Friday, May 30, 2014

The Case of Cheese Topping for Fruit

You can meet someone in person or online and like him or her right of the bat. That's the case with my friend, and Cynthia's fellow Imajin Books author, Kenna McKinnon. Kenna has been doing a blog tour and on, this, the last day I asked her to share one of her favourite veggie recipes. I have purchased all the ingredients and I'm looking forward to trying it myself. I said to Kenna, "I bet I could serve this as a fruit dip as well as a topping." She agreed it would make a great dip too.

Cheese Topping for Fruit

8-oz-carton cream-style cottage cheese
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon dark rum (or flavoring)

Drain cheese and press through a sieve.

Combine with sour cream, sugar and rum.

Put in small bowl and sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Chill until serving time.

Spoon over fresh berries or pineapple.

Serves 6.

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Kenna McKinnon is the author of SPACEHIVE, a middle grade sci-fi/fantasy novel traditionally published by Imajin Books; BIGFOOT BOY: LOST ON EARTH was released on October 30, 2013 by Mockingbird Lane Press, a traditional small press. A children's chapter book, BENJAMIN AND RUMBLECHUM, will be published by Mockingbird Lane Press in late 2014. THE INSANITY MACHINE, a self-published memoir with co-author Austin Mardon, PhD, CM; and DISCOVERY—A COLLECTION OF POETRY were released by CreateSpace in 2012. Her books are available in eBook and paperback worldwide on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, etc., and in selected bookstores and public libraries.
Her interests/hobbies include occasional runner, volunteer, reading, writing, sporadic student of hatha yoga, karate and kickboxing, weightlifting, and frequent walker. She lives in a high-rise bachelor suite in the trendy neighborhood of Oliver in the City of Edmonton. Her most memorable years were spent at the University of Alberta, where she graduated with Distinction with a degree in Anthropology (1975). She has lived successfully with schizophrenia for many years and is a member of the Writers' Guild of Alberta and the Canadian Authors Association. She has three wonderful children and three grandsons.
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Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Case of Raw Apple Pie

Raw Apple Pie

1-3/4 cups raw almonds
10 dried dates
1 tbsp vegetable oil
pinch nutmeg
3 tsps cinnamon + more for sprinkling
pinch salt
2 tbsps agave syrup
3 apples

Finely chop the almonds and 5 of the dried dates in a blender.

In a bowl, combine the almond and date mixture with the vegetable oil, nutmeg, 2 tsps cinnamon, salt and agave syrup and form into a ball of dough with your hands.

Press the dough evenly into the bottom of an 8-1/2” spring-form pan and chill.

Purée one of the apples, the banana, the 5 remaining dried dates and the remaining tsp cinnamon in a blender.

Spread over the crust.

Core the remaining 2 apples and slice into very thin wedges. Arrange the wedges on top of the filling.

Sprinkle with cinnamon through a fine sieve.

Serves 4.
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

A Clue in The Case of Raw Apple Pie

Had so much fun making this video! A Clue in The Case of Raw Apple Pie.

Inspired by a visit to Rawlicious in Newmarket not too long ago, I made a raw apple pie and it was delicious! I like it better than baked apple pie and you need to know that when I was living at home with my parents, baked apple pie was my favourite dessert. It beat out chocolate! Since then I’ve matured into a more normal state but I'm telling you this pie is yum! Not too sweet, light, lovely to look at, and healthy too.

The Case of Raw Apple Pie, which will include a finished pic and the full recipe, appears in my next post.


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