Fresh Fruit Tart with Chocolate Brownie Crust

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Fresh Fruit Tart with Chocolate Brownie Crust (raw)

This dessert is so light and refreshing but not easily forgotten. You can make it all year round and just change out the in season fruit for the topping. Great for summer parties or dinners.

Makes 4 small tarts

For the Chocolate Brownie Crust:

2 Cups Raw Almonds

2 TB Agave Syrup

2 TB Maple Syrup

1/2 of One Fresh Vanilla Bean

1 TB Coconut Butter

1/4 Cup Cacao Powder

Pinch of Sea Salt

Crust Instructions

Chocolate Brownie Crust In a food processor, process the almonds until they become a fine meal. Then add the rest of the ingredients and process again until a ball forms. Take out the moist dough and divide it between 4 4″ tart pans with removable bottoms. This mixture is rather moist and sticky at this stage, so the easiest way to press it into the tart pans is to place plastic wrap over it and press down on top of the plastic wrap until firmly pressed and shaped into the tart pan. Leave the wrap on them and place them in your freezer while preparing the creme filling.

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GreenChef Omid | Chocolate Mousse with Semi Frozen Raspberries

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Smooth and creamy raw chocolate mousse served with semi-frozen raspberries is a perfect combination of raw chocolate and fresh, healthy raspberries and a perfect ending to any meal, or even when lounging around and looking for something refreshing but yet naughty.

Serves about 2

For the Mousse:

 

8 Tbsp raw cocoa powder

8 Tbsp raw honey

2 Tsp raw coconut oil

6 Strawberries

6 Blackberries

Pinch of freshly grounded nutmeg

Pinch of pink sea salt

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Dark Chocolate Mousse Recipe

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Dark, Rich, Light and Creamy Chocolate on a spoon! This is so delicious! Just don’t tell anyone there is avocado in this dish. I was having cravings for something cold and light and chocolaty. I never liked the idea of using avocado with anything with chocolate in it. Just too often the very subtle flavor and texture of the avocado comes through. However, this one afternoon it was all I had to work with as a base, so I decided to go ahead and try to work with it to make it indistinguishable. The first bite or two didn’t convince me, but after chilling it, I completely forgot what was in it and could only taste the chocolate and dash of cinnamon. I think people would have a hard time guessing what is in this mousse.

This mousse is so easy to make, and so quick. Even if you don’t have any cashew milk ready to go, you can make the quick instant cashew milk and then just add the rest of the ingredients to it. Or you can skip it and replace it with just pure water. Make sure the cashew milk is well strained though. We want this completely smooth. If you’re not convinced enough to use the avocado, you can replace it with young coconut meat if you have it. This is a no-cook recipe, but it’s not exactly ‘raw’. The chocolate I prefer to use is Green & Blacks. You can also use one of the new raw chocolate bars coming onto the market like Ultimate Foods Raw Chocolate. The maple syrup, cashews, and vanilla extract though, that’s your call.
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Week 5 | Lori Painter Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge

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Week 5 of my Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge. (See all the weeks on Lori’s Section on G Living)

What is this bikini body challenge all about? Lori said: “I am documenting my weight loss bikini body journey with a motivation to look good naked. My desire for a lean green clean machine is through raw foods and fun balancing workouts. Looking good naked may seem superficial, however our bodies are a reflection of self love and respect. Making the world a better place starts within us. Cleaning up the planet starts with clean people. How can we create a clean green planet if we don’t do the same with our own bodies? My aim is to inspire others to act in ways that honor their bodies and the planet at the same time. A clean body clears the mind to conscious growth and a healthy planet.”

Weigh In
Weigh In : 127.2 lbs

I have been missing my greens this week. Not too sure why, just been eating mostly fruit & laying low on the overt fats. Friday Evening to Saturday Evening water fast for 24 hours. I broke the fast on red wine (biodynamic, organic) not a great way to break a fast. Then had dinner: salad, sauteed carrots & broccoli, a 1/2 C of a rice dish

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GreenChefs Reviews Entertaining in the Raw, a Recipe Book by Matthew Kenney

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GreenChefs Recommended Recipe Book Entertaining in the Raw GreenChefs Reviews Entertaining in the Raw, a Recipe Book by Matthew Kenney

This book is gorgeous, first of all. It’s one of those books that you can certainty judge by it’s cover. Miha Matei, who did the photography for the book did an amazing job, and the design and styling is beautiful as well. The colors and richness of the cover photo and text tells you a lot about what the book is about and filled with. It is happy and colorful, but with a sophisticated and refined edge, reminiscent of a modern Matrix Varenna kitchen. Very New York.

The book is layed out in a unique fashion. Instead of the contents being organized by the type of meal, the chapters are divided by the style of the meal. Each chapter represents a different inspiration of types of recipes and food combinations. The first chapter, Blossom, is all about the seasonal array of food blossoming in the spring and summer, crafted into light and refreshing dishes. It’s filled with recipes featuring tomatoes, cucumbers, squash blossoms, basil, cantaloupe, watermelon, plums, micro-greens, avocado, apricots, fava beans, raspberries, and many more mouth watering foods.

The Contemporary chapter is filled with dishes that are uniquely creative and sophisticated in design and presentation. Visually, this chapter is stunning, filled with stylized dishes that stand out with vibrant light and dark contrasting colors. The Black Sesame and White Coconut Dumblings with Creamy Miso Sauce is particularly ‘Contemporary’ and vibrant, with white coconut wraps nestled inside black coconut wraps, scrunched together with the tie of a green chive that sits on top of a light brown miso sauce on an all white plate. There is also a Jackson Pollock inspired raviolo with arugula pesto that uses red and green juices to artfully splatter rich colors into the canvas of beige coconut wraps, much like a Jackson Pollock painting. And there is a Shitake Ravioli with broccoli rabe, balsamic fig puree, and ginger cream. I also love the Heirloom tomatoes, warm “cheese” crisps, and melting olive oil “ice cream”. The various white, yellow, orange and green tomatoes are sliced into thick squares that look like translucent pastel colored frosted sea glass that gets washed up on the shore of the beach.

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GreenChef Omid | French Vanilla & Organic Honey Ice Cream

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French Vanilla & Organic Honey Ice Cream (raw)

This is a raw vegan version of the classic French Vanilla ice cream but without any dairy products. It has a smooth creamy texture, nutty flavor and a not too sweet melt-in-the-mouth taste. It is sure to please anyone’s taste buds. Try it and you will never miss the dairy-containing French Vanilla ice cream again.

Serves about 4

For the Ice Cream:

 

200 g raw cashews

1 ½ cups of pure water

1 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp raw organic honey

1 banana peeled

½ cup blueberries (optional)

3 cardamoms, slightly crushed

1 Tsp pure vanilla extract

6 Tbsp Organic Honey (for garnish)

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Week 4 | Lori Painter Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge

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Week 4 of my Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge. (see week 1 and intro and week 2)

What is this bikini body challenge all about? Lori said: “I am documenting my weight loss bikini body journey with a motivation to look good naked. My desire for a lean green clean machine is through raw foods and fun balancing workouts. Looking good naked may seem superficial, however our bodies are a reflection of self love and respect. Making the world a better place starts within us. Cleaning up the planet starts with clean people. How can we create a clean green planet if we don’t do the same with our own bodies? My aim is to inspire others to act in ways that honor their bodies and the planet at the same time. A clean body clears the mind to conscious growth and a healthy planet.”

Weigh In
Weigh In : 129.2 lbs

The inches are playing games on me, but I have to admit it has been almost 2 months since my last measure and weigh in. So, this is where I am at now.

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GreenChef Julie Morris | Dairy Free Cheesy Broccoli Bowl

I grew up on broccoli with cheese – my mother made it once a week. Such a delicious combo! Over the years I’ve turned her family classic into an even more eco-friendly and healthy modern dish . . . without sacrificing any of the flavor. This dairy-free and cholesterol-free version brims with calcium, iron and protein, while also complimented by all the wonderful antioxidants and polyphenols from the broccoli.

I like to serve this recipe “as is” (uncooked), enjoying the maximum nutritional potential of these great superfoods. If you’re craving a warm dish though, no worries — simply steam the florets lightly for a few minutes, then combine with the sauce. Either way, the delicious cheesy flavor and addictive broccoli crunch will have you coming back for a healthy second round every time.

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Kent Mango Cream Tart

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For the Crust Process the Almonds and the Dried Coconut and Salt in a food processor until it becomes a fine meal. Add the rest of the ingredients and process again until it clumps together in a ball. Remove the dough and press it into the bottom of 4 4” tart pans with removable bottoms. Place these in the freezer to set while you work on making the creme filling to go inside it.

Serves 2

For the Crust:

2 Cups Almonds

1/2 Cup Dried Coconut

1 TB Coconut Butter

2 tsp Lime Zest

1/4 Cup Agave or Maple

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1/2 tsp. Salt

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Week 3 | Lori Painter Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge

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Week 3 of my Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge. (see week 1 and intro and week 2)

What is this bikini body challenge all about? Lori said: “I am documenting my weight loss bikini body journey with a motivation to look good naked. My desire for a lean green clean machine is through raw foods and fun balancing workouts. Looking good naked may seem superficial, however our bodies are a reflection of self love and respect. Making the world a better place starts within us. Cleaning up the planet starts with clean people. How can we create a clean green planet if we don’t do the same with our own bodies? My aim is to inspire others to act in ways that honor their bodies and the planet at the same time. A clean body clears the mind to conscious growth and a healthy planet.”

Weigh In
131.4 (down .5 lbs since last week)

Overall, that is a loss of 2.25 inches in just a week. Here is proof that the scale doesn’t have to go down in order for my efforts to be noticed. I do feel that eating after 6 pm and overeating out of frustration has been a culprit to not losing any weight this week. I expect that to happen from time to time. As long as I see changes I am happy. It doesn’t hurt that I kept inches in the curvy spots either. Those are usually the first to go. However, I know they will gradually decrease too. As matter of fact I enjoy having smaller breasts.

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GreenChef Judita | Magical Garlic Onion and Cayenne Kale Chips

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Magical Garlic Onion and Cayenne Kale Chips (raw)

If you haven’t experienced the magic of kale chips you don’t know what you’re missing. Simple to make and better than any bag of crisps from the supermarket, this is an easy way to satisfy your salty cravings with the added benefit of protein and minerals. I got this recipe from my friend and fellow chef Kirsten Gum. Beware, it’s addicting!

Serves 3

For the Kale Chips:

2 TB Olive Oil

2 TB Nama Shoyu or Tamari

Generous Amounts of Garlic Powder

Generous Amounts of Onion Powder

Light Sprinkle of Cayenne Powder

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Week 2 | Lori Painter Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge

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Week 2 of my Raw Food Diet Bikini Challenge. (see week 1 and intro)

What is this bikini body challenge all about? Lori said: “I am documenting my weight loss bikini body journey with a motivation to look good naked. My desire for a lean green clean machine is through raw foods and fun balancing workouts. Looking good naked may seem superficial, however our bodies are a reflection of self love and respect. Making the world a better place starts within us. Cleaning up the planet starts with clean people. How can we create a clean green planet if we don’t do the same with our own bodies? My aim is to inspire others to act in ways that honor their bodies and the planet at the same time. A clean body clears the mind to conscious growth and a healthy planet.”

Weigh In
131.8 (down 2 lbs since Day 1)

Overall, that is a loss of 1.75 inches in just over a week. This is fantastic and I need to remember that my efforts are not going unnoticed even if I make a poor diet choice here and there. My good efforts far outweigh the negative ones.

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