Monday, 20 June 2011

Strawberry & Cilantro Smoothie

Calling this a smoothie might be a little generous as it's somewhere in-between a juice and smoothie.  We enjoyed this atthe Raw Food Pot Luck at the Raw Faerie house this past weekend and there were a few requests for the recipe.

It a gorgeous drink to have with ice in the summer.  I like it made with cornish strawberries because  they are the sweetest and they are local too of course.  I really love the sweetness of the strawberries with the cilantro. 

This recipe will make just over a litre but you could easily halve the quantities.  It's best to make it just before you are going to drink it as if you allow it to sit too long before drinking, the cilantro can seperate out from the juice.  If it does seperate it is easy to stir the cilantro back through.

It's this easy;

Juice some organic apples to make one litre of juice (approximately 10 medium sized apples)
Pour the juice into the blender and add 12 medium size strawberries, 1/4c tighly packed cilantro.
Briefly blend or pulse.

I like this drink to have a little texture from the strawberries and cilantro but if you prefer a smoother drink you can blend the cilantro with the strawberries first and then add the aples juice and lime.

Blending fresh juice will cause it to oxidise faster so it's best to avoid blending the apple juice longer than is needed.

If your strawberries aren't very sweet then you may need to add something extra to sweeten, maybe a little agave, coconut palm sugar....

'Love Bomb' & 'Minty Madness' in the post this week!

Following on from my post last week, the first Raw Faerie Creations cakes are going out in the post in just a couple of days.

Due to demand I am offering both minty madness and the new Love Bomb cake too.

In addition to full size 6" cakes I am also sending out cake squares in packs of 4 and 8.  These are available for both collection and posting.

6" Love Bomb
Minty Madness has been enjoyed by both raw foodies, vegans and people who are new to raw cakes.  It was tried by many for the first time at the raw vegan pot luck hosted at the Raw Faerie House this weekend.  It is going to be loved by anyone who is fond of dark chocolate and mint, it is made with fresh greens, nuts, raw chocolate and there are sea greens in there too.  

The ♥Love Bomb♥ cake is a little more gentle and ever so nice.  It is boosted with maca, mesquite and it has fresh organic berries and rose too.  If you have tried the Chocolate Berry Bliss Cake you will find this creation to be a little more subtle.  

At the Pot Luck this weekend, I offered sllices of these two cakes in the Raw Faerie Shop.  They were really well received and have already heard back from some who wished they'd bought more when they had the chance :)

They received many complements including;

 'this isn't just the best vegan cake, it's the best cake I've ever eaten'
'blew me away..... Amazing!!!'

Minty Madness and Love Bomb Cakes are available in the post from this week.  Sizes and prices are as follow;

6" Minty Madness

                                  6" round cake                                   
(8 slices) 
£24 plus £7 post*

Raw Faerie Creations LOVE Bomb bites

Packs of 4 Minty Madness OR Love Bomb squares
Only available at specific times.  Please 'like' Raw Faerie Creations on Facebook for availability updates.

Minty Madness Bites

Pack of 8 Minty Madness OR Love Bomb squares
Only available at specific times.  Please 'like' Raw Faerie Creations on Facebook for availability updates.

To order, email me at
I will reply to confirm your order, when you would like it to arrive and provide you will information on how to make payment.

* all products are sent by Royal Mail, next day special delivery.

Raw Vegan Wedding Cake

A couple of months ago I started corresponding with a bride-to-be about her upcoming wedding.  A colleague of mine had shown her the Raw Faerie Creations blog and she started to consider the possibility of a raw vegan wedding cake.

Three cakes in different sizes were to be presented on a tiered cake stand.

The cake needed to be vegan, free from specific fruits and transportable as the wedding was in the Cambridge area.  It was quite a challenge and I won't lie, it was a tad stressful!  So much pressure to make some very special cakes for this couple's special day.

The wedding was a few weeks ago now and I have since heard that the cake was enjoyed.  The cake flavour requested was passion, lime, and white chocolate so I whipped up a new recipe, especially for the wedding cake.   I have only a couple of photos of the cakes, I quickly snapped them before packing the cakes away to begin their long journey from Cornwall!

Friday, 10 June 2011

Raw Faerie Cakes are available in the post!

Sorry for my absence of late everyone - I have been extremely busy so haven't had the time to sit and write for a couple of weeks now.

I am blogging today to announce that Raw Faerie Cakes are now available in the post!  

There is a small selection of Raw Faerie chocolate cakes being offered by next day delivery.  Each month there will be a different cake available by post (because there is only one of me and I have many passions).  As demand grows I will revise cakes offered.  
Collection only cakes are available to order as normal.

♥  Minty Madness is packed full of raw organic ingredients including nuts, seeds, sprouts, fresh greens and superfoods

The cake being offered from mid-June is Minty Madness.  This is a new cake and it is loved by chocolate and mint fans.  It is a divine mix of dark raw chocolate and fresh mint ~ the first orders will be send out week beginning 20th June. 

Minty Madness has a crunchy minted base, a firm chocolate cake layer and is then topped with green minty sauce and raw dark chocolates.

Cake orders will be dispatched on the first and third weeks of each month.

Minty Madness is £24 plus £7 postage, 
Cake are 6"and provide approximately 8 slices

To place an order email
Please ensure that you confirm your order at least one week in advance as your cake will be made to order.

♥ ♥ I'll be back soon with more posts about chocolate cheesecakes and another very special cake that I have been working on in the background for some time ♥ ♥ 

Big Raw Faerie LOVE to all