Don’t miss out on making this raw "key lime" pudding. It is a winner on every level. This pudding can literally be made in under 5 minutes; chilled and devoured in under half an hour; and requires absolutely no skill whatsoever. Just blend and chow! This phenomenal raw vegan recipe epitomizes the "blend and live" philosophy. Best of all, there is nothing bad in it! WOO HOO! We love to hear that! This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, nut free, soy free and refined sugar free. Just pure Yum Yum Yum!
I have not met anyone who doesn’t love this simple pudding. Vegans, Omnivores, Toxic Treat Tamers, Cream Dreamers and Whole Foods Skeptics all agree – this pudding is scrumptious! I served this simple dessert at one of Dr Carter’s lunch and lectures, and got a unanimous vote of approval – that being all but one empty bowl. I will say that some people are not quite as partial to the extreme tart flavour as I am. This can be easily tempered with a little more sweetener. You know me, I'm a tart at heart. So the more bite the better! But if your taste is a little more conservative, just sweeten this pudding in order to find your perfect blend. You know my partiality to the blend and taste approach. Just keep adding, dipping (your snout, or finger, depending on how daring you are), and blending until you get this pudding “juuuust right”.
I will say that I have made all kinds of variations of this pudding and they have all been s'blended. I have made a pudding with just lemon juice, just lime juice, I have left out the rind when I didn’t have the “zest for zest”. I have to say that this recipe is fail safe as long as you stick to the ratios of juice. You just can’t mess this one up! My friend Kris and I made a lemon pudding without any zest in a hurry a while back that was still delicious. So much so, that we sat on the couch in the privacy of my house, eating it straight out of the blender! Tarts indeed!
I will say though, that the combination of lemon and lime juice with the rind lends a depth of flavour that is hard to match for this pudding or it is just not "key lime" is it? I first became smitten (or should I say bitten) with key lime mousse in the Florida everglades, in a little fishing shack off the river. The mosquitos were eating me alive! I imagined them the size of cockroaches as they successfully gnawed through my jeans! While they were biting through my jeans, I was biting my tongue, trying to prevent myself from ordering yet another and another and another key lime mousse!
This latest raw incantation of my beloved key lime mousse has a little less bite to the hips, but no less bite on the lips. Trust me – let the tart in you sing, and you won’t be sorry. I finally understand the true meaning of “sublime”.
Kris – This one’s for you!