Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy New Year!!!

This year has been amazing for me thus far. Recipe Challenge for March!

Raw Desserts!

As my knowledge and love for Raw and Vegan Cuisine has grown, i have alot of recipe testing these past 2 months. My focus now is RAW desserts. So below i have tried a few concoctions that turned out REALLY good. The final product is still in the adjustment phase, but none the less delicious.

Strawberry Shortcake

6oz Raw Almonds (soaked overnight)
6oz Pitted Dates (medjool) at room temperature
1tsp cinnamon
** Rinse soaked almonds throughly. Add Soaked Almonds, dates and cinnamon to food processor. Process until a  well combine and a crumb/smooth consistence is archived.
***yield 4in round or 5 small 2in rounds

1 cup RAW cashews (soaked overnight)
2 pitted dates (medjool) at room temp
1tsp vanilla extract
** Rinse soaked cashews throughly. Add cashews, dates and vanilla to a blender or process in food processor until a fluffy creamy consistence is achieved.

Using a dish of choice.  I chose to do individual serving portions.
This dessert can be assemble in layers, ie. (refrigerating in between layers of crust and then cream)if being served as a tart, or assemble all components and enjoy right away, like i did.

1. Press crust mixture into serving dish to form base
2. spoon in or pipe cashew "cream on top crust to make second layer
3. Finish with fresh strawberries.

This dessert was way simple and a delight.

{Featured desserts: Strawberry Shortcake and Carrot cake. Carrot Cake was made using the same crust recipes, with the addition of carrot pulp from juiced carrots and a little more cinnamon. the frosting layer is the exact whipped cashew "cream" as well. I love the fact that these dessert recipes are very simple and interchangeable.

  Pharrell Williams - Happy!

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