Saturday, August 9, 2008

Meme + Recipe

These delicious treats were inspired by Carmella’s recipe for raw cheesecake. Makes four tartlets, serves 4-8, depending upon the size of your stomach.


  • 2 cups of pecans, soaked for 6-8 hrs. and dried over night
  • 12 Medjool dates, pits removed
  • a sprinkle of salt

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until the nuts are crumbly and the mixture will easily form a small ball. Cover your tartlet pans with saran wrap and press the crust into each pan, taking care to evenly distribute it along the sides and bottom.


  • a scant 3 cups of cashews soaked for 2-4 hrs.
  • 3-4T agave nectar
  • 2T unsweetened applesauce
  • 2T water, more if needed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Once again, blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. If the mixture will not blend easily, add more water. A heavy-duty blender, such as a Vitamix, would also suffice for this step.


  • 4-8 ripe plums, depending upon your taste

Scoop the cashew cream into the crusts and smooth gently. Arrange plum slices on top of the tartlets to complete. Store in the refrigerator for no longer than two days.

I have seen this one so many times and as interesting as it is, I'm going to pass on passing it on this time around. But thanks, Bumblebutton, for tagging me!

  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Post the rules on the blog.
  • Write six random things about yourself.
  • Tag six people at the end of your post.
  • Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
  • Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Six random things...

  1. I used to want to be a writer, with my heart and soul. Then our computer hard drive exploded (not really, but it went totally beserk) and all of my stories were gone. Forever. I haven't really written since.
  2. I love FiTV. I do the workouts (Shimmy! All Star Workouts!) and I watch the shows, too. (Get Fresh With Sara Snow is my favorite.)
  3. I am really bad with book series. I read all of the Harry Potter books except for the last 3/4 of the seventh book. I read the first two books in Scotts Westerfield's Uglies trilogy, was hooked, and forgot about the third book. (Oops!) The only series that I finished was *drum roll* the X-Men movies. My favorites! Also, I adore travel books. I don't really read "teen" books very often anymore because I think "adult" books are much more interesting.
  4. I think it might be fun to be a high-fashion model. I think fashion is really interesting and appealing as an art form. (Ditzy models, though? Not for me.)
  5. It sound dumb, but I like feeling fancy. Pretty food, expensive things (that I bought on eBay at 75% off retail price, of course) & cashing my paycheck make me feel fancy.
  6. I like being considered a "hippie." I take it as a compliment. I know I'm not really a hippie, but at my school, my interest in healthy eating and my eco-mindedness definitely makes me an obvious tree-hugger. And I love that!



A raw tartlet?? YUM!!

I'm like you with #2 - love that channel!!

Saw your comment on my blog - the local craft fairs in my area would advertise on television, in the newspapers, etc.


Mm love the looks of the raw tartlet! Especially if it's cashew cream - that just sounds so tasty!

Ahh you must finish Harry Potter! It is my absolute favorite - I am one of those obsessed fans :o)


that tartlet looks sooo good!! yum yum yum


The tartlet looks perfect!
I love fitv to, I'm a big fan of the Dan Ho Show. :)


I have a hard time keeping up with books written in a series too. If you became a high-fashion model, you would definitely be a multi-talented one. Just look at your fantastic blog and all the inspirational food you make! BTW, LOVE the plum tart =D

Hey Harriet  

Oh these raw plum tartlets sound (& look) delicious! Yummo! I'll have 3 thanks. With coffee if it's not too much trouble ;)

A really enjoyable blog, I'll be popping in again for sure. Enjoy your weekend :)


I love the tartlets Katie! To answer your question about what I do when I'm short on time, I plan meals and also make some things in advance and freeze. That way, when I'm feeling lazy or have little time, I can just pull something out of the freezer. Or even take out a frozen meal the night before so it's ready to heat/cook when I need it!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food)  

Oh my gosh, those tartlets look so gorgeous! I'm glad that they are so simple to make because I definitely want to try them :)


I am so sorry to hear that you don't write anymore after our comp. hard drive exploded. I hope you'll find some motivation to write again.

Anyway, my stomach size is big, my appetite is big, so these recipe will makes four tartlets.


thanks so much for the comment on my blog :D
those tartlets look incredible!!! i also am a huge fan of fittv- shimmy is my favorite!
have a great day


Yum! Those tartlets look (and sound) beyond delicious! :)


omg the tartlet looks gorgeous... can u send me one for breakfast? :P

is that u in the photo? U're so pretty~! ^^


Those tartlets look so yummy. I haven't made cashew cream but it's on my short list. I'm so sorry you lost all your writing. OW. You are just always creating, from one mode to another.


Mouth watering looking tartlets, and Yay! for tree-huggers!


Ooooo - these tartlets looks lush!!

Love your blog and recipes :)


I like feeling/looking fancy too. I just bought a pair of silver ballet flats and I can't wait to dress up in them!


Your tartlet looks delicious.
I love your answers- I always took it as a compliment when people considered me a hippie too. When I was in high school I would sew some of my own clothes and make my own jewelry.


What a delicious looking plum tart! I've always wanted to try making a raw desert--that looks like a good one to start with. :)

As for writing, you should try again. I'm a writer (poetry) and finally applying for MFAs and sending my work out to be published. It took a long time to feel serious about it, but it's worth it!


dates in a crust ...never did that but sounds yummy!


That looks amazing... Wow, perfect for a hot Summer day since it is all raw. I'm going to have to try this one, that's way cool....


YUMMM! That looks so decadent:)

Rosebud Collection  

The tartlet looks wonderful..
Love all your answers to your tag..I think it is great "You like feeling Fancy"..and why not? It is fun to enjoy life and live it to the fullest..

Purva Desai  

Plum tartlet looks drooling...

U ve a Brillant surprise waiting for u.....grab it from my blog


What a great little tart. Plums are in season and so good right now. I will have to try it out!


Dennis thinks this is good. Dennis loves you.


I don't make too many raw sweets, but those tartlettes look really good!


This is the kind of things we always need more of. No fuss, easy cleaning, and healthy. On another note, I think that you have written and have enjoyed writing even after your hard drive exploded---just on a different medium and context. Your blog is definitely a good outlet. I know of so many other food bloggers who have ventured to write their own books, so don't give it up!!


That raw tartlet recipe sounds awesome! I've recently become more interested in raw foods, so I'll keep this recipe in mind.

I'm also considered the "hippie(/punk)" of my school! I guess that's what your labeled if you're the different one in a suburban preppy town- haha. But I love it as well, it makes me unique :)


Those tartlets look totally amazing! Thanks for the inspiration...I am having a ME day today (sans boyfriend and still holiday time) so I am going to go and get the treats I need to make these bad boys and give it a try.

Great blog!


I really like the "raw" pastry case of nuts and dates - a healthy alternative to pastry.


The tartlet looks delicious! Love the use of cashew butter.

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