I just got a link to Cacao News in my inbox this morning..with a tiny clip I took with Fred's video, testing it out.. this clip was from the very beginning, pre-potluck.. I asked how hard it was to post onto a blog. If I knew I would have taken more footage. ..but hey, theres all the time in the Universe for that ..or something better. (nothing ever ends.)
I am posting 2 recipes that come from Michael- my new raw friend - we just met at the pot luck. They were both adapted from Matt Amsden's Rawvolution & were incredible!
The dessert pics are not attaching, saving or transferring on here - sorry. ..but trust me, they were delicious!
Special equipment: food processor
3 cups raw walnuts
½ cup carob powder
2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
5/8 cup agave nectar
Grind the walnuts in a food processor until they have a buttery consistency.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the carob powder and shredded coconut and mix well. Add the ground walnuts and the agave nectar and mix well.
Press the mixture into a glass baking dish, creating a flat, even layer approximately ¾ inch thick. Cover and freeze until chilled. Cut into squares and serve.
Special equipment: food processor, dehydrator
2 pounds red apples, cored & peeled (5 to 6 apples, such as Fuji or Gala), I prefer Royal Gala.
1 cup agave nectar
1 ¾ cups almonds, ground in a food processor
1 ¼ cups raisins
¼ cup cinnamon
In a food processor, grind the apples. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the agave nectar, ground walnuts, raisins, and cinnamon to the bowl, and mix well with a spatula. Add shredded coconut to taste or to attain a dryer consistency.
With your hands, press the mixture into small, round, flat cookies, and lay them on dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate at 105ºF for approximately 24 hours. * I raise the dehydrator temperature to 120º - 125ºF and they’re often done in 6 hours or so.
& some Abraham-Hicks inspiration.
"There will be someone who comes from a background of poverty who is influenced to strong wanting. And the rockets of desire will shoot, and then they will find a way to find vibrational harmony with their desire. They will get into this flow in which material things flow into their life at outrageous abundance. And they will feel brief moments of success as it comes, until they are eventually buried by the cumbersomeness of it, and then the next rocket of desire that is born is: "I'm wanting a simpler life."
Excerpted from a workshop in Portland, OR on Sunday, July 11th, 1999
All Is Well
Most people have a hard time delegating, or even wanting to delegate, because you have been justifying your existence through your hard work, and you equate success with struggle; you equate results with struggle. And so, you sort of wear your struggle like a badge of honor. And all of that is opposite of allowing the Well-being. The only thing that ever matters in success or achievement is your achieving the things that you want to achieve. So if you are setting standards and you're feeling uncomfortable about the standards that you've set, tweak the standards back a little bit. Ratchet it back a notch. Give yourself a break. Give yourself the benefit of the doubt. Lighten up. Be easier. Go slower. Take it easy. Have more fun. Love yourself more. Laugh more. Appreciate more. All is well. You can't get it wrong. You never get it done.
Excerpted from a workshop in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, April 20th, 2002
All Is Well