We hope you enjoy our recipes from the VLE Kitchen. This cake was created for our last raw food workshop. We were keen to enjoy and so the photo shows that the dessert has not fully set. If you leave in the container overnight and then turn out it will be perfect and equally delicious ♥
Was asked to come up with a simple and quick to make bread recipe. Have used healthy organic coconut oil and no salt. Another healthy fat to use would be a large mashed avocado to replace the coconut oil. You can also substitute the hemp seeds for any other seeds like sesame, pumpkin, chia, sunflower, millet etc. Think this is going to be a favourite quick bread at VLE because it compliments sweet or savoury toppings. Have enjoyed this with jam and soy cream cheese with chives. Delicious. ♥
If you are going for the gluten free option and are using the buckwheat groats you will need to soak them overnight in a large bowl of water. Strain and rinse well before using.
Ingredients: (serves 5)
1 1/2 Cups of Walnuts, 1/2 Cup Cacao, 1/2 Cup Pitted Dates, 1 large Avocado or 2 small ones, 2 Tablespoons of Melted Coco Butter or Oil, (Optional: 2 Tablespoons of Jamesons Whisky and 2 Tablespoons of Grand Marnier) 1/2 Cup of Filtered Water, 1/2 Cup of Mixed Dried Fruit, 1/2 Cup Finely Ground Pecans.
Add the Walnuts, Dates and Avocado to your processor with the S-Blade and pulse until finely chopped. Add these to a mixing bowl. Pulse the Pecans in your processor until finely ground and add them to your mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients to your mixing bowl and stir well until mixed.
Transfer mixture to five individual small pudding bowls and leave in the fridge overnight. When ready to serve run a knife gentle around the edges and set out on a plate.
Have served with slightly melted vegan vanilla ice-cream and dusted with Cacao powder. Merry Vegan Christmas ♥
2 Persimmons, 1/4 Cup Pitted Dates, 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, 1 Cup of Filtered Water, 1 Cup of Soaked Raw Almonds, Pinch of Cardamon, Cinnamon & Nutmeg.
Add all the above to your blender or Vitamix and process until smooth and creamy adding more water if needed to aid the blades of your machine.
Crunchy Topping Ingredients:
Handful of Mixed Walnuts, Pecans & Dehydrated Strawberries – Process using a Vitamix Dry Blade, Coffee Grinder or Processor with the S-Blade and sprinkle over the top of your pudding. Serve chilled in a pudding bowl or parfait glass.
Variations for the pudding use any seasonal fresh fruit such as melon, mango, banana, kiwi and peaches. Swap the almonds for a cup of leftover cooked rice. Swap the water for your favourite non-dairy milk or use coconut water. Yum Yum xxx
Variations for the topping use any combination of nuts, banana chips, and dehydrated coconut.
Nutrition Info for Persimmons below:
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Voting starts on Nov. 5th. When you vote you are entered to win lots of fab kitchen gadgets. Many thanks with love from Tanya xxx