We have successfully established the Elimination Diet in our home (yet again). Recently my world was shaken when we were told to eliminate all fruit, chocolate (the D-Man’s favorite treat) and re-eliminate Raw Milk and Raw Heavy Cream. In my never ending quest to provide wholesome meals and treats for my family, and for you (my gentle readers) I stumbled across a blog about real nutrient dense foods. I hope that all of you take the time to read and follow this blog; The Organic Spark (http://organicspark.blogspot.com). The writer, Molly, is a Real Food Chef, Cookbook Author, Real Food Advocate, and Member of Weston A. Price. While Molly uses Whole Grains in her recipes there are many that can be modified for those of us who are grain free. I modified Molly’s Carrot Pudding recipe to make an Autumnal Carrot Pudding free of grains, casein and fruit.
1 ½ Cups of Organic Coconut Milk (surprise, one 13.5 oz can is 1 ½ cups)
1/3 cup Organic Maple Sugar (maple syrup in a crystallized form)
A pinch of Sea Salt
1/2 cup Fresh Squeezed Carrot Juice (strained of pulp)
3 TBS Tapioca Starch
2 Pastured Egg Yolks
Dash of Organic Ground Ginger
Dash of Organic Ground Cinnamon
In a small pot over medium heat, combine coconut milk, maple sugar, and sea salt. Stirring frequently, heat to a near simmer. The liquid will begin to steam. Use caution not to scald the milk.
While warming the milk mixture, in a small bowl, combine carrot juice, tapioca starch ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and egg yolks. Whisk until well combined.
When milk mixture is very warm, add well-whisked carrot juice mixture to the milk. Whisk constantly, until thickened, approximately 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
Immediately pour into 4 small dishes or ramekins. Serve warm or chill for serving.
The D-Man, (my official taste tester) scraped the bottom of the pot after the ramekins were filled. We have an overwhelming Two Thumbs-Up Rating for this healthful desert. The warm orange color and the hint of ginger and cinnamon give this desert a flavor of Autumn. Many thanks to Molly for creating this wonderful desert that will surely become a staple in our home.