Apricot Puffs I liked these. I didnít dice the dried apricot finely enough, and the fresh apricots were hard to stuff. Mine didnít have very large holes from the pits. If I ever make these again, it will only be for a party or a potluck, and then I will hollow out the hole from the pit more, so I can get more filling in. Also, I had some left that I didnít want to eat (although I could have Ė they are really that good!), so I put 2 halves together and wrapped them in plastic wrap. They are still good today, although they really are better freshly made.
Recipe 245 Alissaís Green Drink Pg 535
Have a great day!
I am so sorry you got hurt! But am grateful nothing more serious. Welcome back!
Thanks for the welcome!
Originally Posted by janicejourney
Alissaís Green Drink I wasnít real crazy about this, although I know itís great health-wise. I had to add the other half of the apple (maybe pineapple would have made it sweeter) and I still thought it was pretty strong. Iím not real acclimated to a lot of greens just yet. FYI, it was about 18 months ago that I ate kale for the first time! Iím working on it, though, and I think I will start more slowly with juicing greens. This is a pretty hardcore greens recipe!
OK, onto a dessert. I found some beautiful organic cherries, so for today I am making:
Recipe 246 Ė Black Forest Cake Pg 488
This recipe sounds huge! I will halve it, but even so, I think it will make a lot! For sure I will find out if it keeps overnight in the fridge. I might even try freezing some, although I donít think it will freeze well.
I want to get out and get some sun for a few minutes Ė gotta get that vitamin D!
Have fun un-cooking today!
The black forest cake is one of my all time favorite recipes...it is fabulous! The cake base alone makes wonderful brownies btw. I made it again after years, just last week. It does make a ton though, and is very very rich, so after a day I froze a bunch in little single-serving ramekins. I skipped the avocado this time though...not a huge fan of it.
I love it, too! Interesting about the avo - I don't really taste it and I think it adds to the creaminess. And you're right about that first layer!
Originally Posted by smasty
Black Forest Cake This is absolutely awesome! And, even at half, the recipe is huge. Alisssa says she and a friend ate the whole thing one night. I can only speculate that they hadnít eaten all day! I made all four layers without cleaning the food processor and it worked fine. The first two layers look a lot alike, but the second one is creamier. The topping is really good and not real sweet. If you want a sweet topping, add another date. I only needed Ĺ if the water. This is kind of heavy with all the nuts. Iíd advise you all to run, not walk, to find some organic cherries. Thereís a list floating around that lists the 12 dirtiest and 12 cleanest produce items. Cherries are on the dirty 12, so I only buy them when I can get them organic. And thatís only this time of year when they are in season.
I really love fresh cherries and had a hard time giving up enough to make this cake! But, it truly was worth it. That said, I probably wonít make it again. If I were involved with raw potlucks or something I would make it to take to that, but since Iím not, I donít really have a reason to make it.
Recipe 247 Nectarine Cookies Pg 532
These sound really good and also quick. I need something quick for today.
See you tomorrow.
Nectarine Cookies These are really good! I really like that the almonds are left kind of chunky and then mixed with everything else at the end. Gives the cookie a great texture. I used a heaping tablespoon for each one and started them mid-afternoon and let them dry all night. They were done this morning. This batter was thick enough that I could put the cookies on the mesh screen without using the paraflex sheets. I really like these. Unfortunately, the nectarine season is so short that I canít make them all the time. I think I will make a lot and freeze them. I also think that this recipe could handle lots of different fruit. Cherries? Yum!
Recipe 248 Peach Pie Pg 502
I will make this as a pudding and not have the crust. Quick and easy.
See you tomorrow!
I have never made these cookies or the cake so I think I will this weekend if I can find the cherries! Thanks :)
Taking a break
Popping in quickly to say we have houseguests and with all that's going on I don't have much time to spend in the kitchen so I am eating very simply for the next couple of weeks. I'll be back when things slow down.
"While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth?" - George Bernard Shaw
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS THREAD!!!!
I have made things from the Alissa's book that I would have never made because of you Annie! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for doing all the hard work for us.
I wish I would of thought to jot down all your advise when I first started cause now I have to go back through it and do that! LOL
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Hello 'ole FRIEND!!!!!
Just wanted to pop in to say hello!!! I lurk on your thread from time to time...life's been pretty busy for me lately!!! :) Just wanted to send you a HUG and tell you how PROUD of you I am!!! Your thread is TREMENDOUS!!! ...incredibly INSPIRING!!! I want to do this same thing with Alissa's NEW book, as soon as it comes in...
Recently I have made so many Recipes from Alissa's book that I never made before or are re-discovering. I wish there was some way that you could make an Alissa & Annie - Not Julie and Julia TABLE OF CONTENTS page at the beginning of the thread so that we could go to the page of this thread for the recipe we are looking for. I realize that will be a LOT of work, though because this thread is over 30 pages long!!! But, it's a thought...if you get bored... (yea, right!!!!
Hugs for you...and for all on this journey with you!!!!
Since I am going to reread this post I can do that. I can email it to Annie and she can do what ever needs to be done with it. I am a new poster so I really don't know all the ends and outs of posting yet!
remember renee... you can do a search within a thread...
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