Raw chocolate tart filling

Hi friends Open-mouthed smile How’s your day going?? Thanks so much for all of your lovely support as usual. <3 I’m very grateful to all of you for being so kind regarding my current homeless/nomad/vagabond/crazy life Winking smile

winter park

After DT last night, I stopped at Whole Paycheck to get groceries for dinner. Then this happened instead:

hot bar

Hot bar Smile

All the faves were there:

-vegan miso slaw

-tuna/chickpea salad

-madras curry

-foodgasms

I came back to the casa, read “American Wife” (I got it for the Kindle since Jenna was raving about it- love it so far!), snuggled the puppers and crashed.

Most of this morning has been spent in the Winter Park area- my favorite part of Orlando

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First, a ridiculously amazing yoga class at Full Circle with Rob. It was the kind of class where we flowed for the first half, then held deep stretches for centuries, and I left feeling very noodly and strange. In a good way, though Smile

After class, I stopped at Starbucks to check my internet life (Facebook, comments, emails) and munch b-fast:

cereal

Breakfast cookie dough cereal!

I made the *dough* part, added frozen organic blueberries and put the almond milk in an empty water bottle.

After yoga, all I had to do was add the milk and feast Smile

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Glorious.

After b-fast, it was a spa kind of morning:

pia 

Now I’m at Beefcake and Noble, doing the blog thang/computer work thang for a while.

Have a great day and I’ll see ya later this afternoon!

xoxo,

Gina

Something to do: Make this raw vegan tart filling- it will rock your face off Smile I forgot to post this last week with the tart shell recipe, but here ya go!

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Ingredients:

-2 1/2 C soaked raw cashews

-1 1/2 C cacao powder

-1 C maple syrup

-1/2 C honey

-1 t vanilla

-1/2 t sea salt

-1/3 C water

-3/4 C melted coconut oil

Follow this order exactly- it will make all the difference in the world:

1. In the Vita-mix, add the cashews, maple syrup, honey, vanilla, sea salt and water. Blend well until smooth and creamy (you may have to use the Vita-mix stick thingy, whatever it’s called haha)

2. Add the cacao powder and blend until mixture is totally smooth- no lumps, mmm k? Once again, use the Vita-mix stick thingy.

3. Lastly, add the coconut oil and blend until smooth.

4. Fill your tart shell (or you can make mini tarts) and place in the freezer to set for at least an hour. Remove the tart from the tart pan (you run water on the bottom of the pan to help loosen it) and store in the fridge. To serve, top with raw whipped cream and a sprinkle of high quality sea salt. Prepare for foodgasmic glory Winking smile

tart2

Whatever you do with what’s left in the Vita-mix is up to you

vita

(Are those finger marks? I would never!)

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Comments

  1. Amazingly, I actually have all the ingredients for this in my pantry right now. Would is be bad to just eat eat the filling without making the tarts? :)

    JEALOUS of your gorgeous weather. It’s soooooo ugly out in NYC today!!

    • Fitnessista says:

      bad? no, that would be awesome!
      put them in plastic lined muffin tins and store in the freezer- when you want one, just pop one out of there :)

  2. “American Wife” was such a great book – I love Curtis Sittenfeld and wish she’d get another book done soon! If you end up liking this one, read “Prep” next! :)

    Have a great Wednesday!

  3. Oooh brekkie and the tart look delicious! That’s so nice you got to spend some time at a spa too – sounds like with everything you’ve got going on, you definitely deserved it. :)

  4. OMG!! The tar looks amazing, and I have all the ingredients!!

    I am looking out my window at a torrential downpour with tons of wind. I need to get over to Whole Foods…but I am just not brave enough to venture out right now. Enjoy the pretty weather, I’m jealous.

  5. I have everything to make this, but no dang VitaMix! Grrrrr :)

  6. All I can say is “wow”!!! I need to make this tart filling as soon as possible… I believe it can hold it’s own without the crust :)

  7. Soooo jealous of that weather! It is freezing here – 45 high. *Shiver*

    The tart looks incredible. I’m guessing a food processor would be fine to mix it? I haven’t invested in a Vitamix… yet. :)

  8. Wow.. Florida is so beautiful!!! :) I love all your adventures, because then I feel like I am there too!!!!!! :)

  9. I’m about to make that filling for my lunch. OMG.

  10. I love the first picture in this post! Is that the Winter Park area? It reminds me so much of some spots in my home state, South Carolina… Gorgeous :)

  11. i just wish my head fit inside of a Vitamix now so i could lick it clean! :)

  12. I say love the vagabond life! :)

  13. That park looks fantastic! Good for you for treating yourself to the spa! You’ve had quite a busy day already:)

  14. American Wife is one of my favorite books! You’ll probably want to read Laura Bush’s memoir next!

  15. I heart Winter Park! Great wine bar where you can taste to your heart’s content =)

  16. I love hanging out at Winter Park too :) just wished the summer is over :(

  17. YUM!!! this recipe looks fab!

    I need to go read and catch up on your homeless life :) A spicy life can be good!

    xxoo

  18. Not too shabby!

  19. That raw/vegan tart looks delicious!!! I had to laugh at the Winter Park in Orlando, too. A bit of an ironic name, no? lol

  20. The stick thingey is called the Tamper :) Strange name I’ve always thought.

    Anyway, the recipe looks fabulous!!!!!!!! Anything that starts of w/ maple and soaked cashews and cocoa powder has just got to be fabulous..and finishes w/ coconut oil…yum!

    Winter Park. My uncle used to live there and yes, it’s cool, but I havent been there in ages. Sounds like it’s pretty awesome and hip these days.

    I hope you have a great rest of your day…Starbucks, B & N, yoga, the spa. Girl. I want to trade places. My day is the polar opposite of that! :)

    • Fitnessista says:

      i thought it was called the tamper! but then i thought it sounded wrong, haha
      i’ll trade places with you in a second- i want a daughter more than a spa day :)

  21. Hi Gina! The tart looks fabulous. You are so creative in the kitchen!! Last night I tweeted about how my sister and I made a huuuuuge pan of your breakfast cookies. They were fantastic. Now I have a glorious breakfast for the next 6 days :)

  22. I’m so jealous of your sunshine!!! It is snowy and cold up here in PA!

  23. Don’t the oats kill your stomach because of the gluten?

  24. Holy foodgasm. I wish I could go home and make that right this second. I don’t know how much of that filling would make it into the tart shell, though!

  25. I just wanted to say that you are awesome – sometimes I miss Ben when he’s at work, I can’t imagine how hard it is for you to miss the Pilot. Hang in there little bear :)

  26. Oh the weather looks amazing, you should take some of our cold and snow!

  27. I am salivating over that tart filling!!

  28. It looks just beautiful there . . . what’s the temp? I will keep your blog photos up to offset the snow falling outside my window! I have to say, you are quite the success at eating the way you enjoy no matter what life throws at you or where you end up! You are an amazing chick. Take care.

  29. I read American Wife too! Loved it!

  30. I LOVE Winter Park. <3 I can't wait to go back this month!!

  31. Oh man, looking at those chocolate tarts all I can think is you should move your nomad self up here to Toronto :P
    I’ll get the tea started if you make the tarts ;)

  32. Heheeheh! I wish my Whole Paycheck was not in the city. I hate the parking!

  33. One of the joys of being a baker is licking the chocolate…totally justified!

  34. Aww man I got so excited about a raw tart crust recipe that I’m not allergic to… but I’m allergic to the filling! :P Do you think I could use almonds in place of the cashews?

  35. That chocolate tart is on my Christmas menu now! :) I love when you post raw recipes, it’s like a side of you we don’t get to see every day (the culinary whiz) and it’s refreshing!

  36. Holy Tart!!! That looks amazing!!! I will definitely be trying this! I’ve been wanting to eat more raw foods so this is a great start! :-)

  37. THANK YOU for posting the tart recipe! :) Sounds wonderful. Your creations always look so lovely. I can’t wait to try it. I’ll have to check out the book too. Thanks Gina :)

  38. Play then work’s much better than the other way around. ;)

  39. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOOOOVE The American Wife. Had no clue until the end that it was about Laura Bush. Enjoy it!!

  40. OH EM GEE that looks yummy… finger marks in the mixer for sure! Who could resist!

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