Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Raw Little Darlin' Lemon Thyme Shortbread

Last night was the night of the class I was teaching about herbs. It went sooooo well. Everyone had things to share and say, or questions to ask. I really enjoyed it! I served a few things there. This raw dessert was a hit. I hope you enjoy it too!
Peel of one lemon grated (I try to use organic)
Juice of one lemon
2 c. coconut flakes (unsweetened)
2 c. pecans or almonds soaked for 4 hours or overnight
1/3 c. pitted dates
1/4 c. agave or to taste ( You can eliminate either one, agave or dates and just do more of the other)
1 T. coconut oil
1/2 t. thyme dried or 1 t. fresh thyme chopped
dash of salt

First drain and rinse your pecans/or almonds. Place them in your food processor until they are crumb-like. Next combine everything else except for the coconut oil and coconut flakes. Process and while processing, slowly add the coconut flakes. If it gets too difficult to process, add the oil and then the remainder of the coconut flakes. Sometimes I will mix the very last bit by hand. Next, line a pan with plastic wrap so that it hangs over the edges of your pan. Add the mixture into the pan and press firmly into the pan. Then take the edges of plastic and fold them over the mixture as if you were wrapping it up. Cover with another sheet of plastic if you need to, then take a roller or a cylinder cup and roll it across the top, helping to firm it even more. Place the pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes and then serve. It can remain in the freezer for a month or so if it is properly sealed. Refrigerate the ones you don't eat to preserve them longer. They go fast because they are soooo yummy, so you probably won't need to! :)

I just wanted to share some pictures I took this morning. My girlfriends and I decided to start taking a 30 to 40 min. ride every morning. This is day 3! It has been so fun! We are of all types of ability, but it doesn't seem to matter. We cheer each other on up the hills and  whoop and holler coasting down them. It's great! We  enjoy the scenery and look at the amazing animals and landscape. These foals were born about 1 week ago. Aren't they sweet running along side their mothers? Happy Mother's Day to all my family! I hope you feel appreciated and loved. I know our Mother has been such a wise and loving influence in my life. I am so grateful to God for giving me such a woman to be my role model, friend, caring grandmother to my children, and tender mother to me. I love you Mom! 


  1. Thank you, Kelly! I love your photos and your recipe--can't wait to try them. Wish I could bike with you--I need inspiration and motivation!

  2. The recipe looks great, so does the bike ride. Exercising with friends is the best!

  3. I hope you like it! I forgot to write my recipe down, so it is from memory. Hope I am right! I'm going to make more this week. I'll change it if it is off. Mom, we should go biking together! We can this summer!