Tuesday, May 3, 2011

nothing like raw vegan turtles for a national pity party

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Well, the election happened last night, and boy were the results depressing. We had a record low voter turn out at 58 per cent. Voting poll locations were changed last minute without people knowing about it. And with only 39 percent of the vote, Harper got a majority government. How does 39 per cent equal a majority you ask? Good question (explained with the best video I have ever seen - spoiler: it features kitties!). How does a party that was held in contempt get re-elected, you may also ask? Another great question.

Needless to say, much of the nation (the actual majority) is in need of a serious pity party.

At least there are turtles, the perfect pity party food. Here's a recipe for a raw, vegan, gluten-free version of the delectable chocolate caramel-y treat:

spiced pecan crust
pecan pie crust (made with an additional 1/2tsp nutmeg)

soaked medjool dates - 1/3c
agave or maple syrup (note: maple syrup isn't raw) – 1/4c
water - 1T (more if you want the caramel to be more syrup-y)
raw mesquite powder – 1T

chocolate sauce
2/3c raw cacao powder
1/3c agave nectar
1/3c cacao butter, melted

Roll small balls of the crust dough and press down on a plate, about 1/4"-1/3" thick. Note: In the photos here, I rolled out the base mixture and used a champagne glass to cut out the circles.

With a butter knife, spread a layer of caramel. Top with melted chocolate.

Sift the cacao powder through a sieve into a bowl. Add remaining chocolate sauce ingredients and blend with a small whisk until smooth.

Serve chilled.


ps I'm heading to Iceland this Friday! I've prepared a tons of delicious food to bring and will try and update you guys about my trip via blackberry blogging :)


Blogger hyfunda said...

These look soo yummy! i'll have to try them using carob, because that is all i am eating now. thanks for the nice recipe!

May 6, 2011 at 4:05 PM  
Blogger ELizabeth said...

Regarding Canada's recent election: I feel your pain. You said "how does a party held in contempt get re-elected?" Well, I understand how you feel because to this day I still can't understand how George W. Bush got a 2nd term! Seriously. (My son and his gf are students in Canada and they were watching elections results too.)

Hope your trip to Iceland will be a great way to get your mind off the election results. Have fun!

May 11, 2011 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Callie {Rawxy} said...

Ahhh, I make a raw turtle dessert as well - and I do believe, it's my fav! Then again, who doesn't like caramel + chocolate + pecans!?!

May 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger Sara (The Veggie Eco-Life) said...

These look yummy ánd healthy!

June 1, 2011 at 6:23 PM  
Blogger amy said...

OHHHMYGOODNESS. I totally forgot about your blog!! And found it again through "this is why you're thin", I'm so glad!!

This looks delicious :o

Hope you're having a beautiful raw summer :)

June 7, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger RAW RITA said...

what did you prepare to take with you?

September 2, 2011 at 8:04 PM  
Blogger selene @veganlicious said...

hey rita! here is the link for my iceland post: http://kellysfacesmells.blogspot.com/2011/06/vegan-in-iceland-beautiful-beautiful.html :)

September 5, 2011 at 11:23 PM  

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