Dessert Has Arrived

Alright, so to make up for the lack of recipes in my last post, here are two desserts that I've made in the past week...what I call "throw togethers", lol. Because of this, I don't have exact measurements of anything.

Triple Berry Pie
(Can you tell, this was an Easter treat?)

Crust: sunflower seeds, almonds, dates, coconut, and a pinch of sea salt

Process all ingredients into a crumbly mixture and then press into the bottom of a pie plate or springform pan. Next, add a layer of sliced bananas (if desired - I love this).

Filling: blueberries, raspeberries, blackberries, coconut oil, raw honey, cashews

Blend all ingredients until completley smooth and creamy. Pour over the bananas and crust. Chill until the filling can hold it's shape.
Top with berries, more sliced banana, nuts, or whatever you enjoy.

(I've topped mine with little bits of raspberries)

(Here are you can see the banana in between the crust and filling)

Parfaits
The other evening we had a few friends over for a visit. Of course this is just an excuse to have dessert, LOL. With only a small amount of time, I whipped up two puddings and served them in martini glasses, layered with a nut crumble.


Apricot Vanilla Cream- A blend of soaked apricots and their soak water, macadamia nuts, raw honey, and pure vanilla extract (that a friend recently brought me from Mexico, yay!)

Berry Cream- A blend of blueberries, raspberries, cashews, agave, lemon juice, water, and sea salt

Nut Crumble- A mixture of almonds, pecans, dates, and dried apricots

So let me be Rachael Ray for a minute and say "A great dessert is never more than 30 minutes away!" Remember that.
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13 Comments
  1. March 29, 2008 at 05:01
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    LOL - Hello Rachel Ray. Way to make up for the past with amazing desserts!

  2. March 31, 2008 at 13:01
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    Hey,<br />I love your blog. The photos and recipes are always fantastic. I live in Ontario and I was wondering if you are planning on offerring classes again soon. I would really like to get more involved in the raw food community.<br />Thank you for all your amazing posts-they keep me very motivated to get into my kitchen.

  3. April 2, 2008 at 10:48
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    The berry one reminds me of my raspberry swirl I had for Easter, but I was drooling over the parfaits. I love anything layered in a fancy glass. It's so much better that way.

  4. April 3, 2008 at 02:12
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    Omg this look so so so good. I will have to try and make this. Thanks for sharing this.

  5. April 3, 2008 at 13:26
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    haha...Rosie, for some reason I could practically hear you saying "HELLO Rachel Ray!" LOL<br /><br />Lisa - thank you! Where in ON are you? Im way north, near Thunder Bay. <br /><br />Shannon - i know eh? The glass jazzes up any dessert. <br /><br />tanisha - thanks! I hope you do give it a try :)

  6. April 4, 2008 at 00:26
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    We LOVE your blog and your photos - WHEN is your recipe book coming out?<br /><br />Caron in Victoria BC

  7. April 7, 2008 at 21:20
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    Thanks Caron...the book is coming along slowly but surely. I hope to have it out within the next few months. <br />Have you ever been to Rebar Restaurant - Im pretty sure its in Victoria - i have their book. It's great!

  8. April 8, 2008 at 21:40
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    Hi Heathy,<br /><br />Yup we've been to ReBar (before going raw) but they don't really have a raw menu and they are pretty expensive. We JUST found a restaurant in town and they do have a raw menu and we're delighted.<br /><br />Can't wait until your book comes out - you are a brilliant chef - wish you lived in BC!!

  9. April 9, 2008 at 00:49
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    Thunder Bay...I wish your reply had been...oh I live in your building-stop by for some cake.<br />I live in Toronto. I guess I will have to wait for your cookbook.<br />Thank you so much for sharing your passion for raw foods. I am going to a raw potluck this weekend and I plan to make up one of your desserts for the event.

  10. April 9, 2008 at 13:56
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    Splurge Sisters - oh wow, what resto serves raw food in Victoria? That is so awesome. I've been to Victoria once and really loved it. Thank you for the compliment. Yeah bummer I don't live in BC - i've always thought it would be nice. However, my dear friend and raw chef extraordinaire Carmella, of The Sunny Raw Kitchen lives out there near Nelson. I'm sure you've heard of her...and there's a raw resto in Nelson too!<br /><br />Lisa - Toronto eh? So nice that you guys have raw potlucks! Next time I'm in TO I'll have to check in with you as to whether or not there's a raw event going on. Let me know how the dessert goes! :)

  11. April 9, 2008 at 16:15
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    Hi Heathy,<br /><br />The resto is Mo:Le and we are so excited - we've been raw for almost a year and got sick of eating salads out that were drenched in nitrites. They have a few items on the menu with a huge testing menu on the weekend. We're from Ontario originally but have fallen in love with Victoria - let us know if you ever come to visit again!<br /><br />Of course we've heard of Carmella - if only she/we lived closer:)

  12. April 13, 2008 at 11:37
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    I just stumbled onto your blog and your dessert photos make me want to go raw! I've been contemplating it for a while and didn't really realize how delicious raw food can be. I'll be back to see more of your recipes :)

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