Jazz it up

by Lori and Michelle on February 25, 2011

Happy Friday Friends!

Today I have a fun recipe that Michelle and I created again from inspiration with Valentines. When discussing the another recipe that we wanted to create we knew we wanted to use heart shapes in it. Then it was time to hit the drawing boards to see what we can think of! We went back in forth a few times till we both agreed on what to do.


Basis of the recipe we wanted to incorporate our raw yogurt. We realized it has been months since we have made it and were craving it (plus we realized we probably need to give an update blog post on how to make it again).

Yogurt Heat Socca Stack (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan, low sugar)

Ingredients:

  • 2 recipes of our donut socca recipe but we did as a regular circle (to be able to cut into heart hearts) or you can use this chocolate socca recipe as the base
  • 1 recipe of our raw yogurt (though this time we used cashews instead of coconut meat, similar to what Michelle learned at school here)
  • about 1 tbsp beet juice (or use as much till you get the desired color you want)
  • 1-2 tbsp cacao nibs for decoration (optional)

Directions:

  • Make either socca recipe as normal, let cool before cutting into heart shapes.
  • Make the yogurt, once it is done, add in beet juice till you get the color pink you want (you could use raspberry juice too).  Then sweetened your yogurt to your liking with any sugar preference you have (stevia, agave, etc).

To plate: Take one of the socca hearts and layer with yogurt and repeat layers. **What we did in the photo is that we used different size shape hearts for a different look. Play around and have fun remember!

Every now and than we like to really jazz up a dish and put a little more effort than normal :) It is nice when you take the time to create yourself a little masterpiece! This socca stack dish really did not take too much time, it actually turned out to be really fun to make!

What do you think? Do you like to take a few extra minutes or so to create a more complicated or detailed dish occasionally? Do you like to have a challenge in the kitchen? Or you rather someone else make if for you? ;) that is ok too

Do you like to jazz up a recipe from time to time?

PS: I know many of you probably have already heard or seen this before (we forgot to mention it earlier this week) But if you do not mind heading over to the Women’s Health Mag.They are hosting a great blog contest and we really appreciate your support! The voting only takes a second and we would be honored for any votes!! :)

PSS: And please remember to take care of yourself and love yourself! It is National Eating Disorder Week please stop judging yourself and be happy! We have struggled with our fair share of eating disorders and we have shared on the blog before. Remember it takes time to heal but if you ever need someone to talk to we are here all the time!

Till next time, with love

P2R Twins

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Diana February 25, 2011 at 7:46 am

That looks so pretty! I want to try your donut socca some time! It sounds really tasty. I definitely like to do challenge dishes once in awhile. It just depends on my schedule and how busy, but if I have the time and if the mood strikes, I love being adventurous! :)

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

Same here Diana!

Alex February 25, 2011 at 7:53 am

HOW FUN! I love this, girls ;)

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

xoxo Alex

Lauren February 25, 2011 at 8:17 am

This looks so pretty! I want to eat the whole thing! Hehe!

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 10:46 am

Lauren I will send you some!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 25, 2011 at 9:33 am

That stack looks incredible! I hope you two have a great day!

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

Same to you Sarena! and thanks!

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats February 25, 2011 at 10:19 am

This is soooooo cute :)

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 10:47 am

xoxo Valerie!

Teri [a foodie stays fit] February 25, 2011 at 10:42 am

oh my gosh, that is so cute!

Once in a while on weekends, I like to take time to make a new and maybe complicated recipe (especially if it’s a dessert), but usually quick and easy is my style.

I love jazzing up recipes. It’s rare that I make something the exact same over and over…usually because I’m always out of things and make substitutions. :)

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Love it Teri, we do the same when we are creating something but don’t have all the ingredients than we think of doing it differently! ;)

Katie February 25, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I always think about jazzing things up, but it requires more forethought than I am willing to put in. I usually don’t think ahead enough and then I am starving for dinner!

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 3:11 pm

haha katie, at least you are thinking about it right :)

BIOCHEMISTA February 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

What a cute recipe!!!!

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Laury @TheFitnessDish February 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Amazing looking recipe!! I like to take extra time every once and a while to create something yummy! Most of the time it’s all about the quick and convenient though ;-)

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Christine (The Raw Project) February 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

This looks wonderful! During the workweek, I tend to be faster in the kitchen, but like to take more time on the weekends to make something special or try a new recipe.

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crazy me crazy with three February 25, 2011 at 5:24 pm

I love your donut socca but i didnt have a donut pan but i had a lonely waffle maker! so glad i didnt get rid of it socca waffles are my new confurt food! i want to make it agin but add ice cream like you put on your umbaked brownie!!!! oh now im hungry!

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Pure2 February 25, 2011 at 6:04 pm

oh wow Jewel that all sounds amazing! making me hungry now too ;)

Kenzie (Healthy Purpose) February 25, 2011 at 8:02 pm

this is decadent.

and VOTED! Best of luck.

Have a great weekend!

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Pure2 February 26, 2011 at 5:21 am

Thanks Kenzie same to you!

hihorosie February 25, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Looks amazing! Mmm! And if I’ve got the time (and energy) I love to spend a little extra time making something and hoping it all turns out well. :)

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Carol, Simply...Gluten-free February 26, 2011 at 5:48 am

What a lovely dish! Yes, I like to take a little extra time when I am making something special – to me that is part of the fun.

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Pure2 February 26, 2011 at 6:51 am

Yes Carol that is the fun part :)

Lisa @ Thrive Style February 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I definitely jazz things up if they’re for other people…for just me? I just go for taste instead of looks!

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Lori February 26, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I love jazzing up dishes! Photographing food has become such a fun hobby for me. Sad…? I love it though! And it’s fun to be able to create so many different things with dishes. :)

I absolutely love this jazzed up dish! It’s beautiful and fun and pink! Can’t beat that. :)

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