Donut Friend Really is My Friend

Finally I can see my dreams beginning to come true. The moment I stepped into Donut Friend in Highland Park, I knew my life had meaning. OK, that’s pretty fucking dramatic, but these doughnuts are killer. You walk into this cutie space … Continue reading

st-RAW-berry Desserts

I’ve been wanting to try to make a raw dessert for a while now. I LOVE dessert and I always have a lot of fruit around so this is result of all of that. I just kinda looked at things on pinterest (here is mine by the way) and also spotted this gem on PlantStrongVegan which gave me inspiration. Hers looks way better but my concoction came out pretty descent. So here we go!

Crust:

4 dates

1 heaping cup of walnuts

1T + 1t cocoa powder

1/8 t nutmeg

1/4 t cinnamon

1 t vanilla

1/4 t salt

1t melted coconut oil

*Pluse together in a food processor until crumbly – I over did mine this time and it was a little mushy (still yummy). I wish I had left ot a bit more chunky

Strawberry Top:

2 c chopped strawberries

1/2 t coconut oil

1/2 t maple syrup

a pinch of salt

*blend or food processor this and assemble the crusts into remekins and pour strawberries on top. Refrigerate over night (or a few hours…whatever). I would eat them with in a day or two because the strawberry layer starts invading the crust pretty quickly.

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Horchata? Yes, please!


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I don’t remember if I didn’t like horchata or if I had just never tried it but after having a glass at Gracias Madre in San Francisco, I fell in love! (One just opened in LA!)

I thought I’d try my hand at making some Horchata. I just kinda looked at a handful of recpies and winged it so I’ll tell you what I did (sort of) but I didn’t write down any measurements. Opps. I’ll try it again one day and make a for real recipe.

Last night I soaked about 1 3/4 cup of almonds and 1 cup of rice (half brown half white…like me!)

Today I blended the nuts with the water then strained through cheese cloth (I’ve never used cheese cloth before. I made a huge mess… I need to practice with this. Then I did the same for the rice

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Then I used the pulp from both and another cup of blended rice and soaked it again in some water with some cinnamon and 2 or 3 blended dates (I don’t know if the dates really enhanced anything). Then after an hour or two I strained that. Mixed it all together, added more cinnamon, a pinch of salt, and about 1/4 cup of sugar. I just tasted it and adjusted as needed, more cinnamon here, a pound of sugar there, you know.

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Pop a lid on those suckers and pour them over ice all day ‘ery day.
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Raw Chia Seed Pudding

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Found this recipe on Pinterest and it’s from a cute mom blog called Raising Hardy Boys  Keeping them Fit and Fed. It’s super simple and pretty tasty.

Here is what you’ll need:

6T chia seeds

6Tsweetener of choice ( I used a coconut sugar/stevia mix)

1.5 c liquid of choice (I used 1 cup fresh coconut water from a young coconut and half a cup of unsweetened almond milk)

3T cocoa powder

1.5t vanilla

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All you have to do is whisk it all together and let it sit. I popped mine in the fridge and came back to it later but you really just need to wait about 15 minutes for the chia seeds to get all crazy thick.

 

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I meant to top it with some berries but forgot and ate all the berries for breakfast so I used so of my leftover buckwheat groats and holy cow! It was great!ImageImage

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake

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This too is from Chole’s Vegan Desserts. This cake was super easy and quick to make and it was DELICIOUS! I took it to a NYE party so I wouldn’t end up eating it all myself and I got a lot of compliments on it.

NYE picture! Me (left) and Mayela (Right). Who’s arm is that?!

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Dry Ingredients:

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2c all purpose flour

1t baking soda

1t baking powered

1/2 t salt

1/2c evoo

3/4 c maple syrup

3/4 c water

1/4 c lemon juice

2T lemon zest (about 2 lemons)

1T lemon extract (I didn’t have this so I didn’t use it, I added a tad more lemon juice and zest)

powdered sugar for garnish

fresh berries for garnish

t=teaspoon  

T=Tablespoon

c=cups

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Coconut Cream “Doughnuts”

I got the recipe from Full Raw Kristina. My sister made it and it was uhhh gaaahh bahh so good and I had to have more so I made some for myself.

What you need:

2 young coconuts

Vanilla

3 dates

jam

Peaches

What to do:

Scrape out the meat from 2 young coconuts, if you ever get them open that is. Any tips on how to do this would be much appreciated. Add meat, dates, vanilla, and enough  coconut water to help it blend up (start with very little, you can always add more!).

That’s pretty much it.  Fully Raw Kristina used Saturn peaches; I just cut the ends of regular sized peaches. Add some jam and top with cream and sprinkles because why the hell not? Eat up! Or just eat that stuff right out of the blender and watch the Price is Right.

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