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Thursday
Oct242013

Raw Halloween Cookies by Russell James

FOR THE COOKIE BISCUIT

  • 1 cup walnuts*
  • 1 cup pecans*
  • 1 cup Brazil nuts
  • 1 cup raw oats
  • 15 dried soft apricots, soaked 2 hrs+ and diced
  • 3/4 cup lucuma
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice**
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice

*I like to soak the nuts for 4 hours, then dehydrate them before using in the recipe, to make them lighter and easier to digest.

**Mixed spice varies, depending on country and brand.  If you have pumpkin spice, use that.  Or you can use the following recipe to make your own mixed spice:

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  1. Grind the nuts in a food processor until a flour forms.
  2. Blend the oats into a flour in a high-speed blender.
  3. With the ground nuts in the processor, add the oat flour and start to process again, adding a few apricots at a time until the mixture binds together. If it’s not binding, you can add some of the apricot soak water too.
  4. Roll out the mixture on a flat surface to the desired thickness. If mixture sticks, mill some more oats to dust the rolling pin and rolling surface with.
  5. Using a cookie cutter, cut the cookies from the rolled-out dough.
  6. You will need to re-form and re-roll the leftover dough to get the most from it.
  7. Dehydrate cookies on a mesh sheet for 10 to 12 hours at 115 degrees F.

 

GREEN ICING

  • 1/2 cup chopped cacao butter, melted
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup spinach juice
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol
  • Pinch of salt

ORANGE ICING

  • 1/2 cup chopped cacao butter, melted
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup carrot juice
  • 2 tablespoons xylitol
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Blend all ingredients except the cacao butter in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender until smooth.
  2. Add the cacao butter and blend again just long enough to mix it in.
  3. Transfer mixture to a piping bag and leave in the fridge long enough for it to set a little.  Decorate cookies.
  4. Place cookies in the fridge to let the icing set.

http://www.therawchef.com/raw-halloween-cookies/

Wednesday
Oct232013

Healthy Halloween Guide: Integrative Nutrition

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