I searched and found that the Legally Raw Bar (found at http://www.thedailyrawcafe.com/2007/10/legally-raw-bar.html) would be a great beggining... I searched for special ingredient that would re-create the goey and "caramelly" taste of traditional nougat... What I found is simply delicious, fatty, extra sweet, but even better than the original version... I discovered that mixing sugar - agave, maple or honey - with melted cocoa butter ended up, when refrigerated, to a sticky cooked caramel texture... Yummy discovery!
Just in time for Christmas! The kind of sweeties you want to share with all your non-raw family!
With it being the dead of winter and all, I’ve been doing my best to stay warm during the cloudy rainy days. This can be especially difficult if your diet consists of mostly raw foods, so its good to supplement with foods and spices that having a warming tendency for the body. The three C’s of warming spices are cinnamon (dalchini), cardamom (elichee), and clove (laung). In my opinion, the best way to combine these heat makers is to make a nice cup of warm chai. The smells and tastes of these aromatic spices are just the thing for that cold day gloom, and are also great for your health. To go along with the chai, I’ve included a recipe for a delicious snack to enjoy, which I’m going to call chai cookie cakes. Enjoy it!
This recipe is from Roshi's Raw Lifestyle. For the original post, click here.
Ask your average South Asian what their favorite frozen dessert is, and the answer invariably comes back as kulfi. Kulfi is a dessert thats been made in India for hundreds of years, and comes in a variety of flavors from cardamom to pistachio to mango. I have wonderful memories of my grandma bringing fresh batches out of the freezer for all us grandchildren to enjoy, and its been a favorite of mine ever since. Traditionally, its made by boiling down milk until it gets very thick, and then adding whatever type of flavoring you’d like. For my version, I chose an old American classic (chocolate), and mixed it with a traditional essence of the East, kewra. Along with the frozen banana as a base, its one flavorful dessert.
Well, after 2 weeks of slaving away at school, I’m finally catching a break. To enjoy this little break, I decided to make myself one of the treats that I’ve been missing most after coming back from India. It’s a dessert called rasmalai (literally meaning the “juice of cream”). Traditionally, rasmalai is a pretty labor intensive dish to make, but you all know how much disdain I have for long preparation times. So this is pretty much as simple as it gets. No muss, no fuss, just a delicious dessert for everybody to enjoy. Even my dad (a general anti-raw guy), gave me a wide-eyes “Wow” when he ate these. So try it out, and tell me what you think!