Raw Food Recipes + sauce

When Life Gives You Lemons
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or when your gut tells you to buy some limes (even though that aren’t on your grocery list; they are only 5 for $1 for Christ sakes) instead of listening to your not-so-adorable-today, three-year old screams at the top of her lungs for some gummy bears, please for heavens sake get the damn limes!

Or you might end of making a lemon pie, because you got plenty of lemons, those were on the freakin’ list.
Take note: I said pie and not tart. The catastrophe of being away from the raw kitchen for so long is all your neat tart pans and molds and other gadgets gets utilized as utensils in the kids’ sandbox.
'Want another sandy mud tart, mom? '
Now, I'm using an aluminum pie tin left over from Christmas.
Instead of making Matt Samuelson's Coconut Lime Tarts, I ended up with a very delicious Lemon Coconut Pie. Thank heaven's for disgruntle three-year-olds.

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Lemon Coconut PieCRUST2 cups almonds, soaked for 6-8 hours
1 cup dates, pitted and soaked for an hour, reserve soaking water
4 tablespoon reserved date water
2 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
FILLING3 cups coconut meat (from 2-3 Thai coconuts)
1 1/2 cups coconut water 2 tablespoons coconut oil (liquid)juice of 1 large lemon1/4 cup agave nectar1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon sea salt
CRUST In a food processor, process almonds, dates, date water, vanilla extract and sea salt until well combined. Remove almond mixture and press mixture into a 9-inch pie pan.
STRAWBERRY SAUCE Process strawberries and agave in a blender.
FILLING Blend coconut meat, coconut water, oil, lemon juice, agave, vanilla and sea salt in a blender; process until smooth and creamy. Pour filling into crust. Chill in the refrigerator for two hours. Drizzle with strawberry sauce before serving.

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