Monday, June 21, 2010

Jude's Birthday Pie

This is a 3 part recipe and it takes a bit of time with the soaking, so plan ahead and it will be soooo worth it!

Almond Crust

2 C almonds, soaked overnight and then left out to dry for another few hours
1 tsp sea salt
12 pitted dates

*pulse almonds and salt in food processor until nuts are in small pieces. Slowly add dates in until it make a "dough."

Chocolate Syrup

6 pitted dates
1/3 C carob/coco/or cacao powder
1/4 extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp water (maybe a little more depending on consistency)

*Blend all together, slowing adding water to create a thick texture. Spread half onto pie crust and the use the other half as a topping.

Coconut Cream

2 C cashews (soaked overnight)
1 1/2 C water
4 pitted dates
1/2 C shredded coconut

*Blend cashews and water until smooth. Add the dates and coconut. Blend until smooth.

Okay so "flour" a pie pan with some coconut flakes,and then press almond crust into pie pan. Add 1/2 of chocolate syrup then add the coconut cream on top. Top the pie with the remaining chocolate.

If it all turns out, you should look like this when you are done :-)

Watermelon Slush

This is so refreshing on a hot day. I love it, and talk about EASY!!

Watermelon Slush

Fresh mint (optional)

Blend and enjoy!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Yummy Banana Pudding

Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts and this does not disappoint! It makes great baby food as well. Jude kicks like crazy for this!

1/2 C vanilla creme sauce (see chocolate Mousse post on 3/13/10)
1 banana, cut in half
1/4 C crumble topping

Crumble Topping (Yields 1 Cup)

1 C walnuts or pecans
1/4 C shredded coconut
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 C raisins
4 pitted dates

Place nuts, coconut, and spices in food processor and process until coarsely ground. Add raisins and dates and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and begins to stick together.

Place creme sauce and half of banana in blender and process until smooth. Thinly slice other half of banana. Divide banana sauce into 2 bowls. Top each with crumble topping then the sliced bananas. Yummy!