Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kombucha... it is multiplying! Heather's Mango Tart

Hello Friends! 

Hope everyone is doing well. The weather here in Northern California has been gorgeous! 

School is almost wrapping up for Mackenzie and I am trying to plan out the summer. I have planned a trip to Disneyland in the beginning of July... we can't wait! I also want to attend the Health and Harmony festival in Santa Rosa, California and the Raw Food Expo in Santa Rosa. Are any of you planning on attending these? Do you have any summer plans yet?

I had posting about making my own kombucha. I love kombucha but it gets expensive at 3.00 a bottle, so I am glad mine has been coming out good. The batch just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The scoby (symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast) doubles every time you make a batch. I went from one batch...

 to this...

I have been flavoring some with different fruit juices. Yum!

Onto dessert! I made Heather of Sweetly Raw's Mango Tart. The only things I changed were to use apricots instead of raspberries, added raw oats to the crust (I posted about the raw oats here) and I omitted the cocao butter because I didn't have it. 

The mango mix

The crust

Layer of apricot slices

The finished product. Mine did not set as well due to not adding the cocao butter but it still tasted great... as any of Heather's recipes will. 

The past couple days eats have been mostly smoothie for breakfast or whole grain waffles with coconut butter and fruit. 

I have also been enjoying salad with roasted sweet potatoes, beets, onions, and raw corn all tossed in Kristen Suzzane's Cheesy Hemp Sauce. This sauce is good on everything.... use it as a dip or dressing. Yum!

Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend! 


  1. the mango dessert looks awesome!
    ani phyo has one too that i have based some appple desserts from. interchangeable fruits, kind of thing

    the raw festivals..oh i would LOVE to go to one. i am sure in so cal there are ones i can go to if i plan. cant wait to hear what you think of them!

  2. So cool that you made the mango dessert Sarah!

    I agree that making your own kombucha is the way to go - i did it for a while but all my traveling got in the way.

    I looove that nacho sauce too!

  3. sometimes i have substituted coconut butter or oil for cacao butter and it works out. if you just need it to firm up. different flavor of course.

    i love the hemp sauce too!