I hope you all had a nice weekend and for us UK-ers a nice longer weekend. How fast they always fly by though! I took the longer weekend opportunity to go home to my apartment back up north to get away from the London madness and have a more relaxing weekend with more cooking facilities available I was however very disappointed that there were no kabochas to be seen to be roasted! Typical! I did however bake some tempeh which has been missed!
As I have mentioned previously, I have been enjoying more raw food now as it just really excites me. Some new recent discoveries have included raw pizza from Borough Market…
I can’t remember exactly what was in it but it had a flaxseed and some kind of nut crust, topped with a cashew cheese middle, topped with more of the crust mixture and finally topped with a sundried tomato and herb paste and a basil leaf. It was so good!!
I also found these raw sprouted oatmeal cookies in a health food store which my sweet tooth loved me for
After falling in love with these ‘go raw carrot cake super cookies’ that ordered from iHerb and quickly devoured, I felt inspired to make use of my dehydrator whilst I was back at home and make my own version. I made mine without coconut unlike these ones because personally, growing up, I never had coconut in my carrot cake so I wanted it to taste more like how I remember because carrot cake was definitely my fave type of cake!
Raw Carrot Cake Cookies
1 and 1/3 cup walnuts
1 cup finely grated carrot (I used two average sized carrots)
1/2 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
Place all of the ingredients into the food processor and mix until a nutty paste is formed. Spoon out the dough into balls and shape into discs and flatten slightly. Place on a teflon sheet in the dehydrator and leave for 8-10 hours until they are firm but soft enough to easily break into two.
Anyone with a dehydrator will know that the smell you can create from making raw foods is as if you have been baking…I left mine in overnight and when I woke up my whole apartment smelt so delicious!!
What is your favorite type of cake…maybe I can raw-i-fy it?