Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Raw Pie Disaster

It's Tuesday again, and another day of raw recipes. Unfortunately the dessert didn't turn out as planned, but everything else was delish!

Breakfast: Raw cereal

See my previous post for recipe.
Lunch: Sun Marinated Raw Red Pepper Soup (recipe from G Living)
  • 4 large red peppers, deseeded & chopped
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/2 tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 tbsp sunflower oil (I used cold pressed olive oil)
  • 8 strawberries
  • 4 tbsp of honey
  • sea salt & fresh black pepper to taste
  • water (as needed)

Mix the red pepper, white onion, garlic, rosemary, tomato, sunflower oil and sea salt together in a bowl (it's much better if you can mix all the ingredients with your hand, which will enable all the flavours to mix well). Cover and set aside in a warm area, or you can even leave it under the sun for about 1 hour to marinate.

Then blend all the marinated ingredients, strawberries and honey together in a blender for about 2 minutes until nice and smooth. Adjust the taste and consistency with more salt and/or water if needed. Garnish with fresh black pepper on top.

Snack: Raw Chocolate Shake

  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao powder

Toss everything in the blender and mix well. Serve over ice if desired. This is becoming my favourite hot summer afternoon snack! I drank it so fast I forgot to take a photo.

Dinner: Raw Pasta with Sunny Dill Cheeze

Very similar to last week's dinner, except I used a mixture of cashews and sunflower seeds to make the dill sauce.

Dessert: Raw Strawberry Pie Do-Over Disaster
Remember my 1st raw pie that I thought wasn't strawberry-ish enough? Well I made another one ... this time with more flavourful strawberries! I also made the crust with a mix of almonds, cashews, dried coconut and cacao.

When I got my coconut oil out of the cupboard - it was liquid! I guess the heatwave got to it. But I used it anyway and continued making the filling. Well I guess I shouldn't have used the coconut oil in that melted state, because the pie won't firm up. It's the strangest thing. It's been in the fridge for over 12 hours now and it's hasn't changed consistency. I know some recipes call for the coconut oil to be melted, which this pie recipe did not, so that must have been what went wrong. I had no idea that melting the coconut oil would yield such different results.

Ah, well the coconut oil is in the fridge now ... at least until winter.


Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

They can't all be winners. Now you know.

Chasey said...

Check out "Raw Goddess Heathy" and "Sunny Raw Kitchen" (blogs).These raw ladies do desserts like you would not believe!

Angel (Shanghai Monkey) said...

Hi Chasey. I love Raw Goddess Heathy and the Sunny Raw Kitchen - I follow both those blogs. I recently made a raw chocolate candy from Raw Goddess Heathy, and it was so quick and easy and yummy. I'm planning to blog about it shortly. ^_^

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