Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Love Pies

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day!!
It has never been such a big deal for me, but this year my daughter has been super excited about it, she has already made cards for us and her teachers and friends!
I cannot disappoint, so I have to be ready with something sweet!
The challenge was my on going raw food detox. It would be great if I can make something that I could taste along the way, because its impossible for me to cook without tasting!
So, after looking at some recipes, I found this amazing 'love pie' recipe on FullyRaw's youtube channel.
The following is my spin on the 'Love Pies'.


10-15 strawberries
1 banana
1 kiwi fruit
11/2 cups dates
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup dried figs
3 tbsp flax seeds
1/4 cup almonds


1. Soak the chopped dates and figs in the water and keep aside for half an hour. Now, process this mix till it becomes smooth and gooey and without any distinctive pieces.
2. Grind the almonds and flax seed and mix it in with the date mix.
3. Line the pie tins with butter paper or foil and put a layer of the date mix (pie crust).

4. In a blender, blend the strawberries, banana, kiwi and 3 tbsp date mix or more if you like it sweet.
5. Pour this in the pie tins.
6. Freeze for a couple of hours. It tastes best when its about 80% frozen.
Enjoy with your loved ones!

Friday, 8 February 2013

Raw Pea Hummus

My sister-in-law Lisa and I have decided to go on a 3 day raw detox! And all of you are welcome to join us in this antioxidant rich raw cleanse! I will be putting my daily meal plans for all 3 days and several other ideas and suggestions on my facebook page "Cure yourself with Food" - , do feel free to let me know how you are feeling during the 3 day cleanse and we can encourage each other through it! 

To prepare for this, Lisa and I have been talking about and trying out a lot of raw food recipes. Although the bulk of our meals will be smoothies, salads and fruit during this 3 day period, it will be great to have some things that can be shared with the rest of the family, as well as she puts it " to have a mix of hot, cold food, savoury, sweet and different textures that cover our cravings!"

Peas are in season and just looking at the freshly peeled peas make me want to use them! Of course you could use frozen peas in the recipe too, if fresh aren't available. This hummus is very versatile, it can be a dip for a host of fresh veggies, can be pipped over steamed or sautéed broccoli, zucchini, spooned into a salad or sandwich or as a stuffing in a paratha (Indian flat bread).

Presenting to you- "Raw Pea Hummus"

1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
1 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1 tbsp sesame seeds
3 cloves of garlic (more if you love garlic)
5-7 peppercorns
1 green chilly
2 tsp extra virgin coconut or olive oil
salt to taste
water to get the desired consistency   


Combine and process all of the above ingredients to a paste. 

Since I am going 100% raw for a few days, the hummus is the filling in these beautiful mini cucumber and tomato sandwiches. But you could add this yummy hummus to so many different things and create your own wonderful meal!

Bon appétit .