Sunday, January 15, 2012

Raw salted pecan pie

This pie was such a hit. We ate it until the last crumb. And after that I basically licked the plate. And it was so easy to make as well!

The base:
1 cup dates
1/2 cup pecan nuts
1/2 cup almonds

The caramel:
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp raw nut butter (I used un-raw peanut butter)
2 tbsp lucuma powder
2 tbsp agave syrup
1/2 tsp sea salt

On top:
1/4 cup pecan nuts (chopped)
sprinkle sea salt

For the crust, mix the almonds and pecans in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the dates and process until done. Press the mixture on a serving plate or a cake tin lined with baking paper / cling film. Put into the freezer to cool and wait.

Make the caramel by melting the coconut oil in water bath and add other ingredients. Let it firm a bit before applying on top of the cake. Add the pecan bits and some sea salt.

The recipe is from Keeping Healthy Getting Stylish -blog.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chocolate salad for breakfast

Did you say salad for breakfast? No, wait.. did you say "chocolate salad"?

Yes. I couldn't resist on trying this super strange and funny looking salad for a breakie today. I think that in the future I'll have my choco mousse as a choco mousse and salad as a salad, but in all it's oddness this was well worth trying out. The recipe is from Choosing Raw -blog. I realized (too late) that all the sauce was probably not meant for a single portion, hehe. So I got more than enough of a chocolate kick :)