It is DAY 28 of "Raw Food Recipes with Excalibur" and I am delighted to feature the GORGEOUS Christy Smith from Whole To Healthy. Excalibur introduced me to Christy, and I immediately fell in love with her warmth, enthusiasm, and humility. This lovely lady was nervous about her recipe being featured, and then delivers this INCREDIBLE SHOW STOPPING raw vegan dessert. HA! I served her raw vegan pumpkin layer cake to my dinner guests last week, and after one bite of what I promised would be Piggy HEEEEVEN they were all scrambling for note books to scribble down the recipe. Do NOT be put off by the apparent fiddly work. This dessert is a game changer. YUMMO!
Delicious sweet morsels of pleasure are Christy's specialty! Like me, Christy is not a formally trained chef. She too, has been through the home school of "trial and error", teaching herself to create simple desserts out of whatever is on hand. As a busy wife, mother, and owner of DipSticks Pretzels, this woman knows how to twirl a treat! Christy's company tag line is: "Funny Name...Seriously Good...." I feel like that is understating the power of the pretzel! I am going to warn you, that one bite of her gourmet dipped pretzels, and you might decide to coat-check your colon for life and opt for "death by dipsticks!" These pretzels are flippin dippin SENSATIONAL.
But Christy understands the value of whole foods too. As a participant, and then employee, of MPS Weight Loss and Wellness, she helped clients lose weight, increase energy, and eliminate many (if not all!) medications....simply by changing their diet. In her role as a Certified Nutrition Therapist at Whole To Healthy, Christy assists people on their health journey, focusing on a clean diet that eliminates as many pre-packaged foods as possible. Christy is currently completeing a Masters in Nutrition Therapy from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver Colorado.
You can book a session with Christy through her website. She is available for skype and group sessions too. You can also find delicious recipes and interesting posts on Christy's blog. I LOVE Christy's writing. It is absolutely hilarious! Be sure to read her original recipe post, where she shares her experiences whilst developing this pumpkin layer cake recipe. It is a great read :)
What I LOVE about this post is the honesty. I feel like we all go through the successes and failures, and the trial and error process that is the very nature of recipe development. I find it encouraging and extremely helpful to learn from the mistakes of others when they are humble and honest enough to share. For those of you who are intimidated by creating raw recipes, this post inspires confidence, that a lady with hardly any dehydrator experience, and not a specialist in raw desserts came up with this astonishing creation.
I am not going to lie to you. This dessert is ALL about the FUN...with a capital F. This dessert is decadent and delectable, and with every twist and turn of flavours makes no apologies for the sugar content! LOL! This was the ultimate yearly sweet treat for me, and I enjoyed every single sinful bite! HA!
Thanks Christy, for so tirelessly working to create this masterpiece, and graciously sharing it here as part of this event. You are RAWMAZING...
Photo taken by Melissa Hitzemann of Whirlygig Photography
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