Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Good Morning, December! I LOVE YOU!

Hello! It's DECEMBER!!!! YAY!

The Thanksgiving Dinners were fun. I had 8 orders total and here is a very cool part: every single person who ordered from me gave me MORE than I was charging! I even got an entire avocado pie as a gift from Raw Chef Marion! WOW! Thank you, Everyone! I was really touched.

I made, as promised:

cornbread dressing (corn, cashews, celery, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme, etc.)


brazil nut patties with a creamy gravy on top (brazil nuts, celery, parsley, etc, dehydrated overnight)


a spinach/satsuma/candied pecan salad


and carrot cake!


All in all, I actually made about 5 carrot cakes because I brought them to various Thanksgiving Day gatherings. Raw carrot cake is GOOD! I'm perfecting my own recipe...will it post soon...

I've been riding a bike a lot lately.

Thank you for getting me around and getting me out in the weather, closer to the trees and wind and sky, Bike. I love you.

I had my first solo urban foraging adventure the other morning when I got the guts to climb the fence of this vacant property and gather a backpack full of lemons from a lemon tree.


These lemons have a lot of seeds, but they are humongous!






Thank you, Lemon Tree! I love you.

I made Carmella's Banana Chocolate Cream Cake with frozen blueberries in place of bananas:




It is de-LISH-ious! Thank you, Carmella! I love you!!!

December!! Welcome. Time for HOT CHOCOLATE!!! I had my first raw hot chocolate today: Raw cacao powder with warm water and honey. I'm a convert. Who knew???

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16 comments:

Azura Skye said...

That cake looks amazing!
You're turning into quite the little chef! way to go : )

Courtney Pool said...

Wow, beautiful pictures!! YUMYUMYUMYUM!

Audry said...

Thanks, Azura and Courtney ;)

Anonymous said...

Do you have a recipe for that carrot cake??? YUM!

Laura

Suki said...

your carrot cake recipe PUHLEASE!

shell said...

i love YOU! :)

Audry said...

recipe coming soon, Lovely Ladies!

Audry said...

Per your request...

Carrot Cake:
(this is pretty much Ani Phyo's recipe from her new book)

CAKE:
3 lbs (=5 c) carrot pulp *
1 1/2 c cashews (7-8 oz) or sunflower seeds
2 c pitted dates (12 oz)
2 1/2 c shredded coconut
1 1/2 t nutmeg
1 T cinnamon

Process cashews to a powder in FP. Add in dates slowly. In a bowl, mix carrots(*I include juice from carrots, too. It adds nice moisture), cashews, dates, coconut & spices. Form into cake shape.

FROSTING:
1 1/2 c cashews (7-8 oz)
2 T of honey/agave
1/2 c water

Blend and frost cake :)

(big ole' kiss)
Happy Holidays!!!

Kittee said...

amazing cake! whoa. i would love to give that a try. do you miss the psyllium with the lecithin?

xo
kittee

Audry said...

Kittee - I used just lecithin (from Jaffe Bros).
<3,
audry

Kristen's Raw said...

Just stopping by to wish you a very Happy New Year :)

Cheers!
Kristen's Raw

Lovingraw said...

If you make yourself a cake like that for your b-day... I am coming down to visit!

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shell said...

haha funniest thing just happened i found your blog all in french, even the comments. Thought i'd entered a parallel universe for a minute there! xx

Melinda said...

I LOVE reading your blog! I'm totally inspired by your raw food market-that is my dream when I get to my new land! I love all of your food pictures & recipes too! :-)

derek said...

Love the bike!