Happy birthday to me!

I just celebrated my 29th birthday at a silent meditation retreat. It was an amazing, cleansing experience for me and though it almost felt like the day didn’t exist, I also felt a huge shift within myself throughout the day. In the morning my head was overwhelmed with thoughts. I couldn’t clear my head or get to the transcendent meditative space I wanted to be at. Mid-morning I went to the mikveh (my retreat was on a conservative kibbutz), and when I emerged from what I like to call “G-d’s womb,” I felt like a new person. I didn’t have a single thought in my head. Not a single memory existed. And for the remainder of my time at the retreat I was in a transcendental trance. Because of this state of mind/soul my Yom Kippur was more meaningful than ever before. I understood almost every word during davening. Wow is all I can say.
Anyway, I didn’t get any birthday cake on my birthday so today I made myself a small, delicious, raw-luvin’ carrot cake.
Enjoy this recipe, and may we all be written in The Book of Life and Love.

(P.s. My Hebrew birthday will be celebrated on October 12th, so I will be celebrating, with friends and cake then!)


2 C almonds – soaked/sprouted/dehydrated
7 dates- medjool

Process in a food processor for 5 minutes until forming a dough. Press into the bottom of an 8″ spring-form pan.

4 C carrot pulp
6 dates – medjool
1.5 C oat flour (ground rolled oats)
Zest from 1 orange
1/4 C orange juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until well mixed. Press onto the crust.

2 C cashews- soaked
1 C water
1/4 C orange juice
1 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 tsp vanilla

Blend all ingredients in a vitamix until smooth. Pour over the carrot cake and place into the freezer for at least 2 hours.

Garnish cake with more orange zest and chopped almonds.

2 כוסות שקדים
7 תמרים מג׳וול
לערבב הכל במג׳י מיקס 5 דקות עד מקבלים בצק. לשים בתבנית עוגה.

4 כוסות פולפה מגזר
6 תמרים מג׳וול
1.5 כוסות קמח שיבולת שועל
קליפת מהתפוז
1/4 כוס מיץ תפוזים
כפית קינימון
1/4 כפית וניל
לערבב הכל במג׳י מיקס ולשים על הבצק.

2 כוסות קשיו מושרה
כוס מים
כף שמן קוקוס
1/4 כוס מיץ תפוזים
1/4 כפית וניל
לערבב הכל בויטמיקס ולשים מעל המילואי. לשים את העוגה במקפיא לפחות שעתיים.


6 thoughts on “Happy birthday to me!

  1. חנה יקרה  תודה על המתכון המתכונים שלך ממש נונתנים לי השראה שנה טובה ומתוקה(: אהובה


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