The desserts look incredible but Irish Moss scares the heck outta me.I am concerned with the seaweedy/swampy thing some have experienced.Do a majority of the recipes in the book contain it?
The book is divided into sections: pies, cakes, cheesecakes, dehydrator recipes, & candies. Several of the pies have Irish moss but the other desserts don't use it for the most part (except for a few).
I got lucky on my first try using some Irish moss from our local raw certified chef, Linda Wooliever. I have to admit I'm a bit weary about using the Irish moss I got from Cafe Gratitude as it's a lot smaller, drier, & contains a lot more sand, debris and these funny soft white crystals (which I found out are ok). CG's moss is supposed to be soaked for 24 hrs. Linda's moss is a lot bigger and not very dry at all. That's why it only takes an hour or so to soak. So I think it depends on where you get you moss from. I'll report back if/when I do use the Irish moss I have from Cafe Gratitude. In the future I'll keep on ordering the moss from Linda. I'm not sure where her souce is.
Carmella - I'll find out where Linda's moss is coming from as it's great stuff. I'd be interested in Elaina's source as well to see if we are using the same stuff! Yeah I got lucky for my first time. Beginners luck I guess!!
I made their Cappuccino pie this weekend and it was delicious. I couldnt get enough. It was my first time playing with Irish Moss and I was amazed by its gelatinous quality and how easy it was to use it. I have been eating the left over 'meringue' with gRAWnola and fruit for breakfast...so yummy! I think Im gonna try to make some chocolate this weekend. I just got some coconut sugar for the recipe.
oooh Malilies! I'm glad to hear your Cappuccino pie was a success! I have my eye on that one too! Isn't that meringue recipe brilliant! I loved the leftover from the strawberry brilliance pie. I mixed my leftover meringue with some leftover fresh strawberries
It looks like I may be making the cappuccino pie this weekend. I have a couple young coconuts for the meringue topping and some Irish moss to use up that's been in water from last weekend (I believe that moss will only last a week). So I have to make a recipe with moss on Saturday and the hubby gave me thumbs up today for the cappuccino pie.
I'm also going to make Carmella's Hazelnut cream pie for my first raw potluck this coming Sunday evening. That one is a sure winner and a nice winter recipe! I'm not brave enough to take the cappuccino pie to the potluck w/o testing it first. So I'll be making 2 desserts this weekend which is fine since I love making these raw desserts (and tasting the batter!! )
I made the Acai Cups this afternoon. I am so excited...it was fun to make. It only took me about an hour to make the chocolate ad the filling. They look so yummy, Ill have one for breakfast tomorrow. I made heart shape and flower shape chocolate. I will post pictures as soon as I can resize them.
Oh wow ladies! Do post the results for your candies! They look amazing in the pictures!
Change of plans for this weekend. I'm going to make the apple pie in Sweet Gratitude which uses Irish moss so the moss I have in the water won't go to waste. I'm definitely fighting a cold or a virus (which apparently is going around here in VT). I'm battling it with garlic and ginger which seems to be working but I'm not completely out of the woods yet. Apples supposedly have antiviral properties so the apple pie might be just what I need! I'll report back on how that one goes
Normally I'd wait until apples are in season in Vermont (fall time) but I think a raw apple pie would be rather soothing and healing this weekend!
ps - I'm still going to make the choc hazelnut cream pie for the raw potluck on Sunday
Feel great. Gosh. I too have either a cold in my ear that keeps clogging up or body telling me more green powder is past due. Body is smart.
Where are candy pictures? In our picture files? Off to see if I can find them then off to make onion bread, think onion bread, consider the lasagna or just clean up. My husband would vote for the last and throw out everything. His way of cleaning: toss and who cares about yesterdays stuff.