As you may or may not know My Love and My Baby Sister are not one hundred percent fruitbats like I am. This means that every two weeks or so I set out making them some raw desserts and other savory things to keep them sustained in between the fruit that they do eat. Many readers have expressed interest in seeing what I make them. I really do not want this to turn into a high fat raw dessert recipe blog, but alas it is a part of my life, so I think I am ok with sharing. Since you asked.
I will tell you I make all this stuff up. I do not follow recipes, nor do I measure anything. I get inspired, sometimes by things we make at work, other times by real cooked desserts, and other times just by ingredients themselves. I will not be including actual recipes here, just general guidance as to what I did. And pictures, because really, is that not the point?
So! This Tuesday was cook day for me, (that is what we call it, even though most of what I do is un-cook. Oh well) and it started on a disastrous note! My blendy blew out smoke! My love, after doing this to blendy;
Said that this was that part that is broken;
With no Blendy (sad face!!) I had to use the Magic Bullet to do all my blending. It was alright though, I survived.
For the stuff I was making I needed these things;
And these things;
I started off with the intention of making a peanut butter and banana cheese cake with a chocolate crust.
I made the crust with oats, coconut, sunflower seeds, raw cane sugar, cinnamon, salt, raw cacao powder, orange zest and juice and dates. I blended that dry stuff into a powder, then mixed it all up and pressed it into a pie pan;
Next, for the filling. Remember the bananas I dried?
I blended them into a powder, added peanut butter, raw cane sugar, apple cider vinegar (this is what makes it taste cheese cake like), salt, dates and finely ground coconut;
Here is a slice;
For my next project I was aiming to please Baby Sister. She is a matcha fiend (if you don’t know, matcha is green tea powder), and had been begging me to make this dessert for quite some time. It is called matcha loaf, and is made with a carob coconut crust, and a matcha coconut filling. My parents blessed us with some matcha powder when they were here to visit, so matcha loaf it was!
I made the crust with coconut, powdered oats, powdered sunflower seeds, raw cane sugar, raw carob powder, orange zest, cinnamon, salt and dates. I pressed that into a loaf pan;
For the matcha filling, I blend coconut so that it is almost coconut butter, dates, raw cane sugar, orange juice and zest, salt and of course matcha! Then I put that into the crust and it is done.
Here is a cross section;
For my last trick, it was white chocolate chip short bread cookie time!
I blended oats, sun seeds and coconut until they were broken up but still slightly chunky. I did not want them fully blended for this one. I then added chopped white chocolate chips, (You can get these vegan, just look for ones labeled “pure”, because that is what we vegans are, right?) raw cane sugar, carob powder, orange juice and zest, cinnamon powder salt and dates. I formed the dough then cut them out into little heart shapes;
I left half the dough, so that I could add more dates and cacao powder to it. These were really wet after I added the dates, so I just scooped them;
Here are the finished cookies;
And the heart ones;
And that was it! Cook day was complete.
So what do you think? Are you interested in seeing these things every once in a while? Do you want more detail as to how I make them? Or do you just want me to stick to fruity things around here? Let me know, I am open!