Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lemon Lara Bars

Hello Everyone.

Sorry for not keeping up with the blog as well as I had in the past.  I have had a lot on my mind about life and school and what I am doing with myself.  Maybe if I was a better writer I would use this space as an outlet, but I usually feel like no one wants to read about my struggles.  And I can barely follow my own thoughts when I write.

So, I have been doing a little more cooking in the kitchen lately and trying new recipes.  I am following quite a few more blogs and really enjoying what people are coming up with.  The recipe I want to share with everyone today is probably one of my favorites.  It is so easy and ridiculously yummy.  And to top it off, it is lemon flavored.  I love lemon and I don't know why.   Maybe it reminds me of the summer and warm nights.

Anyway, this comes from a talented blogger named Gena and her blog, http://www.choosingraw.com/.  I would encourage everyone to check her out.

Lemon Kissed Cashew Hemp Bars
Courtesy: http://www.choosingraw.com/

1 Cup Cashews
1 Cup pitted dates
1/3 Cup hemp seeds
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon lemon zest

Put cashews and hemp seeds in food processor and process until ground up.
 Add lemon juice, lemon zest and dates and pulse repeatedly.
Mix until a ingredients clump together into a large ball.
Place mixture into a baking dish that has been covered in saran wrap or parchment paper.
Spread mixture out evenly and press down with  another piece of saran wrap/parchment paper.
Freeze for about 30 minutes.
Cut mixture into 12 pieces and either wrap individually with saran wrap or leave in baking dish.
Keep refrigerated.

I am going to apologize for the picture because it just doesn't do the bars justice.  I am quite am amateur photographer, my lighting in my kitchen is horrible and I have a great, but older camera.

Lemon mixture before I cut them into bars.


  1. This is such a great recipe. The lemon flavor is just perfect.

  2. that looks delicious! I love Gena's blog too :)

  3. http://edibleperspective.com/2011/02/pizza-pizza/

    Here's the master recipe for the pizza that I adapted...she uses olive oil in the dough, where I used an extra tablespoon of applesauce....did you use a pizza pan or a pie plate? Maybe a pizza pan would work best. Hm....I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you hoped...is there anything you did differently from Ashley's recipe ? Hopefully I can help.
    CHeers _Lauren

  4. Don't give up! If you try it again, let me know!