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Fig, Goji and Coconut Slice

The holidays are a real blow-out for many of us. You can’t help but reach for those little bites and nibbles (between meals) especially when there’s a drink in hand. This holiday season, I decided it was going to be different. I didn’t stop myself from eating these little bites, but rather I would bring a platter of homemade healthy goodies with me. One of the crowd favourites was this fig, goji and coconut slice… What you’ll need

  • 200g Shredded Coconut
  • 60g Goji Berries
  • 120g Dried Figs
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Malt Syrup
  • Pinch of Salt (optional)

1. Pop the shredded coconut into the blender. Removed the hard stems from the dried figs and pop them into the blender two at a time. As you are adding the dried figs, observe the moisture level of the mixture. You do not want the mixture too wet (some figs may be juicer than others) so it is okay to either put less figs or add more coconut. 2. Once the mix is well combined, turn the blender off. Add half the goji berries, salt and two tablespoons of rice malt syrup and blend until the mixture is well combined.

3. Add the remainder of the goji berries and pulse the blender to ensure some of the goji berries are left whole. Take a small slice tray lined with cling wrap and press the mixture into the dish. Fold over the edges of the cling wrap to cover the top of the mixture to ensure it doesn’t dry out. Place the tray in the fridge for 3 hours. 4. After this time, the slice will be ready to cut and enjoy!

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Crunchy Choc Nib & Goji Slice

A few weeks ago a girlfriend of mine served up these yummy, crunchy, bitter sweet slices with our afternoon tea. My mind, as it typically does, started to try and identify each ingredient. A few weeks later, still thinking about how good the slice was…I needed to attempt a replica.

What you need:

  • 1.5 Cups Activated Buckwheat
  • 250g Pitted Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Goji Berries
  • 1/2 Cup Cacao Nibs
  • 1/2 Cup Cacao Powder + 1/4 cup spare for dusting
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 Vanilla Bean Pod

Instructions:
1.In a large bowl, place the activate buckwheat, cacao nibs, cinnamon and seeded vanilla pod. 2.Meanwhile soak the goji berries in lukewarm water until soft. Drain the water and gently squeeze the goji berries to remove any excess water 3.Chop the dates into small chunks and with a fork squash/mix into a paste. 4.Combine the goji berries and date paste together 5. Now combine the goji and date mixture with the dry ingredients – mix well.

6. Add the 1/2 cup of cacao powder to the gooey mixture 7. If your mixture is too wet, add more cacao powder and or buckwheat. Form into a ball. 8. Place your mixture onto a lined tray.

9. Flatten out the mixture into a rectangular shape. 10. On a new lined tray, dust cacao powder and carefully flip the flattened slice mixture onto the cacao powder.

11. Peel the parchment paper off and dust the remaining exposed side with cacao powder.

12. Place a fresh sheet of parchment paper onto the slice slab. Now place a tray on top and weigh it down with a book or a few magazines. Place the slice in the fridge for one hour 13. After an hour, cut into bite size squares and enjoy. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two weeks (if it doesn’t get eaten before then).

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