a carrot (no need to peel) and roughly skin and chop pineapple. Drop into food processor. Blend until roughly chopped. Add all other ingredients. Blend. Bake in cupcake cases at 180 degrees celsius until springy to the touch and a knife comes out clean. Enjoy with fresh fruit.

Low-sugar, Low-fat Biscuits

4 Jan

I love biscuits, but like you, I don’t want the fat-loaded, sugar-loaded kind.

This recipe is a little different. The batter contains no refined sugar , but will make delicious, soft biscuits! Chocolate is optional.

INGREDIENTS

1 banana, mashed
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup oil
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 handfuls of sultanas
1 handful of chocolate chips (optional)
Pinch of salt

INSTRUCTIONS

Mash the banana into the water, then mix in oil. Add flour, baking powder, soda, sultanas and chocolate, if desired. Roll into balls, flatten with a fork and bake on a greased tray until golden.

Enjoy ♥

Sultana-sweetened Chocolate

28 Dec

Fuck carob. Yeah, I said it. I want chocolate. 

I don’t, however, want refined sugar.

You can throw almost anything in the mix and this will work. Better still it’s actually healthy. It doesn’t contain any junk and when nut-based it delivers an optimal amount of omegas into your diet.

To make this mixture blend the following ingredients until doughy, taste as you go along; 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 3 handfuls sultanas, 3 handfuls nuts, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 handful coconut and 2 tablespoons cocoa. To finish, roll balls in coconut and refrigerate. If the mixture is too dry, you can add in a little water to make it rollable. If too wet, add more nuts or coconut.

You can also substitute or add any of the following ingredients as desired; dates, oats, seeds, carob, agave, peanut butter, almond butter, tahini, ground almonds or any kind of dried fruit or nut at all. ♥

Perfect Raw Chocolate Cake (super easy)

28 Dec

This,  is exactly what I want out of raw food.

When I eat it, my stomach is light, it digests perfectly and there is no sugar rush. It is rich, spongey and nostalgic.

It tastes exactly like the kind of cake I’m  not allowed. You must try it. It’s so quick to make!

You can see I’m very proud of this one. Blissful gratitude in the form of monetary donations will be warmly accepted.

Cake:

3 dates, pre-soaked in water
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Dash of vanilla
1 & 1/2 cup ground almonds or almond meal

Ice cream topping:

Frozen bananas
Vanilla
Raisins
Water

Chocolate sauce topping:

1 date, soaked in water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon nut butter
Sprinkling cocoa powder
Vanilla

Top with:

Crushed walnuts

Mash dates into a syrup*, mix with banana, sprinkle in cocoa, vanilla and then mix in the almond meal until you form a cakey texture. Press into molds and put in the fridge. While that refrigerates, mash up the other soaked date into a paste, add coconut oil, nut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla – whip into chocolate sauce. Those two aspects will keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Then when ready to assemble place chopped frozen banana in the food processor, with a little vanilla and a little water to aid blending. When consistency is similar to soft-serve icecream, throw in a few raisins. Assemble by dropping icecream onto the cake, topping with chocolate sauce and crushed walnuts. Serve immediately.

*I prefer to soak dates overnight as they are very firm. Just have enough water to cover the dates entirely. Soaking allows them to be stirred into the water and become syruppy. ♥