Adapted from Ambitious Kitchen
10 dates, pitted
1 C tahini
¼ C maple syrup
⅔ C cocoa powder
1 tbsp coconut flour
½ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp sea salt
⅓ C chopped dark chocolate --I honestly didn’t measure but just chopped up what I had remaining
Extra Maldon Salt for topping
1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper. I sprayed with coconut oil too just in case.
2. Place dates in a bowl and submerge in boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes, longer is fine too.
3. Drain dates and place in food processor with tahini, maple syrup, eggs. Blend until smooth.
4. Add cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt and chocolate chunks to tahini batter. Fold until well combined without overly mixing.
5. Transfer brownie mixture to the prepared pan. Smooth out top and sprinkle with Maldon flakes.
6. Bake in the center rack for 25 minutes.
7. Remove from the oven and carefully transfer to a cutting board by lifting parchment paper.
8. Allow to cool 5-10 minutes before slicing.
4 local stalks of corn on the cob
2 avocados, diced into square chunks
2 heirloom tomatoes, diced however you want or 2 cups of cherry tomatoes, cut in halves
1 small sweet onion, diced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp EVOO
Pinch of Himalayan sea salt, to taste
1 cup fresh strawberries (in season & sweet is key)
Juice of 1 lemon and 2 limes (alt 4 limes or 2 lemons)
15 mint leaves
2-3 tsp agave or sweetener of choice (add 2 and adjust to add more based on your sweet tooth + berries)
Pinch of pink salt
1 cup ice, divided
Optional 4 oz liquor of choice: tequila, vodka, or gin all work well
Splash of sparkling water, if adding booze, or more if no booze (LaCroix fan girls over here-use lemon, key lime, plain seltzer, or a fun flavor)
1 large fennel bulb (if smaller fennel bulb, then use 2 large carrots)
1/4 white onion
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped***
2 tbsp fresh mint, thinly sliced (chiffonade)
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 an orange
Pinch of pink salt
Splash of apple cider vinegar (~1 tbsp)
***Opt. toast walnuts to enhance flavor. Don't have walnuts, pistachios would work great too!