Thursday, January 17, 2008
Jenny, I don't have any Fruit Loops, but I used some leftover raw play dough to make some Trix. This goes to show that you're never too old for a nostalgic breakfast cereal, and if you make it yourself, it can even be good for you.
You don't have to have a little one around the house to have fun recreating the tastes from your youth. You can make this treat (I won't tell anyone), or scale it down for something quicker and simpler, like these raw Captin Crunch Berries featured on Gone Raw. The website has a category dedicated to kid-friendly cuisine.
There are also some fellow raw food bloggers, who have posted playful ideas on their sites. Check out Terilynn on The Daily Raw Cafe and Melissa's family food on Raw Baby Alex.
But, now for the great reveal. Raw B, those were some good guesses, and Alissa, I can see why you would suspect beets (just look at the great color of the mystery fruit's soaking liquid).
Here are the answers:
Yellow (looks a little beige in the photo): cashews, golden raisins, lemon extract, sea salt (this is my son's favorite; it reminds him of lemon flavored Tootsie rolls).
Bright Orange: almonds, goji berries, lucuma, mesquite, agave, rose water, sea salt.
Brownish Orange: pecans, unsulfured dried apricots, agave, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, sea salt.
Green: pumpkin seeds, pistachios, golden raisins, agave, vanilla, sea salt.
Dark Purple (may look a little brown in the photo): almonds, walnuts, dried blueberries, lucuma, vanilla, sea salt.
Magenta: almonds, dragon fruit (from two posts ago), lucuma, vanilla, sea salt.
Thanks for playing :-)
It's snowing now. My son and I were catching snowflakes on our tongue, like in Charlie Brown. Oh the sweet taste of pollution. Not.
Gotta make this post fast, since we sometimes lose cable when it snows (we get our Internet via the cable company). If you don't hear from me for a while, you'll know why.
Posted by shannonmarie at 12:54 PM