Raw Mango Pie with Coconut Crust care of Brenda Davis’ Becoming Raw

Care of Lisa Pitman from Brenda Davis’ Becoming Raw   Ingredients Crust (for 9 inch pie): 1 1/2 cups unsweetened shredded dried coconut 1 1/2 cups walnuts or macadamia nuts (I used walnuts) 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup pitted medjool dates Filling: 3 cups chopped fresh mango 1 cup chopped dried mango (soaked for 10 minutes and drained well) 1 cup or more sliced strawberries or other fruit To make the crust, put the coconut, walnuts, and salt in a food processor. Process until coarsely ground. Add the dates. Process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and begins to stick together. Scoop the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate.  With your palm and fingers, distribute the crumbs evenly along the bottom and up the sides of the pan. There should be a 3/4 inch lip of crumbs along the sides. After the crumbs are evenly distributed, press the crust down on the bottom of the pan using your fingers and palm. Be sure to press especially firmly where the bottom of the pan joins the sides. Then press the crust against the pan’s sides, shaping it so that the edges are flush with the… Read More

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The Illustrious Coconut

Care of Amy Symington  You don’t have to live in the South Pacific or get stranded in deserted paradise to enjoy and benefit from this tasty fruit. The coconut is considered to be in the drupe fruit category and comes from the coconut palm or “tree of life”, as it is often referred to for all its parts’ versatile uses. Its uses are nuts. If we are chit-chatting about the coconut’s nutritional goods you may be pleasantly surprised. It is relatively high in fibre, iron, phosphorus and zinc. It has fewer calories than other oils, supports nutrient absorption and is full of antioxidants and antibacterial agents. However, the white flesh does contain approximately 90% saturated fat. Coconut contains fat and although it does have some great health benefits it should be treated and used as a fat, in moderation, until conclusive evidence proves otherwise. In addition, be sure to avoid coconut products that contain hydrogenated oil as they are then classified as a trans fat, which is not friendly for the old ticker. For either the practical or indulgent culinary use, this “nut” can be cracked so many different ways, we would be listing them until Gilligan returned from his… Read More

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Iced Coconut Lime Green Tea

Care of Amy Symington Ingredients  750 ml steeped and chilled green tea 1 tbsp agave or 1/8 tsp stevia (stir into tea while it’s hot) 1 L coconut water 4 sprigs of mint leaves 1 lime, zested and juiced 2 cups frozen strawberries Directions In a large punch bowl, combine ingredients. Serve in fun glasses with ice making sure all servings get all the goodies. Garnish with any leftover mint leaves or lime. Read More

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