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12-25-2006, 09:18 AM
Hi everyone! My birthday's in a few days and I'm looking for something my friends and I can make to bring to the party that does NOT include nuts (because I'm highly allergic)...
I do love coconuts and dates... I was thinking of trying to replicate a chocolate mousse pie I once had (from rawlifeline.com) using: agave, avocados, coconut meat, dates, sea salt, vanilla, cinnamon, carob power, cacao nibs/power, etc.... I just don't know how to go about it.
Thanks so much!!
This will also be interesting because in my attempt to go mostly raw (I'm coming off a juice cleanse and feeling great) most people I know will not understand what raw is.. I plan on having this amazing cake/pie and them being like, "ohh ok so you don't just eat lettuce"...
12-25-2006, 10:08 AM
12-25-2006, 06:28 PM
coconut is part of the palm family. i know i am all good when it comes to raw coconut.. :)
12-25-2006, 07:07 PM
I googled "Raw Chocolate Mousse" and got this:
12-25-2006, 07:18 PM
Here's another link
You could do a layer of coconut and dates (processed in the food processor) and than a layer of the chocolate cream (mousse) and could cover it in coconut cream (just coconut meat blended) or make a icing with young coconuts.
12-26-2006, 02:50 AM
The recipe for that cake is here! http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2005/10/joels_carob_mou.html
here's the rawlifeline link http://www.rawlifeline.com/shop/carob-mousse-pie.html where Joel suggests a cream to go with it.
I just made it yesterday. We were too full to eat it though so its still in the fridge. I decorated it with 6 raspberries round the edge and shredded coconut in the middle, it looks so beautiful. I don't want to spoil it by eating it.
I used cacao powder instead of carob, and I used slightly less than the said amount because I don't like things with a lot of cacao. I only made half the recipe, which meant 1/2 cup carob powder, so instead I used about a third of cacao powder. I'm glad I didn't use more, it was still slightly too much.
The thing I loved about this cake was it used no nuts. Nuts are so expensive. When I make coconut cream I usually throw away the dry pulp because I don't know what to do with it - now I'll use it for pie crusts wahoo.
12-26-2006, 08:19 AM
You are all fantastic! Thank you so much. I'm going to use the last recipe plus add my own little variety... but it's just good to have a concept since this will be my first raw dessert creation :)
I really appreciate it.
I also just borrowed the recipe book of Pure (NYC raw restaurant) from a friend though I've yet to go there myself... Have you?
12-26-2006, 10:42 AM
We had some of the pie for lunch instead of savoury food, which felt so decadent!! It was gorgeous!! I had one slice, my mum had two, I couldn't believe how it could taste so sinful when its so healthy.
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