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DEEEEE-I-LICIOUS Fudge

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

So I had leftover almond mash from making almond milk today and decided I wasn’t going to put it in the freezer, I was gonna make some FUDGE with it. This is what I did (to the best of my memory:)

1 cup leftover almond mash from making NUT MILK -OOO!
1 jar artisana cashew butter (so creamy)
1/2 cup cacao powder (maybe more, I wasn’t paying attention and was talking to customers)
1/3 bottle coconut nectar
1/3 cup rice protein powder
a good dozen or so AFA green powder capsules, emptied into the fudge
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
a small pinch of himalayan salt
1 tsp orange oil

Combined everything together by hand. This is absolutely beautiful and soooo YUMMY. I’m flying high right now. In cacao bliss.

chocolate violet cake

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Well, I just made this and it is quite delicious. Make it for yourself and let me know how you like it.

Crust

• 2 cups hazelnuts
• 1 cup dried apricots (organic/unsulphured)
• 3/4 cup fresh water

In the VitaMix, put 1 cup hazelnuts in the pitcher and blend until it turns into a powder. Empty into a large bowl. Repeat with the 2nd cup of hazelnuts. Then add 1 cup dried apricots. Add about 3/4 cup water and blend until it looks like a jam. Scrape out into the hazelnut powder and mix together. Stir until evenly mixed and then press into the bottom of a pie dish or spring form pan.

Filling

• 2 cups raw cashews
• 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
• 1/4 cup coconut oil
• 2 Tbsp cacao butter
• 1 Tbsp cacao nibs
• 2 Tbsp raw agave

Blend in the VitaMix until smooth. Pour into the crust and decorate with fresh blueberries, orange peel shavings, or whatever you’d like. Put in the fridge or freezer to set. Serve and enjoy!

fruit and chocolate pudding tart

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

I just put this together for a class I had last friday. We were going to do the date nut torte recipe but the woman said she had already made that recipe in a class. She said she wanted to do a dessert for her daughter’s baby shower coming up. “GREAT!” I said, “Let’s play/experiment with an easy pie.” And preceded to make this recipe.

Simple crust recipe
• 2 cups walnuts
• 1/4 - 1/2 cup agave (start with less and add if you need to)
• 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
• 1 pinch of himalayan salt

Blend in a food processor until well combined. Will be a bit sticky. I didn’t have a pie plate so I used a spring form pan. With a rubber scraper or spoon, spread the crust on the bottom of the pie dish or pan. If the mixture sticks too much to the rubber scraper, run the scraper under cold water so it doesn’t stick anymore!

Simple pudding layer
• 1 avocado
• 8 medjool dates
• 2-4 Tbsp raw cacao powder

Put all the ingredients in a small food processor and blend until smooth. If the dates are firm, soak them in warm water to soften. Spoon out the pudding and spread onto the pie crust.

Other ingredients:
• bananas
• berries
fudge truffles

Assemble the rest:
Slice the bananas onto the pudding layer. Have fun and play with placement. I started to put a layer down and it reminded me of a sunflower. Cara suggested I cut some of the fudge truffles onto the pie so I sliced some up and put them on. Then for some color, I decided to put some raspberries down.

It was really sweet and fun and super duper easy. Do this recipe with your kids. This pie didn’t last very long at all. Like a day and a half.

chilicious food - week 3

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Hello Good People!

Week 3 of our opening! We had a shorter week last week - we went away for the holiday and that was good medicine indeed. This is another week and we’ve extended the menu a bit. See below for details…

Hours that we will be open this week:

Tuesday - Friday: 10 - 6 pm

Saturday: noon until 6 pm

that’s the RAWvarti Wrap Sandwich - amazing looking and amazing tasting!

Some of what’s on the menu this week:

• Chocolate green smoothie - this was a hit this past week. Green sprouts in the smoothie but you can’t taste them. Drink your greens!

Hella Good Shake: this really is a hella good shake! Greens and chia and nut milk. It’s sweet and tasty!

• Pink Smoothie - the 2nd top hit for smoothies this week

• Get Your Greens Juice

Pear and Ginger Cheezecake by the slice with a dreamy raw chocolate walnut crust (tastes like fudge!)

Chocolate & Superfood Truffles

Raw Chocolate Fudge

Kefir Soda & Kombucha

RAWvarti Wrap Sandwich - Should-a called it the Hella Good Wrap. Hmm… maybe I will!

Sprouted Grain Chili with Macadamia Nut Sour “Creme” - the spices will warm you from the inside out.

Linda’s Witches Brew - When I’m there at the cafe and you feel daring, let me concoct a smoothie for you. Trust me, no toads will be added to the smoothie!
Now here’s something really RAWsome I want to share with you for the month of November:

Don’t you love the colors? I’ve got some of my silk paintings on display at a little store in Montpelier called the Shoe Horn. It’s on Langdon Street. Take a looksee please! This photo is a picture of a Memory sarong that I made for myself. I used to wear it and then decided to frame it. It’s 4 feet by 6 feet! Big and colorful - just like the person who painted it! 8-)

There are many other silks to look at. Some I beaded and some I didn’t. A lot of the silks are based on some medieval paintings that have inspired me.

Just had to keep this picture up one more week. They look so darn cute!

So come on over and have some of the best food ever!

NEED A NUT MILK BAG? Get your wholesale/retail nut milk bags here. Check out our hemp and nylon filtering bags. GREAT NEWS! We now have 100% compostable bags to package our bags in! As you know, it is our mission to be a sustainable company and that’s not just for our business sales, but for our business practices, meaning our packaging and shipping materials.
NEED SOME

HOW-TO’s?

http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/how_to_make_nut_milk.php - at the top of the page, you’ll see links to do various things with your nut milk bag and VitaMix. Recipes included! YAY!

Thank you for your RAWsome time and energy! Please contact me for information or other raw goodies (both bulk and prepared.)

In joy and in health,

Linda

Vermont Fiddle Heads

18 Worcester Village Road

Worcester, VT 05682

802-223-2111

802-408-1000 (fax)

http://www.vt-fiddle.com

Please check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcester-VT/Vermont-Fiddle-Heads/63781489465?ref=nf -  Become a fan and check out photos, events and notes. MM-kay?
P.S. Keep checking back on the shop. Adding products as we speak! http://vt-fiddle.com/shop/

P.P.S. Need some bulk food items? Or great reading/educational material? Hella awesome skincare products? We’ve got: Healing Cancer from the Inside Out DVD, Pacifica Perfume Products, Candles and Lotions, WiseWays Herbals, Sea Chi skincare, The China Study book, Joel Fuhrman books and audio, heavy duty dehydrators, new products by Health Force Nutritionals, really raw oats, raw nori sheets, chia seeds, turkish mulberries, dandy blend (a dandelion coffee substitute), wasabi powder, kelp noodles, dandelion leek miso by south river, garlic red pepper miso by south river, Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe, Naked Chocolate by David Wolfe and Shazzie, Sun Warrior Biofermented Rice Protein powder (in natural and chocolate flavors),  marine phytoplankton, lucuma powder, yacon slices, really raw cashews, artisana coconut butter and goji berries. Please contact me if you are interested in getting any of these items.

With everything we sell, items can be picked up or I can mail them to you.

week 2 at the cafe!

Monday, October 26th, 2009

Hello Good People!

Week 2 of our cafe opening! It was a lovely week last week. I have a couple fun pictures below. This week the hours are a bit shorter because of the holiday at the end of the week.

Hours that we will be open this week:

Tuesday 1 - 6 pm

Wednesday & Thursday 11 - 6 pm

Address:

18 Worcester Village Rd, Worcester, VT - just 8 miles north of Montpelier.

Some of what’s on the menu this week:

• Chocolate green smoothie - this was a hit this past week. I’m sneaking the greens this week.

• Pink Smoothie - the 2nd top hit for smoothies this week

• Get Your Greens Juice

• Pear and Ginger Cheezecake by the slice with a chocolate walnut crust

• Chocolate & Superfood Truffles

• Raw Fudge

• Kefir Soda

• Hot Herbal Elixirs & Superfood Concoctions

We are stocked with all the things we personally love and use (we only sell what we use and love.) This is a healthy food store so expect all things to uplift you, help you feel good, and (hopefully) inspire you. We have artsy-fartsy stuff, books, DVDs, incense, bulk medicinal and culinary herbs, super foods, bulk nuts/seeds, appliances, beauty products (only that I love and use), tinctures, remedies, candles, a small section for household products, soaps, essential oils, our LOVELY and very happy, organic t-shirts, and much more. Of COURSE we have our variety of nut milk filtering bags and reusable tea bags for sale here!
Now for the pictures:

We had a super nice visit with my dad and step mom this week to go along with our opening! We’ve been promising my step mom a ride on the back of Matt’s bike for a while and here she is finally taking it! She hasn’t been on a motorcycle she said for 50 years! You Go Gwynne!!
Here is Gwynne sampling the gorgeous Pacifica lotions…
We took a trip to Shelburne museum. it was a really wonderful visit and my favorite thing there was the apothecary store. Hmm… Go figure! :-)
At the front of the Fidde Heads Cafe! Yes, we’re open! FINALLY!!!  :-)

Come in - get yourself something hella good to eat/drink and soak in the sunshine of the place. I’ll post up more pictures next week. I wanted to send a great big thank you to my dad and step mom for being my models this week!

NEED A NUT MILK BAG? Get your wholesale/retail nut milk bags here. Check out our hemp and nylon filtering bags. GREAT NEWS! We now have 100% compostable bags to package our bags in! As you know, it is our mission to be a sustainable company and that’s not just for our business sales, but for our business practices, meaning our packaging and shipping materials.
NEED SOME

HOW-TO’s?

http://www.vt-fiddle.com/rawfood/how_to_make_nut_milk.php - at the top of the page, you’ll see links to do various things with your nut milk bag and VitaMix. Recipes included! YAY!

Thank you for your RAWsome visits to our store! Please contact me for information or other raw goodies (both bulk and prepared.)

Happy Halloween, Day of the Dead, & Samhain,

Linda

Vermont Fiddle Heads

18 Worcester Village Road

Worcester, VT 05682

802-223-2111

802-408-1000 (fax)

http://www.vt-fiddle.com

Please check out our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcester-VT/Vermont-Fiddle-Heads/63781489465?ref=nf -  Become a fan and check out photos, events and notes. MM-kay?
P.S. Keep checking back on the shop. Adding products as we speak! http://vt-fiddle.com/shop/

P.P.S. Need some bulk food items? Or great reading/educational material? Hella awesome skincare products? We’ve got: Healing Cancer from the Inside Out DVD, Pacifica Perfume Products, Candles and Lotions, WiseWays Herbals, Sea Chi skincare, The China Study book, Joel Fuhrman books and audio, heavy duty dehydrators, new products by Health Force Nutritionals, really raw oats, raw nori sheets, chia seeds, turkish mulberries, wasabi powder, kelp noodles, dandelion leek miso by south river, garlic red pepper miso by south river, Eating for Beauty by David Wolfe, Naked Chocolate by David Wolfe and Shazzie, Sun Warrior Biofermented Rice Protein powder (in natural and chocolate flavors), marine phytoplankton, lucuma powder, yacon slices, really raw cashews, artisana coconut butter and goji berries. Please contact me if you are interested in getting any of these items.

With everything we sell, items can be picked up or I can mail them to you.

Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes did a Raw Food Transformation Talk Last Night

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

OK, so writing about the event last night - Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes did a Raw Food Transformation Talk in Montpelier on Aug 11th at 6 pm…

Matt -n- Angela

Matt -n- Angela

We got to the church to set up around 4:30 pm. If I wanted to, I’d write about the EXCELLENT day I had the day before with Joshua helping me prepare for Tuesday. But for now, I’ll keep it to just Tuesday and say THANK YOU virtually again to Joshua Pfeil for helping me so much. I was absolutely grateful. By the time we got there, Matt and Angela were already there. They had just finished setting up like FIVE tables or something crazy with all their inventory. It was totally amazing to see. They said they were wishing that every event could be held at the place we had - nice wide open space and plenty of room for chairs and tables. That was good to hear. This is definitely their livelihood and it showed that they’ve got this all figured out.

Ca you see the table of their inventory on the right there?

Can you see the tables filled with all of their inventory on the right there?

I set up my little table and I put up a table for Geniel Fife. She is the only other raw food lady making food for stores here in VT. She a grandmom and she’s amazing! I just met her on Sunday at her potluck that we had for Natasha Kyssa. I just instantly liked Geniel. Geniel wanted to set up a table to put out samples and I said, “Absolutely!”

On my table, I had a little section for my brochures and business cards, plus had some hemp nut milk bags for sale. We didn’t want to bring any nylon bags because we figured the Monarch’s would bring our nylon bags (turns out they didn’t put out our nylon bags because they wanted us to sell ours! How funny!) So we just put the hemp out and only one size: the 9 x 12. I put out some cookies that Matt decided to bring - the hazelnut spice cookies. I put out some plates to hold the chocolate orange heaven cheeze cake that Joshua and I made as well as the VitaMinteral Green Cheeze Cake that I made. I put out some fudge balls that I made which Joshua rolled out in coconut flakes. Plus I had 3 gallons of nut milk in the coolers ready - 2 gallons of hazelnut milk sweetened with agave and 1 gallon of hazenut chai. Angela asked if I brought any of my god/goddess butters because she loved them so much. So we sent Matt home to get them as I didn’t have enough space to bring the first trip around. OH! Also brought some tee-shirts but we had no real place to show them but at least I was wearing one, Emily was wearing one and Cat was wearing one! I gave one to Angela too so that she could represent as well! :-)

There's my table with raw food treats and Geniel's table with her samples

There's my table there on the left with some of my raw food items and next to that was Geniel's table with samples.

god butters and goddess butters

god butters and goddess butters

my raw chocolate almond FRUITS OF THE EARTH fudge balls! YUM! these are delicious!

my raw chocolate almond FRUITS OF THE EARTH fudge balls! YUM! these are delicious!

Raw Chocolate Orange Heavenly Cheeze Cake

Raw Chocolate Orange Heavenly Cheeze Cake

we at our little desserts and treats table!

Here we are at our little desserts and treats table!

So we were all set up and then we realized we forgot a sign for outside! Thankfully the church had a sandwich board and Cat/Emily went to the drawing board, got some poster paper and I gave Cat a marker to write out signs for the sandwich board. The two of them put that out on the street, we opened the doors and in came in the guests! We had 24 paid guests and if you included me and my worker bees, we had 30 people listening to what Matt and Angela had to say! That was so cool! Pat, my neighbor and friend, came and she took my little point-and-shoot digital camera and took many pictures which you can see posted on my fiddleheads facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Worcester-VT/Vermont-Fiddle-Heads/63781489465?ref=nf#/album.php?aid=137458&id=63781489465

There's our two greeters for the evening! (plus a little peeker!)

There are my little greeters on the way home from a long night. Look! They are still shiny and happy! YAYYYY!!!

As we let the guests settle in and peruse Matt/Angela’s table, we decided to start the talk. I said hello to everyone and welcomed our guests and we began. Matt started the talks. He talked about a wide range of raw food transformation - talking about many ways to adjust the diet for better health and vitality. Meanwhile, Angela was our first paying customer, buying a cup of chai milk and loved it. (YAYYY!) He talked about spirituality, colon hydrotherapy and various transformations that take place in the body when we clean up our diet. I saw a bunch of note taking happening which was way cool! I totally found Mr Monarch to be quite fun to watch as he spoke - he’s a sweetie and he definitely has experimented with himself and read a WHOLE bunch along the way. He kept calling himself an extremist and I found myself chuckling at the things he was saying. I’m SURE some (or maybe a lot) of what he said was maybe the first time people heard of such things, but for me, it was like preaching to the choir… And I needed to hear the extra preaching to be honest.

For me, I am finding that I JONES to hear what people are doing who have been doing raw food longer than I. I still find that I’ve got a lot of conditioning/mental programming around stuff that I know makes no sense really, but there’s fragments still there… This is why I SO enjoy hearing what these guys are doing - totally validates that what I’m doing is along the norm. For example, I was listening to Matt talk about eating less and how the body goes through healing/detox and also how the body starts to feel really really good on less food. It’s just a matter of finding the right amount of food that works for you. This is what I’ve been evolving to in the last 6 months or so. I don’t eat a lot most days. Well, it seems like every other day I find that I’m hungry. Of course I have that conditioning in me like the 1950s housewife that goes, “three square meals a day!” And for me, that doesn’t feel quite right in my body anymore. So when Natasha was here this past weekend, I asked her about it and she nodded and said, “that sounds about right.” And last night Matt said pretty much the same thing. So, for me, who has been on this raw journey for 8 years now, doing it quite by myself (no spa retreats yet!) and happy to experiment, it’s just nice to hear these validations. It was hella fun to just listen to all that he had to say and I was also THRILLED that these words were coming out of someone else’s mouth for my kids to hear! YIPPPEEEEE!!!

Matt Monarch giving his Raw Food Transformation Talk, Aug 11, 2009

Matt Monarch giving his Raw Food Transformation Talk, Aug 11, 2009

So back to the night. Matt talked for quite a while and answered a lot of questions. He announced it was time to take a break and so people got up and went over to their table to ask more questions and we had some visitors at our table, too. It was just fun talking with people and then Matt comes over with his little video camera and asks us if we want to be on his little TV show. Well, this is something that we weren’t expecting! I was totally not prepared but it was still totally fun. I only hope he edits a bit because I was very silly sounding, I’m sure. But whatever! It’s all good. Matt M. asked Matt W. about healing his asthma on the raw food diet and me about all the slew of things that I’ve reversed. I am not exactly sure how coherent I was. I was still pretty much like “NOT expecting this!” but like I said it was fun.

There he is with his little TV camera!

There he is with his little TV camera!

Here we are being interviewed for The Raw Food World TV Show. hahaha

Here we are being interviewed for The Raw Food World TV Show. What a riot!

Just added! A link to his TV show here: http://mattmonarch.blogspot.com/2009/08/healing-asthma-with-raw-foods-episode.html

So then Angela’s turn came up to talk and she talked about her own transformation going from being 300 lbs and morbidly obese to losing more than half her weight on the raw food diet. She talked about her journey, her favorite foods to eat, the foods that are best to eat each day, tips and tricks to how to eat this way while you are traveling, etc. She talked about her ideology and how it’s changed as well as how her own emotions have changed on her raw food journey. She took questions. One of the best questions was “How many calories is in bee pollen?” And I loved the answer that Angela gave - she said she likes to equate things to nature so she said, “We’re the only animals that think it’s necessary to count calories. No animal in the woods is out there taking out a calorie counter and measuring his food.” I love when the raw food dudes talk like this. David Wolfe does that too. It makes sense when you really think about it. She said (as others have) that no other animal puts fire to their food and yet we do and feel that it is best. To her, this is crazy thinking and I love that. Again, she talked like Matt Monarch did about “wild and crazy” things and yet to my ears, it was very much welcomed. I think it might have been a lot to digest (pun intended) for a lot of people and probably for some it was their first exposure to this kinda stuff but how great is that?! Everyone saw 2 people that are articulate and healthy looking talking about their own experiences. Wonderful wonderful!

Angela Stokes-Monarch giving her Raw Food Transformation Talk, Aug 11 2009

Angela Stokes-Monarch giving her Raw Food Transformation Talk, Aug 11 2009

The night ended and people stayed and bought things or asked questions. It was a very inspiring night! Everyone left with smiles so we did something good, me thinks! The Monarchs had about 5 empty boxes from their inventory so hopefully they made some money to help them continue what they are doing.

We helped them pack up their RAV4 full to the brim with alllllll their stuff, gave them hugs and sent them on their merry way. I was totally hoping they could check out lots more fun stuff here in Central VT but they were off to get to Buffalo for their next day’s event.

from left to right: Matt Monarch, Linda Wooliever, kiddos, Angela Stokes-Monarch - YAY!

from left to right: Matt Monarch, Linda Wooliever, kiddos, Angela Stokes-Monarch - YAY!

So that was the day! Pretty cool, right?

P.S. I’ll write more about the weekend with Natasha tomorrow! :-)


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