I made Aux Vivres Energy Truffles on the weekend and they are fabulous ! The combination of the dried fruit, lemon/lime zests and chocolate pack a lot of flavour into a small bite. They are great for a mid-afternoon energy boost.Energy Truffles recipe
Michael Makhan, Aux Vivres
Montreal Heart Institute Foundation cookbook « 100 recettes pour toi mon cœur ».https://www.icm-mhi.org/en/foundation/f ... blications
Yield: 15 balls
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
250 mL (1 cup) pitted dates, tightly packed
60 mL (¼ cup) almonds
60 mL (¼ cup) dark chocolate chips
60 mL (¼ cup) flaxseed
5 ml (1 tsp.) grated lime zest
5 mL (1 tsp.) grated lemon zest
1 mL (¼ tsp.) salt
60 mL (¼ cup) sunflower seeds
60 mL (¼ cup) pumpkin seeds
80 mL (⅓ cup) raisins
60 mL (¼ cup) unsweetened coconut, grated
1. Be sure there are no pits left in the dates. Use a knife to chop them into small pieces (they are very hard to chop in a food processor).
2. Combine all the ingredients in the food processor except the dates, raisins and coconut. Mix to a puree. Add the dates and raisins and pulse a few times until the mixture begins to clump together.
3. Remove the mixture from the food processor and shape into small balls. Roll the balls in the coconut and serve.
Michael and his brother Liam have purchased Noble Bean company that makes tempeh. They’ve got some great recipes on their website. Crispy Maple Tempeh Stripshttp://noblebean.com/crispy-maple-tempeh.phpMiso Chipotle Tempehhttp://noblebean.com/miso-chipotle.php