Saturday, November 26, 2011

Raw Persimmon Pudding

Persimmon Pudding
Since persimmons are in the grocery stores right now, I decided to repost this recipe from this blog's archives.

You can make a fast, easy, and deliciously thick green smoothie pudding - OR - you can leave out the celery to make a quick fruity pudding!

Raw Persimmon Pudding
Makes 3-4 servings
1 persimmon
1 banana
4 very large strawberries (I used frozen)
2-3 stalks wild celery, with leaves
(I used regular celery, but I love using wild celery which is more nutritious and tastier)

  • Remove and discard the top and seed from persimmon
  • Blend together persimmon and banana in a blender
  • Add strawberries to blender (If using a Vitamix you may want to use the tamber)
  • Omitting water thickens a green smoothie into a pudding
  • When fruit is mixed thoroughly, add celery, one stalk at a time, blending untill smooth
  • Pour into dessert dishes - Fast, Easy and Delish!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Raw Date Nut Torte

This recipe comes courtesy of Alissa Cohen. It is fast and easy to put together and tastes divine! Only made 1/2 of the recipe, just to get a better picture for you!

Raw Date Nut Torte

Date Nut Torte
Base of Torte
2 cups raisins
2 cups walnuts
  • In a food processor, combine raisins and walnuts and blend until well blended and moist
  • This will take a few minutes and you may see it forming a ball
  • Make sure the raisins come out looking like a fudgey mixture and are not still grainy
  • Remove from food processor and mould onto a plate in a round circle about 1-1/2" thick  
1 cup dates, pitted and soaked
1/2 lemon, juiced 
  • In a food processor, combine dates and lemon juice until smooth and creamy
  • Spread the frosting on top of the torte
  • If you want a firmer texture that will be easier to slice, refrigerate the torte for a few hours