Raw Foods. Or Raw Food Diet. Ever heard of it?
Well, I have. And I have to say that the 2 items I've tasted, being classified as 'raw' were Marvoulous!
Peter's Mother, Zofia, would be so proud of me. Why? Because I am about to attempt the following.
A Raw Dessert.
(Adapted from Roost Blog, which was tweaked from Emily Lee Angell's recipe)
For the Crust:
-2 cups raw almonds soaked overnight
-1/2 dates, pitted (about 7 or 8 dates) if dates are really dry, put them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes, discard water
-1/4 cup non-sweetened coconut flakes
Place almonds and dates in a food processor and mix until chopped and well incorporated. Cover the bottom of a 9inch spring form cake pan with the coconut flakes (this prevents the cake from sticking the the pan). Pour the almond mixture on top of the coconut flakes , spread out and mold into the cake pan.
For the Filling:
-3 cups raw cashews soaked for three hours
-3/4 cup fresh meyer lemon juice
-honey or dates to sweeten (I didn't measure I just poured and tasted)
And doesn't it look devine?
I think so.