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I've already posted the recipe for this, but I wanted to talk about the orange pudding a bit. Since going raw, I've become a mostly intuitive eater. Whatever I feel like eating is what I eat. This usually means I am eating the same food for an extended period of time until I feel drawn to something different. Lately it has been the orange pudding.

I've been starting my mornings with a large bowl of it. If Jim is making lunch then I'll eat the salad or nut dip that he makes, otherwise it's orange pudding again. Then, if I didn't eat a salad during the day I usually have a salad for dinner and...a dessert of--you guessed it!--more orange pudding.

So, my body is craving the oranges. It all started, I think, when I ordered that case of truly ripe oranges last month. They were extremely tasty and much better than the organic oranges I've been eating in my puddings for the past few weeks. Anyway, the desire for oranges was started and I have no idea when it will end.

Here's a quick version of the recipe, in case you feel like trying it:

6-8 oranges, with the peel cut off

squirt of agave nectar

2-3 handfuls of cashews

Blend in a high-speed blender until smooth. I started off eating these on the thick side and lately I've been adding fewer and fewer cashews, so it's less thick but still so delicious! It tends to thicken up some more if I put the leftovers in the fridge. I also love adding frozen blueberries to this (the fresh ones had no taste when I purchased them last week).

What have all of you been making? Are you feeling drawn to one or two particular foods over and over again?

Original Comments

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On February 26, 2008, joanna/ RawTn 2 the Core wrote:

Hey you! Ok, so I tried the orange pudding in a regular blender. I made a third of a recipe (in case it turned out terrible, lol) It's a little grainy...

So I thought I had a brilliant idea of getting it creamier...

Half a banana... Well, it tastes good, but tastes like banana now, lol.

Then I added some chia (because I always add chia to puddings) and that turned out fine as usual.

Then, (I couldn't stop myself)... I added some currants for something to chew.

It's all pretty good actually, but it doesn't taste like it did before I got too creative. Which would be the original intent of the recipe... I'll have to make it again, lol.

Final verdict: I think it would take more cashews in a regular blender than a high speed blender to achieve the same results.

Thanks Love!

On February 27, 2008, Wendi wrote:

Thanks for the great comment, Joanna! I'm glad you tried it out. I wondered if it would work in a regular blender. At least it sounds like you had some fun with it. ;-P

I had a good chuckle while reading how you kept trying to make it better.

Lots of love to you!