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Sunday, March 27, 2011

More goodies

I ran out of chickpeas so I decided to make falafels in an untraditional fashion by using maitake mushrooms, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, coriander, cayenne, salt, and pepper. They make great little snackers!! I sandwiched them between spinach leaves and added avocado, a tomato slice, and kalamata olive :) Magnifique!


Remember that orange-vanilla sherbet? I mixed it with almond and flax meal and dehydrated it as cookies. I then made an orange glaze using orange zest, orange juice, and powdered sugar. They were amazing! I ate them all in about 2.5 minutes!! One messy comment is that this glaze never hardened, even when frozen, so I will try for a raw icing next time.

I saw mini ice cube trays at the store and thought to myself "These would be PERFECT in which to make little chocolates!" Yes, I use proper grammar when thinking to myself ;) So, I made a mixture of ground cocoa nibs, cocoa powder, coconut oil, honey, maple syrup, a little water, and a dash of cayenne pepper. The other tray has the same general base but I added raw almond butter and put dried coconut flakes at the bottom of the trays to attempt my own Chick-o-Stick / Butterfinger :)

WELL, you can only imagine my utter disappointment when I woke up this morning and took them out of the freezer only to twist and bang and BEG these little guys to release themselves from the trays! To no avail, I wielded a skewer to them and got these little crumbly bits...

While still tasty, this experiment was thoroughly disappointing :( *Sigh* Guess I'll try something else next time. Until then, little crumbly chocolates have won this battle... 


  1. Maybe you could try brusing the trays with a little coconut oil next time?


  2. Orrr, try the flexible mini trays, they release anything.

  3. I thought the coconut oil in the chocolate would help grease it, but that obviously wasn't the case! Thank you both for the suggestions :)

  4. I have used cacao powder to lace the trays first, which seemed to work fine... but the trays could just be unfit for this project, who knows.

    sarah.. i love what you are doing with this blog! a contribution to the world!! thanks!!