After a year of
starving eating healthily and sweating-my-curves-off exercising and only losing 1 stone (I was hoping for 1¾), I came to the following conclusion:
This was one of my Facebook posts in the last weeks and neither statement is far from the truth. While I found that I put on weight very easily and I lose it far too slowly (don't get me wrong, I know the math behind it) sometimes I just want to give up and eat those cakes that I tried so hard to forget existed. My craving for cakes is fairly recent as I wasn't a sweets person. I am still not much of a chocoholic, nor icecream-cholic, but I do like cakes. The bigger, the better. The more calories, the yummiest. Coffee cakes, velvet cupcakes, caramel cakes, brownies - you name it, I like it!
After suffering from giving up cakes due to my weight gain, I started to look into alternatives and this is how I came across the no bake and raw vegan cakes which are perfect for me (and hopefully they have less calories). I don't bake (I normally buy cakes from the shops) and I don't like spending too much time in the kitchen so when I found the recipe for this raw chocolate tart, I thought I would give it a try. And I did, and it was delicious, and it looked just like the one in the picture! Next time I'll make it, I will post my own version (I tweaked it a little bit) and a picture.
This is how I decided to give it a go at no bake and raw vegan cakes and try a new recipe every (other) weekend. Here is this weekend's cake - Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie and below is the 'making of' in pictures.
|The base and the filling|
|Raw vegan pumpkin pie + playing with patterns|
|Having a slice|
|As the coconut flavour was too strong for me, I decided|
to add a dark chocolate coating with pecans and almond flakes