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Raw Honey Almond Butter Taffy

This is a simple delicious "candy" that we made up a few weeks ago. My kids say it has the texture of taffy. It's gooey and has a melt in your mouth sweet flavor.

2 C Raw Almonds
2 T Melted Coconut Oil
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 C Honey (the more raw the better)

In the blender, blend the almonds until they are starting to release the oils then slowly add the coconut oil while blending on low, add the salt then pour in the honey. If you can keep the blender going that's great. It will start to make one big gooey ball. Stop when it's all mixed together but not too oily. My blender did warm up quite a bit during the process.

Transfer to a sheet of wax paper and roll into long "snakes" (this part was fun for my 2 year old:)
Score into 1 inch pieces. Roll it up and chill in the fridge.

*I also made a chocolate version by splitting the batch and adding 2 T Cocoa to half and blending  until mixed. Think Raw tootsie rolls:)
*Also great made with Hazelnuts!

Raw Taco Salad

The great thing about Taco salads is they can be as simple or complex as you want them to be. We love all the spicy and freshness about them. This one is fairly simple yet has that Mexican zing you want in the nut taco "meat".

Romaine, chopped  (we use a 3 pk. for our family of 6 eaters)
 1 Bell Peppers, chopped (any kind, but we love red)
 1 Cucumber, seeded and cubed
 Spicy Tomatoes
 3 chopped vine-ripe tomatoes mixed with
1/4 white onion diced
one clove of garlic pressed
2-3 Avocados, pitted
1 Tomato, chopped
Lime juice, 2-3 TBSP
1 tsp Sea Salt
 Nut Taco "Meat"
1 C Walnuts, best if soaked 15 min. or more, but I've rinsed them and called it good.
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp. Cumin
dash of garlic and onion powder (opt)
Pulse together in the blender until you have a a course crumbly mixture, but not so that it all starts to stick together.
 Drizzle with:
Cashew Dressing
2 1/2 C cashews (best if soaked)
1-2 lemons, juiced (abt. 1/4-1/3 C org. lemon juice)
1-2medium cloves of garlic, minced or pressed through garlic press
1 Tbsp E.V.O.O (optional)
1/2 Tbsp Sea Salt
1 ½ C cold water
In the blender add 1 C water with other ingredients. Blend until thick and creamy. If it is too thick, add the other ½ cup of water and blend.
*Add flax crackers if desired.
 Raw Taco Salad