Thursday, April 16, 2009
Lemon Tart for my brother's birthday...
I made this lemon tart last night for my brother. His birthday is today! Happy Birthday Stevie! We will eat this tonight when he gets home but I tasted the filling while I was making it and I think it is going to be delicious! I am so into making pies and tarts that I still have never made a raw cake yet. One of these days I will step into that realm I suppose.
I am definitely ready for this semester of school to end. I have learned a lot but am tired of memorizing lines and having homework. Right now I am missing Belly Acres a bit (a performing arts commune in hawaii). I loved working and playing with people and living so simply in such beautiful surroundings. I have a feeling that I will like Kripalu as much as I liked Hawaii. I am also glad to be putting off the real world a bit longer. I still feel unsure of where I fit in this world. I know that I love being creative and love dance, theatre, singing, making beautiful raw foods, painting, yoga and love being in an inspiring setting where I am challenged to grow. I am hoping that being at Kripalu will give me some more insight into myself and help me figure out this path that I am on a little bit better. Sending out love and peace to everyone reading this. Now for my recipe!
3 cups of almonds
1 1/2 cup of dates
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1 teaspoon of sea salt
1 cup of coconut meat (from a coconut, please don't use coconut from a can!)
1/8 cup of coconut water
1 cup of agave nectar
6 tablespoons of coconut butter
2 lemons squeezed
Directions: Place the almonds in a food processor and grind them until they are very fine. Add the dates, vanilla and sea salt into the food processor and mix until it starts to clump together. Spread the crust out into a pie pan. Place all of the filling ingredients into a vitamixer and mix until smooth and silky. Next pour the filling into the crust and let it sit in the fridge or freezer for a few hours. Garnish the pie with lemon wedges and then serve!!!