Lemon Cream Pie with Chocolate Crust

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Crust

  • 1 1/2 C raw pecans
  • 1/3 C cocoa powder
  • Tbs coconut oil
  • 2-3 tbs raw agave

Process/blend to a sticky dough. Press into parchment lined springform pain and place in freezer.

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Filling

  • 3 C raw cashews soaked in water 20 mins and rinsed.
  • Juice of 3-4 lemons
  • 10 drops stevia
  • Tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 C coconut water. I use the leftover from a full fat can of coconut water. Refrigerate overnight so the cream rises to the top. Drizzle the water slowly into the blending lemon cream to achieve the desired consistency. Save the coconut cream in fridge for the whipped topping.

Spread evenly over crust and refrigerate or freeze to set.

Thaw before serving and top with coconut whipped cream.

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Coconut whipped cream

  • 1-2 cans of full fat coconut milk
  • Tsp vanilla
  • 5 drops of stevia or 1 tsp agave

Refrigerate coconut milk overnight. Spoon the cream that rises to the top into a chilled bowl. Whip until fluffy.

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To Be or Not To Be Raw and a Raw Vegan Pesto Pasta

My beautiful grand-daughter, Dylan, and all of the ingredients to Raw Vegan Pesto with Angel Hair

to be raw or not to be raw

There is no doubt the raw food movement is immeasurably better than the standard american diet and that it can claim many achievements. I don’t believe though that the average person can detox  their body and cleanse their cells just by going raw. First you have to eliminate the rubbish impacted in your tissues before the ultimate vibrating foods can really do what they were meant to do in our bodies. Fruit, especially, may be the queen bee but in a clogged acidic system it can do more harm than good. That being said a diet high in raw if used systematicly with cooked foods and even a few animal products,  eaten alternately and in conjunction with  systematic under-eating to quote Ehret,  is the key to abundant health. The many raw food dishes out there can have their place in a cleansing lifestyle,

There are so many delicious dishes from the raw food movement. Many of them are way too dense and rich, full of nuts, oils and way too many ingredients. Occasionally as a treat though they can be fine. I try to find or create lighter versions of the typical raw food fare to include in my diet as a change, a treat or if I’m entertaining.

Me and my brand new grandson, Adler

This dish is an example . it contains no oils but it does call for a cup of pine nuts, it is my understanding that the smaller the nut or seed the easier it is to digest therefore better for our purpose here, ie to lose weight and boost vitality.

Raw Vegan Pesto with Angel hair

3 cups spiralized zucchini/squash

2 cups herb salad mix

1 cup raw pine nuts

2 garlic cloves

1/2 cup carrot/celery juice

salt and pepper to taste

sun dried tomatoes

Cut the squash into even pieces that will fit into your spiralizer
Spiralize squash. I use my inexpensive joyce chen model
Strain and press the moisture out of your ‘pasta” with paper towel
Pulse greens and garlic in your processor. I’m still using my 25 year old Cuisinart
Add pine nuts and pulse
scrape sides with spatula
add juice and liquify
Salt and pepper to taste
Chop sun dried tomatoes to garnish on top
serves 4