Here is something I indulge in without any guilt whatsoever. I have a
sweet tooth and love sweet treats, but I also know that sugar,
especially the refined version, is really bad for health. A piece of
fruit may satisfy sugar craving, but is not always what I want. I created these delicious pralines that can be
made any time of the year, but especially when the Holiday Season comes. They
make a perfect gift for Christmas and are very easy and
fun to make. If you have children, they would love to do the work for
recipe makes 34 delicious pralines. They are vegan, gluten-free, and
suited for people who follow raw food or paleo diet. No sugar added. Ingredients:
2 cups dried, non-sulfured seedless apricots
1/2 cup raw cacao
2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil (melted in water bath)
1 1/2 cups coconut flour (you can also use almond flour)
washed and cleaned apricots in a medium large bowl. Add enough purified
or spring water to cover the apricots set aside. Allow to macerate over
Strain apricots but do not discard the liquid. It can be added to smoothies.
apricots in a food processor and mash using the S blade. Process until
you receive a smooth paste. Add melted coconut oil and mix again. To
melt coconut oil fill a medium large bowl with hot water. Put the
measured amount of coconut oil into a small bowl. Place the small bowl
in a bowl of hot water and allow it to sit there until coconut oil
turned into liquid.
make the dough you can use the food processor, I prefer to do it the
old way - by hand in a large bowl. I use large spatula. It is quite a
fun and a good exercise, but it takes a bit of time.
you decide to follow me in the exercise, transfer apricot paste into a
large bowl add spices, salt, raw cacao and mix well with a wooden spoon.
Gradually add coconut flour and mix well. You should be able to make a
dough that is firm, but sticky enough to form small round pralines.
make the pralines portion out a chunk of dough (about 1 Tbsp) and roll
it to shape between your palms. Set each praline aside.
four small plates with garnish ingredients. I leave the proportions to
you. Divide the amount of pralines you formed out of the dough into four
groups and give them the final touch rolling them in garnish
ingredients. Shape pralines back to shape if necessary. Ready!
can place the ready pralines in individual candy paper cups and box
them or leave them on a platter for everyone to enjoy right away.
candy never lasts long when I am around so I have no need for
refrigeration, but I suggest that you keep your pralines in the fridge if
you want to preserve their goodness. You probably can dehydrate them in
your dehydrator on the lowest possible temperature, but this will, most
probably, alter the texture a bit. If you have time and means you can also dip this confections in a chocolate ganache and decorate them as they cool off. Experiment.
And whatever you decide to do, enjoy it!
First it was global cooling (1970s), then global warming (mid-1990s and on), now, probably out of pure embarrassment, it is simply the climate change. The heated debate brings skeptics, climate change deniers, fanatics and the hypocrites to, or near, each climate conference. And while the skeptics are being ridiculed;the deniers threatened with imprisonment; the fanatics ready to damp their cars and ride on bikes in cold and snow; the hypocrites are not in the slightestashamed to travel in private jets from one corner of the Earth to another. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is chilling indeed.
The current conference is under way in Paris where delegates of 195 countries responsible for negotiating a climate agreement are working together to pass a binding document that will put an end to, or at least slow down, the change of climate on planet Earth. The treaty may, or may not, include a plan to extinguish the Sun whose activity is in great part responsible for the irregular weather patterns and climate formation on Earth.
Forgive me my sarcasm, but climate change is a big and very lucrative business, and much of what is going on, is happeningin the "dark," behind closed doors. One can only speculate on who is really involved here and who will profit the most.
The climate is visibly changing and the powers to be decided that we will have to pay for it. Emphasis on "we" not them. I wish that someone told me why the same group of actors suppresses the research on free energy that was originally initiated by Nicola Tesla. The climate change dogma does not tolerate dissent of any kind. It preaches that climate change is anthropogenic or man-made. It also preaches that the changes are irreversible, butcan be slowed down by restricting human activities that caused them. No matter that climate changes are cyclical. No matter that some serious causes of climate change come fromnature. The natural causes of climate change include changes in Earth's
orbit and in the amount of energy emittedby the Sun. Furthermore, volcanic eruptions are also considered to causevariationsin climate. The eco-fascists, however, do not even bother to take these factors into consideration. The wild nature only spoils the rigid models developed in laboratory setting. Such narrative supports a sinister political agenda of a certain group of people and cannot be changed. Scientistswho propagate the "global cooling, global warming, climate change" theory want us to believe that recent changes in climate cannot be explained by nature
alone. They claim that most of the warming
since the mid-1900s is caused by human activity, most notably by the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. This human activity contributes to the greenhouse effect whereas heat is "trapped" by gases such as carbon dioxide. A drastic reduction in the consumption of fossil fuels would consequently lead to cooling and stabilization of climate. At least in theory, as postulated by these same scientists. That plants need carbon dioxide for their growth and development is not often considered in these equations. The systematic destructionof the jungles in Indonesia and Brazil and the deforestation of other regions is an industrial factor often overlooked in the debates as if the one thing had nothing to do with the other.