Posts Tagged ‘dessert’

Ani on NBC’s LX New York at Rockefeller Center

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I was invited to Rockefeller Center for a guest appearance on LX New York with hosts Janice Huff and Jane Hanson. I talk about 4 key ingredients in the raw food diet, and made 3 recipes using ‘secret’ ingredients: Marinara Pasta, Strawberry Tartlets, and Chocolate Pudding “slash” Frosting.

(this video’s audio is totally out of synch, and I’m trying to get my hands on a better copy of the segment, which I’ll upload later)

Ani’s TV Appearances on San Diego Living

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I was a guest on San Diego Living with host Erin Mikael’s Green Scene segments on June 24, 2010, and then again on June 27th. We make Cashew Kream with Fresh Red White and Blue Berry Parfaits and Fruit Tartlets.

Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Essentials: Coconut Cake with Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce and Cashew Kream

Monday, July 26th, 2010

This is a book trailer for Ani’s Raw Food Essentials.

Watch as I show you how easy is is to make my Coconut Cake with Nutella Hazelnut Sauce, from page 271.

YouTube / Google Raw Foods

Friday, June 11th, 2010

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Day 4 of my SF tour was a dream come true. I visited the YouTube Google campus in San Bruno, where Chef Fletcher Starkey and Pastry Chef Jenna served up 6 raw vegan recipes in their campus cafeteria (recipes follow below).

They labeled each of my raw food dishes with my headshot photo, and they tasted delicious! I enjoyed lunch with my beautiful hosts before my talk, from left to right: Cat, Jill, and Cheryl Pon.

chili ani phyo raw foodMy chili recipe with Taco Nut Meat….how cool is this!

salads ani phyo raw food2 raw food salads. Folks said they didn’t even realize these recipes were raw! They liked the texture of the wild rice and loved all the flavors and colors.desserts ani phyo raw foodRaw food desserts included my Pineapple Ice Box desserts from Ani’s Raw Food Desserts, chocolate truffles, and a blended cantaloupe with blueberries. Yum, and just what I needed before my talk…cacao!

auditorium ani phyo raw foodAfter a delicious lunch, we made our way over to the “UN Auditorium”. It was indeed tiered, just like at the United Nations, and was wired with video, projection screens, and monitors. All set up and ready to go for netcasting between all the Google campuses!

crowd ani phyo raw foodWhat an experience to speak in a fully wired room to YouTube and Google employees across all campuses! YouTube is amazing, enabling us to reach a global audience.

In the mid 90s, I was Internet Media Director for Simon and Schuster. I produced a project where video jockeys went around the Mediterranean. They shot video and then overnighted video tapes to me in California. I would sit with my Avid editors and edit together educational clips, then upload onto our websites. Today, this is all instantaneous and accessible to everyone, thanks to YouTube!ani phyo raw foodAll campuses were connected for my presentation and food demo. Next we’ll need to find a way to send raw food through the internet, George Jetson’s style!

The recipes I made included:

Sprouted Wild Rice with Corn and Tomato

Simple Rosemary Oregano Noodle Salad

Fresh Tomato Chili with Taco Nut Meat

Pineapple Ice Box Dessert

Visit for specials on Kelp Noodles and Raw Cashews, organic ingredients, and my favorite kitchen tools.

SF Tour, Day 1 – Ferry Building Farmers’ Market

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

peach ani phyo raw food essentials san francisco farmers market

I kicked off my SF book tour at the Ferry Building Farmers’ Market yesterday. It’s sunny and warm here in San Francisco, and the market was packed with people shopping locally and seasonally. This has got to be the best farmer’s market in the country. I found amazingly sweet peaches and beautiful heirloom squash that are only available 1-2 weeks a year. What a treat!

san francisco ferry farmers market ani phyo raw food essentials food demo talk

I spoke to a full house about the benefits of raw food, weight loss, natural living, happiness, and my new book Ani’s Raw Food Essentials. I demoed a recipe for TOMATO AND TARRAGON BISQUE, page 137, and STRAWBERRY KREAM PIE, page 266.

samples ani phyo raw food essentials san francisco farmers market

Sarah, who organizes the chef demoes, helped me portion and pass out samples. Most people in the audience were already familiar with raw foods, but it’s always fun to watch their reactions when they taste one of my raw recipes. Of course, folks loved  the soup and dessert. You can see Barry Jan behind the camera on the left, and you’ll find a couple of his photos in Ani’s Raw Food Essentials from last year’s farmer’s market talk and demo.

book ani phyo raw food essentials san francisco farmers market

This may have been my longest line for book signing yet. Patient people stood in line for 50 minutes to meet me and to have me sign their books. What a huge honor for me that folks would wait around so long. I love meeting people, hearing their stories in person, and feeling the love they share with me. This bright energy is what keeps me doing what I do…it fuels my soul.

Ani's Raw Food Essentials

It was lovely to see many long time friends, like Dr D, and old friend from LA who now lives in Thailand. He happened to be in town, and brought me a moss monkey that’s the cutest plant I’ve ever seen! He’ll have to care for monkey while I’m in Florida since I don’t think it would make it on the plane.

Another long time friend and two lovebirds Jeff, who took all these photos for me, and Frog.

Ani's Raw Food Essentials

Hanging out at this awesome farmers’ market on a warm, sunny day was the best way to spend my Saturday. From here, I headed to Napa next….

Pineapple Ice Box Dessert

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

Watch Video: 4 min, 24 sec

In this video I’ll show you how to make a beautiful, delicious, refreshing ice cream using cashews with folded in pineapple, and shaped into a cake form. This raw food demo was recorded during my workshop at Mom Tri’s Villa Royale in Phuket, Thailand on January 24, 2010.

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Pineapple Ice Box Dessert
(fills one loaf pan to make about 8 servings)


  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 2 Tablespoons honey or agave syrup


  • 1 1/2 cups cashews
  • 1/3 cup honey or agave syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, liquid
  • 2 1/2 cup cored and chopped pineapple

Make crust by processing cashews into small pieces with vanilla. Add honey, and process to mix well. Sprinkle half of the crust mixture into bottom of a loaf pan,

To make filling, in high-speed blender, blend cashews with honey or agave and liquid oil into a smooth cream. Into a mixing bowl, toss cream with pineapple to mix well. Scoop into loaf pan. Top with remaining crust, and gently press down.

Freeze dessert overnight or until frozen.

Peach & Pistachio Cobbler on Satellite TV

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Part A

Part B

This uncooking episode aired on Supreme Master Television last week to over 4 million views around the world! In it, I show you how to make my Peach & Pistachio Cobbler from my book Ani’s Raw Food Desserts.

Peach & Pistachio Cobbler


  • ½ cup shelled pistachios
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Medjool dates


  • 4 cups sliced peaches
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 vanilla bean

Ani’s Talk at Google, Santa Monica, CA

Monday, June 15th, 2009

Watch my Author’s at Google Lunchtime Talk from May 4th, 2009. This was the kickoff for Ani’s Raw Food Desserts book tour.

Past authors in the Google list of speakers include Obama and Hillary Clinton. Plus, the other Google campuses were netcast in to join my talk too. So cool!

I show Google how to make my Raspberry Ganache Fudge Cake, from page 49 of my book. And I feed Google my famous Chocolate Candies.

The Ready Mix kits I’m launching will help you make your own Cake and also Chocolate Truffles. I’m still tweaking this product, but for now, it’s available from Essential Living Foods website:

BUY NOW: Ani’s Gourmet Ready Mix Superfood Chocolate Kit

BUY NOW: Ani’s Raspberry Ganache Raw Chocolate Cake Mix

Ani’s Ready Mixes Now Available!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

ani phyo raw food ready mixes kits chocolate BUY NOW: Ani’s Gourmet Ready Mix Superfood Chocolate Kit
BUY NOW: Ani’s Raspberry Ganache Raw Chocolate Cake Mix

I’ve partnered with Superfood leaders Essential Living Foods to bring you the world’s first ever raw food Ready Mixes.

It can be expensive to buy pounds of ingredients all at once, so I’ve created my Ready Mixes which offer pre-measured, smaller quantities of ingredients to make just one batch. The kits are still being tweaked and perfected, but for now, you can get them online only.

Wheat and dairy-free, gluten and refined sugar-free, organic, all superfood ingredients. Eating these desserts can help you loose weight while looking and feeling great!

My proprietary, Award-Winning Chocolate Kits are only available here online. Here’s the 2 Ready Mixes, you can order direct from Essential Living Foods:

1) Ani’s Gourmet Ready Mix Superfood Chocolate Kit
price: $9.25
Kit includes:
Cacao butter (shave and melt) and cacao, mesquite, lucuma, maca powders (whisk into liquid butter).
Then, pour into ice cube trays or candy molds, and place in cold freezer to set. That’s it!
Makes 12-18 x 2T Superfood truffles sweetened with superfoods!

2) Ani’s Raspberry Ganache Raw Chocolate Cake Mix
Price: $14.95
Kit includes: walnuts, cacao powder, dates, agave….just add avocado and berries!
(mix and form cake, mix avocado to make frosting and frost cakes, add berries)
Makes about 4-6 servings.