Supper last night was a healthy salad, Fattoush, followed by a sweet chocolate treat. Apart from the asparagus I served with the salad, it was all raw.
Fattoush is a Lebanese salad and the chocolates I made taste a little like Toblerone. Both recipes came from my recipe book of the moment – Raw Living by Kate Wood. I totally recommend this book. It has no pictures but the recipes are imaginative and easy to follow.
Ingredients (serves 2)
- 2 bunches watercress
- small bunch of mint
- small bunch of parlsey
- juice of 2 lemons
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp liquid aminos ( I didn’t have any and used soy sauce instead)
- 4 tomatoes
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1 tbsp zaatar (mix of thyme, sumac and sesame)
Chop up the watercress, tomatoes and cucumber and place in a large bowl.
Raw Nearly Toblerone
Ingredients (makes 12)
60g cacao nibs
60g cashew nuts
100g cacao butter
30g carob butter
2 tbsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp Blue Manna powder
1/2 tsp maca
1 dessertspoon coconut oil
Grind cacao nibs and cashew nuts to a fine powder in a coffee grinder. Set aside Grate the cacao butter in to a bowl.
Set that bowl over a larger bowl filled with hot water so the cacao butter melts. Do not add water to the cacao butter.
Add the coconut oil so that melts too.
Add the carob, agave, Blue Manna and macs to the cacao and cashew nuts. Stir in to the melted cacao butter and coconut oil. Pour in to moulds of your choice. I used 6 large heart shaped and 6 smaller moulds. Mine are silicon and they did not stick at all so the chocolates turned out easily. These set within about an hour and were a delicious sweet treat, served with some berries for a pudding.Have a healthy days eating :-)