Saturday, April 12, 2014

Raw Sweet Potato Pancakes/Latkes & Applesauce


Thanks to raw food chef, Barbara Kessler Shevkun, for allowing me to show you guys how to make her deeelicious, raw, Sweet Potato Pancakes/Latkes & raw Applesauce.
Please visit her website, Rawfully Tempting, for the complete recipe... and many more!



Here are the ingredients used. 




 Before I begin... meet my new chopper/grater!! It arrived just in time!!!!




 The bowl didn't come with it. Here's the link, in case you have to have one too!
"Maxam Vegetable Chopper".




 So, the first thing I did was cut the ends off the zucchini.




 Then I peeled the sweet potato and hacked the ends off of it too.




 I peeled half an onion. Not as easy as peeling a whole one.




Here they are... waiting to be put in the new toy. I didn't peel the zucchini, because the skin is good for you. If it's organic. And washed.




 Here is Barbara's recipe, that I printed out for myself. Thanks for sharing with us, Barbara!!




 I started with the zucchini.




 Getting to to the tiny end piece kinda freaked me out, so I used the handy-dandy pusher-thingie on top.




 The onion was not as easy to smush through there. Big pieces kept falling off.




I had to dig 'em out of the chopper-cone. But enough got in the mixture... because my eyes were watering in no time.




 This was the most fun to grind. Piece of cake! (Ohhh... caaake.)




 It made a lot!




The mixture was really moist, so I put it between two paper towels and pushed down on it a few times.




The recipe calls for, almond meal, so I made my own. Just popped some raw almonds in my Blendtec Blender and...




 There it is. Almond meal.




Here are the ingredients for the sauce. I guess it's a sauce. I'm calling it a sauce. I used Chia Seeds instead of Flax Seeds, because I'm allergic to them.




 Whisked it. Whisked it good.




 It was pretty thick, so instead of the whisk...




 I used my super-duper clean hands.




 I shaped the batter into these cute, little pancakes and put them in my Excalibur Dehydrator.




I had some zucchini pieces, from when I practiced using all of the cones (5) to see the different cuts they made... so I threw those in there too.




 I love this dehydrator... and the goodies that come out of it!!




When the pancakes get pretty dry on top, they need to be turned over from the Teflon sheet, onto the mesh.




Startin' to look good!




The left-over zucchini was ready... so I helped myself. It was really tasty! Sweet, actually. And if you know me at all, you know I'm a huge fan of sweet! Huge.




 The pancakes are almost done!!




 Time to make the applesauce.




 The lemon juice will give it a great flavor, but it will also keep the apples from turning a gross color.




 Peeling the apples.




Coring the apples.




 Barbara's recipe called for white Chia Seeds, but I only had the dark. (Don't tell.)




 Round & round we go.




 Stopped it a couple of times, to scrape the runaway pieces down from the sides.




 And there it is. Better than any store-bought applesauce!!




 Now for the big taste-test...





OH, YEAH, BABY!!!!! It's a winner!!!!!!!


Please let me know if you make them and how they turned out!!


Thanks again, Barbara!! ~ ~




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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

We Love Raw Vegan Pecan Fudge!


My friend, Michele Marie Jeppson gave me this recipe and I thank her sooo much!!!!


 They turned out so delicious that I made up a little plate for my friends at, Lassen's Whole Foods.



They are always SO happy to see me!! Meet, Sheila and Joe. My friends and taste-testers.
It was a big hit!!



The, "Quick And Easy Raw Vegan Pecan Fudge" recipe. Thank you, Michele!!!! Love you tons!!


I hope you'll try it, guys!! You won't be sorry!!!!  ~





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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chocolate Smoothies


Chocolate Smoothies... we love 'em!!
I usually have one a few times a week, because I'm allergic to coffee and this gives me the same kick that coffee used to. And it's sweet!! If you know me, you know I love me some sweet!!!!



These things are sooo easy to make!! Take two ripe bananas, (they don't have to be this ripe, just not on the green-side. Eeew!) and some Raw Cacao Powder, (NOT Cocoa!) and some Alcohol-free Stevia.



Start by putting some chopped ice in a high-speed blender.
Mine is a Blendtec which I love!!!!



Break up the bananas and fling 'em in..



Next, two tablespoons of the Cacao Powder.



Fill about this much of the dropper with the Stevia.
(Or sweetener of your choice. Stevia has no calories, so I'm all over that!!)



Add two cups of water.



Put the lid on that bad-boy...



And give it a whirl.



Blend it for about a minute.



And it's done!!



Come to Mama!!



Once you get the hang of it, you can start to improvise. Use some of these ingredients to give it different flavors and textures.



Even unsweetened Shredded Coconut is great in these.



Here's one for you! Enjoy!!!!



For more of a chocolate-fix, please take a peek here...




You can find all of these ingredients in stores like Lassen's, Whole Foods, Sprouts... or on Amazon.com






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