Raw and Vegan – Mango Raspberry Tart

I found this great website called Sweetly Raw she’s got all kinds of yummy good for you vegan deserts.  I love mango and of course raspberries, I can’t wait to make this!!!

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Mango Raspberry Tart

Crust:

2 cups nuts of choice

3/4 cup pitted, packed dates

Grind the nuts and dates together in a food processor. Add 1-2 teaspoons of water if the mixture is too dry and crumbly.

Press the mixture into an 8″ tart pan, or use mini tart pans.

Filling:

2 cups diced mango

1 1/2 cups cashews

1/4 cup agave

2 tablespoons melted coconut oil

1-2 tbs lemon juice

1/3 cup melted cacao butter

2 cups raspberries

Blend all but the cacao butter, coconut oil, and berries, until smooth and creamy.
Add the cacao butter/oil and blend until completely mixed.

Evenly spread some of the raspberries over the crust and then smash them down with a fork.

Spread the mango filling over top.

Garnish with the remaining raspberries (and more if needed).

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Mini Peanut Butter Cups – Totally vegan

One of my most favorite food groups….chocolate!!

This post is also for Pam who is always posting the most delicious recipes, and throwing me off my whole weight loss regime ,

 this is my “sweet” little payback

😀 😀 😀

OM NOM

I found this awesome website and post at –   ohsheglows.com

Imagine a cross between a peanut butter cup and a chocolate peanut butter torte, with a healthy, vegan twist. This is it! See original post for swaps, tips and tricks.

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Ingredients (5 mini mason jars (125ml))

    For the crust

    • heaping 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp graham cracker crumbs (10 squares) or use homemade PB graham crackers
    • 1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup (or other liquid sweetener)
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil (or Earth Balance)
    • 2.5 tsp cocoa powder

    For the filling

    • 200 grams soft/silken organic tofu, roughly chopped
    • 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
    • 1/2 cup Sucanat or brown sugar, processed into powder (or 3-5 tbsp icing sugar to taste)
    • 1 tbsp almond milk
    • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • salt, to taste (add enough to make the filling pop!)

    For the chocolate shell

    • 2.5 tbsp dark chocolate chips
    • 1.5 tsp coconut oil (or Earth Balance)

    Instructions

    • 1. If making homemade powdered sugar, add 1/2 cup of Sucanat (or brown sugar) into a high-speed blender and blend until a powder forms. Set aside, but leave the lid on as it needs to settle.
    • 2. Grab 5 mini (125ml) mason jars. In a food processor, process the crust ingredients until crumbs are a bit damp. Add 2 tablespoons of the crust into each jar. Spread out evenly and flatten with fingers.
    • 3. Quickly wipe out the processor bowl. Now add the filling ingredients and process until silky smooth, scraping down the sides as necessary.
    • 4. Add approx. 3 tablespoons of filling into each jar and smooth. Place jars into freezer, uncovered, for about 30 minutes to firm up a bit.
    • 5. Remove jars from freezer and melt the chocolate on the stove-top or microwave. Spoon 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate on top of the filling. Quickly, twist the jar around to coat all sides. Repeat for the rest. chill in the fridge or freezer to firm up the chocolate or just dig in as is!
    • See my original post for a FAQ on swapping out nuts, soy, gluten, making powdered sugar at home, and more.

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    Fun Friday Cocktail – Keoke Coffee

    With a rainy weekend in the forecast this weekend this will be on my list!

    This cozy coffee drink makes a nice substitute for desert after a big meal.

     

    Ingredients

     
    • 4 tablespoons each brandy, Kahlúa, and crème de cacao
    • 3 cups freshly brewed hot coffee  
    • 4 tablespoons whipped cream (optional)

    Preparation

    1. Divide brandy, Kahlúa, and crème de cacao between two mugs. Add half of coffee to each. Top with whipped cream if you like.