Something really neat happened a few weeks ago. I was contacted by the Globe and Mail, a national newspaper in Canada, and did an interview for an article they were writing about raw food. Out of the 45 minutes of chatting I did with the journalist, only bits and pieces were included - some not even accurate - but it was really cool to be included. A photographer came to my house and did a cool photoshoot of my with my desserts. One good sized photo made it into the paper. A really fun and beautiful shot!
Now onto a recent recipe that I created for Vivapura's blog. I covered some raw superfood squares with a chocolate fudge, creating a great afternoon pick-me-up.
Chocolate Fudge Covered Superfood Squares
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashews
1/3 cup pistachios
1/4 cup dried mulberries
2/3 cup lightly packed dates, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons maca powder
2 tablespoons lucuma powder
1 1/2 teaspoons mesquite powder
1 teaspoon baobob powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup cacao nibs, optional
In a food processor grind the almonds, cashews, pistachios, and mulberries down to crumbs. Add all remaining ingredients except the water and cacao nibs. Process until broken down. Add the water. Pulse to combine. Add the cacao nibs and pulse in. Press into an 8x8" pan (I pressed them into 3/4 of the pan to make them thicker). Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours and then slice into squares. Chill in the freezer until ready to dip them into the chocolate.
Fudgey Chocolate Coating
1/2 cup melted cacao butter
1 cup + 3 tablespoons coconut sugar, ground in a coffee grinder
1 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup warm water
Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender until completely smooth. Pour the chocolate into a bowl that is sitting over a pot of hot water. Dunk each square into the chocolate. Lift out with a fork and set on a parchment paper lined tray. Allow to set in the freezer. Sprinkle with lucuma powder before eating.
And here are some of my latest raw dessert recipe videos!
Raw blackberry ice cream
Raw superfood chocolates
Superfood chocolates made into hearts!