So for the last few months I have been baking up a storm and learning all about the world of vegan goods from my business mama Mandi at Auntie Loo's. The incredible staff there has been nothing but perfection since I started and supportive to no end....now I am over the moon to announce that my raw treats have become available to buy at Auntie Loo's.
That's one proud little Vegan!
So now you know, get 'em while the getting is good!
Brownie Base Flax Seed (finely ground) Almonds Cacao Powder Banana Prunes Agave Nectar Sea Salt
First make sure to grind your flax seed really fine. Next add the rest of your dry ingredients and blend until you have a flour-like consistency. Now you can add the rest of your ingredients and blend on pulse until everything is well mixed. And there you have it!
Bliss... Let's spend some time getting to know this little gal.
Filling: Blackberries Agave Nectar
Blend 1/2 of your berries with some Agave Nectar and then toss in the other 1/2 as full berries, so you have all kinds of wonderful textures. Next, I dehydrated the filling on it's own for two hours or so...
Crust: Almonds Macadamia Nuts Shredded Coconut Raw Sugar Sea Salt Coconut Butter
First, finely grind your nuts and shredded coconut, now you can add everything else. A tiny spoonful of Coconut Butter is more than enough, it just gives your crumble a more thick and creamy texture. Also, feel free to add Agave is you need your crust to be sweeter. Once it's ready sprinkle it over your filling and dehydrate for another three to four hours. If you don't have a dehydrator, simply skip that step!
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Cucumber and Dill never looked so good...
Cracker: Flax Seed Sunflower Seed Dill Garlic Carrot Onion Sea Salt Pepper Water (just a touch)
Blend on pulse until everything is well mixed and sticking together good. I rolled the batter out, just coat things lightly with water to keep it from sticking. I used the top of a cup as a "cracker cut out" that way all my crackers were the same size. Then I dehydrated them for about 4-6 hours depending how thick you make them.
Sea salt Olive Oil
Blend until really creamy. The avocado and cashew actually mix genius together giving the perfect consistency to spread.
One thing I find somewhat devastating is when people think that salad is boring. No, no, no my dear sweet friends this is not the case. Salad is limitless, it just takes a creative mind and more than sliced cucumbers to do so. This is my "favorite" salad at the moment. It always changes, but for now....she wins!!
Blend ice cream ingredients on pulse to break up your bananas.
If they are really, really frozen you may need to add some water to help them blend.
Once velvety and wonderful, garnish. You will not regret a thing! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KB8PgkBlhQ
So this year I am so, so, so excited to be helping out with the Ten Oak's Bowl-A-Thon. It's my first year and I want to dive right in, big time! Incase you don't know what Ten Oaks is all about, I am about to school you. The Ten Oaks Project is a leader in providing innovative and cutting-edge programming that empowers children and youth through intentional magic and play that enhances self-esteem, life skills, independence, leadership and self-confidence. Their programs create safe spaces where children and youth of LGBTQ ((lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) communities don't need to worry about coming out about their familyand/or personal identity.
This years Bowl-A-Thon is March 31st and will be held at McArthur Lanes, if you want to help or get in on this wonderful day you can sign up a team or sponsor those who are already playing. This year I'm really excited to be helping with some of the publicity for the event with Strike Master Stu and mega proud to be putting together Team Berry! Stay tuned for updates and videos as we get closer and closer to the BIG DAY!!!!
Make sure your dry ingredients are very finely ground, you want a flour-like consistency. Next blend all your ingredients on pulse and make sure everything is mixed real good. After I mixed things a added a bit more agave but stir it in with a spoon. Make sure your matter is real sweet and delicious then dehydrate for 6-8 hours depending on how firm you like you Biscottis.