For a devotee of Divine Mother, this may be the most blissed out time of the year. I wanted to co-create some extra juicy kitchen LOVE to kick off the first day of Navaratri that began yesterday. Navaratri is the ten days of worship of Divine Mother, with three sets of three days each honoring different aspects of Devi. The first day also happens to be my spiritual mother’s-birthday, so my heart was longing to make something divinely sweet and offer it to Her!!
I had three wishes- that it be raw, delicious, & really easy since grocery getting had us eating a late dinner. We will be having it again… and again. The kids didn’t say much b/c they were too busy engulfing it. It’s FABULOUS. And it’s healthy and full of super brain food like raw cacao…..
Strawberry Ravioli with Cacao Sauce
(inspired by Fawn M. at www.goneraw.com, & then tweaked so I didn’t have to make the cacao sauce on the stove). It’s mainly raw, although I’ve heard agave can never really be raw or it would turn to tequila in a couple days, so you could also use date paste (dates with water) instead of the agave. There are also “bliss balls” featured in this pic, but you won’t find the recipe on here. I’m not sure I can ever part with that one……!
1 pint fresh strawberries
Pear Cream filling:
1/2 cup cashews, presoaked
3/4 medium bosc pear, or bartlett
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp raw coconut oil
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp agave nectar (more or less to taste)
**soaking cashews for 2-4 hrs. is recommended but not neccessary.
* pear cream filling can be made a day or two in advance if you like.
To make pear cream, in a blender, food processor, or magic bullet- grind cashews into a flour. Coursely chop the pear, & add it along with the lemon juice until smooth. Set aside.
Combine the cacao powder, agave, & coconut oil in a bowl & stir until smooth in a seperate bowl.
Wash strawberries & pat dry. Cut 1/4 inch segments that can then be sliced to create a pocket. Depending on the size of your berries you may want to slice them lengthwise or crosswise. Remove the stem with a V cut to preserve the natural heart shape of the berry.
Spoon the filling into the strawberry ravioli and place directly on a plate. This is a great dish to share. Now gently drizzle some of the cacao sauce on the ravioli & serve immediately.