Raw food used to scare me. Come to think of it, so did gluten-free/vegan baking. It just felt like this monolithic presence, impossible to conquer. In fact, it was more overwhelming just thinking about where and how to start that I could never get past the crippling fear.

I have come to find that, with most things in life, the thing I feared most about it began and ended only in my head/thoughts. Once I embarked upon this new incorporation of more raw foods it into my diet, I have found it to be so simple. Too simple, really. Why did I wait so long, really? I have been having so much fun trying out new recipes and ways to make Halloween healthier.

One of my favorite quotes reads: “Try? No! Do or do not. There is no try.” You know what this new-found knowledge makes me wanna do? It makes me want to write a list of all the things that I am afraid of and just start doing them. Because chances are, the fear lives and breeds in my mind only. And the only way I will ever know is to just do.

Pondering my musings while eating some fingers. Currently on my third, mmmmmm….

Raw Witches’ Fingers Recipe

{Raw Vegan} Gluten, egg, dairy and refined sugar-free

Makes 8 fingers

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 dates, chopped with pits removed + 1 Tb water
  • 1/3 c. raw walnuts
  • 1/3 c. raw almonds
  • 1/3 c. raw cashews
  • 1 Tb raw cacao powder
  • 4 raw almonds, sliced in half

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a food processor, blend dates and water until a rough paste is formed.
  2. Add nuts and cacao. Blend until a dough forms.
  3. Using 1 Tb of dough, form into finger shapes with hands.
  4. Place almond slice at the tip for fingernail.
  5. Chill for 15 minutes or devour immediately.