This recipe is based on one my friend Ali made. Hers was a non-raw version that tasted so good, I knew I could make it just as good raw-style. We got lucky on this one, just replacing a couple of ingredients and marinating the mushrooms instead of cooking them-- it's now one of our favorite things to eat! This was even a hit with our carnivorous family members-- a great crowd-pleaser! The peanut sauce is actually made with almond butter instead of peanuts because peanuts are not technically raw, but it tastes just like the real thing!
Traditionally served with the Lebanese mezze (appetizer course), this dish can be served raw or cooked and traditionally uses lamb. Here is a tasty raw version of this dish...
A quick and easy holiday salad
I love the cacao/spices combination. I use spices not only for their lovely taste, but also for their medicinal properties: turmeric and black pepper help prevent cancer, ginger warms you up and gives you energy, cinnamon is antibacterial, cumin helps digestion...
For these lollypops, I used my regular raw fudge recipe, I don't remember where it comes from exactly, it was inspired by many other recipies and modified over the time. Any raw fudge would be great. I had lots of fun making these Valentine's day hearts with the kids. They enjoyed choosing their favorite spices. The most liked flavours: Espelette pepper, turmeric-coconut powder, cinnamon-cacao, cinnamon-cacao-ginger.
Raw food Tim Tams! - My son wouldn't agree, but for me this is the closest I've come since being raw to that choc-covered biscuit slice with the fudgy innards that - despite being so bad for me - used to taste great savoured with a glass of icy milk.
The resemblance came in the way that, when I nibbled the truffle in between small sips of water, the chia filling literally meltied into the mouth ..... um maybe you had to be there.
This was a recipe that I wasn't expecting to be a keeper so the measurements are approximate.