GreenChef Khatija Dadabhoy | Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Pecan Cookies
(by Khatija Dadabhoy of Ghalia Organic Deserts)

On this episode of G Living GreenChefs, Boise Thomas helps out GreenChef Khatija Dadabhoy make vegan chocolate chip cookies. Life doesn’t get any better than this. Right.

For the Cookies:

2 ¼ Cups Whole wheat pastry Flour or Spelt

1/2 Tsp. Baking soda, aluminum-free

1/2 Tsp. Salt

½ Cup Earth Balance, melted and cooled

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/3 Cup Sugar

1/3 Cup Silken Tofu, blended

2 Tsp. Vanilla

1 ½ Cup Pecans, chopped

1 Cup Chocolate Chips, semisweet

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Banana Chocolate Milkshake

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Organic Banana Chocolate Milkshake (raw)

You must think I’m a chocolate freak with all these chocolate recipes. And right you are. This drink
though is so easy and quick to make. No ice cream making required. The frozen bananas nicely replace
the need for ice cream and are much lower in fat. I like to always keep a few bananas in the freezer,
ready for a quick shake or quick skinny dip in a chocolate bath. Remember to peel your bananas first
before freezing them. I know, obvious, but you’d be surprised… The easiest way to handle them is to
brake them into bite size pieces when they are soft, before freezing them, and add the pieces to a zip
lock bag. Throw the bag in your freezer and forget about them. That is until you start hankering for one
of these. The nice thing about this is that it is actually healthy. (Shhhh….) Yes it’s true though. It’s full of
wonderful things like medium chain fatty acids, electrolytes, anti-oxidants, magnesium, copper, iron, B
vitamins, Potassium, Tryptophan, and on and on. Add the lecithin and vitamin E powder and it will really
be a power breakfast. Full of high quality calories and energy, it’ll get you going with a huge smile…
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Serves 2

For the Milkshake:

1 Young Coconut (water and meat)

1 TB Coconut Butter

1/3 Cup Agave Syrup

3 TB Raw Cocoa Powder

2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt

3 Frozen Bananas

8 Large Ice Cubes

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Frozen Chocolate Pudding | Recipe by GreenChef Matthew Kenney

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Frozen Chocolate Pudding with cinnamon-glazed plums, chocolate basil wafers, and vanilla bean–plum syrup (raw, vegan) Recipe by GreenChef Matthew Kenney

Recipe from the Entertaining In The Raw Recipe Book by Matthew Kenney

I dare anyone not to like chocolate and plums. Is that even possible? It seems that everyone loves chocolate these days. I like to combine it with seasonal fruits, particularly stone fruits, which provide a good balance with their tartness and also a slightly nontraditional pairing.

Serves 4 to 6 people

For the Pudding:

 

2 cups cashews, soaked 1–2 hours

2 cups coconut meat

1 cup water

1 1/4 cups raw agave

1 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1 1/4 cups cacao powder

2 tablespoons raw carob powder

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Organic Chilled Chocolate Fudge Recipe

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This healthy treat is very versatile with different ingredients and measurements. Play around with it. You may prefer to try other butters with it like cashew or macadamia nut. Or leave out the coconut if you don’t like the subtle coconut flavor. However I find the addition of the coconut butter to make it far lighter and creamier.

Chilled Chocolate Fudge
(by Indulge)

For the Fudge:

1 Cup Almond Butter or Cashew Butter

1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/2 Cup Agave Nectar

1/4 Cup Cocoa Butter

2 TB Virgin Coconut Butter/Oil

1 TB Vanilla Extract

1/4 Tsp. Sea Salt

1/2 Cup Walnuts (optional)

1/4 Cup Dried Coconut (optional)

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Starbucks Skinny Platform | Low Fat, Low Sugar, Healthy Brownies

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Starbucks has been modifying their menu and their image of high fat, high calorie lattes and sweets to appeal to the calorie obsessed “health” conscience coffee cult. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

GreenChef Khatija Dadabhoy | Upside Down Caramelized Banana Chocolate Cake

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Upside Down Caramelized Banana Chocolate Cake by Khatija Dadabhoy of Ghalia Organic Deserts. Continue Reading / See Additional Photos

GreenChef Vanessa Sherwood | Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse Cake

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True story: I got a call last week from the Food Network of all places. There is/was a contest going on called the Ultimate Recipe Contest- basically looking for the best recipe in six different categories (chicken, pasta, comfort foods, burgers, cookies and cakes). The casting director had come across my personal website www.somelikeitraw.net and thought that I would be able to come up with some pretty unique recipes for the contest and wanted me to enter some.

I have to admit I was a little flattered and a wee bit surprised. Yet another sign that raw food has hit the mainstream!! Anyways, I’ve entered my manicotti recipe for the ‘Pasta’ category and came up with a new chocolate cake recipe for the ‘Cake’ category which I am sharing with you today.

A lot of people ask where I get my ideas from. It does vary, but many times it’s just looking at a cooked recipe and trying to convert it to raw. This time I happened to have an old Gourmet magazine lying around with a fabulous photo of a chocolate-glazed hazelnut mousse cake on the cover. The light bulbs went off and I set to work on creating it ‘raw-style’. Hope you like it and wish me luck with the contest!

Hazelnut-Chocolate Mousse Cake

Serves 12

Crust:

½ cup shredded dry coconut

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Pinch of sea salt

2 tablespoons agave nectar

1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

11 tablespoon raw cacao nibs- optional

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ChocolateGreenChef Russell James | Raspberry Cake with Ginger Chocolate Mousse

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I’ve got a bit of a treat for you this week: Chocolate and Raspberry Cake with Ginger Chocolate Mousse. I’m sitting here snacking on the left-overs from that, feeling quite happy with myself as I plot and plan some big changes in my life over the next 12 months.

I’m sure I’m going to get some email about my choice of featured ingredient: Maple syrup; but I feel it’s important to look at ingredients that aren’t necessarily 100% raw sometimes, as they do offer a health benefit, and certainly have a lot to offer in terms of taste.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Ginger Chocolate Mousse (raw)

Makes 4 cakes

For the Base:

1/4 Cup Oat Flour*

1/2 Cup Cashew Flour**

2 TB Cacao Powder

2 TB Maple Syrup

1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

3 TB Water

1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Pinch Salt

1 Small pack of Raspberries for the centre of the cake.

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GreenChef Russell James | Raw Organic Chocolate Torte

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“Another Amazing recipe by chef Russell James. This one is for true chocolate lovers, or someone you love who loves chocolate!" – Indulge

Chocolate Torte (raw)

Makes 1 9-inch Torte

For the Crust:

3 Cups Pecans

1 Cup Raisins, roughly chopped

1/2 Cup Rapadura (optional)

4 TB (60ml) Virgin Coconut Butter, liquidised

2 Tsp. (10ml) Vanilla Extract or 1/2 a Vanilla Pod

2 Tsp. Cinnamon

1/8 Tsp. Himalayan Salt

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GreenChefs Vanessa Sherwood | Dark Chocolate Orange Tart

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Dark Chocolate Orange Tart
with Clementine Sorbet (raw)

I attribute my sweet tooth to my dad. He always carried a bag of goodies around with him where ever he went. He was like Santa Clause with a sack of chocolate, candy and cookies instead of presents. On my weekend visits with him, we’d go to the grocery store and stock up on anything that I wanted, i.e. Junk Food! We’d also frequent this ‘mom and pop’ ice cream store that had the best chocolate orange ice cream that I’ve ever had in my entire life. So I thought I’d come up with a ‘goodie’ of my own combining those two flavors.

Bad habits die hard, but with this recipe, you can indulge until your hearts content knowing you’re doing something good for your body. How cool is that.

Makes 4 individual sized tarts

For the crust:

1/2 Cup Dry Almonds

1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut

1 tsp. Orange Zest

2 TB Raw Cocoa Powder

2 TB Maple Syrup (Agave Nectar can be substituted)

1 tsp. Coconut Oil

Pinch Salt

Sprinkle Cayenne

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GreenChef Chad Sarno | Cocao Marble Tart

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Cocao Marble Tart Raw (raw)

Wine Suggestion: **2002, Banyuls, Michel Chapoutier, Roussillon, France

This deep and chocolaty fortified dessert wine is a great alternative to port, with slightly brighter flavors of dried black cherries, orange peel, and cinnamon. It’s natural sweetness and soft mouth feel are a decadent match for the rich but balanced tart.

SERVES 6-8

For the Crust::

2 Cups Pecans, raw

½ TB ‘*Cocopura’ Coconut Butter

¼ Cup Maple Sugar

½ Tsp Sea Salt

1 TB Cinnamon

½ TB Ancho Pepper Powder (or ¼ Tsp Cayenne)

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GreenChef Vanessa Sherwood | Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

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Chocolate Walnut Biscotti (raw)

So, one of my favorite breakfasts is a nice strong cup of coffee and a biscotti. I know, I know, it’s not very ‘raw’ of me, but I choose not to live by such strict rules. I’ve been making my own baked vegan biscotti and was curious to see if I could make a raw version. Lo and behold, they turned out great! They aren’t quite as crispy as traditional biscotti, but I can live with it.

For the Biscotti:

1 Cup Fine Almond Flour

1 Tablespoon Avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped

1 Tablespoons plus 1 Teaspoon Sucanant or Rapadura

1 Tablespoon Raw Cocoa Powder

1/8 Teaspoon Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Salt

1/2 Cup Walnuts, Coarsely Chopped

1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Nibs

2 Dried Pitted Prunes, Soaked until soft

2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup

1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Butter, liquefied

1 Tablespoon Almond Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

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