i put too much coconut oil in the crust but it was super fun to eat! like dq ice cream cake. sort of.
ok and then i tried soup AGAIN. this one wasn't a total bust! and paul actually ate it all... with lots of nutritional yeast of course. this one was inspired by ani's kream of broccoli (page 138) but i didn't add the red pepper kream on top and i used brazil nuts instead of cashews. simple, green and good!
ooh but the real hit... the pad thai with kelp noodles! (page 227) wish i added crushed nuts of some sort on top or cauliflower or something to look more pad thai-ish. but the cilantro and lime and bit of jalapeno glow... yum!!!
i've been juicing a bit more than usual lately and i've started using the leftover pulp! hurrah! i save the carrot, parsley, beet, whatever scraps and then mix with soaked ground flax and some whole flax and add some sprouted chickpea miso or spices or something (though i'm not convinced it needs anything) and then spread it onto some teflex sheets for 1/2 a day then flip it onto the mesh and finish it off in 1/2 a day or less! it's been the best! especially with some brazil nut cheese or nut butter or mashed up avocado. and whatever veggies. YES!
i don't know what i would do without bananas. frozen for smoothies, smushed up with cacao bits and coconut for a snack, fruit on the run... they are just the best!
tonight paul was saying he wished he could dip his banana in chocolate, so, grateful for the inspiration, i started throwing things into the vitamix.
i put about 4 spoons of cacao powder, a heaping spoon of coconut oil, a heaping spoon of almond butter, a few hunza dates, a number of splashes of almond milk (had to keep adding because there wasn't really enough in the blender to mix things around - as it were, there are still some chunks of dates).... anyways... it was so good and i'm convinced this is my raw chocolate pudding recipe. and i'm definitely going to start making it on the regular!