Thursday, August 15, 2019

Best Raw Vegan Fruit Cake Ever!

Since my childhood I felt that raw food should be vibrant, juicy, colorful, nutritious, delicious, and minimally processed. From my mother I learned that fruit was the best and healthiest dessert one could wish for.


I stick to this idea most of the time, especially in Summer when temperatures rise above the 100°F mark.

To make this beauty you will need a watermelon and seasonal fresh fruits. I used berries, grapes and red currants. It isn't easy to find ripe, seasonal, organic produce. This is what I was able to get. You may be luckier and get some organic cherries, apricots or peaches.

Ingredients:
  • 1 watermelon
  • grapes
  • raspberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • red currants
  • edible flowers and fresh mint leaves for garnish


Method:
  • Wash and pat dry the chilled water melon. Using a sharp knife cut off the tops, leaving a center part about 6" (15 cm) thick. 
  • To make the base of your cake, insert your knife between fruit flesh and the rind, and guide it around to separate the rind from the juicy part of your watermelon. Remove the rind and correct the shape with a pairing knife. 
  • Place the perfectly rounded watermelon base on a cake plate pedestal (cake stand) or a large platter and decorate it with berries, currants, and grapes. Add flowers and mint leaves. Serve it right away and enjoy in good company!


Tip: To make the serving easier, cut the "cake" into wedges (before decorating) the way you would cut any cream torte. I had a rather small watermelon and was able to make one-tier cake, but with a large watermelon you may be able to produce a very attractive two- or three-tier beauty. If you have the time and the patience, you can make beautiful cupcakes, too.

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique 

Dominique Allmon©2019


Thursday, August 1, 2019

Herb Guacamole

Happy first day of August everybody! Let's start with a light, nutritious dish made of fresh herbs and avocado. 


For me, the magic of raw food lies in freshness and simplicity. The most ordinary ingredients can easily be transformed into something extraordinary. Let's get started.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped, seeds removed
  • 1 cup chopped fresh garden herbs (cilantro, basil, mint, parsley, dill, sage, tarragon)
  • 2 spring onions with greens, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • freshly pressed juice of 1 lime
  • 1 Tbsp virgin olive oil (optional)
  • pinch Celtic sea salt to taste

Method:
  • Wash and cut the avocados in half. Remove the seeds and scoop out the flesh. Using a fork, mash the avocado. I like it a little chunky, but you can mash it till it is completely smooth. Use blender or a food processor if you prefer. 
  • Toss all the remaining ingredients into a bowl and mix them well with mashed avocado. Add more salt if necessary. 
  • Serve with raw crackers or, if you eat bread, on a slice of toast. Enjoy in good company! 
Avocado is one of the healthiest, nutrition dense foods. Incredibly versatile, avocados are loaded with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, chlorophyll, and fiber. Use them in your raw recipes as often as you can.
In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2019

        


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