Archive for August, 2010

August 31, 2010

R/V/SF/GF Fig & Lemon cookies

This is my new favourite recipe to make. I snack on these for breakfast and when I am at TAFE. They’re full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamin C, calcium and deliciousness!


In a food processor, pulse 1/2 cup dry figs (hard stems removed) into small pieces.


Remove and place in a bowl.
In the same processor, combine 1/2 cup cashews, 1 tbsp grated lemon zest (from 1 to 2 lemons) and 1/4 cup cashew butter until small pieces are formed.


Add the figs and blend until well combined.

Note: I had to add a few extra figs because my mixture was a little dry. You want it to hold together when pressed.


Scoop dough by the tablespoon into balls and press into cookie shapes (or leave in balls, if you’re not sick of eating raw nomz in ball form)! It’s easiest to do this on a sheet of baking paper.
Will keep for a week in the fridge.


Note: I’m not entirely sure if this is raw… but this is the only cashew butter I could find.


August 18, 2010

Banana Oatmeal Balls! V/GF/SF

I got inspiration for these from Fat Free Vegan, an amazing website that you should all check out! I adjusted the ingredients to suit what I had on hand.

Note: This recipe doesn’t make too many balls, you may want to double or triple the ingredients.


Take 1 medium banana (overripe is preferred) and slice into 3/4 inch pieces. Arrange slices on a plate.


Microwave until most of the moisture has left the fruit. It should take from 4 to 6 minutes.


If yours looks like this, CONGRATS! You burned it! No stress. Just make sure you have another banana on hand, and check it regularly.


Place the banana in a food processor with 4 large dates, 3 tbsp oats, 2 tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 cup raw cashews.


Blend until a thick crumbly mixture has formed.


Roll into balls and store in the fridge!