Last night as we sipped on some lovely hot cocoa and gobbled up enjoyed some of our Twin Cakes gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies (and sent some cookie love via Twitter to our friends, Betty and Lauren), as we were getting caught up on with some of our favorite blog’s and found some amazing inspiration. One was from this lovely lady.
So while we stood in the freezing cold weather (plus some snow flurries) this morning at our farmers market we thought about all the things we could make. We love Snickerdoodles. The perfect blend of cinnamon and sugar. We made some gluten free vegan snickerdoodle cookies before last year as featured item at our farmers markets, but have not done anything since. So we decided we will create something raw….surprise right ; ) Thanks Katie, you got us thinking now!
First we had lovely breakfast:
The picture just does not do this breakfast justice…the color green was so pretty!! And the taste was amazing ; ) Oh and on a side note, we both got better sleep last night and did not feel tired at all this morning. So we were excited about that.
Well due to having energy, we got in the kitchen as soon as we got back from the market. And made two different snickerdoodle desserts. They are in the dehydrator, so hopefully one of them turns out. Hopefully we can make Katie proud ; )
You all remember this
We received some questions about two ingredients we used.
Pure2raw Secret Ingredients:
Sunflower lecithin. Lecithin is an emulsifier, which is the main reason we use it in a lot of our raw recipes. The more common lecithin most people and companies use is made from soy (soy lecithin), but since we try to avoid soy when possible we found this wonderful product from the Raw Food World. Thanks so much to Matt for finding this product, we love it!!
We absolutely love our sunflower lecithin for many reasons, but as I mentioned mainly for the binding property. I will admit it took some time getting used to the consistency and flavor, but now I seem to put it in everything somethings. I actually miss it if I do not put it into my smoothies or puddings. Yep our breakfast above had some of it stirred in!! See how thick and creamy it was. Delicious. Sunflower lecithin just creates this amazing texture and feel in your mouth.
We have talked about Sunflower lecithin a few times on our blog
Please check them out for more tips and recipes.
Next up is Irish Moss
We have played around with Irish moss before. We could not find much good information about it out there, so we just kept playing around with it. Now it is NOT Irish moss powder!! There is a difference, and we have tried the powder and NO LUCK!! So please save yourself the time and money and do not buy the powder. It does not work the same…or at least to us it did not work as good as the real thing!
Then lucky for us, Michelle got to learn more about it when she went to 105 degrees. The Irish moss used in school was from Maine where Matthew Kenney lives. So let me tell you it was perfect Irish moss. When Michelle got back from school we finally got around to playing with it again and made some raw desserts.
Where can you get Irish moss?
I hope this review of our two secret ingredients helped!! If you any question please just leave a comment and we will sure to answer you.
And check back in tomorrow when we reveal of our favorite things!!!
Plus check out our dinner tonight….and yep it contains one of these secret ingredients….can you guess which one?? Actually can you even guess what our dinner is?? haha
Have a great evening!
Till next time,