a. I relish every opportunity to say "mozzarella" in a thick, Italian accent (you know you want to...)
b. It involved making veggie noodles (hello, Cook Help!)
c. I could make a pasta tower!
d. One must drink wine while eating (and making?) pasta.
This recipe was enjoyably creamy, but maybe a little bland. I added a lot of red pepper flakes to compensate. I also didn't have any fresh basil, which probably would have helped.
The next thing I made was Cafe Gratitude's Coconut Curry Soup. This recipe is a keeper. It had that perfect Thai restaurant curry flavor, even though I had to substitute coconut flakes blended with water for the young coconut the recipe called for. I had it again for lunch today over veggie noodles and it was really yummy.
For a dinner party dessert I knew I needed to make something fabulous and appealing to a mainstream group of eaters. Here's how I got busy with the springform.
Layer 1: Chocolate coconut crust from Pure 2 Raw's Grasshopper Pie
Layer 2: Caramel sauce #2 from Sweetly Raw's Just Desserts
Layer 3: Nutless Chocolate Creme from Sweetly Raw's Just Desserts
Layer 4: Whipped Cream from Sunny Raw Kitchen's Banana Chocolate Cream Cake
Layer 5: Chocolate caramel candy bits:
- Spread a layer of chocolate (1/2 cup raw cacao, 1/2 cup maple syrup, 1/2 cup melted coco oil, dash of vanilla and sea salt) on wax paper and freeze
- Layer Caramel Sauce #2 on top and allow to freeze
- Add another chocolate layer, freeze, and chop to bits.
This pie, which I am calling "Are You Kidding Me?!", was devoured after a blissful sauna. I barely escaped the raving fork-wielding mob with a piece intact. Seriously fabulous.
Question: Do you have a recipe that you rely on consistently as a crowd pleaser?