I sat with a table of women friends having breakfast, when a musician from Chile came by and serenaded us. Afterwards, the friend next to me asked him, “Are you married?” And we he answered “no,” she reached in her pocketbook for a tip. I had to ask. “How come you asked him if he was married first? Would he get a tip if he was married?” But unfortunately, I didn’t wait for a response, but expounded in Comedian mode. “Did you feel sorry for him? Would you feel sorry if he was married? Or did you feel sad that he was single?” Immediately I regretted the questioning, as she was struck dumb. “I’m sorry, everyone. I’ve been watching too much of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.” I hope she’s still my friend!
Recipe of the Day – Raw Carrot Cake
For the base
1 c. Carrot pulp
1 c. Soaked dates (save the water)
½ c. coconut flakes
1 c. Broken walnuts
¼ c. coconut oil
1/3 c. coconut flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. nutmeg
½ tsp ginger
For the icing:
½ c. soaked macadamias, almknds or cashews
⅛ c. Almond or coconut milk
1 T. Coconut syrup
2 T. coconut oil
1 pinch vanilla powder or tsp. Vanilla extract
1/4 c. walnut pieces for topping
Put the dates in a food processor until it Starts o form a ball,
Add the walnuts, carrots, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, coconut flour, coconut oil and coconut flakes together to the food processor with the date paste and combine until mixed together.
Line a loaf pan with parchment paper vertical and horizontal so you can pull up the cake easily once set.
Place in the loaf pan and place in the freezer while you make the icing.
To the food processor, add soaked cashew, coconut milk, syrup, extract and oil. Blend until a silky smooth icing forms.
Remove the loaf pan from the freezer and using a spatula spread the icing over the base covering all the corners and edges. Sprinkle with walnut pieces and gently push into the icing with your finger to secure. Place the loaf pan back in the freezer, 4 hours minimum (overnight is best).
Word of the Day – callejon – alleyway
Tip of the Day –Laugh as much as possible!