Archive for March, 2011

March 27, 2011

Apricots in Spiced White Wine Syrup! R/V/GF

This is one of Ani’s delicious raw desserts!

I have added an optional few steps at the end that turns this recipe into STEWED apricots and apples in white wine syrup. Of course, this means that it’s no longer raw, but I like to have versatility.

APRICOTS IN SPICED WHITE WINE SYRUP

In a bowl, combine 1 cup dry white wine, 1/4 cup agave syrup, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, pinch ground cinnamon, pinch ground cloves, pinch black pepper and 1tbsp lemon zest. Mix well.

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Add 1 cup dried apricots and let soak for at least 15 minutes before serving.

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Will keep in the fridge for a few days!

STEWED APRICOTS AND APPLIES IN SPICED WHITE WINE SYRUP

Core and dice 2 medium apples.

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Combine all ingredients in a saucepan.

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On medium to high heat, bring to the boil on the stove, stirring occasionally.

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Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, until everything is tender. Remove from heat and place in a bowl!

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Serve warm, or store in the fridge for a cool snack.

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You can also try this with soy ice cream or raw kream.

March 24, 2011

Tangy Beetroot Salad/Dip duo! V/GF

This rocks my world, I found the recipe in a random diabetes magazine that my mum had lying around.

It’s optional, but you can add fresh chilli and mint leaves to serve. If you have it around (I sadly didn’t..) omit 1tbsp of olive oil for flax seed oil.

This takes minutes to make and tastes fresh and amazing. Can be used as a bruschetta topping or blended as a dip. YUM!

TANGY BEETROOT SALAD/DIP DUO

Chop 1 small lebanese cucumber, 1/2 red onion, 3 medium tomatoes and combine in a bowl with 2 tbsp capers (drained if in oil).

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Peel and grate 3 medium beetroots.

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Tip: Do this with disposable gloves on, and do it in the sink as beetroot juice can stain everything!

Stir the beetroot through the rest of the ingredients and top with 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice and 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.

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Add cracked pepper to taste.

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Store in the fridge if not serving immediately! ❤

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FOR THE DIP….

Simply blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.

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If you desire a thicker dip, blend 1 cup almond meal to about one third of the above mixture.

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