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raw macaroon recipe

19 Dec

These dont taste like traditional baked macaroons but are super yummy and awesome to have on hand. dry ingredients are somewhat approximate as you can adjust to taste and consistency, everything just needs to stick together in a nice ball.
Raw Macaroon Energy Balls
Ingredients
1/2 cup pitted medjool dates (not baking dates)
2 Tbs raw agave nectar
1/2 cup ground raw almonds
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1-2 Tbs roughly ground raw cacao nibs (optional)
Directions
ground raw almonds first in blender or food processor and set aside in a large bowl with the coconut. blend raw agave and dates until they form a sticky paste, you might have to stop and scrape towards the blade a few times to get all the date pieces. when done, transfer the paste to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix (we found using your hands is efficient in working everything together since it is sticky) this is also when you can add the roughly ground cacao if choosing to, it gives it a subtle chocolatey-espresso flavour. roll into balls once mixed, if the dough is not holding together well, you can add more agave sparingly until able to form- the same applies if too gooey, just add more ground almonds or coconut. eat! we like to make them a little smaller, stick in the freezer for a harder consistency and pull out to munch as a sweet, energizing snack. mmmmm!

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crafty foxes

18 Dec

the holidays are the perfect time to get crafty and put together some hand made gifts to steer away from materialistic spending. we just completed a dream catcher for a good friend who asked us to take on the project as a gift for her mother. the frame is made from the cedar we collected earlier in october and the hanging white sage is from our own garden.

 

the smaller one adam has hanging on his wall that was made last year around this time, dogwood  works really well as a sturdy but bendable frame. we have been making beads from hemlock, cedar, yellow birch, and white pine which we whittle into shape and drill hollow. To preserve them, we darken and age them with black tea using the tannins, and then once dry we seal them with a simple coconut oil ‘varnish’ just to waterproof the wood so they don’t dry out. we may paint them soon, but but really like the natural look at the moment.

we also have a delicious raw-food recipe to share in our next post for ‘Raw Macaroon Balls’ so check it out as it will be posted very soon!

– a&k

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