Raw Snowballs

Jose asked for seeds from my papayas. I would never say no to anything he asked for; he’s done so much for me, building me this house and all. So when I pointed to the newest tree with a round, fat papaya almost ready to be picked, I was surprised when he said, “No, not that one. That one,” and ponted to the oldest tree, the first-planted. Because the papayas are lean, green, with spots on them, barely turning yellow. And yet they have the sweetest fruit! And that’s why he wanted it. So I happily gave him a ripe papaya from the old tree, chock-full of a hundred seeds to plant.

Recipe of the Day – Raw Snowballs

These are raw, gluten-free, vegan coconut snow cakes.

Ingredients:

1 c. dry pecans
1 heaping T. almond butter
5 dehydrated bananas
1 c. coconut crystals, dates, or other sweetener
dash of vanilla
dash salt
Directions: In the food processor, process the pecans and almond butter until a dough forms. Slowly add  bananas and coconut sugar, Form dough into desired ball shape. Cover with icing:

Icing-
1/2 c. soaked dates
1/2 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. pine nuts
1/2 c. shredded coconut
Directions:Mix in the food processor. Press icing into tops and sides of snowball.

Word of the Day – semillas- seeds

Tip of the Day – Here you don’t necessarily have to dry the seeds from the fruit before planting. You can just throw them in the ground, which is what i always do.

 

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