Sunday, 30 August 2015

TACOS with TOMATO CORN SALSA + SPICY NUT MEAT


The power was out for 24 hours [until just a couple hours ago] 'cause of crazy wind storms so I had no choice but to make raw food yesterday for lunch. Thus, this recipe requires no equipment but a knife and a hand or two. Fortunately I was planning on making it anyways. What we've got here is cabbage leaves wrapping up fresh, juicy, limey veggies with crunchy, spicy nuts and seeds. Ya can't go wrong.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

COFFEE CREAM CAKE with CHOCO CRUST + DATE SYRUP


This is a re-up of a recipe I did aaaaaages ago and that is also featured in my [best-selling, heh heh] raw vegan desserts cookbook, Rawsome Vegan Baking. It's damn fine. Basically it's like vanilla "cheese"cake but with coffee and chocolate infused. Yup, I know. Obviously I added goji berries and pumpkin seeds on top because A) colour and B) yum. 

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

DECADENT SUPERFOOD CHOCOLATE CAKE


I cannot lie to you and say this recipe is super innovative. I have done several raw vegan chocolate cakes on this blog in the past and yes, this is another one. But while it may be lacking in revolutionary flavour combinations, it still tastes really effin' good. And I mean c'mon, does chocolate ever truly get boring? (No.)

Monday, 27 July 2015

BLUEBERRY NICE CREAM with CINNAMON + BAOBAB


Vegans get all the good stuff. Longer lives, better sex, and as much ice cream as we want. 'Cept we call it Nice Cream 'cause we didn't steal the ingredients from cows. Anyhow: eating massive bowls of nice cream for breakfast, lunch or dinner is 100% a THING in the vegan world. This is because our nice cream is just made of frozen bananas and other fruit. That's why you can and SHOULD eat as much as you want. In this version I'm givin' ya today, I threw in blueberries from the front yard as well as some baobab and cinnamon powders for A) extra flavour and B) extra nutrition.

Thursday, 23 July 2015

BLUEBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM CAKE with GINGER + CAROB


I don't have a whole lot of energy today because - yippee - it's the first day of this month's Menstrual Party. But ya know what: it's cool. For the first one or two days I have a really sore lower back and will sporadically burst into tears when there's an uplifting background song playing in a radio commercial, but after that it's only about three more days of hardly noticing the flow and I am back to "normal". All together it's a necessary celebration of sorts, since it means I am healthy and fertile. Like some good soil.

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Anyway. 

Friday, 17 July 2015

VANILLA CHIA OAT PUDDING with LOCAL BC BLUEBERRIES


Let's celebrate BLUEBERRIES. I like to call 'em my BBs because it kind of makes sense and also shows my adoration for them. The first time I truly understood the phrase, "You are what you eat", was when I was picking blueberries from the front yard a few years ago. I was gently taking them from the branches into my mouth and really appreciating the smells, tastes, colours and textures of the experience. I was talking to the berries (obviously) and that's when it hit me: they are going to BECOME me as much as I am going to become them! I am not simply eating. I am participating in a relationship of synthesis. The blueberry and myself are changing our structures to become one being together, different from before I consumed them. Their cells will become mine, and simultaneously my cells will become theirs. Does that make any sense? Do I just sound cooky?? Ah, I know what I mean so at least there's that. Anyways, I love BBs. That's the point.