Happy Friday everyone! How was your week? All my weeks zoom right along, and I tend to lose track of time. In fact, on Tuesday I wished a friend a great weekend! Oops!
I'm ramping up to launch the next dessert challenge - the other one was so much fun that I want to do it again! It's got a summer theme... can you guess what it might be? I'll send you a copy of my Just Desserts ebook or Moonie Pie ebook (your choice) if you figure it out. If more than one of you gets it right, I'll randomly pick a winner. Or might you have a suggestion for a future challenge?
It looks like a bit of a moonie exchange has begun in the community. Super cool... a few posts will be out in the coming days, I believe, so keep your eyes peeled on the board. Got a moonie you'd like to exchange, or want to try your online friend's others goodies? I thought it would be cool to get a group swap going. Post a comment below and see who's up for it...
Here are some yummies for a sweet weekend!
Chai Ice Cream
1 1/4 cup strong chai tea (chilled)
1/2 cup young coconut pulp
3/4 cup cashews
2 1/2 tablespoons raw honey
1 1/2 tablespoons lucuma
1 tablespoon lecithin
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 teaspoon vanilla stevia
(or vanilla extract/more sweetener)
1. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
2. Chill for a few hours in the fridge and then process in an ice cream maker, according to manufacturers instructions.
3. Alternatively, freeze in ice cube trays.
As for an oldie, this classic apple dessert comes from a raw food class I taught in October 2007! This is my "go-to" recipe for raw apple pie. When making it recently, I used a spring form pan to shape it. Surprisingly, it held up just fine. I did about 3 layers of crumble and 2 thick layers of filling.
Apple Crumble Pie
Make this is a regular pie with a crust and filling, or add the crumble on top.
2 cups pecans
1 cup walnuts
¾ cup pitted and packed, medjool dates
In a food processor, combine all ingredients until they become crumbly. Press half of the mixture into a 9” pie plate.
6 medium sized apples, separated
½ cup pitted and packed, medjool dates
¼ cup raisins
2 tsp cinnamon
1. Peel and core all apples.
2. In a food processor, puree 2 of the apples, and remaining ingredients, until smooth. Pour this mixture into a bowl.
3. Chop the other 4 apples into large chunks and then process into small chunks in a food processor, making sure NOT to puree it into applesauce! Add to the puree.
4. Spread this filling into the pie crust.
5. Top with the remaining pie crust, sprinkling it over the top like crumble.
Have a fabulous weekend!