Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Part Deux

by Maggie on January 31, 2010

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This one is for my sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free people!  Oh, and the raw food eaters if you are out there.  Are you out there?

If you’ll remember, last week I took part in a baking challenge that had me adopting another gluten-free blogger.  So I chose Heather from Life, Gluten-Free because I’ve really been wanting to try some of her super healthy recipes.  Last week I successfully tested the Chocolate Fudge with Sunbutter Swirls .  And um, they were super yummy.

So today I got up the nerve to try one of Heather’s raw food desserts.  If you’re unfamiliar with raw food, it means just that.  The food is RAW.  I’m not sure I’ve ever made a raw dessert before (do fresh berries count?).

So I’m sure you’re wondering how on earth is a pie not baked?  I was skeptical at first too.  I think that’s why I waited so long.  If you know me though, you know that food MUST taste good in order for me to eat it.

Well this passed my yummy test.

Here’s a list of the ingredients so you know what I was working with:

pie crust - sunflower seeds, pumpkins seeds, a date, honey, and coconut oil

filling – unsweetened cocoa powder, honey, coconut oil, and avocado

I know!!! I know, relax.  It DID taste good.  Can you believe it?  A.V.O.C.A.D.O.  We love our avocado in this house.  But in dessert?  Are you kidding me?

Seriously, if you tasted this chocolate pie without knowing, YOU WOULD NOT KNOW that avocado was in there!

I did make a couple of changes based on taste and an avocado that was just not ripe (don’t you hate it when you slice into a beautiful avocado and it’s not ready).  I followed the pie crust recipe to a tee (including soaking the seeds overnight).  However, I added a ripe banana and some almond butter to the filling.  Smart, I know :)  We love the chocolate and peanut butter marriage almost as much as we love the Angelina and Brad marriage.

So?  You’re wondering what it tasted like.  We weren’t huge fans on the crust (I can hear my Uncle John laughing at the thought of a seed crust, “Did ya share the pie with some birds?”).  But we did LOVE LOVE LOVE the filling.

Next time I make this I will skip the pie crust and put the filling in ramekins (little bowls) and chill it that way.  It would make for a yummy and healthy treat for my babes.  And I think anyone who tried it would like it (FYI the coconut flavour was there).  It was fast to prep too – I’m all over the “throw it in the food processor” recipe.

I can’t post the recipe here so click on this link and check out Heather’s blog and her recipe for this yummy little chocolate pie.  I do hope you’ll give it a try.

P.S. I have some good friends who are on a little break from refined sugars (bless their healthy little hearts) and they read my blog so girls YOU BETTER TRY THIS and report back!

Chocolate Pie


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Heather January 31, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I am glad you liked it!! Since you can have nuts, there are some awesome raw nut crusts out there. I used to make them before I was pregnant with my daughter. They work a lot better, but after we found out she was allergic to nuts I decided to make a nut-free crust. Of course, then we found out she’s allergic to sunflower seeds… Since then, I came up with another raw crust that has hemp seeds and coconut. I should post sometime for those we can’t have sunflower seeds. It’s good, but of course I still miss those nut crusts with cashews and walnuts.

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Aubree Cherie February 1, 2010 at 6:26 am

Whoa… this looks sooo good! I don’t do refined sugar, dairy, or gluten and so this is pretty amazing. I’m definitely going to try this when I have time!

Thanks Maggie and Heather!!!

~Aubree Cherie

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Martina February 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Yum!

I made raw vegan truffles over the weekend. Hello food-processor! Cocoa powder, nuts, dates, coconut, dried apricots agave… deelish! Even Ian asked if there was any left!

I’ll for sure make your pie–but I’m thinking that I’m swapping the pumpkin seeds for almonds/hazlenuts in the crust..

I’ll let ya know the results.

PS– I get my raw food recipes off crazysexylife.com. Check it out.
Mega-health living hub. :)

See ya on twitter!

M

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Annie February 16, 2010 at 11:46 am

The other day I really needed a chocolate fix when suddenly I remembered this post. I skipped the crust (thats how quickly I wanted to have this made!) and ate part of the filling with out even chilling it. Can you say CHOCOLATE PUDDING? Delish! Thanks for saving the day you two. :)

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