9/27/10

A Short, Sweet Post:)


Hey everyone! Hope you are all doing well. First, allow me to apologize for being MIA the last few weeks. I really thought it was only about a week, but realized today it's been a bit longer. I hope to catch up with all my favorite blogging buddies ASAP:)

Most of my time lately has been spent packing! We are moving. It is a move that was planned...sort of. We did know we would be moving sometime, just not so soon. Needless to say, the last few weeks have been a whirlwind. We will be starting our move this week! Yikes!!!

Meals have been very simple salads, smoothies, juices, and my favorite fall fruits like honeycrisp apples, concord grapes and figs...YUM!!! This smoothie had all three:)

Luckily there was still time to whip up a few raw goodies.

Hmmm, they all seem to have a little chocolate in them:)

Chocolate Macaroons
: posted by Pam

Vegan "Thin Mint" Fudge as truffles and also pictured in the heart above, posted by Averie:

Raspberry Belgian Chocolates by Bees Knees Kitchen:

The filling is awesome!
***recipe link no longer working for raspberry Belgium chocolate, reprinted below from goneraw.com Raspberry Cream Filling: *1/3 c soft Date + 3-4 tbls Filtered water *3/4 c Raspberries *1 1/2 tsp Lemon Juice *1/4 c Coconut Oil *1/4 Cashew *1 tsp Vanilla extract *1 Vanilla Bean *Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt Blend the dates and water until completely incorporated and resemble a paste. If it is still too stiff add more water 1 tbls at a time. Remove from the blender and set aside. Blend the raspberries and lemon juice briefly and pour into a mesh sieve over a glass bowl in order to filter out the seeds. Use a spatula to move and push the raspberry pulp around in order to separate the juice from the seeds. The raspberry juice should yield 1/2 c of juice. Blend all the ingredients until completely smooth. Pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let set in the freezer for 20 min or until solid but not frozen, or leave overnight in the fridge. To shape into balls, use a 1/2 tbls size measuring and scoop out the cream onto a wax paper surface. Roll into balls using the palm of your hands. The Raspberry Cream is a very soft cream so it starts to get too soft, then return to the freezer for 10 minutes or until solid. Once all the balls are rolled, return to the fridge until just before they are ready to dip into the Belgium Chocolate. Belgium Chocolate: *1/3 c Cacao Butter *1/3 c Cacao Powder *3 tbls Agave Nectar *1/2 tsp Vanilla Powder *Pinch of Celtic Sea Salt *Pinch of Chili Powder Bring 2 cups of water to a simmer in a small saucepan. Place the cacao butter in a medium size glass bowl and place the bowl over the top of the saucepan. Stir with a wooden spoon until the cacao butter is completely melted. Stir in the agave, vanilla, salt and chili powder. Turn off the stove and while continuing to stir, shift in the cacao powder. To dip each ball in the chocolate, place a toothpick in each of the Raspberry Cream ball. Dip it in the melted chocolate and continue to turn the ball until all the excess chocolate drips off. Holding the chocolate covered ball upright, slide just the tip of a fork off under the ball, very carefully slide the ball onto a non-stick sheet. Repeat until all the balls are covered.
Thanks ladies, for posting all these recipes that have made my hectic life a little sweeter:)

We are moving ourselves to Florida, and it is going to take a few trips back and forth. I will be away from the computer during the next few weeks, and may stay in Florida while the hubs makes a solo trip.

The big red trailer is all loaded and ready to roll.


While I am away, feel free to browse the happy raw kitchen blog recipe index for over 150 yummy raw food recipes I have enjoyed.

And since Halloween is just around the corner, make sure to check out all the fun I had last year making healthy Halloween goodies, like my sweet and simple boo~nanners:)

I still have a few things to do before the trip. Hope to see you soon!

Hugs and Love,
Angela

22 comments:

HiHoRosie said...

Oh my (your big move) and oh my (food pics)!

Good luck with the move! Quite a switch from where you are now to FL. Moving is one of my least favorites things. I do like that your trailer is red. Red makes me happy. Anyway, all the best to you and hope you get settled in soon.

and yummy on everything else you posted! And your presentations are always impressive. What did you use to get the designs under the mint truffles? You always have the best food pics.

VeganLisa said...

I hope the move goes smoothly - with Fall's arrival I'm already thinking about running off to Florida to escape the Canadian winter.

Thank you for a reminder to check out all of your Halloween fun from last year. I feel so inspired and excited. I love the spooky S&M salad. I am definitely going to play with that idea.

Take care.

Nelly said...

amazing treats! as always!!

good luck with the move...and enjoy your new home!!!

Pam said...

Thank you Sweetie for the shout-out...the macs look so pretty! I have been thinking a lot about you lately! Your goodies always look so darn good!

Btw, nice trailer...that should help make moving easier!

Be well, safe my friend and Happy Trails to you and hubby!

P.S. Love the Halloween treats...so cute!

xoxo/Miss you!

Pam

bitt said...

I was thinking of you because it's Halloween season. :-) Glad you checked in to let us know you are ok. What a big move! Love the red trailer. Save travels to you.

I have wanted to make those bee's knees truffles. Yum!

evergreen said...

Hi Heidi! The stars and swirls under the truffles are made by sifting a little cocoa powder onto the plate through a stencil...easy, peasy:)

Thanks very much for the well wishes everyone. I've been missing you all:)

Just got word we are leaving tomorrow morning, so this will be my last post for a little while. Love ya!

Melissa said...

What a big move Angela!! Good luck with everything and hope you have a safe drive.
Making all those raw goodies and packing? you are a rock star! And thank you for sharing..I think I know what treat I'm making this week:)
Like Bitt said, its halloween and I was wondering what treats you had up your sleeve too:)
XOXO

La Mama Naturale' said...

Been thinking about ya, also! Wondering what you've been up to... gosh, onto Florida, huh! Good luck with the move, chica! That's a pretty rad, red trailer you guys have there. Niiiiccce! I hope your travels are safe and non stressful. Your treats look marvy and what a perfect way to put a little sweet in your trip. Those truffles look amazing. Go girl! Happy Moving! ;)

Pure2rawTwins said...

All those treats looks sooo good yum!!!

Good luck with your move... where are you going to in Florida. We are originally from there - Fort Myers area.

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Happy Moving!!! Hope all goes smoothly.

Looking forward to seeing your new home and new goodies you make there. :-)

Lau-raw said...

Have a safe trip!! Enjoy Florida y come back soon to your blog because we will miss you! =o)

Colleen said...

Hey Angela!!!! wow you are moving! Best of luck in your move I know that moving can be very stressful. I would love to know WHERE in Florida you are moving? I live in Florida! It's awesome for being a raw foodie to live here, that's for sure. Please let me know when you get a chance where you are headed. We are taking a few little vacations this "winter" to other areas in Florida and if we are nearby I'd love to meet you!!! :-)
Hugs,
Colleen

Ms. Adventuress said...

Oh my goodness! I'm thinking of you!

And...I've come to redirect you to my new site/moniker, as it's not linked to my old blog/id...but I think you'll know it's "me!"

Lots of Love,
www.msadventuress.com

Gabriele Agustini said...

Hope your move will be painless!
(Moving sucks!)
I always love visiting your blog!
Great food, and photos!
Thanks for sharing,
gabriele

kelli said...

i love all your halloween treats! hope your move is going well! xoxo

Katie Campbell RD, LD said...

Wow, and wow. I am so glad I found your blog today! And now I have much reading to do as I don't want to miss a post! Such delicious, creative ideas (ok, some more creative than delicious - like the recycled paper ornaments!) ;-) I must say, makes me very curious what your background is - so, so creative!

beeskneeskitchen said...

Thank you for making and posting my Belgium Raspberry Chocolates! They turned out lovely looking!
Would you mind adding a link to my blog not to Gone Raw website: http://tinyurl.com/3697cy8.
I have also added you to my favorite raw food websites!

Web design rochdale said...

Its so yummy and testy. That is a rad, red trailer you guys have there. Niiiiccce! I hope your travels are safe and non stressful.

Joanna Steven said...

Award for you!
http://joannasteven.blogspot.com/2011/05/one-lovely-blog-award.html

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Carine said...

What is the recipe for http://beeskneeskitchen.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/raspberry-belgium-chocolate ? The link doesn’t work and it looks wonderful ! Thanks ! Carine

evergreen said...

Hi Carine! Thanks for letting me know about the link. I've copied and pasted the recipe which was also posted on Goneraw.com. You can also view it on Goneraw by clicking that link.

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