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Old 10-25-2007, 05:43 PM
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Cacao Pistachio Florentine & Mint Ice Cream Sandwich

Yay! It's that time once again! Man, how I love to receive Russell's newsletter in my inbox every second Thursday. I can always be certain that 'The Raw Chef' will have yet another beyond-yummy looking creation to tempt the food prep lover in me.

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Cacao Pistachio Florentine & Mint Ice Cream Sandwich Ice Cream

By Russell James
Published in his 'News From the Kitchen' eZine**

2c cashews
1/2c coconut butter/oil
1/4c agave nectar
1 vanilla pod
1c almond milk*
1t lemon juice
1/2c tightly-packed fresh mint leaves

- Scrape the inside of the vanilla pod, and discard the outer part. Alternatively, you can leave the outer part in water to infuse, making 'vanilla water'.

- Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.

- Pour mixture into 4, round, equal-sized moulds and place in the freezer to set. I used metal rings with plastic film stretched over the base of them.


Florentines
1/2c cashews
3T cacao powder
1/4c melted cacao butter
1/2t lemon juice
3T agave nectar
1/4c almond milk
1/4c cacao nibs
1/2c pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

- Blend all ingredients, with the exception of the cacao nibs and pistachio nuts, in a high speed blender until smooth.

- Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in the cacao nibs and pistachios.

- Use a spoon to form 8 Florentines (circles as big as the ice cream moulds you used) on some non-stick paper and place in the freezer to set. If you haven't got enough room in your freezer to lay them out flat, you can put them in the fridge first, until they are firm enough to stack up in the freezer.


Before Serving
- Remove the ice cream and Florentines from the freezer 1 - 2 hours before serving.

- Assemble the sandwiches with one Florentine on the bottom, and one on the top, of the ice cream that you removed from the moulds.

- Decorate the outside of the mint ice cream with some more chopped pistachio nuts.

* The almond milk you need for this recipe can be be made by blending 1c soaked almonds in 2c of pure water. You should then strain the mixture through a nut milk bag, or a sieve if you don't have a nut milk bag.

** To sign up for Russell's ‘News From The Kitchen’ bi-monthly eZine, Click Here!
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:12 PM
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This is beyond 'brilliant' raw food! bowing down to Russell for sharing with us. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joz
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:35 PM
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I absolutely agree! What a generous spirit he has, sharing his fabulous gourmet recipes with us all!

Here's to you, Russell!
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:47 AM
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This is beyond 'brilliant' raw food! bowing down to Russell for sharing with us. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joz
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I absolutely agree! What a generous spirit he has, sharing his fabulous gourmet recipes with us all!

Here's to you, Russell!

Hey Carmi!! Can we can a lip-smacking smilie face???

Oh boy this is a MUST MAKE!!! CACAO!! PISTACHIO!!! MINT!!! I-SCREAM!!! ALL ARE BUT THE THINGS MR K LOVES..... well those and me too heh heh....

Thank you for sharing and ja ja.... *bows* Danke Russell!! I agree! His works are the one of the absolute best!! I have made 2 of his recipes so far and I love them both!! Sure this will be a darling as well....

**I am sure this will be a lovely tasting ice-cream without the need of an ice-cream maker!!! I forgot to source for an ice-cream maker while I was in Singapore

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Old 10-26-2007, 07:48 AM
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Dear lord...this looks amazing...i was thrilled last nite to see it in my inbox before going to bed...with visions of it in my dreams

so guys, who will be making this first???
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:20 AM
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I signed up for his newsletter a few weeks ago and nothing happened so far... No newsletters in my mailbox.

BTW, this cacao-pistachio creation is amazing!
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I signed up for his newsletter a few weeks ago and nothing happened so far... No newsletters in my mailbox.
Oh no!!! Perhaps you could try signing up again? Wouldn't hurt.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:55 AM
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I'll try next week, after my fast. I wouldn't visit his website now, just to torture myself...
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Hey, whatever happened to the idea of making a Project RAW out of this beauty? I've been drooling over this one for months! Time to get to work! Anyone caring to join me?
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Carmi: I sooooooooooo want to do these:

but did you see my March schedule? Hmmmmmmmmm ! J Oz
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Yah, you busy Dodo you...

Ah well, you'll be with me in spirit, I'm sure. Or how about you fly over to me... Oh wait, you can't land properly though, right?
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Yah, you busy Dodo you...

Or how about you fly over to me... Oh wait, you can't land properly though, right?

yup ! Don has not 'teached' me yet; so I might end up in Aisah's back door????

how about you eat one for me???? J Oz
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yup ! Don has not 'teached' me yet; so I might end up in Aisah's back door????

how about you eat one for me???? J Oz


Sure thing! (Ahhhhhh! The things friends get you to do I tell ya! )
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Sure thing! (Ahhhhhh! The things friends get you to do I tell ya! )

THAT'S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FORE ? NO? J oz
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Yay! Got the fresh mint! Oh, btw, I even found some peppermint extract at the HFS!!! *doing the happy dance* Now I just need to get myself some nice chocolate mould and I'm (un)cooking.
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