Driving through the winding roads this morning
I rode a sharp turn
and beheld a most mystical sight:
White, flickering clouds
that danced the mountaintop
breathtaking in their undulations
like fierce flames
yet not foreboding,
not a warning to heed
but rather an invitation
like veils dancing in the wind
stirring the awakening fires
"Time for action, " they whispered.
I wish I had captured it,
but like all magic,
it wasn't meant to be held.
Yes, my Beasties,
Spring has sprung.
I want to give you a sexy gift.
A rising volcano inside,
ready to burst with all the secret plans we've made
under Winter's white cloak.
The passion is ignited,
the candle lit.
Feed your fire...
Chai Love You Cakes
- 2 C raw cashews, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
- 1 C dates
- 1 large organic apple (Pink Ladies work so well), finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp garam masala
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- 1 Tbsp vanilla or 1 vanilla bean
- 2 Tbsp raw coconut nectar
- 1 pinch ground chili or cayenne pepper
Darlings, you can usually get the garam masala, which is a divine Indian spice mixture, at your health food store in bulk. If not, McCormack actually makes a version, though I doubt it's organic. If you have an Indian grocery near, you're a lucky soul! And then there are always online exotic spice merchants...
As with so many of these amazing raw food recipes, all you really need to do here is pulse your ingredients (minus the apple) in your food processor until the mixture clings to the center and looks dough-like. Then scoop it into a bowl, and add your apple. Save some for the topping! Press it all into a brownie pan, adding the apple on top and pressing down with your sweet paws so they anchor in there.
Score into 12 cakes, and pop it into the freezer for about an hour. Take the pan out, lift the cakes with a spatula, and nibble away! Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Let the spices rev you! And let all those powerful nutrients and living enzymes give you the momentum you need to make your plans REAL.
Put your pirate ships out into the river, Fierce Ones, and see which return to you bearing jewels...
Spring has got your back,
and so do I.