Summary: Just like the carrots in a carrot cake, the courgette (zucchini) gives this tea loaf a beautiful moist texture, without any overpowering courgette taste.
It is a great recipe for anyone trying to cut sugar out of their diet, as the cake is solely sweetened with dried fruits. Great served with a cup of tea, toasted or not, buttered or not.
Summary: These Raw Vegan Goji Berry Chocolates are made with raw cacao paste, or raw cacao liquor, or raw cacao mass. Cacao Paste is produced from the whole cacao bean, therefore it has both cacao fats (cacao butter) and solids (cacao powder).
I find that using Cacao paste makes a smoother, silkier, not-so-bitter chocolate, as there are less cacao solids.
In this recipe, I take the deliciousness to the next level by adding goji berry powder, lucuma and mesquite, which help create a fudge-like texture. And I use currants, and coconut nectar or maple syrup to sweeten the chocolates, giving them a really pleasant fruitiness.
Think of these as fruity chocolates for people who don't like their chocolate bitter.
Makes about 30 chocolates, depending on the size of your chocolate mould.
Summary: Although commercial trail mixes are widely available, I like to make mine, so that it has exactly what I like, and none of what I don't like so much. Also known as GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts or Granola, Oats, Raisins and Peanuts) in the trekking and hiking community, trail mix, a combination of nuts and seeds and dried fruits, sometimes with chocolate, is the perfect snack while hiking, as it is lightweight, does not require refrigeration and provides a quick energy boost from the dried fruits and more sustained energy from the fats and the protein in the nuts and seeds. In my own version, I use my favourite nuts : creamy brazil and macadamia nuts, coconut chips, super healthy goji berries, super sweet raisins, super mellow mulberries, and finally, I add raw cacao nibs, which are the original chocolate chips, for a cacao hit.
For a fully raw trail mix, be sure to use raw coconut chips.
Makes 650g : about 4 cups or 1 litre.
(16 generous 1/4 cup servings)