Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring salad

I'll call this a spring salad, since in my heart it is already spring and outside it's snowing like we were living in a shaking powdered sugar can! This could also be called "moving out salad" since I'm trying to empty my cupboards as much as possible before moving out. It's totally lovely, how these accidential foods can be so surprizingly good!

Spring salad

Lime (juice)
Chick peas
Bean sprouts, bambu sprouts, chili (mixed in a can)
Salt and pepper

Monday, February 27, 2012

Raw key lime pie

I'm in-between homes and last night was surely the last friends' evening in this home. I baked some lovely rolls and this (ugly) raw key lime pie. I found various recipes online, but ended up trying Katja's version. Made it a bit bigger, since we are quite many here to eat it :)

The appearance could have been better. A lot. I blame the organic vanilla extract that I used, that was dark brown. Hence, the entire frosting became sort of.. ugly color. Aaaaand the filling was way too soft to even do the frosting properly! But despite all - everyone enjoyed this pie. Even my very dear, but very raw-food-suspicious friend liked it! Actually she even took more! Whohooaa :)

Raw key lime pie

2 dl almonds (soaked)
0,75 dl sunflower seeds (soaked)
2 dl dates (soaked)
1,5 tbsp lucuma
2 tbsp coconut flakes
1,5 tsp vanilla

3 avocados
4 limes (juice)
1 lime peel (grated)
1,5 dl honey
1,5 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp lucuma

1,5 dl cashews (soaked)
0,75 dl coconut oil
1,5 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp lucuma

Blend the crust stuff. Into the cake mold. Blend the filling stuff. On the crust. Blend the frosting stuff. On the top. Done. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Macaroni casserole awards winner

My boyfriend makes THE BEST makaroonilaatikko - macaroni casserole!! He's away celebrating his friend's baby and I'm left home with this <3 I'm not completely aware of the secret recipe, but it has tons of spices and cheese, some basil and.. soya of course (instead of meat) and.. lots of love, I suppose :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Raw pecan liquorice fudge

Hi!! It has been aaaaages! Been away from this blog really for like decades, but it was nice to see, that there are still some visitors here. Hooray! Foodie love is not dead. It was just.. hibernating :)

I've had this massive "candy-sugar-muffins-chocolate-cake" period that I just seem to be unable to stop. So, now, for real, if the sweet-eating doesn't stop - it can continue! :) Let's just make a slight move into the more healthy variations. The raw variations.

This super simple recipe caught my eye in Saara's blog. Saara Aalto is an amazing, beautiful Finnish singer/songwriter talent, and also a friend of mine.

Raw pecan liquorice fudge
♥ pecans (grinded)
♥ liquorice root (grinded)
♥ honey (lots of it ^^)

Making sweets doesn't get any easier! Although, you might wanna make the paste smoother if you prefer a more fudge-like-texture.

Have a happy winter evening all