I’m overwhelmed. I cannot begin to tell you how much your responses to my last post mean to me. How your kindness feels like cradling a hot cup of lemongrass and ginger tea in my hands on a cold rainy weekend morning, snuggled up in bed listening to droplets patter against my window. Comfort and quiet happiness.
Truth be told, I almost didn’t let the post go live. The only reason I didn’t delete it was that I spent Wednesday evening at choir and Thursday at the magnificent Women of Letters event dreamed up by Marieke Hardy and Michaela McGuire, and so had no time to craft an alternative post.
What I didn’t expect was an outpouring of not only understanding and support for unhappy stumbling days, but out-of-the-blue calls for me to put my hand to a novel.
I love you all. I do. (And you silent readers, too.) To write beyond this blog is one of the dearest desires of my heart, and without your encouragement I wouldn’t even have thought it possible.
I’m going to try. I doubt I can achieve your hopes of something Austen-esque, but I’m going to try to create something.
And, in the meantime (and in turn), I shall encourage you to create this Raw Vegan Key Lime Pie, which is utterly delicious. This dessert amazes me with the way its disparate ingredients form a zingy, creamy, sweet, perfectperfect treat. Avocados, lime, agave, and coconut oil create the mousse-like top, which dances alongside the nut-date-coconut base.
For those of you who’ve tried and fallen in love with my raw brownies with chocolate icing of pure amazingness, the original or carob maple version, you’ll know to trust me when I say that avocados, nuts and dates create something magical here.
I’ve decided not to post recipes that I haven’t created or adapted significantly, so you’ll find the recipe for this on my wonderful friend Rob’s site, Girl On Raw. I used 1/2 cup almonds and no pumpkin seeds or coconut oil in the base, but the rest of the recipe I followed to the letter.
I adore this dessert. It makes me almost as happy you do.
P.S. If there are some amongst you who don’t particularly see a raw vegan dessert as something that conveys thanks, let me know. I may just have another short video of me acting like a complete fool that I could put up to show my gratitude for the way you help strengthen my soul.