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Raw Lime Pie

This Pie is perfect for a sweet/sour summertime treat!

1 C Almonds
1 C Shredded Coconut
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/4 C Agave
Blend or Process until the sides start to come up and it sticks together, push down and process until it's all stuck together. Pour into a pie plate and press down. It works best if you just have a flat crust on the bottom, but you can push up the sides if you like to, it's just a little harder to get out. One suggestion may be to coat the bottom with a little coconut oil.

In the blender:
3 Avocodoes
3 Regular Limes, (I juice mine with a lemon/lime juice press)
1 1/4 C Agave
1/8 C Pure Org. Maple Syrup, Grade B
1 T Pure Alcohol free Vanilla
1/4 C Coconut Oil

Blend until smooth, pushing down the sides when needed.
Pour into crust and let chill. The longer you freeze it, the more it tastes like a sorbet :)
*Note: You could make this a Key Lime (add a few more limes) or Lemon Pie, but it would still be green from the Avocados. Experiment with different flavors!

Buckwheat Cereal and Bananas

I got this idea from Ani Phyo's raw food book. A great cereal and another "sun dried" food for me. I liked it much better than most other sprouted grains I've tried for cereal since it didn't have too much flavor, and it stayed solid.

5-6 C Buckwheat
Soak it in water overnight. Draining off the water a few times and refilling it with fresh water.
Once sprouted, drain all the water off and pour buckwheat onto a big cookie sheet. I know you can use a dehydrator, but I actually just set these out in the sun all day, mixing them up by hand every couple hours until they were hard and crispy. Then I stored them in a Tupperware cereal holder.

Serve with Almond Milk and cut up bananas.
It is nice and textured, and the bananas add just enough sweet.

Rawtalian Ice or Healthy Snowcones

Call it a snowcone, an icee, Italian Ice, a slushy or whatever...we called it a "Rawtalian Ice" Whatever you call it, call it yummy and the perfect summer treat!

Juice 4 Lemons (or 2 Lemons and 2 Lime) Juiced = about 1 Cup Juice
1/3-1/2 C Agave (taste to your liking)
4 C Ice

Put all in the blender and if you have the Blendtec, like me, than push the Ice Cruss/Milkshake button and voi-la! The perfect summer treat. You could also try other flavors like orange, or put an apple or 2 and strawberries through the juicer and use that juice. Yum.
Yield: About 4 cups

Raw Spring Rolls with Asian Sauce

I tried this first at a Raw-B-que party and knew I had to have the recipe. So I altered it, like I usually do :) And it was SO yummy. For some reason the taste of the sauce almost reminds me of a light meat or tuna fish taste... not that I really remember the exact taste of those, it's been a while. Anyways, try this! 4 out of 5 liked it here! Usually with those odds, I make it again.

For the Wrappers
1 Head of Fresh Romaine. I cut some of them in half, for smaller rolls for the kids.

The "Asian Sauce" Filling
Chopped up:
1/2 Red Bell Pepper
1/8 White Onion (could use red)
1/2 Head Green Cabbage (could add purple)
1/4 Head or more extra Iceberg lettuce
1 C Carrots (shredded or chopped work)
1 Roma Tomato
1 Avocado, in small cubes
Mix together in a bowl

The Asian Sauce
In the blender:
2 C Finely ground Almonds, into Almond flour (or Almond Butter)
1/2 C Water
3 T Lemon Juice
1/8 C Pure Maple Syrup
1/8 C Nama Shoyu
2-3 Cloves of Garlic
3/4 tsp Minced Fresh Ginger
Dash or 2 of Cayenne Pepper, depending on how spicy you like food.

Blend together until it is smooth. You can stop and push down the sides, and add more water if you want it like a dressing. This recipe is pretty thick though.

Then take a Romaine "wrapper" and scoop 2-3 spoonfuls of sauce onto the leaf. Add 2-3 big spoonfuls of filling. Wrap it up, and enjoy!

Raw Flax Sun Cakes (Raw Pancakes)

This was a super quick and easy "sun cake." It was made in the sun, not a pan :) These are good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack or even topped with some berries and cream for a dessert.
Since my dehydrator officially died a while back, it's been good timing to try out sun drying. So far it's worked like a dehydrator, if not better.

4 C Flax Seed, blended into meal (I did 2 cups at a time so it wouldn't overload)
Pour into a bowl and mix in
1 tsp Sea Salt
3/4-1 C Agave
1/4 C Melted Coconut Oil
1/2 C Water

Add the water a little at a time, just until the mixture all sticks together. Then roll out and use a cookie cutter for small "cakes" or roll into balls in your hand and flatten.
Serve with strawberry jelly, raw whipped cream, coconut cream, syrup, almond butter...the options are endless!
I put these on a cookie rack and sat them outside for a few hours, but you can eat them right away. Store in the refrigerator for a quick snack!

Raw Chocolate Pie-The best!

This is the best chocolate pie I have ever made! Everywhere I have taken this no one can believe what's in it! It's so rich and creamy.  Raw Chocolate Pie...who knew, right!? :)

1 C Almonds
1/2 C Walnuts
1/2 C Pecans (could use 1 C Almonds and 1 C Walnuts if no pecans)
1/8 tsp sea salt
8-10 pitted, Medjool Dates. (Sun dates work as well, just use a few more)
Process in  the blender or food processor until well mixed and starts to stick together.
Transfer to a pie pan or dish  and press down evenly in dish, pushing up the sides.
Set in freezer until ready to use.

Put all in blender
3 medium-large Avocados
1 C Agave
1/8 C Pure Maple Syrup, grade B
1-2 T Pure Vanilla
1/3 C Raw Org. Cocoa Powder.
1/4 C Coconut Oil

This pie is so easy-10-15 minutes tops! Then either eat it now, or chill it in the freezer until it becomes firmer, 3+ hours. So good either way. If you freeze it, I would recommend taking it out about 10 min. prior to eating.

*I have also made this as a raw pudding dish with half of the crust on the bottom and a little sprinkled on the top in a 9x13 dish.Top with your favorite fruit. I like Bananas and Strawberries best!

Raw Chocolate Birthday Cake

It was time for a birthday again. So I threw together common "dessert" ingredients and came up with this.
1 C Walnuts
1 1/2 C Pecans
1 C Almonds
3 C pitted Medjool Dates
1/2  tsp Sea Salt

Process Together, then transfer to a bowl and stir in:
3/4 C Raw Cocoa
1 C Shredded Coconut
1/8 C Agave
Taste and if you want it richer, add more cocoa, sweeter, add more agave.

Press into a plastic-lined 9 inch round cake pan and chill in the freezer until ready to use.
Top with Raw Chocolate Sauce.
And serve with Creamy Coconut Ice-Cream.

"Raw" Raw Sushi

Sounds weird, I know...but this is not raw fish sushi, this kind is actually healthy and yummy. I have to admit, never having tried "real" sushi I didn't really know what to expect. Especially eating something with a black "wrapping" sea weed... Anyways, it turned out great and it was so simple to put together.
Raw Nori Sheets (these I found at good earth in the Asian foods section. They look like thin black paper.)
For the Nut "Rice"
1 C finely chopped Macadamia nuts
1 tsp Rice Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 T Lemon Juice
Choose your favorite veggies, and slice them. I did: Avocado, yellow squash, carrots, and red bell peppers for these.
Arrange on the the Nori Sheets, and carefully roll up. Wet the edges so they stick together. Then carefully slice into about 1-2 inch pieces.
Dip: Nama Shoyu (unpasterized soy sauce)
or Braggs Aminos or Tamari sauce.
(we liked Nama Shoyu Better as it is saltier)
Serve alone, or we added the Thai Salad with this dinner.