Thank you for your Birthday Wishes! I had a pretty low key day since we both worked, but the evening was fun. The restaurant we wanted to go to was closed on Mondays, so we are going tonight instead. We made Channa Masala together (using this recipe) and I opened a few gifts!
One of which was a 5 in 1 Reflector Kit for my photography. I’m so excited to use this! [nerd alert]
You can expand it over 10 feet and it also lowers to the ground too, which is the height I will use the most. It has silver, black, white, gold, and diffusion.
It will be lots of fun playing around with this thing!
Or for spontaneous animal shows when my nephews arrive in July??? ;)
I also got some kitchen stuff that will be appearing on the blog shortly I’m sure. :)
Oh, and we also shared the last piece of the delicious Whole Food’s Vegan Chocolate Cake, complete with Coconut Bliss ‘ice cream’. :)
Now back to this delicious berry crisp that I made for my party on Saturday! I thought a raw crisp would be more Spring-like and fun to serve chilled instead of warm. It turned out great and the recipe was so easy to throw together.
Raw Triple Berry Crisp
Adapted from Whole Foods and Adventures in Raw Food.
Yield: 6-8 servings
- 1.5 containers strawberries (about 22 ounces)
- 2 small containers blueberries (6 ounces each)
- 1 small container raspberries
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (use agave, if you want it raw)
- 1 cup raw walnuts
- 1 cup raw pecans
- 1/4 cup uncooked rolled oats
- 2 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1. Wash and slice all strawberries into bite sized pieces. In a large bowl, mix the sliced strawberries, and other washed berries. Toss with maple syrup or agave nectar.
2. Prepare the topping in a food processor by pulsing all ingredients until just mixed. You want to leave this mixture very chunky, so be sure not to over process.
3. In a 1.4 litre (1.5 quart) casserole dish, add most of the berry mixture, leaving a few tablespoons or so. Spread evenly. Now add most of the topping over top of the berries, reserving a few tablespoons. Now sprinkle on the remaining berries, and finally the rest of the topping. Serve immediately, or chill for 1 hour.
Note: This raw crisp does not keep in the fridge overnight as it gets very watery. Be sure to mix just prior to serving.
This dessert couldn’t be easier! Just prep the berries, topping, and add into a casserole dish!
This crisp does not keep well overnight, so please be sure to mix it just prior to serving. The leftovers the next day were quite watery because there is no corn starch or arrowroot powder to soak up the water.
Enjoy with Coconut Bliss Vanilla Bean ‘ice cream’ or your favourite frozen dessert.
Have a great Tuesday!
I much prefer my berries raw than cooked, so this recipe looks perfect! I love that it’s so fresh and natural. :D
That looks so good! Almost all of my desserts in the summer contain some type of berry! I can’t wait to try this one! :-)
Nice Recipe Angela! I have another title for you too…”Raw Triple Berry Crisp THREAT!”
I agree with others, that I like my berries raw over cooked. This looks extra good!
That looks SO AMAZING. Especially because it’s so summery! With strawberries coming in season I might just have to make this on the next hot summer day… to serve with ice cream of course! (:
What a fun birthday present!
This looks amazing! I love granola type food with fresh fruit! YUM
This is so coming on a picnic with me. Also, that light kit looks AWESOME. I’ve got natural light all day (and night) living in the Yukon, but I’m having a heck of a time trying to manipulate it properly for photos. boo :(. That kit will give you some serious options!
This looks like the perfect picnic treat! I’ll have to give it a go.
What fun presents! The reflector looks like a spaceship of some kind–your nephews will most definitely enjoy their cool aunt’s UFO/shadow puppet maker.
Happy belated birthday! Enjoy round 2 tonight.
Great birthday presents! I can’t wait to see what kitchen things Eric got you!
I can’t believe I’ve never thought to make a raw fruit crisp! I bet it’s refreshing, crisp, and delicious.
Have a great time at dinner tonight, it’s nice that your birthday celebrations have spanned a couple of days. Take advantage of the special time!
Oh my goodness! Looks divine! The perfect summer dish! Now I want to go to a BBQ just so I can make this! :)
I can’t wait for Ontario strawberries. This dish was so great, I’m glad you brought it out for us! It’s such a great balance of sweet and light.
The only word that comes to mind is…”incredible”. That with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and I’m in heaven.
I’m so behind in the blog world….Happy Belated!!
Your crisp looks delicious and makes me loathe being allergic to nuts!
Do you ever cook/bake with coconut sugar? It is FABULOUS! Tastes like brown sugar (no coconut flavor) with a hint of carmel. I use it to replace other sugar in most recipes because the glycemic index is so low (only 35!). If you haven’t already, you should give it a try!
Not yet but I want to!!
I love how simple this is! If you keep the topping on hand, you could easily make this any night of the week! And I think I will….. ;)
Hi there! I’ve been reading your blog for several months now and just love your recipes and perspective on life! I’ve tried several of your recipes and they are all AMAZING!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing your gift with us all!
Sounds delicious! I think I might pair it with some coconut whipped cream. Yum! Thanks for the recipe. Happy (belated :( sorry) Birthday!!!
I love how the berries are left unadulterated. They’re so perfect and beautiful! Raw desserts are the best.
You know what would soak up the water? Chia seeds, or ground chia. I’ve done that before with raw crisps.
That Raw Triple Berry Crisp looks awesome! I cannot wait to make it!
I love warm berry crisp with a scoop of melting ice cream on top, but a raw version sounds great too! Perfect for spring/summer!
oh this looks scrumptious!
This crisp looks delicious! I tend to like baked crisps cold anyways so I bet I’d love this! :-D
Sweet gift!!!! Your photography is always so incredible – I think some foodie magazines are going to be hunting you down to be there photographer!
Oooh, the light set looks so fun!! The berry crisp looks incredibly delicious. I bet the leftovers would be good stirred into oats. :) I’m in love with the 2nd to last photo!
happy belated birthday
your reflector kit looks awesome!
and that berry thing looks delish.
This looks delicious, Angela! I read your birthday weekend post – sounds like you had a great time! Happy belated birthday :)
That crisp looks divine. I love putting berries on everything when they’re in season. They add such beautiful color to whatever you’re eating!
That looks so tasty and wonderful for summer! I just bought a big thing of strawberries. The baby loves them, haha.
I really need a food processor dang it. I have been not so subtly hinting to the husband that he should get me one, ha.
That looks amazing. Berries just make me happy because they are so colorful!
This looks amazing. A great way ot use those fantastic summer berries too! :D
The apple crisp looks delicious! I may try to make that today :) Where did you purchase the stand for your reflector? I bought the exact same one a few months ago!
It came with the stand :)
I make this recipe from the WF site. Actually I refrigerate and it lasts me about 3 or 4 days. The fruit does get a little soggy, but not much, but the flavor with the Maple Syrup added makes it so juicy and sweet. I put it in my yogurt, or heat up in the microwave with a dollop of whip cream, put it on ice cream, I even have put it in my oatmeal. So for me, I don’t mind it sitting in the fridge for a few days.
Happy Be-lated Birthday!!! By the way how are you doing on your garden? Have you decided on what plants to plant?
I will be buying the plants this weekend and planting! Deets to come
Your pictures are always beautiful! I’m new to blogging and struggling with poor picture quality from my point-and-shoot Nikon. What recommendations do you have in beginning to search for a new camera that is reasonably priced?
Looks like so much fun, so sad I missed it! The crisp looks delish :)
OMG. This looks SO yummy. Can’t wait until berries, organic, are plentiful & cheaper!
The reflector kit sounds like a perfect birthday present!
I love how colourful, fresh and cheerful this crisp looks, I’ll have to give it a go!
And the vegan chocolate cake looks so yummy too!
This looks delish! Happy Belated Birthday!
how many calories are in a serving of the crisp?
I know this is an old post, but I thought I would go ahead and comment anyway :)
I made this yesterday morning for an Easter brunch and all of the non-vegans of my boyfriend’s family gobbled it up! I had a little more than a servings worth leftover when the brunch was over. Not wanting to waste any of it I put it on top of a batch of steel cut oats this morning for breakfast, and it was delicious! I agree that it gets a bit too mushy overnight, but the consistency still worked beautifully as a topping to the oats.
I figured I would post my findings in the comment section in case anyone else happens to have a bit leftover, and is wondering what they can possibly do with it :)
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