As the winter solstice is closing by, I got inspired to make this delicious No-Bake Matcha cake. I was reading a book by Glennie Kindred, which was called Sacred Earth Celebrations and there she talks about old Celtic festivals. It is time of christmas, so called the time of winter solstice, when the sun king rises again.
This time of the year is special for the celebration of darkness how it morphs into light. Important part of the winter are the evergreens, who stay green regardless the season. So I was drawn to make-bake something delightfully green. It is a time for celebration so this is my take on a celebratory setting.
For bottom layer:
Overnight soaked cashews
A little bit of lemon juice
Pinch of salt
For the topping:
Matcha green tea
Apples for decoration
Process in a blender (processor) cashews, dates, Maca, lemon juice and pinch of salt into a quite thick paste.
Spread it to a bottom of your prefered tray (you may use baking sheets, and other equipment instead of my recommendations).
In a bowl mix together Matcha powder, avocado, buckwheat flour, date paste and cinnamon. Add water when necessary or your favourite milk (I use oat milk).
Spread the paste over the bottom layer.
Decorate your cake with apple slices and refrigerate it overnight.
Life is exciting and what makes it exciting is passion. This love of life, this joy in being embodied on this sacred planet. Every day I feel more relaxed, determined and powered when I am eating raw food diet. Food, that we eat, really creates our reality, I am having a constant smile on my face. It is really strange, because in the past I have had some struggle being with myself. Mostly in the mornings, but now everything I do, has become so enjoyable.
Life is in total flames of bliss and everything seems to be settling down. All kinds of old weaknesses are being cured, and this emotional instability is almost gone. I no longer need to argue with myself, to make a decision. Everything become so graceful, that it feels like I am living in a wonderland. All those little blisters on daily ongoings have been resolved. People I used to conflict with, have become so easy to handle. My over-expanding friendliness is fierce, as to say, and emotions have become so stabile.
I am joyful, blissful and calm at the same moment. How is this all possible? It is this heaven of eating raw foods. Come and join the club, give a go – for a week, for a month. It is all how you prefer to settle with your own life. Make peace with your own being and have enormous amount of free energised molecules jumping around your body. Of course, making this decision may be difficult for some, or finding the right nutritional balance, but life is easy. Trust your intuition, always take the easy turn – I mean the real easy turn, which also satisfies all of your needs! 🙂
We know that it gets strange when men are talking about love, and even worse if it is unconditional love. Here we go, I swear it was an accident. I just love raspberries, strawberries and in general colours, that touch the heart. And, in some occasions you can find some hearts on the beach as well.. just as like Super Furry Animals – Helium Hearts are giving some kicks to me.
got the nose nose nose to smell the ground eyes eyes eyes that look around teeth to chew and feet to kick and with a mouth i can forge a relationship but chin chin chin, what do you bring? throat and mouth can make me sing hands to hold the phone that rings but chin chin chins, what do you brings?
People get crazy with this theme of love.. some call it cocreation. It all sounds cool, and we should actually enjoy this well-being time with the opposite gender. Otherwise life would be too plastic, you know sometimes you need those sparks in your cardiovascular system MGMT – Electric Feel.
Especially when it is between 5 and 6 a.m. Then you can become really philosophical on this topic of LIFE. My solution to this was writing a blog post and wrapping up those late memories. And, I truly feel this sound of divine joy in the air. Love filling the heart, everything is becoming truly cool.
Nevertheless, I know it is possible to be raw vegan forever (except the yummy honey) 🙂 Also, this thing with oats confused me.. They all tell me about this raw oat porridge, but it isn’t so. Still we are calling ourselves raw eaters, and herbivores – but who actually knows those labels.
Atleast, my favourite Love Potion was raw. It comes and shapes up another kind of heart.
Buckwheat, soaked overnight.
Coco “deco” flakes
In a blender, blend together Buckwheat, Banana, Carob, Maca and Lucuma. Also add some cinnamon.
Pour the mixture into a cup and decorate it with Raspberries, Walnuts and Coconut flakes.
This time we are doing some serious business in making our taste buds more excited. Have you ever heard of Raw Oreo Cookies? Yes, but then let’s make a Oreo Cake, it is something totally different.
Some things make you younger and some things make you stronger and some things are cool to be shared. This is one of those things.. With a blissful taste of coconut cream and huge amount of crudivorianism. We are on the right track.
Next thing is the persuasion of your family, to make them go totally raw. So everyone would enjoy the benefits of eating well and some times going mad with the preparation of chocolate deliciousnesses. This is my baby monster cake and it is time to enjoy it! 🙂
Blend the brown mixture alltogether.
Spread it on a baking sheet, leave some in a bowl.
Wow, yesterday evening, when I arreved at home, there was a surprise. A huge pumpkin on the counter waiting for me to have a crunch on it. My delighted heart started pumpking more and more blood from the excitement, because it meant the possibility of making the Greatest drink in the world.. Banana Pumpkin Smoothie.
Last year in october, I was in an amazing retreat, which is called Natural High Healing Retreat, it is associated with this Super Festival. We did laughter yoga, sang together, opened our hearts with passion and music. Also, there was a superb kitchen crew, who did their thing. One day they prepared amazing smoothie with pumpkin and bananas, wow – gosh.
Now, at last the pumpkin season has made it’s way back to me. It is time to enjoy this bliss of pumpiness. Pumpkin’s magic lore, also check out this site to know more about pumpkins and Samhain the predecessor of our known Halloween. Today is the autumn equinox, which marks the beginning of the darkness, to take long look deep within. It is the time when the nature goes asleep and winds blow the longed rest upon our lands.
The ghosts, and the spirits of ancestors will start visiting our homes. They bring wisdom and greetings from the other planes of existence, giving support and advice to our fragile hearts. It is a season of deep sleep and relaxation, it is time to take out our rain coats and contemplate upon leaven paths. Make the connection with the world of faeries, and other earth elementals. Look into the sky for the stars on some nights and listen to the pixies humming sweetly in your ears.
We all are essentially children and in the autumn I just love doing Garden Foraging. Some say it is reckless business, picking berries from random gardens.
But, I hold a significant amount of respect towards other, and in the other hand, there are so many fruits and berries that have been left to rot on the trees. Resisting the temptation to move on from that delicious Damson tree? No way! 🙂
My surrounding area is full of gardens and green spots. We do have a mini bog nearby, also a pine forest. It is easy to get lost in nature when you are having quality time with plants. Another essential are animals ofcourse – dogs, cats.. you name it!
Atleast the garden foraging is a simple business, I do not enter another persons jardin for safety reasons, but picking berries over the hedge is okay. There are also some rules to it, when you see that people living in a household are going to eat their fruits and berries, then leave.
In the other hand, when you gut feeling tells, that this bush or tree has been mostly abandoned. Go for it, and take as much it is sensible to take, without harming any mental boundaries. It is important to set borders and respect other persons property. But, yumm, I love all those berries you can still have from those gardens! 🙂
Now! The acupunctural preparation of a matter named after ice and cream stirred together.
Aronia-Peanut Ice Cream recipe:
Sweetener (honey, dates etc..)
In a blender, mix the aronias, peanut, water and sweetener together.
Blend for a while, that air would begin to absorb into the mixture.
Pour the mixture into a bowl and use a mixer to whip it.
Whip it until it looks more like a cream, so it has absorbed a lot of air into the enzymes.
Freeze it! But not for too long, it takes time to get the real creamy consistency! 🙂