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Raw Cherry and Coconut Slice

A divine combination of sweet cherries, coconut and chocolate in this raw, dairy and gluten free slice. Mix it up and use a combination of cherries and raspberries for added colour and flavour.

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This version has a mixture of frozen cherries and raspberries in it. Amazing colour. I also left the coconut off the top. 

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A crunchy top layer and a melt in your mouth cherry base.

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Roughly chop your cherries.

Ingredients: (Base)

1 generous cup of fresh or frozen cherries (seeds removed). (Try 1/2 cherries & 1/2 raspberries)

1 cup organic coconut oil

1 cup of raw activated almonds

A pinch of sea salt

1/3 cup rice malt syrup (or similar liquid sugar)

1 cup organic coconut flakes

1/2 cup chia seeds

Directions:

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Add each ingredient into the food processor with the chopping blade

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Pulse gently until roughly combined. A gorgeous colour.

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Ready for the top layer.

Combine the base ingredients in a food processor and roughly process only as this is quite a chunky slice. Place in a small baking dish which is lined with baking paper and smooth with a spatula. Leave enough paper so it is hanging over the edges as this can be used to remove the slice when set.

The top layer: Combine in a saucepan 1 tablespoon raw cacao, 1/2 cup coconut oil and 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Heat gently and stir. Remove from heat when melted and combined.

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Don’t over heat. Just a gentle softening of the ingredients is all that is required. In very hot weather the coconut oil may already be a liquid.

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Pour the liquid mixture over the base and top with extra coconut flakes.

Place the slice into the freezer until set. Remove from the freezer and slice.

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Frozen and ready to slice.

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Tasting time.

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This version has both cherries and raspberries. Lots of colour and a bit more of a zingy flavour.

This slice can be eaten straight away or stored in the freezer in an airtight container. Enjoy!

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Cherry, Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake

Cherries and lemon are a delightful flavour combination in this moist and delicious cake. Gluten and dairy free with a lovely soft texture from the blanched almond meal. Enjoy when warm and share it with your friends and family.

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A gorgeous cake.

Ingredients:

2 cups cherries with the pips removed-diced (frozen or fresh)

Juice and zest of two lemons (zest finely sliced)

1/3 cup poppy seeds

2 cups blanched almond meal

1/4 cup coconut flour

6 free range eggs (600g or 5 eggs for 700g)

1/3 cup organic coconut oil (gently melted)

1/4 cup raw organic honey or maple syrup or (1/3 cup rice malt syrup)

1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda (Bob’s Red Mill Aluminium free ).

Flaked almonds for the top.

Method:

Grease (with coconut oil) and line a loaf tin.

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The hero of this recipe.

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a spatula. If using honey and it is not runny just add it to the slightly warm coconut oil and it will melt. Place the mixture into the baking dish and smooth out. Sprinkle flaked almonds over the top of the cake.

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A generous topping of flaked almonds

Bake in a 180 degree celcius oven until firm. Cool on the cake rack and slice when warm and serve.

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Ready to slice

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Left over slices can be individually wrapped and stored in the freezer. Grab a piece for your lunch box or when on the go.

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Cherry and Pumpkin pancake (gluten, sugar and dairy free)

A really lovely way to start the day!

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The selection of pancakes on this website is rapidly growing as l start to experiment further with non gluten flours and ingredients. This pancake was inspired by my purchase of a container of fresh cherries and l thought they would go very well with pumpkin. There is a good amount of fibre in this pancake and so many wonderful nutrients.

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The pancake ingredients plus filtered water.

I like to assemble the ingredients on the bench so that everything is on hand.

Place in a bowl:

1 cup of organic buckwheat flour

1 cup of organic coconut flour

1/2 cup organic quinoa flakes

1/2 cup ground pepitas (I did this in the food processor)

4 free range eggs

1 full cup of finely grated pumpkin (I used the fine shredding attachment on the food processor)

10 cherries seeded and chopped in the food processor

Add approximately 2 1/2 cups of filtered water and mix well. The quinoa flakes will absorb water and you want it firm enough that you can make a small ball in your hand but still quite wet looking.

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Now to add the water and mix.

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Place a small amount of mix in a pre-heated pan with olive oil added and cook on a lowish heat until golden.

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Cook until golden on both sides.

Top the pancake with your favourite toppings but l used raw walnuts (soaked and dehydrated), diced fresh cherries, raw pumpkin seeds (soaked and dehydrated) and organic maple syrup.

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Topped with raw walnuts, pumpkin seeds, diced fresh cherries and organic maple syrup.

I really love spending time preparing lovely meals and making them look nice on the plate. I try to sit down and eat mindfully to support my digestion and mostly keep fluids separate from my meals also.

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