Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Berry Parfait

Berry Parfait

I'm still focused on green, healing foods, but when I saw 6 oz. of blackberries on sale for ONE dollar, and a pound of strawberries on sale for two dollars, I knew it was finally time to make a parfait. I have been dreaming of this for months. The minute I made the cashew cream sauce for the apple crisp, I knew that was the right sauce for a parfait. According Raymond, Rom, and my taste buds, that sauce was the right call.

This parfait consists of three things: blackberries, strawberries, and sauce. The cashew cream sauce is:
2 cups of cashews
two tablespoons of maple syrup or agave nectar
two teaspoons vanilla extract
Put them all in a blender. Add water JUST TO THE TOP of the cashews. Blend. Add more water until it's a creamy consistency. Make sure there are no cashews chunks. Add alternating layers of berries and sauce, and you've got a winner. Try it with other fruits too!

Buttery Peas
Since I'm making green foods, here's a winner for you: buttery peas. Easy, quick, and delicious! Just like cooked peas, but better for you. From Fresh by Sergei and Vayla Boutenko:

10 oz. frozen peas, defrosted in warm water
2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Mix all ingredients and enjoy! If you miss cooked peas, you won't after this one.

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ChocolateOrchid said...

Thanks for these yummy recipes!!

Ayoko (my actual middle name) said...

I love peas, especially sweet peas, sometimes I dont even add butter...a lot of people I know add sugar to them, but if you have leftovers it leaves a layer of butter and sugar at the top of the container.

But the parfait looks delicious

Maybe we are rabbits said...

I've been thinking about making a parfait all week ever since you posted the recipe. I finally got the chance tonight, and it was worth the wait. Delicious!

Althea said...

Yea! I'm glad you liked the parfait.


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