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December 20, 2018

Ingredients:

Crust

  • 1 cup of shredded coconut

  • 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds (you can also just use cashews)

  • 1/3 cup of cashews 

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of mixed spice

  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp of ground cloves

  • 1/4 tsp of ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/3 cup of coconut sugar

  • 1/4 cup of cacao butter (or coconut oil)

  • zest of one orange

  • juice of 1/2 orange

  • 1/4 cup of raisins

  • 1/4 cup of goji berries

  • 1/4 cup of dried mulberries

Filling 

  • 1 1/2 cup cashews, soaked in warm water for 30 to 60 minutes

  • 1/4 cup of water

  • 1/4 cup of plain coconut yogurt

  • 1/4 cup of melted coconut oil 

  • 1/2 cup of melted cacao butter

  • 1/4 cup of maple syrup or could use coconut sugar

  • 3/4 tsp of cinnamon

  • 3/4 tsp of vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp of ground nutmeg

  • 1 tsp of lemon juice

  • pinch of salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice

  • 1/2 tsp of ground turmeric 

  • optional: 1 to 2 tsp of brandy...

December 7, 2018

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted or raw hazelnuts/pecans

  • 3 cups of dried apricots or dates

  • 1/3 cup of cacao powder (or 1/2 cup if not using carob)

  • 2 tbsp of cacao and carob powder blend (optional but love the flavour of carob!)

  • 1/2 cup of ground chia seeds (or flax)

  • 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp of ground ginger

  • 1/4 tsp of ground cardamom

  • 1/4 tsp of turmeric powder pinch of black pepper

  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract 

  • zest of one orange (optional 2-3 drops of orange essential oil)

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1/4 cup of nut butter (almond, hazelnut, peanut, even tahini)

  • 1/4 cup of melted cacao butter (or coconut oil)

  1. Line an 8x8 “ square tin with parchment paper (it will help to remove the brownies) and set aside.

  2. Place the hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse until broken down but not too small. Pour into a bowl.

  3. Place all other ingredients in the food processor and blend until everything sticks together to form a doug...

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