Secret Ingredients

by Lori and Michelle on February 6, 2010

Hey luvs

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:

Spirulina Coconut Kefir Pudding topped with cinnamon

Spirulina Coconut Kefir Pudding topped with cinnamon

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


Our layered chocolate cake.

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

Raw apple pie and raw ice cream

Raw green been casserole

Cranberry dressing

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?

Another product you can find from the Raw Food World. Also One Lucky Duck sells Irish moss as well.

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,


The Twins


{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Chocolate-Covered Katie February 6, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Oh goodness, I’m SURE that no matter what they are, they’ll have me wishing I was there to stuff some into my mouth! Actually, I just wish I were there anyway, so I could meet you girls in person because you’re so awesome!


Lauren February 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Thanks for the twitter cookies! They were delicious! :)

elizabeth February 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm

thanks for the great information! i’ll definitely keep my eye out for REAL irish moss!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 6, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Thanks for the 411 and money saver on the Irish Moss AND on the deal w/ sunfl lecithin! Soy lecithin is commonly given or recommended to women when they first have a baby and have tons of milk, if they are prone to plugged ducts, it helps keep things flowing. I am a certified lactation educator (jack of all trades i tell ya!) but anyway, great info on the sunflower lec. for raw cooking, emulsifying, etc…..thank you!

And i am sending this post to a friend who was JUST asking bout Irish Moss!


Pure2 February 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

aww thanks Katie! We wish you were here too!! We would love to hang out with ya and eat cookies : )

Pure2 February 6, 2010 at 5:31 pm

I am glad you enjoyed your cookies Lauren! xoxo

Pure2 February 6, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Your welcome Elizabeth!!! Yes the real stuff is a must, let us know if you have any questions.

Pure2 February 6, 2010 at 5:33 pm

Thanks Averie for letting us know about soy lecithin. I think the sunflower lecithin helps with bile flow and helps digest fats, another reason we love it. And yes if you friend has questions just let us know.

Earth Mother - In The Raw February 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm

How ’bout the secret recipe for the Spirulina Coconut Kefir Pudding? Pleeze?

Lori February 6, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Kelp Noodles?!?!?!?!?

Pure2 February 6, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Lori , seriously you are so smart 😉 You are right, but the sauce we did is something special!!!!!

Nikki (yummy raw kitchen) February 6, 2010 at 8:28 pm

I didn’t know about sunflower lecithin, thanks for the info. I try to avoid soy, too. Glad to know about this :).

Claire (College:Raw) February 7, 2010 at 6:53 am

Ahh! Thank you so much…I went back and read your previous posts about the sunflower lecithin, and it was very helpful! The raw apple pie looks so good…

ann March 19, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Will Irish flakes work? The kind I have is dark and can you give detailed instructions on how to work with it or do you have a video ? I have so many questions on this beasty?

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