Adventures to The Sunny Raw Kitchen – Part 3

While Carmi and I enjoyed much rest and fun outside the kitchen, we still had our fair share of time pumping goodies outta the "Diva Dessert Factory" Yippeee! 🙂
Here's a sneak peak at some of the things that needed a final testing for my upcoming "Just Desserts" ebook. Let's just say, there was never a shortage of sweet treats at Carmi's!

Raspberry Lemon Tarte - this could be topped with any berry, but we chose the oh, so special wild mullberries that Carmi picked! Aren't they pretty? This was my first time trying these berries, Mmm. We served it with a raspberry sauce.

Chocolate Maca Cake...Dense nutty layer topped with a smooth chocolate layer. This is the same cake I had at my birthday (few posts below), only I decorated it with chocolate covered banana chunks.

You might also remember this cake from my birthday post - Tropical Cheesecake - topped with mango, banana, and strawberry sauce.

This is one of my favourites since I created it a few summers ago. Chocolate Berry Pie - Normally I use only blueberries, but we made it with blue and raspberries. Yum! We served it with Double Strawberry Ice Cream.

Chocolate Mint Cups - Since Carmi had fresh mint growing in the garden, it was the perfect opportunity to try these fresh delights - choccie and mint always go so well together!

Shortbread Cookies - simple and yummy. These bring me back to my childhood memories of being in Scotland!

Chocolate Chip Granola Bars - After making these many times, and Carmi making them too, I think we finally nailed the recipe 🙂 I absolutely love these bars!

White Chocolate Orange Cake - Carmi's favourite of my desserts...she has already made this cake since my visit! 🙂 The above slices are her pics - she sure did it justice, eh?

Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream - yup, this is one of my faves...I could eat this almost every day!

Chocolate "Peanut Butter" Cups - Another childhood favourite that I had to replicate. Carmi, Don, and I enjoyed snacking on these!

So those were just a few things from the book...but don't think we stopped there! Here are some other things we created.

Mullberry Tarts - Nut crust filled with vanilla cream, mullberry puree, and berries.

Mudslide Pie - A tried and true Cafe Gratitude recipe. Carmi has made this before, and I have been wanting to make it, so I finally got the chance. Yum yum, double...triple yum! This is a swirl of chocolate, white chocolate, and almond butter filling.

During our sweet "D" (dehydrator) day, we made another Cafe Gratitude signature item - Cinnamon Buns. We made these 2 days before my departure, with no time to eat them because of all the other goodies on the menu. They lasted a 2 day trip home, in time to make caramel sauce to top it all off. Oh dear lord! Carmi did the same at her house - actually, I think it was like 10 days before she finally got to eat hers, lol.

Isn't it gorgeous?? Carmi definately took the better pic, I just wanna reach out and grab one.

Here are my 2 buns...dripping with sauce, just the way I like it 😀
We also tried some cookie recipes from the Raw Epicurean Cookie Ebook by Ingrid. She provides a really wide variety of beautiful, tasty recipes.

Zucchini Cookies - Carmi added some lemon zest and it really topped them off! Yumm, so moist and chewy too!

Fruity Tropical Macadamia Cookies - These were really amazing, especially if you enjoy flavours like pineapple, mango, papaya, and coconut!

Oat Groat Coconut Cookies - These really jumped out at me because I like anything "oaty". I really like the texture and flavour, plus they were super simple to make.

Almond Cookies - Wowsers, for anyone who likes almond, this cookie is for you! I loooved the flavour, however, the texture didn't come close to what it shoud have been, and we're not quite sure what went wrong, as we followed the recipe. It turned out more like marzipan, even after dehydrating longer than called for.

So that wraps things up in the sweet department...I think we accomplished all we set out to do, and had a blast every step of the way. I love un-cooking with my sister and look forward to our next time in the kitchen together (hopefully sooner than later)!

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  1. October 14, 2008 at 20:00

    Everuthing looks gorgeous and so yummy! When will your book be released/for sale?

  2. October 14, 2008 at 20:03

    I just can say : Ummmmmm<br />Just arrived in to your blog, and I think everything here is so yummy.<br />Greetings from Spain

  3. October 14, 2008 at 20:10

    I'm inspired by your blog to try more raw "cooking" and I'd like to try several of these! Do you list the recipes on your blog somewhere or are you coming out with a book as the previous poster mentioned?

  4. October 14, 2008 at 23:01

    I am literally salivating. When does the book come out? I hope its soon!!!!!<br /><br />Much Love,<br /><br />Frankie

  5. October 15, 2008 at 14:07

    WOW! These look amazing! Sounds like you guys had so much fun!

  6. Shernell
    October 16, 2008 at 03:09

    What ? What? oh my goodness I simply am in aww of you too. Magnifisent kitchen performance !

  7. October 16, 2008 at 21:13

    Im glad you all enjoyed my and Carmi's kitchen adventures - I sure did!<br />In answer to the book question - Carmella is in the final stages of editing the book - it will be released within the next few months! yay yay!

  8. October 23, 2008 at 04:29

    May I ask where you get your Raw oat groats? My youngest is allergic to tree nuts, so I'm limited in the desserts I can make for her. Decent raw oats would be awesome!

  9. October 23, 2008 at 21:27

    Candice, I purchase my raw oat groats at the health food store. I'm sure Whole Foods sells them, if you're in the US. Good luck finding them and making yummy things for your little one! :)

  10. October 25, 2008 at 04:06

    Oh my word! I wouldn't even know where to begin to sample all of those lovely delights! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on your book soon. :D

  11. February 25, 2009 at 10:35

    Incredibly edible!<br /><br />What a rawsome array of absolutely delicious delights ....<br /><br />You certainly know how to tempt the palate and pleas your captive audience with your captivating and most conscious creations. <br /><br />Delectably,<br /><br />Katheirne<br /><br /><br />

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