blog recipes

Recipes in this section include both raw food and whole "cooked" food recipes.  Many of these recipes will be plant-based along with a portion having animal-based products, often including a vegan or vegetarian option.  From my background and experience to the classes I've taught and in-home training, I cover many special types of food preferences from vegan to paleo to low glycemic (low sugar), meeting a wide range of deliciously healthy food connoisseurs.  

Sweet Almond & Date Cream

This recipe was featured in Global Gourmet magazine (August 2015 issue) and is in The Right Blend: Blender-only Raw Food Recipes.

Sweet Almond and Date Cream

1 cup Chinese or American almonds, soaked 8 hours, drained, and rinsed

1 cup red (jujubes) dates, medjool, or honey dates, pitted and packed

2 cups water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

1 pinch sea salt

Blend all ingredients together until smooth.  Strain through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.  Use immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 2 days.  MAKES OVER 3 CUPS

Use any type of date (such as medjool or honey dates) for this recipe.  The original recipes, I used Red dates, known in China for their anti-aging and blood nourishing properties.  Pour this cream over a bowl of fresh berries or add to a favorite tea or coffee. Enjoy!

This is a basic almond cream, slightly different from the "Sweet Almond & Date Cream" recipe in this post.  However, it's made a similar way :D

Jennifer Mac