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More on Raw Food Desserts

Posted by Midnight Dust on November 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

I’ve been diving into that raw food book I bought earlier this year and I’m loving it more and more.  So far, my favorite dessert is the Apple Pie.  Its like nothing I’ve ever  had.  I never eat cooked apples, I know I’m odd and un-american (whatever that means), so this was truely a brilliant idea.  I made it for a BBQ and everyone was blown away.  Seriously, if anything you should buy this book for that recipe alone.  It has an almond crust with an orange/date syrup to wrap around crisp apple slices.  To make it interesting, I used 3 different types of apples:  grannysmith, delicious red and Fuji (my fave!).

Another one I like to make quite often is the blueberry cobbler.  Its freaking awesome!  I ran out of blueberries once and added in extra blackberries and it was just as good if not better.  My favorite part about this recipe is the seed crust.  It crumbles just like a good cobbler should.  Personally I’m a fan of oozing fruity goodness, that you just can’t really get with the raw food version, so I put it in the oven on the lowest heat for 10 minutes, just to make it warm and it was like a little bit of blue heaven in my mouth.

With the recent holiday, I decided to try the autumn pumpkin pie.  Pumpkin pie is my weakness.  I could have just eaten 4 lbs of rich heavy foods and I’d still want a bite of the pumpkin goodness only a pie can dish out.  And by a bite I mean 1 whole piece and by 1, I probably mean 2-3.  Although this raw food version was clean tasting and yummy, it didn’t quite hit that craving like I had hoped.  Don’t get me wrong it was very good with its pumpkin seed crust but it was suuuuuppppeeerr raw pumpkiny.  One of my friends said it tasted like a yam or squash pie.  Which if that is what you’re looking for, you should make it right now.  I ended up making a regular pumpkin pie with agave nectar instead of sugar and called it damn good enough for my diabetic sweetheart!  I was just too spent after getting no sleep to make it healthier.  Although not sure if pumpkin is the way to go since its so high on the GI…which will bring me to my next post about Diabetics and Holidays; Evil wrapped in autumn colors and Christmas cheer.

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  • I still make this pie every chance I get. Its a constant request for gatherings. One of my friends, however, is allergic to oranges. Orange has such a special taste that can be a spicy warmth when mixed with cinnamon so I just couldn’t use lemon to substitute. I decided to try pommegranite juice. Don’t make the mistake I did to peel and crush fresh seeds. It was painful….I don’t really want to talk about it actually….I don’t think it was as great as the orange but it was a good substitute and everyone seemed to enjoy it.

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