i love how people here search for the shoemaker, to repair the shoes, rather than buy new ones. Where is the shoe repair in the States? The one here in Vilcabamba is on the block to the left of the church, two blocks down, on the left. Right next to the wonderful sewing lady’s shop!
1 c. ground almonds (or mix half with oats for a lighter crust)
1/4 c. honey or coconut nectar
optional – 1 T. coconut oil for a richer crust
Ground the almonds in a food processor until it becomes a fine meal. You may also use the almond pulp leftover from making almond milk. Add in the sweetener and salt, oil, if desired. Press onto a cutting board. Cut with wineglass into circles.
Top each circle with 1/2 c. sliced strawberries dipped in 1 T. coconut crystals.
Dollop with whipped cashew cream.
Soak 1 c. cashews for 2 hours.
3 T. coconut nectar or honey,
dash of vanilla powder (or extract)
~1/4 c. water,coconut water or almond milk, added slowly.
Directions: Soak the cashews in water for two hours. Blend with the sweetener, vanilla and liquid until creamy. Spoon over shortcakes.
options : add juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 T. coconut oil. Great chilled!
Word of the Day – zapatero – shoemaker
Tip of the Day – This strawberry shortcake is packed with minerals and antioxidants. Layer with an almond-honey shortcake. Dip the strawberries in raw sugar or honey and top it with a rich cashew cream!