5 Feb 2014

COCONUT CREAM LIME PIE


OH LAWD THIS BELONGS IN HEAVEN. I think the recipe dropped down from the divine clouds and landed in my little head just so I could share it with you today. Thanks to whoever's running the holy show up there... Obviously they have excellent taste when it comes to eating. Who knew the angels liked raw vegan desserts? Yet I can't say I am surprised. Why do I always compare food with heaven, and call it holy and divine? Because the mind-blowingly amazing flavours - and the fact that all my recipes are raw and vegan (cruelty-free and uber healthy) - allow your mind and body to transcend the physical realm and reach new heights. Food has the power to enlighten. Okay, this weird biblical story has overstayed its welcome. Moving on.


The crust of this pie is made up of hemp seeds and dates. I love the taste of cannabis. Don't worry - hemp seeds have practically no THC, which is the stuff that gets ya high (but you can find plenty of THC in its close cousin, the notorious marijuana plant... just sayin'). Hemp is full of protein, fiber, and a gorgeous balance of healthy fats: omega 3's and 6's. The coconut and lime cream part of the pie is basically what it sounds like; it is made up of coconut meat, coconut oil, coconut nectar and a lime. Yep. The best things in life are the simplest.


When I finished blending the cream, I scooped a bit out of the Vitamix and casually had a taste. I froze, eyes widened, then started groaning with pleasure. (Yes; sex and food effectively share many similarities.) Then I immediately scribbled down the recipe so I wouldn't risk forgetting what was in the glorious concoction. Honestly it tastes like a sweet coconut lime cloud has found a home in your mouth. I don't even know if I am making sense anymore, but it is IMPERATIVE you make this ASAP, okay? Now you say: "Sir, yes sir!"

Note: sharing will be difficult, almost impossible, but believe in yourself and find the strength to be generous because it is our duty as human beings to get this pie into as many mouths as possible, since it holds a substantial weight in the potential goodness of the future. Let's go, troops. P.S. I don't know how we went from talking about heaven to marijuana to the military but let's not worry about that; let's eat.


COCONUT CREAM LIME PIE

Crust:
3/4 cup hemp seeds
3/4 cup dates

Cream filling:
1/2 young coconut meat
1/4 cup coconut water, if needed
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1-2 tablespoons coconut nectar
1 peeled lime
Pinch of Himalayan salt 
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder

To make the crust: pulse the hemp seeds into powder in a food processor then add the dates and process until it lumps together. Press into a small pie dish (my mini one is 4 inches).

To make the cream filling: blend all the ingredients until smooth, white and they look like a delicious cloud. If it's too thick to blend, add a little but of coconut water. Spread evenly into your crust and put in the fridge for ideally 48 hours before serving.

39 comments:

  1. OMG IT'S A MINI PIE FOR ONE.

    *dies*

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    1. Hopefully you came back to life so you can make dis pie!!! And keeping sending love bites : )

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  2. This looks delicious. Any idea how much coconut meat is in half a coconut? I have bags of frozen meat, and don't know much to use.

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    1. Oh woops I meant 1/2 cup coconut meat! :) That answers your question, I believe.

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    2. thanks, now I can make this

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  3. This looks sooo good. What kind of stores can you find coconut meat at? Do you buy the whole coconut and then take out the meat? So many questions!

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    1. I buy whole coconut from the grocery store... they sell them most places and definitely asian markets / health food stores.

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  4. Your recipe looks lovely as always :) But you use young coconut meat in so many of them, and I can´t find that. What could I use instead?

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  5. Hippy mom- well I just wanted to tell you that I spent all morning doing homework and listening to da brat - funkdafied off of one of your old post because I love that song and here Is the link to the song I love. Its a remix of two of my favorite songs.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kl1ju_NfnhM

    As You stated what parts of the Cannabis plant are useable, I would like to state I use the whole plant, I believe here in the states, it is legal to partake in Colorado, Now I am not in Co. but, but, but... Well better stop there. Enjoy your evening.
    P.s. when pot was made legal here there was a park that allowed whoever to smoke and the police watched and handed out doritos it was called project orange finger...(true story)

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    1. One love forgot that...:)

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  6. Thank you for that track! And yusss Da Brat for life <3
    Hahaha one love with herbzzz
    That is the best story I have ever heard.

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  7. Hi Emily, i just love your recipes!

    Tell me,can i replace hemp seeds and coconut nectar?
    Thank you

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    1. Yes! Replace hemp seeds with any other nut or seed, or oats or buckwheat groats. Replace coconut nectar with any other liquid sweetener (ex. molasses, maple syrup, agave nectar...)

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  8. Emily, you are such an inspiration. I am gonna do this today if I can get some coconut nectar somewhere here in Calgary :) I love your site so much and since on the path to raw foods, I get lots of inspiration from you. Your post hit a cord with the connection between food and our emotions...so so true. Been raw now for almost 3 weeks, and lo and behold how great I feel, I almost start to develop and instinctive fear for cooked/dead food. You have no clue how many hearts you touch by what you do. Lots of love to you, Emily!!! Thank you!

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  9. Hello, I just love your recipes, especialy this one :D But what other type of seeds could I use with the dates instead of hemp?

    Thanks for your very inspiring blog !

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    1. Any other dried fruit and nut/seed :) If you can't have dried fruit... use a mix of coconut oil and coconut nectar. If you can't have seeds or nuts.. use buckwejeat groats or oats :)

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    2. Thanks, i'll try oats, or maybe hazelnuts, just didn't think of it :D (But you mean using a mix of coconut oil and coconut nectar instead of dates isn't it? )
      I'm sorry I didn't see you already answered this in a previous comment ^^

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  10. Oh yum! What an incredible recipe Emily! Love the look of that fluffy, light coconut lime filling. Unfortunately I don't have a blender that can compete with a Vitamix so my fillings never turn out quite as smooth and creamy... but I'm going to try this anyway. now I need to just try and find some hemp seeds...

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  11. OMG that looks so wonderfully creamy and delicious INEEDITINMYFACEHOLEIMMEDIATELY.
    I'm going to have to invest in a good blender, because that needs to be in my life. You are a raw vegan goddess.

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  12. Hi Emily! Remember me? Long time :)

    I LOVE your recipes! You're so creative; you're blessed with talent! You have one of the most beautful pictures that I've seen of food. Congrats on your books!

    I love hemp seeds and dates together! I make a crust out of the same ingredients.... oh my, it's delicious!!

    Much Love and continue to inspire! Xoxo

    Miliany =)

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  13. Emily, that looks positively heavenly. I love raw desserts made with coconout meat and water, yum!! Especially with lime...double yum. I live on the island of Maui, and we are blessed with young coconuts, and the ones we call "shakers" that are best for making coconut milk. You want to try something really divine?? Try fresh made coconut milk with fresh-squeezed orange juice. OMGosh!!!! Creamsicle you can drink anytime. And the grandkids love it, too!

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  14. WOW. These look aaaamazing! Hmmm might be on the menu tonight ;)

    Love your pics...always! xx

    Emma and Carla (the merrymaker sisters)

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  15. I saw these, and being the coconut fiend that I am had to try this immediately. I didn't have young coconut meat at my disposal, and I used Trader Joe's coconut "cream" and shredded dried coconut instead. I used way less lime because it came out too lime-y even with only half a lime. The 1:1 combination of hemp seeds and dates is DIVINE MAGIC. Will continue making these treats. So otherwise I followed the recipe and let it sit for 48 hours, and sadly the crust of this pie dissolved into complete mush at the bottom of the pan while the coconut solidified and turned crumbly. I wonder why that is, I guess I will have to re-try this with correct ingredients... The combo of coconut lime and this crust is a great balance. Gonna go munch on some more right now. Thanks Emily!!

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  16. OMG!!! I love it!! do you have the cooking trainning books!! I want to learn

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  17. I am not a vegan but sure am considering it from your website and all these delicious receipes. I have 2 questions
    1. What can I use instead of oats as I need Gluten free (cant even have trace)?
    2. What can be used in place of hemp seed as they are illegal to use as food in Australia.

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  18. Hi Emily!! First, I can't believe you are so young and have such an awesome blog. I am in love with it! My daughter and I are vegetarians trying to become vegans and your website is an inspiration. Thank you for that! My question has to do with coconuts. What process do you use to get the meat out of a coconut. There are a million ways described on the web and I am interested to know how you do it. Thank you so much!!

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  19. @Paty - thank you! <3

    I cut off the extra meat on the top of the coconut, then smash it with a knife all the way around the edge until it cracks - then I pull off the top, strain the water into a jar (drink it or use - yum!)and then get the coconut meat with a spoon.

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  20. Thank you Emily! I am about to try making this :-)

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  21. hi! I adore your recipes! planning on making this for a family dinner this weekend. how many people will your recipe serve, do you think? if I make it as is. thanks!

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  22. Hi there,

    I have dried coconut chips - how many grams/cups would I need for the recipe?

    Thanks

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  23. @Anon - you reaallly should use fresh young coconut for this one, otherwise it will be a completely different result. I guess you could use 1 cup of dried coconut with a banana?

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  24. @Mckenna Lemons - at least 4!

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  25. Hi Emily, I'm trying this tonight for family. Any idea how to adjust the amounts to fit a full sized pie pan? Also will chilling for 5 hours work ok? Im kinda cramped for time :) thanks

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  26. @Britnney - double the recipe for that, and yeah 5 hours is alright!

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  27. This was my first time using young coconut and it only gave me about half a cup of sort of gelatinous meat. There don't seem to be other ingredients in the recipe to get the white cloud consistency so I ended up using coconut milk. What am I missing?

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  28. Hi Emily! Your pie looks delicious so I tried to make it since I live in the Caribbean and have free lime and coconut in my backyard... But what exactly do you call 'young coconut' and 'coconut meat'? Are you referring to what we call 'jelly coconut' here? The 'meat' being the gelatinous part of it? Cause I tried with a 'dry coconut' and my cream turned out crumbly instead of being creamy...

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  29. @Anonymous - yeah the jelly like part :)

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