Friday, February 15, 2008

Instead of Chocolate - Grapes!

We got the idea for this recipe from RawSome Recipes Cookbook by Robyn Boyd. But once again we had to make some changes. The dip contained free flowing processed oil and Vegenaise, so I had to do some changing of this recipe to make it suitable for my family. But I think that Ms. Boyd had an excellent idea, and I'd really like to give her the credit. And I'd like to give my husband credit for the new name. He and I were sitting at the table eating them as fast as we could, and really enjoying them, and he said, you could serve them instead of chocolate, they were such a nice treat. I had to agree with him that they were delicious. I would consider a gift of these grapes of much higher value then Valentine chocolates.

My final credit goes to my son, Forest Zoo, who enthusiastically prepared these for our supper, and lovingly placed them in my heart shaped wildflower dish. He is certain that you are really going to like these.

Instead of Chocolate - Grapes!

1 bunch of red seedless organic grapes
1 cup of finely chopped walnuts or pecans, place some in a tiny dish
1 recipe of Sweet and Sour Cashew Dip

1. Wash the grapes and drain.

2. Make some Sweet and Sour Cashew Dip
Place in the blender and blend until smooth
3/4 cup of raw cashews
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (fresh tastes so much better)
1 TBSP honey or agave nectar
More water if needed, but be careful to keep this as thick as possible, because you are going to need to have it thick enough to dip grapes in and have it stick.

3. Dip the plump end of a grape into the cashew dip, then dip onto the chopped nuts and roll it just a little bit to get the nuts to stick and cover the spread.

4. Arrange the grapes on a platter and serve.

Serves 4 - 12, depending on how many you eat.

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