"In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties"
- Henri Frederic Amiel
This is my first raw recipe, I've tried, and I am quite proud of how it turned out!
It took me awhile since I first got interested in the raw food recipes, to make a first step to this amazingly tasty and healthy way of eating.
A little bit about raw eating. Raw diet includes in itself eating fresh raw vegan, often organic, ingredients, such as vegetables, fruit, nuts, beans, juices, etc.,etc,etc. But mostly, NO dairy, NO meat, NO fish, NO whites (flour, sugar, pasta, etc.), no animal products almost at all and nothing which requires cooking.
You can read more about it if you follow these links:
To be honest, I am not quite ready to switch completely to this way of eating yet. But I am looking forward to experiment and include as much raw recipes into my diet as I can. My family is also exited about it, and it's a great way of making your life much healthier!
I have decided to try desserts first. The main reason because there are not many healthy recipes of desserts out there, wherever I look I see lots of recipes which include sugar, butter, flour and eggs, often all of them mixed together. You simply can't enjoy such treats without feeling guilty and sorry for your body. You just have to compromise all the time, but not with raw desserts, they are healthy for you, your body will enjoy them together with your tongue! :)
So here is the recipeI have combined two recipes in one.
The recipe of tartlets crust I have taken from Juliano's "The UNcook book"
And the recipe of the apple feeling I have taken and modified a little, from Matt Amsden's book "RAWvolution"
Makes 12 little tartlets.
You'll need a 1/3 cup capacity cupcake tin.
for the crust
1 cup of walnuts
1 cup of pitted dates
for the apple feeling
2 apples, cored, sliced and roughly chopped
3 tb spoons of agave nectar
1/2 t spoon cinnamon powder
2 t spoons raw oats, ground (I didn't ground them, but you suppose to if you use them, original recipe had 1 1/2 t spoon of flax seed, ground)
1 1/2 t spoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup of raisins
To make the crust, in a blender combine walnuts and dates and crash them finely. Line the cup cake tin with pieces of baking paper, so the "dough" will not stick to the bottom. Press about a table spoon of the mixture evenly into the bottom and sides each cup of the tin.
Mix chopped apples, agave nectar, cinnamon, oats, lemon juice and raisins in a mixing bowl. Spoon the mixture evenly into each tartlet crust and serve.
It tastes unbelievably yummy and amazingly fresh!