Rawsome Plum Tarts w Hot Ginger Glaze

Posted by: on Aug 29, 2012 | 31 Comments

What? When? Where?

Oh you´re SO sneaky!

My morning run/walk has had a change of scenery. The heavy wet morning dew of fall makes the world seem magical (although I already know it is) and the sit-ups in the grass are pretty impossible to do if I don´t want to consider that my shower. A few days ago on my way back home I saw something that led to a CRAZY-dance outburst. Read on…

Oh you should have seen me.. All sweaty and joyful, hanging out in my little forest world. That´s when I spotted our plum tree and…wait for it… there were plums! I get that doesn´t seem wierd at all, but you should know that during springtime I kept a close loving eye on that plum tree but it NEVER got any flowers. Booo. So when I saw those big, purple plump plums I had a bigtime crazy-dance moment.

I have no idea how those fruits came to life but I sure treated them as the miracles they were. I guess it is a pretty darn good lesson. If you send something all your love and attention, it can seem as if nothing is happening but after a little while the evidence of that love starts to pop up in your reality. Just like the plums. So, LOVE and believe in miracles. Got it?

Now let´s pair the plums with ginger to spice things up a bit…

Fun & Fabulous Facts

I have to say that I have a love affair with pretty much all natural foods. I mean, seriously – how can they all be so freaking great, Right? Ginger is certainly one of them and I get that to some it may seem like a wierd root or simply too strong in it´s flavor. But I think it rocks!

I remember the first time I saw ginger actually growing (not so exotic though as I was in a greenhouse in Scotland but still…) I thought it was tres cool! That chubby little root, I was so accustomed to buy packaged in the supermarket was right there, deep down in a huge pot. Have you ever had that experience when you understand how a fruit, vegetable or other, really grow?! Mother Earth – I bow to thee, you amaze me Every.Single.Day!

Did you know that ginger was listed as a taxable produce by the Romans in 200 AD (wow!) and that 50% of all Auyurvedic and Chinese remedies include some form of ginger. As you can see we´re not talking about some little unimportant thing here. This root (or it is actually rhizomes) is known first and foremost for it´s anti-inflammatory properties and those are no joke. Ginger even destroys many intestinal parasites (so pair it with honey as we will today and you have your own antibiotic). Ginger helps to detoxify the skin, bowels & kidneys and it treats colds, relieves headaches and nausea/sickness. All and all, this one is a keeper.

I use fresh ginger almost everyday for my Greenylicious Super Smoothie #GSS and also love the powdered ginger (which is more concentrated and warming) in my daily Golden Detox Drink #GDD. This way I get an immense amount of health boosting properties in the form of pure deliciousness. There really is no other way when it comes to raw, pure and whole foods.

Raw Plum tarts w Ginger glaze

Do you ever find yourself craving a warming and comforting treat and don´t believe you can find it in the Raw world? Then this is THE right recipe for you. Making the plum tarts took me about 10 minutes and I even managed to take a few snapshots while creating them. Be prepared for a pretty insane flavor trip.

 Cookie dough (base) – makes 10 mid-sized rounds

1 cup flax flour (use a coffee grinder to make it)
1.5 cup coconut flour (use shredded and then grind as above)
2-3 tbsp pure water
15 mid-sized dates, pitted
2 pinches Himalayan salt
1/2 pure vanilla

1. Grind the flax seeds and shredded coconut using a coffee grinder or high speed blender.
2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and mix until a ball of dough is formed.
3. Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough and then use a glass to make the rounds (as seen on the picture above).
4. Put the rounds in the freezer while making the glaze and preparing your plums

Ginger/Honey Glaze

2 tbsp finely grated (& peeled) fresh ginger
2 tbsp firm honey (unpasteurized & raw)

1. Squeeze the juice out of the grated ginger into a jar or small bowl (you can use the fibers to flavor a soup tomorrow)
2. Add the Honey to the jar and whisk using a fork until liquid.

Assembly

Cut your miraculous plums and remove the pit. Arrange them onto the cookie dough rounds, put on small plates and drizzle with the glaze.

Now, let´s make a deal. In the comments below, write down 1 thing that you´re going to put your loving attention towards and then watch miraculously come to life in your reality.

Keep loving and you´ll see the evidence of it everywhere!

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31 Comments

  1. Madli
    29 augusti, 2012

    I love apples, and we have many apple trees in our garden, so i always see the trees blossom and then the small apple babys come into life :)
    it makes me love apples even more

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  2. Marina
    29 augusti, 2012

    I love me!!!

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  3. Ma
    29 augusti, 2012

    I love life, it’s fun!!

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  4. Liz B
    29 augusti, 2012

    Completely love ginger! And I have some very squishy plums that need eating, so I’m definitely giving this a whirl!

    My thing to give my love and attention to right now? … Writing my Thesis for my PhD, bring it on!!

    xxxx

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  5. Blandine
    29 augusti, 2012

    Yum! Plums & ginger is my favourite early autumn combo!
    I will give lots of love to our tomato plants, which are about the only plants having survived the bad weather in our garden this summer.

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  6. Cassandra
    29 augusti, 2012

    Have you tried those cookie bases in the dehydrator? They might be super wonderful like that as well.
    So, one thing that I am going to put my loving attention towards and then watch miraculously come to life is: the healing of my skin and the disappearance of the eczema which just keeps hanging around.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 september, 2012

      Oh, yeah, that is one yummy cookie for sure! I added extra pure vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon for those – AMAZING!
      Sweetheart, for your skin – try taking capsules of primrose oil and also make a ”mask” with raw honey to put on your skin. Those are some super powerful tips!

      With love /E

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  7. maia
    29 augusti, 2012

    I too had the amazing honour of receiving a ”plummy surprise gift” from Mama Nature in my garden:-)
    Thanks for the recipe!
    And as for the loving attention, i think the ones that need the most of it are brothers and sisters humans. May we all find Peace and Harmony :-)

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 september, 2012

      Yes, let´s put our love towards each other! Great reminder!

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  8. Janae @ Bring Joy
    29 augusti, 2012

    More loving attention to each one of my children–I’ll do this by making sure to create moments throughout the day where I 1) make eye contact 2) give them my undivided attention 3) listen.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 september, 2012

      Oh, Joy,

      Those are some really great and simple things to keep in mind. I wish all mamas where as wise as you. I´m gonna give my love towards that!

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  9. Kelsey
    29 augusti, 2012

    Loving attention towards friends and family, near and far. Watching them dig their roots and blossom into who they are meant to be.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 september, 2012

      Oh dear.. what beautiful flowers we all are. Magical creations of bliss and light. I know they (and I) can feel your love and care <3

      Reply
  10. Sasha
    29 augusti, 2012

    There is so much goodness in just this one recipe! That cookie dough sounds amazing (yum yum coconut flour yum).

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  11. Josephine Malene
    29 augusti, 2012

    Oh I think I have died and come to heaven! No wait, earth is simply heaven if you know how to make all the beauty and enjoyment come into your life. THANK YOU for sharing this lovely recipe (and you inspiring thoughts) and thereby bringing oh so much pleasure into the world!!

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 september, 2012

      The pleasure is the one of Mother Earth passion and the inspiration that she brings! It truly flows through you as well sweet Josephine!

      Reply
  12. Mély
    30 augusti, 2012

    Beautiful post, as always my dear magical friend ♡

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  13. Mikaela
    1 september, 2012

    Hej! Ville bara säga att jag verkligen gillar din blogg och sättet du skriver och uttrycker dig på. Tyvärr ska jag erkänna att efter du ändrade typsnittet på din sida kan jag knappt läsa vad det står längre! Jag vet att det är andra som har haft samma problem och jag önskar verkligen att du skulle kunna ändra. För som det är nu försöker man läsa ett par meningar och sen ger man upp…Mvh Mikaela

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 september, 2012

      Hej Mikaela!

      Åh, jag är så ledsen för att detta har tagit sådan tid! Om allt går som det ska (fingers crossed) så blir detta fixat på torsdag förmiddag.
      Tills dess, prova att öppna en annan browser (som firefox, safari eller google chrome) där typsnittet fungerar.

      Varma hälsningar!

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      • Mikaela
        7 september, 2012

        Hej Elenore!

        Allt ser mycket bättre ut nu! Jippie! Nu har jag endel att läsa igenom, helgen är räddad! :)

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        • ElenoreEarth
          7 september, 2012

          Underbart! Jag är så lättad att det äntligen fungerar – Yaaaaay! <3 Enjoy <3

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  14. Cara | Ultra Inspired
    3 september, 2012

    How clever are you lovely lady – these look fabulous! Am such a lover of ginger too, am going to have to find me some plums!

    Am planning on working some magic in our balcony garden this weekend after a very long winter. I’ve got some old wooden pallets I want to turn into little gardens and am going to be channelling my love and attention their way.

    xx

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  15. ani
    3 september, 2012

    today, I’m going to take my 3 dogs for a lovely walk in the woods, & plant some mint
    thanx for the lovely recipe!

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  16. Christina
    3 september, 2012

    A, thankful to have my husband back after a long time apart and also for the sun that is shining in New Zealand today. And for your inspiring website! Can you recommend any foods that are good for anxiety? I’ve struggled with it pretty much all my life and mostly can keep on top of it but during stressful times it becomes much harder to cope with. Having a stressful time at the moment and am keen to look at how my diet might be contributing. Any suggestions very welcome – thank you :)

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  17. Veronica
    5 september, 2012

    Hej Eleonore,

    Din härligt positiva blogg är alltid lika trevlig att följa och tack för dina fina recept! Jag provade det ikväll, fast tyvärr hade jag ingen ingefära hemma så jag tillsatte en nypa kardemumma i degen istället. Det blev också jättegott. Sitter o njuter av det nu med grannens hund bredvid mig i soffan o Vänner på TVn. Inte dumt alls! :)

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  18. Rebecca
    6 september, 2012

    These look so delish! I love your photography and raw recipes! I bet these would be great with peaches too since it is hard to find local plums in my area! I’m afraid most of my summer garden plants have given it all they’ve got for this year.

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  19. Kanara
    19 september, 2012

    What a wonderful recipe! I must find plums or maybe try this with locally grown fruit. (hard to find Hawaiian grown plums) And YES to ginger! I have two big pieces in my kitchen begging to be shared with my body.
    My focus is on pure gratitude. Sitting with it, in it, feeling it. Just being grateful.

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  20. Ashlae
    3 oktober, 2012

    I love ginger FOR it’s strong flavor, so I can’t imagine anyone disliking it for that ;) And these tarts sound delicious, I haven’t had a plum in ages.

    Also, Kelsey (Happyolks!) turned me onto your site today – so happy she did, you’ve got a great little place on the interweb.

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    • ElenoreEarth
      3 oktober, 2012

      Haha, I totally agree with you, Ashlee – Fresh ginger is divine in all it´s bouncing flavor! I am truly happy that you have found your way here via beautiful Kelsey. I’m off to bask in the gorgeousness of your latest post right now!

      Big hugs!

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