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Peach Pie- Raw Vegan

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Peach Pie- Raw Vegan

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Peaches are in season here in sunny California.  I had the pleasure of picking up some fresh organic peaches at the Mar Vista Farmer’s Market.  It’s one of the best Farmer’s Markets in LA that I have visited.  I really recommend everyone check out their local Farmer’s Market.  It’s like going to the grocery store on sample day.  You can try just about anything, and it’s so fresh!!  Plus, vendors are from local farms.  You can’t get any fresher than that unless you are growing it your self!!

So I decided to try my first attempt at making Peach Pie.  I was not disappointed.  This dessert is to die for!!  And with only 6 fresh and natural ingredients this won’t disappoint the scale either.

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Ingredients:
Crust:
1/4 cup pecans/walnuts- soaked 4 hours
6 dates

Filling:
4-6 peaches

Topping:
1 coconut
1/4 tsp vanilla bean
1/2 tsp coconut nectar-optional

Directions-  Slice 3-4 peaches.  Carefully de-skin by either gently peeling or slicing off peel.  Place skins in airtight container to juice later.  Set aside the other 1-2 peaches to juice later as well.  Place sliced peaches in dehydrator and set temp at 104 degrees.  Let dehydrate for 8-10 hours.

Soak your pecans/walnuts for 4 hours.  Drain and place in food processor with 6 pitted dates.  Process until evenly mixed.   This does not need to be smooth, just not too chunky.  Use a cupcake pan or other mold.  I like to turn my cupcake pan upside down and mold my crust around the outside of the cupcake mold for easy removal and bigger center.  Place in dehydrator for 4-6 hours.

Once peaches are dehydrated start juicing the last of the peaches skins, and peaches you set aside.  In a glass bowl place dehydrated peaches and juice together and return the mixture to the dehydrator.  You can also remove your crust from the mold and continue to dehydrate.  Both will need to be dehydrated for 8-12 hours until crust is dry, and filling is thick.

Once everything looks thick and gooey, bust out the coconut.  Carefully open the top with a meat cleaver or Coco Jack.  If you have a meat cleaver make a square on the top of the coconut.  Drain the water to drink or use later and scrape out the coconut meat.  Place coconut meat in a food processor  with a little bit of coconut water and process for up to 10 minutes.  This takes a while, so be patient.  You want it to be creamy and whipped, so it takes a bit of effort.  Once creamy and whipped add vanilla and coconut nectar if you like.  Blend again for about a minute.

Finally! Assemble your pie.  Take the crust and scoop in the peaches filling.  Then add a dollop of coconut creme on top.  All that work!! Now you can ENJOY!!!

Serves 1-2 people

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*Always use raw Always use Organic!

Blueberry Ice Cream (3 Ingredients)

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Summer is just around the corner.  Time to get out that old bikini and flip flops.  Here is a recipe that is both simple and delicious.  Don’t feel guilty about this raw treat because if contains only 3 simple ingredients:  Bananas, Blueberries, and a few Dates.  Eat yourself into shape this year!

4-5 frozen bananas
1/4 cup blueberries
3 dates

Directions:  Freeze bananas in peel.  Once frozen very carefully slice off the peel (be very very careful).  Cut into three of four chunks and place in a high powered blender.  Add blueberries and dates.  Blend using ice cream settings, or any low setting,  scraping down the sides of the blender when needed.  Once the mixture is  smooth dish and serve.

Serves 2-3 people.  Store uneaten ice-cream in freezer until later use.

Enjoy!!

 

Gazpacho

May Madness!!!  31 Recipes in 31 Days!!!! Recipe 7.  This recipe is easy, and sooo close to the traditional recipe it’s hard to call my own.

Gazpacho 

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Gazpacho

1 1/2 cup tomatoes (Plum)- Diced
1 small cucumber (Persian)- Peeled, Seeded, and Diced
1/4 bell pepper- diced
1 clove garlic
1/4 cup olive oil*
1 tbsp raw coconut vinegar
1/2 tsp salt- to taste
1/4 tsp cumin

Garnish
cucumber-diced
yellow bell pepper-diced
red bell pepper- diced
orange bell pepper- diced
red onion- diced

Placed all ingredients (except garnish) into a blender or food processor and blend until desired consistency.  Pour in a glass or bowl and chill in fridge for a few hours.  Add garnish and enjoy!

Raw Hummus

May Madness!! 31 Raw Recipes In 31 Days!!!  Recipe 5! This one is a staple in my diet!!  Not only is it super easy… each serving is packed with as much protein as you need.

Raw Hummus

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Prep:
Soak 1 cup raw chickpeas overnight

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil*
1/4 cup parsley
1 clove garlic
1 lemon-juiced
1 tsp Pink Himalayan salt
1 tsp pepper

Put all ingredients into a food processor and process until desired consistency.

*cold pressed

Slice sweet potato and other veggies to dip!

Cocoa Quinoa Crispy

May Madness!!!!  Recipe 2!

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Prep
1 cup quinoa- Soak overnight and drain.  Then dehydrate for 3-5 hours or until crispy.

*** If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven.  Set all the way to lowest temp and crack open.  You will have to watch this carefully for a few hours until they are crispy.  They may lose some of their enzymes though due to the heat.  Click Here to purchase my favorite dehydrators.

1/2 cup cocoa butter
2 tbsp cocoa
2 tbsp raw coconut nectar
1 tsp vanilla
dash Himalayan salt

In a dehydrator or over a double boiler use a low temperature to melt cocoa butter.  If you don’t have a dehydrator place glass bowl over warm water on the stove.  Watch the temp with a candy thermometer.  Raw food should never be heated over 108 degrees.

Mix prepped quinoa  and the rest of the ingredients into the melted cocoa butter.

Place wax paper in a class casserole dish or cookie sheet and pour and let set in fridge.  You will want to score into squares before they get too hard in the fridge.

May Madness!!!! 31 RAWK BABY recipes- 31 Days!!!! Day 1

May Madness!!!!  31 RAWK BABY recipes- 31 Days!!!!  Day 1

Strawberry Delight

Who says you can’t have Chocolate for breakfast?!?!

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1/2 sup strawberries- sliced
1 banana- sliced
3 dates- chopped

Chocolate Drizzle:

This is soooo good!!!  Easy and delicious!!