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Raw, (almost) Vegan and Paleo-friendly Chocolate Fudge

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I know! Too many hip words in this post’s subject. But this Amazing Chocolate Fudge is Raw, almost Vegan (if you eat honey), and Paleo-friendly (again if you eat honey). I swear to neither of these diets, but I for sure like to experiment with both raw and vegan food. The Paleo Diet kind of intimidates me, and since it includes so much animal protein, I feel that I couldn’t live by it. But that said, I have also read plenty about the Paleo Diet, and it does make a lot of sense – for some people – but as I said, not for me. It’s all about listen to your own body, and feel what is best for you. And who decides that you have to choose one kind of diet, and swear by it every day and every meal? I’m a flexitarian, eating what I believe that my body needs at the moment. Right now, it’s a lot of raw and vegan food, but if and when I wake up one morning and crave egg, fish or chicken, I’ll eat it (I haven’t eaten red meat since I was 15 years old and I honestly never crave that kind of food). Don’t be too rigid about what you’re eating and not. Listen to your sweet body, and be nice to it! It does everything it can to never fail you.

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But anyhow, where were we? Chocolate Fudge! This one is so easy to make, and freaking healthy (if you don’t eat the whole thing in one sitting, as someone did…oops!).

Chocolate Fudge

1 cup Coconut Oil

1/4 cup Coconut Milk
(canned, and not light version!)

1/2 cup Raw Cacao Powder

1/4 cup Raw Honey

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
(or even better, Vanilla Beans!)

Optional: Sea Salt

1. Whisk Coconut Oil and Coconut Milk together until glossy and thick (~ 5 min).

2. Add the rest of the ingredients, and mix until everything is smooth and fully combined.

3. Lay a sheet of parchment paper inside a bread pan, and pour the chocolate mixture into it.

4. Freeze for 20-30 min.

5. Cut in pieces. Enjoy!

If you get any leftovers; store it in an airtight container in the freezer.

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Not A Salmon Pate

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I got this recipe from Raw Bay Area, and I just love it! I can’t stop being amazed over how much things you can do with nuts and seeds. I’m one of those people who would handle being allergic to nuts very bad. Please try this alternative to Salmon Paté – you will not be disappointed, I promise!

1 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight (8-12 hrs), drained and rinsed.
0.5 cup raw almonds, soaked overnight (8-12 hrs), drained and rinsed.
0.5 cup grated carrots
0.25 cup water
2 tbl spoons lemon juice
0.5 teaspoon sea salt
0.25 cup minced celery
2 tbl spoons minced red onion
2 tbl spoons (or more!) minced fresh dill

(note to my European readers – 1 cup = 240 ml)

I also added a pinch of cayenne to spice it up. Heather at Raw Bay Area suggested to add some flakes of nori – If you ask me – worth the try!

1. Blend the sunflower seeds, almonds, carrots, water, lemon juice and salt in a food processor or blender into a paste.
2. Add celery, onion and dill.
3. Add spices after taste.
4. Enjoy!

The pate will keep for 5-7 days in the refrigerator. Store in a sealed container.

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