December 10, 2012

 Dear One,

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Just 2 weeks to Christmas … There are those who are so excited they can’t wait … Those who are overwhelmed and who wish they had more time to decorate the tree, get the presents for their loved ones and plan the Christmas meal … Why not try a raw Christmas pudding this year for something different ?

Or you might have recently started enjoying the benefits of including more raw foods in your diet. The best way to stick to your raw food diet and still indulge over the festive period is to have your own raw decadents desserts. Maybe take some with you if you are invited to a Christmas dinner / party ; just make sure you make enough, as this pudding is very popular.

I am very excited to share my raw Christmas pudding recipe with you. Try this raw, vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar christmas pudding for a guilt-free alternative and you will have to keep reminding yourself that it is indeed, raw.

Raw Christmas Pudding

Serves 4 :

50g raisins

50g sultanas

50g currants

1 orange, juiced

2 tbsp Grand Marnier (orange liqueur) or liqueur of your choice

(replace with more orange juice for alcohol free pudding)

1/2 cup mesquite

1/4 cup ground almonds

1/4 cup lucuma

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup pure water or orange juice

1 tbsp cinnamon

pinch ground nutmeg

pinch ground cloves

pinch crystal salt or sea salt

Put the vine fruit to soak in the orange juice and orange liqueur (if using) overnight or for at least a few hours.

Using your hands, thoroughly mix the mesquite, lucuma, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove and salt in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and the water and mix until well combined. Add in the soaked fruit and any soak liquid, mix again. You should get a sticky mixture.

Using your wet hands / one or several moulds, shape mixture into one or 4 individual Christmas puddings. Eat right away or keep in the fridge, but before eating, take the pudding(s) out of the fridge and allow to stand at room temperature for a few hours to warm up. Alternatively, you may also warm the pudding (s) in the dehydrator for an hour.

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