[Raw Vegan] Black Sesame Parfait + let’s friggin’ do this!

Posted by: on Apr 12, 2013 | 25 Comments

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I would rather let myself be ruled by pure inspiration and urges instead of actual set rules. Therefore this post is a bit different from the ones that you are used to but you’ll still get a fabulous and healthy recipe of course. Now, are you ready?

 

I rarely get angry – not that I’m a saint or anything, but.
When things like these keep going on something inside me kind of flips and (some) people ought to get out of my way.
Monsanto seriously ought to get out of the fierce gaze of this particular tree hugging health gal.

Whaddayasaying? Monsanto who? Oh. Just a multimillion dollar devils company that among other things invented the scary aspartame sweetener NutraSweet and practically own mother earth. Yeah, like literally. Monsanto started patenting seeds decades ago and with doing they so put the natural system completely out of order. Growers now need to buy their seeds from Monsanto (+ pay royalty fees) and they aren’t even allowed to collect seeds from their harvest for next seasons plants. Imagine everyday gardeners, organic farmers and tribes that all of a sudden are completely unable to do what they’ve always done, take good care of nature, plants and their families. Instead heirloom varieties disappear (we are in fact loosing thousands plants each year) a loss far greater then I think we could ever imagine and the seeds that still exist loose quality because of DNA manipulation (like GMO) and other ridiculous and dangerous things.

What can we do?

1.) Watch the movies ”Food Inc”, ”Food Matters” and ”Home”

2.) Sign here to stop Monsanto from monopolizing our food and earth

3.) Know your food, buy from reliable organic companies and visit your farmers market as often as you possibly can

4.) Support people like absolutely amazing artist Leah Gautier and her ”saving the marshall strawberry” project

5.) Be a loving but fierce green activist (you could even do some guerrilla gardening while your at it..)

6.) Stand up for mama earth and start collecting organic seeds all while knowing that it’s a truly heroic act. Not having an actual garden is no excuse for not growing your own food/flowers/herbs so start a little windowsill/balcony garden and hope will sprout right there. Yes, I just said that hope will sprout but you know what? I don’t even feel naive. I know that our heroic ”save the seeds, save our food, save the planet”-acts will actually make a huge difference in this world.

..and hey! While your at it, grow your own stevia (like the one in the picture below)! You don’t need small white aspartame heavy pills to live the sweet life. An ever growing very natural sweetener in a pot on the table is pretty convenient, I can guarantee it. Bonus: no health risks follows in the footsteps of your stevia plant.

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 ”Raw” Vegan Black Sesame Parfait

Love ice cream but not enjoying the side effects of dairy & sugar products as much? Then I’ve got you covered (and it’s not even summer!). You can transform this basic ice cream recipe into any strange or traditional ice cream flavor that you could possibly wish for. I opted for a tad strange one this week. Ladies and gents, meet the salty black sesame parfait!

4 servings

Vanilla ice cream base
1 can organic full fat coconut milk (sub for fresh coconut meat for a fully raw version)

2 large organic bananas, sliced and frozen
1/2 tsp vanilla bean powder

1. Put the can of coconut milk in the freezer for 30 minutes then open and scoop out the firm and creamy top layer (save the liquid for a smoothie or soup).
2. Add the creamed coconut to a blender along with vanilla and bananas, blend to ice cream consistency (seriously outstanding on it’s own).

For the black sesame parfait
4 tbsp black sesame seeds, ground
1/4 tsp high quality salt (or slightly less depending on how salty you want it)
8 drops of organic stevia concentrate / 8 dried and ground stevia leaves

1. Add these ingredients to your vanilla ice cream base and freeze for 30 minutes (or use an ice cream machine).

Sprinkles
1 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tbsp black sesame seeds
1/2 organic lemon

1. Add coconut nectar and sesame seeds to a mortar and grind into a coarse powder.
2. Zest the lemon but do not mix with the ice cream sprinkle

To assemble
Divide the parfait in 4 high glasses or bowls, add the sesame/coconut nectar sprinkles and finish off with some lemon zest and additional whole black sesame seeds.

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We can stop Monsanto and we can prevent companies like them from owning our food and our lives. So for the love of life (literally) sign here before you start making this gorgeous paradigm shift of an ice cream.

Let’s friggin’ do this!

°°Elenore°°

25 Comments

  1. Nuran Yalcin
    12 april, 2013

    Hey Earthsprout!

    What a wonderful post, I was just reading about this earlier today too :( breaks my heart, I try to refrain from giving into anger though, instead I just run into my garden barefoot and do a ‘crazy dance’ earthsprout style, and lie down on the grass in shavasana for a few minutes, this is SO grounding!

    I wanted to ask you how you grow a stevia plant? I would love to do this, but have no idea of how or where to begin. Do you buy a ready plant, and then nurture it yourself, or do you order seeds?

    With Love
    x

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    • ElenoreEarth
      13 april, 2013

      Hiya!

      haha, yes, crazy dances and barefood walking is the greatest of all. We are love and spread love with how we approach life, so true but it’s also so imprtant to remember to stand up for your beliefs and help out when we can. Love revolutionists!

      I order organic stevia seeds (they are a wee bit tricky to grow from seed but worth it if you want a lot) however you could also buy a plant from a good greenery. Best of luck!

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  2. Rebecca Jane
    12 april, 2013

    Signed and shared.
    Keep fighting the good fight my love,
    (ice cream sounds heavenly).

    Your spirit is a continual inspiration
    xxxxxxx

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    • ElenoreEarth
      13 april, 2013

      SWEETNESS! Thank you for signing! All goodness <3

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  3. Chelsea
    12 april, 2013

    Petition signed! Never forget how little actions can have huge results. You posting this petition has directly resulted in me signing it. Thank you for all of your beautiful recipes.

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  4. Natalia
    13 april, 2013

    I think it would be a mistake to think of anger as only a negative thing – sometimes passion IS anger, and we can use it to our advantage to shake the world up! Thanks for this post :) X

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  5. Sweet Faery
    13 april, 2013

    Looks absolutely delicious. I think we don’t use black sesame enough in raw recipes. Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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  6. Leah
    13 april, 2013

    thank you with all of my heart sweet elenore! working together all of us, we absolutely CAN save the marshall and our mama earth too. oh YES!

    that parfait looks incredible too. :)

    love, leah

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  7. Leah
    14 april, 2013

    omg that parfait is a work of art!
    made it last night for our dessert.
    all of the flavors, such a treat!

    xo l

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  8. Lana
    15 april, 2013

    Looks so yum! Can’t wait for summer! Ohhhh monsanto, just the name makes my blood boil. Thank you for another beautiful and informative post. xoxo

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  9. Alicia Cumming
    15 april, 2013

    Signed ‘n shared. It feels a bit slactivist because I’m cynical about any movements that are petition-based and not like Wall Street. Is Avaaz going to then send every government representative and leader of each of these countries all our signatures? I don’t know.

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  10. Lucie D'Alessandro
    15 april, 2013

    Feel the fire of your passion – oooh, shivers when you write from that place! Thank you for putting the petition out there – I’ve signed x

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  11. Clara
    16 april, 2013

    Signed and shared!
    The ice cream looks delicious! Thanks for your lovely email!
    Sunny regards, from Andalucia! X

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  12. Amy Jo - Pure and Simple
    17 april, 2013

    Thank you for bringing up this subject and sharing your views. It brings up a lot of anger and passion in me, as well. On a lighter note, the ice cream looks fabulous…what a creation, Elenore!

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  13. Alyx
    18 april, 2013

    Hi lovely Elenore. What another wonderful and heart felt post you’ve created! It sent shivers of excitement through me and also made me feel a little guilty considering the lack of plant life in my home at present. Please let me know where you buy/order your organic seeds from? My google skills must be lacking because I can’t seem to find a really reliable source anywhere. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Also, I hope that baby bump is flourishing! x

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    • ElenoreEarth
      19 april, 2013

      Hi sweetness!
      The most AMAZING family owns http://www.runabergsfroer.se here in Sweden – order there!
      I guess you’d have to get some help with the language from your lovely man <3

      Big hugs!

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  14. Alyx
    21 april, 2013

    Thank you wonderful woman!

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  15. Phoebe
    6 juni, 2013

    Do you think coconut could work in place of the coconut cream?

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    • ElenoreEarth
      6 juni, 2013

      Hm.. I’m not sure as the two of them is not really the same consistency but it’s definitely worth a try! I’m sure the flavor would be fantastic!

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  16. Phoebe
    6 juni, 2013

    Sorry: coconut BUTTER

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