July 9, 2011

Lazy Days

What a gorgeous Saturday! 

Today (and yesterday) were food-creating days. 

My husband and I had the chance to visit my wonderful in-laws about a week ago and my inventive and compassionate mother-in-law decide (because of my food allergies) to make some dishes from scratch and she came across the website Living Free.

Living Free is a dairy, gluten and sugar free blog/website dedicated to providing delicious recipes that are free of those previously mentioned items. So, while looking at it, I was able to find this No Bake Strawberry Cream Pie.

I decided to give it a try, and here is the result

It actually turned out rather well, but there are a few bits and pieces that I would improve on, I'd add a couple extra strawberries to the mix and chop up the peanuts a bit more, but for someone with multiple allergies, it was something that I rather enjoyed.
Strawberry Cream Pie 
(Taken from Living Free)

20-30 large ripe strawberries

3-5 small ripe bananas

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp liquid stevia
1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk

1 pack gelatin
3/4 cups raw or roasted (unsalted) peanuts, chopped
In a blender, add the four large strawberries, bananas, almond milk, vanilla extract and stevia, blend well until smooth.
 While the blender is on, slowly add the powdered gelatin. Blend for an additional one-to-two minutes. 
 Pour the mixture into a sauce plan and cook on low heat for about ten minutes.
In a medium pie pan, add the chopped peanuts. Make sure they are evenly distributed along the bottom of the pan. 
 After washing the remaining strawberries, remove the stems and then slice them in half.
Lay the strawberries along the edge of the crust with the sliced side facing out.
Finally, pour the fruit mix into the pie pan.
 Put this into the fridge and let cool for about 2 hours. 
Always keep the pie cool, as it will loose it’s firm texture if it’s not chilled.

I also subscribe to another blog called 2 little hooligans which had an amazing recipe today, Strawberry Lemonade. This is something that I've never done before but thought I'd try it out.

Here is my final product. I actually tried it out and it turned out really well. I plan to make more and freeze it for the winter.


  1. Becky - thanks so much for trying out my pie recipe! I like your take on it and your version looks really tasty! I definitely enjoyed mine - so much so that it was a challenge to share it with friends :) ~Aubree

  2. yeah!! how i love seeing canning jars in a freezer! so glad you tried it and love it too:)

  3. @Aubree.

    Thank you for stopping by! I was a little nervous in trying it because I've come across recipes that didn't work for me before, but it was really good and I plan on making it again.

  4. @2 littlehooligans

    Thanks you! I love, love, love juice and so this concentrate was something that was perfect for me!


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