We had such a great time that myself, Sandy (the Cooking Class coordinator), and the group stayed well past the one hour cooking class, to chat about health, nutrition, and the sumptuous recipes! Many thanks to Sandy and the ladies for a fun afternoon.
On another note, I hope all of you had a Happy (and healthy) Thanksgiving. This time of year holds a special place in my heart; Niagara is always so beautiful with the shifting colors and weather of Autumn, and I'm fortunate to celebrate a few familial birthday's around the same time as this holiday.
Here is a raw apple pie recipe (featured is the last piece of pie remaining - so good!) that I made this past Thanksgiving. It almost tasted like a raw apple crumble - yum!:
Apple Crumble Pie
1 cup shredded coconut
2 cups almonds
1/2 - 3/4 cup dates
5 large mutsu apples
1/2 cup dates
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp cinnamon
Process crust ingredients, and fit to a large glass pie pan. Process 2 apples, and puree in a food processor. Chop the remaining 3 apples in the food processor. Combine apple mixture together, and fill pie shell. Top with leftover crumble/crust.
Also, Thanksgiving marks a special day for my little humble corner of the web, 'barefoot and frolicking'; it was a year ago that I posted my first blog entry entitled "A Vegan Thanksgiving?" Since then, I've expanded my horizons by learning from many other food bloggers (and even meeting some in person!), as well as writing about and documenting my personal journey with living, raw, vegan, and whole foods cuisine.
I want to thank all of you for your support, encouraging comments, and inspiration along the way. I am always so pleased that people are interested in following my blog, and I love to keep up with everyone's blogs as well - it is so great to keep up an ongoing dialogue about health, nutrition, and well-being. All in all, I am looking forward to another great year of 'barefoot and frolicking' and hope you are too :)
Best wishes for now!