I have released four recipe books so far:

The Best of the Sunny Raw Kitchen
The Best of Raw Freedom Community
Delightfully Raw and
Deliciously Raw

These feature some of the most delectable creations to have come out of my raw kitchen and will appeal to anyone interested in a healthier diet, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience. From easy one-step everyday fare to more elaborate and involved gourmet dishes and layered cakes, they offer something for everyone and every occasion. Incredibly tasty smoothies, creamy and comforting warm soups, sexy salads, delicious nut cheezes, satisfying entrees and scrumptious guilt-free desserts...

Healthy food never tasted so good!

To learn more about my recipe books, click here!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Raw in a Flash Video: Chocolate Sauce

As you may recall, back in August I was telling you about my participation in the Omni Video Contest. Don and I decided to jump in with both feet and managed to submit a grand total of 9 short videos, which I've been sharing here every few days for the last several weeks. This is my last video submission. I would have liked to do another one but we've now shifted into trip preparation mode, getting ready to head south around the end of the month. Anyhoo I hope you guys have been enjoying the vids and even learning something along the way!

Today's recipe is a really yummy raw vegan Chocolate Sauce that is once again super easy and can be prepped "in a flash" in the blender. Enjoy it drizzled on fresh fruit, ice cream or whatever dessert you have lying around the house. It also makes a fab cake or cookie icing once firmed up in the refrigerator!


And now for the recipe...


Chocolate Sauce

3/4 cup raw cacao and carob powder (I like to use 3 parts cacao to 1 part carob but you could use all cacao if you prefer)
1/2 cup pecans, soaked
1/2 cup raw liquid sweetener, such as honey, coconut nectar or agave
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract or liquid vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt

Blend all ingredients in a high-power blender such as the Omni V 3HP blender until smooth.
 
Enjoy it drizzled on fresh fruit, ice cream or your favorite dessert. It also makes a fab cake or cookie icing once firmed up in the refrigerator.

Will keep for about 5 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

To liquify again, simply warm up gently on a bowl filled with hot water.


About the Omni Video Contest
The Omni Video Contest doesn't officially end until November 15th.  The winners will be determined by the number of visitors a participant's video(s) receive until then. These are cumulative, so in other words, it's the total visitors to all of my videos combined that matters.

So it would be really awesome if you could take a few minutes to sit down and watch my Omni Contest videos. It is my hope that you'll find these a valuable use of your time, as I've made a point to select especially yummy recipes that are super simple to prepare and that you can easily include in your daily routine. Hopefully you'll be tempted to recreate some of these at home and maybe even learn a trick or two from the ton of information and tips that I share during these short demos.

And don't forget to share the videos' links with friends and family if you think that they might be of interest to them!

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My Other Omni Contest Videos
























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A Little About The Omni
I guess it's no big secret that I'm thrilled that there's a solid high power blender alternative to the more common Vitamix and Blendtec's Total Blender. Not because these don't do a fine job, but because they leave a great big gaping hole in your budget.

At $250, the Omni 3 HP blender costs significantly less than similar machines and yet yields a comparable performance.

Some Omni facts:
  • Electronic like the Blendtec but much simpler to use
  • Substantially quieter at 85 db
  • Somewhat slower RPM means thorough emulsification requires a bit more time than the competition, and for that the motor should experience less stress/longer life
  • Comes standard with the 64 fl oz square container and a food tamper
  • Has a six blade system
  • Comes with a 7 year warranty on parts and labor for the motor/base and 1 year on the drive socket, container and blade assembly
As Don points out in his Kitchen Blender Value Review, "clearly the Omniblend V is the substantial Value King as it is about equal to the competition in functionality and expected durability for a much lower cost."

Finally the Omni also comes with a free copy of a raw recipe book that I've written especially for it: Deliciously Raw. (That's how impressed I am with its performance!)

Thanks in advance guys for your help with this! You all rawck!

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