Raw Olive Sunburgers with Salad & Basil Pesto

Mmmm, olives are my new thing. I hated them until 2 weeks ago and now I’ve formed a new habit. I enjoy big, juicy kalamata olives. This is super olivey; only for the brave. In terms of raw food this is a big meal! So it might be enough to keep you going all day!

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INGREDIENTS

Approximately 100g of LSC (linseed, sunflower and chia seeds)
2 teaspoons mixed herbs
1 handful pumpkin seeds
1 handful sunflower seeds
5 chopped sundried tomatoes
7 olives
1 zucchini
1 teaspoon miso
1/2 teaspoon mustard
dash of salt to taste
generous drizzle of olive oil
dash of water to make into mouldable dough

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all ingredients, form into dough, dehydrate. Serve on salad of tomatoes, avocado, olives, cos lettuce and cucumber. Drizzle with basil pesto (basil, salt, ground cashew, oil).

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Ultimate Raw Brownies

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This is so simple.

INGREDIENTS

Approximately 100g LSC (blended linseed, sunflower, chia seeds)
Cocoa
6 pre-soaked medjool dates (takes 5 minutes)
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
A dash of water to make it “doughy” if required

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend, press into squares, dehydrate.

Raw Passionfruit-Macadamia Biscuits With Strawberry & Lavender Spice

This is my first experimentation with lavender.

It’s a strong flavour so use sparingly.

These cookies are lovely and my 1 year old son loves them too. Don’t forgo the strawberry, that’s the freshness!

Note this person being wooed like putty. And THEY’RE PRETTY.

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BISCUIT INGREDIENTS

1.5 cups coconut
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 teaspoons vanilla
4 heaped teaspoons macadamia nut butter (or other nut butter)
4 teaspoons syrup (yacon, maple, agave)
The seeds of 3 passionfruit
Generous pinch of salt
3 teaspoons coconut oil
Maybe water

GARNISH INGREDIENTS

Macadamia nut butter
Strawberry slices
Chopped lavendar flowers

INSTRUCTIONS

Blend all biscuit ingredients in a food processor. Adjust for consistency and taste. If too dry add a dash of water until biscuits can be shaped. If too wet add additional coconut. Top with a smear of macadamia nut butter, a slice of strawberry and a light sprinking of lavender.

Sultana-sweetened Chocolate

Fuck carob. Yeah, I said it. I want chocolate. 

I don’t, however, want refined sugar.

You can throw almost anything in the mix and this will work. Better still it’s actually healthy. It doesn’t contain any junk and when nut-based it delivers an optimal amount of omegas into your diet.

To make this mixture blend the following ingredients until doughy, taste as you go along; 2 tablespoons coconut oil, 3 handfuls sultanas, 3 handfuls nuts, 2 teaspoons vanilla, 1 handful coconut and 2 tablespoons cocoa. To finish, roll balls in coconut and refrigerate. If the mixture is too dry, you can add in a little water to make it rollable. If too wet, add more nuts or coconut.

You can also substitute or add any of the following ingredients as desired; dates, oats, seeds, carob, agave, peanut butter, almond butter, tahini, ground almonds or any kind of dried fruit or nut at all. ♥

Perfect Raw Chocolate Cake (super easy)

This,  is exactly what I want out of raw food.

When I eat it, my stomach is light, it digests perfectly and there is no sugar rush. It is rich, spongey and nostalgic.

It tastes exactly like the kind of cake I’m  not allowed. You must try it. It’s so quick to make!

You can see I’m very proud of this one. Blissful gratitude in the form of monetary donations will be warmly accepted.

Cake:

3 dates, pre-soaked in water
1/2 banana
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Dash of vanilla
1 & 1/2 cup ground almonds or almond meal

Ice cream topping:

Frozen bananas
Vanilla
Raisins
Water

Chocolate sauce topping:

1 date, soaked in water
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 tablespoon nut butter
Sprinkling cocoa powder
Vanilla

Top with:

Crushed walnuts

Mash dates into a syrup*, mix with banana, sprinkle in cocoa, vanilla and then mix in the almond meal until you form a cakey texture. Press into molds and put in the fridge. While that refrigerates, mash up the other soaked date into a paste, add coconut oil, nut butter, cocoa powder and vanilla – whip into chocolate sauce. Those two aspects will keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve. Then when ready to assemble place chopped frozen banana in the food processor, with a little vanilla and a little water to aid blending. When consistency is similar to soft-serve icecream, throw in a few raisins. Assemble by dropping icecream onto the cake, topping with chocolate sauce and crushed walnuts. Serve immediately.

*I prefer to soak dates overnight as they are very firm. Just have enough water to cover the dates entirely. Soaking allows them to be stirred into the water and become syruppy. ♥

Do you like the look of that ^ stuff?

There’s plenty more where that came from.

I successfully wooed a lover with my tahini sauce. As such, I’ve decided to share my secrets with the world.

This is my recipe “tome”. (Thank you Jordan). Instead of writing it all down in a book I figured ‘Why not record it all online? Then others can enjoy the recipes too!’

Like any bunch of scrawled kitchen recipes you’ll notice sometimes I don’t include quantities, and as such, when I omit quantities you just have to taste as you go along until the texture and flavour appeals to you. Sometimes my boyfriend Ginga will make a guest-post as he’s a bit of a sneaky baker too… I’ll try to get him to go easy on the sugar for you.

My food focuses on cooking from scratch and from the garden. I like hearty, healthy, homestyle cooking that is low in sugar and fat, sometimes raw and always vegan. I have been known to steal other people’s ideas and modify those recipes and make them my own. Ignore the plagiarism and please don’t tell on me!

Sometimes I’ll venture beyond food issues as we’re quite enthusiastic about home economics, but I promise I won’t blather on about my personal life – though I can’t make any such assurances regarding his posts.

So that’s it! I hope you enjoy what our kitchen serves up.

xx Jess

P.S. I’m based in a country where we speak the “Queen’s English” and, quite sensibly, use the metric system. So if you see an extra ‘u’ floating about, or a ‘s’ where you think a ‘z’ should naturally reside, please do not be alarmed. It is not my fault. Please take it up directly with the Queen.