Happy almost St. Patrick’s Day!!! And happy almost Pi Day!!! I was at a super fun vegan girls pizza party the other day and someone mentioned these two days coming up this week and I could not believe that not only had I forgot, but had no cool themed recipes ready to go. Enter panic mode! Sometimes panicking makes me rush through things and end up with a horrible recipe that doesn’t work out.
But sometimes, just sometimes, it produces utter & delicious MAGIC.
St. Paddy’s Pi
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of pecans
8 dates (soaked in warm water for a few minutes)
2 tbsp of water (use the water you used to soak the dates)
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
a pinch of sea salt
**Note: I don’t like much crust to my pies, if you prefer a thicker crust – double this recipe
-Place the nuts in a food processor & process until broken up. Add the remaining crust ingredients and pulse until well combined and the mixture sticks together (add more water if needed). Press this into a lightly greased pie plate (I just brushed mine lightly with coconut oil). Give your food processor a good rinse.
1 ripe avocado, peeled & pit removed
1 kiwi, peeled & roughly chopped
the juice of 1 lime
1/8 cup of maple syrup (I don’t like things too sweet, so you may want to try 1/4 cup)
a sprinkle of sea salt
-Place all of the ingredients in your food processor and blend until well combined. Pour onto the crust & put the pie in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set.
This pie is best eaten same days as the colour can go a little brown after a day or so from the avocado.
Isn’t she a beaut? I love green things!
For fun, I cut out a 4-leafed clover stencil & sprinkled the middle of the pie with some spirulina. If you are new to spirulina, you may want to go easy on it, it takes a bit to get used to. Once you do – you’ll LOVE it!
I hope you all have a super fun Pi Day this Friday! If you are a geek or are married to one like me – you know all about this fun day. If not – check out some info here.