#noms for sure!
Over the weekend I had the privilege to work with Sharon of Raw and Awesome to host a raw food meetup where we watched the documentary Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days which took a group of 6 regular Americans from different ages and walks of life all suffering from diabetes (type 1 and 2) and sent them to a ranch for 30 days. During their time at the ranch the group was fed only raw food and encouraged to walk, take yoga, and be together. By the end of the 30 days 4 of them were off insulin completely, 1 went home early, and 1 was down to 1/6 of the insulin intake. The whole experience promoted the idea the of detoxing the whole body: mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical.
The idea of health is a whole body experience. When we chose to be healthy we need to remember that health is a state of mind. To be healthy in the spirit promotes health in the mind, which promotes health in the emotional and physical. It’s all connected!
And finally on to the food!!! Specifically this beauty below: Summer peach tart w/ cashew creme
Raw Summer Peach Tart w/ Cashew Creme
(makes 1 – 9″ tart)
(adapted from everyday raw desserts)
1 cup almonds
3 T honey
1 T coconut oil, melted
1/4 t salt
1/8 t vanilla bean paste
3 C cashews, soaked for 1 – 2 hours
1/2 C peeled and sliced peaches
1/4 C lemon juice, fresh
3/4 C honey
1 t vanilla bean paste
1 t cinnamon
1 t salt
3/4 C coconut oil, melted
Process almonds and cashews until it coarse. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until it comes together and then press into a tart pan with a removable bottom. (TIP: line the tart pan with plastic wrap or tin foil to guarantee that it will come out in one complete piece.) Store in fridge while you make the filling.
For the filling, blend all ingredients EXCEPT COCONUT OIL until smooth. Add the coconut oil and blend until completely combined, do not overblend. Pour filling into shell and refrigerate.
Top with fresh peaches.