After the whole festival (and prep) week, I needed some time to recover (guess I’m getting old…). And in the light of ‘taking care of oneself’ I thought some healthy yet yummy snacks would be key.
This is what I made:
1. bavarois pie
2. quinoa and buckweat sushi
3. chocolate mousse
And this is how:
chop and mix: 10 dates, 1 tblsp of coconut butter, zest of one orange, 3 tblsp shredded coconut, 5 tblsp almond flour.
It should get a bit sticky but not to much (if too sticky: add more almond flour, if to dry, ad more coconut butter)
put some backing paper in a 24 cm round baking tin and grease it with coconut butter. Put the mixture in the tin and press it firmly with a spoon. This will make the pie crust.
Put the juice of one orange in a pan, add 1 tblsp agave syrop and 10 grams of agar agar, heat it for 2 minutes while stirring. Take it off the heat and stir in 250 ml yogurt (or soy yogurt if you like to keep it vegan). Pour the orange-yogurt mixture onto your pie crust and put it in the fridge for at least two hours.
When the pie has set, put some fresh berries on top (mine came from our veggie plot, oh goodness!)
quinoa and buckweat sushi
boil 100 gram quinoa and 100 grams buckweat in a double amount of water untill dry (like rice). Add 1 tblsp ricevinegar, 1 tsp palmsugar and let the mixture cool down.
For the filling I used some leftover baked pumpking and gardenpea puree (James didn’t like it and I had to do something with it) but you can use whatever veggie you have (or maybe fish or shrimps!).
Put one nori sheet onto a sushi mat (you know, the bamboo ones), spread about 3 tblsp of the quinoa mixture along the side, put the veggies of your choice (+ pea puree) on top and start rolling! Add a sprinkle of water to the last bit of the nori so it will stick into a pretty roll. Cut the roll with a sharp knife in two. Repeat, repeat…
Serve with (salty) soy sauce.
I used this recipe: www.therawtarian.com/raw-chocolate-mousse-recipe
and topped it with some chia seeds and cherries.