Episode 12 Tiandra Wilde’s Fluff with special musical guest Laurel Wilson
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Courtney: Hi, I’m Courtney Uncooked and this is my great friend and amazing musician, Laura Wilson in my house, in my kitchen. I’m so excited! Laurel is here for our St. Patrick’s Day edition and, St. Patrick’s Day is just in a couple of days and, so I wanted to make something fun for you that was different. Not so traditional, not green, but a rainbow, because what is St. Patrick’s Day without a beautiful rainbow and a pot of gold at the end. So today I’m going to make my friend Tiandra Wilde’s famous fluff.
Courtney: I met Tiandra actually at the Woodstock Fruit Festival last year. I can not wait to go back this year and I hope that you will join me because it was one of the best, if not the best week of my entire life. It was amazing. Today I’m going to bring a little piece of that here and make this delicious fluff with my friend Laura Wilson. But before we get started, Laurel, tell us a little bit about yourself.
Laurel: Hey, I am Laurel Wilson. I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia born and raised. I am a signed artist with a local label called Mithscene, which stands for make it happen scene. We do a lot of awesome high quality productions. I get to record my original compositions and learn a lot about the behind the scenes about how to really just make it happen. So I’m really excited! I get to make music my real career.
Courtney: And Laurel plays every instrument. It’s not, what does she play? It’s more like what doesn’t she play? She can play guitar, and violin, and keyboard and she sings beautifully. So I’m just so excited to have her here today. At the end of this episode, after you get the recipe, Laurel’s actually going to play her new hit single Curious.
Courtney: And I wanted to play the video for you, but my producers said that it was a little too riskay. So if you want to see the whole video, check out Laurel’s YouTube channel at Mithscene Music and you can play the whole curious video. And of course while you’re there, make sure you find and subscribe to Courtney Uncooked, hit that notification bell so that you can get my free raw vegan recipe each week delivered straight to your inbox. And you don’t even have to do anything, pay anything, it’s free and awesome. And also please remember to follow me on Instagram and be my friend on Facebook and hopefully in real life.
Courtney: Okay. So we’re going to get started and make this fluff. And this is so simple. It’s only three ingredients, maybe a little bit of water to make it four. We’ve got some cashews here, which of course have soaked overnight and we’ve strained and drained them. And the recipe only calls for one cup of cashews, but this is so good that we’re doubling down today. And we’ve got two cups of cashews here that I’m just going to dump into the trustee Vitamix along with 14 Medjool dates that have soaked overnight that are super soft.
Courtney: So I’m just going to put these Medjool dates in our trusty Vitamix and then we’ve got a teaspoon of vanilla here. Just put that in. And then a little bit of date water. So I’m just going to add a couple tablespoons as necessary. I may not even need the rest of them.
Laurel: That was the water she saved from soaking the dates, so don’t waste the water.
Courtney: And so we always want to start off on low and then gradually increase and get faster. So I’m going to push down at the sides, they call this the plunger. I’m just going to go around the outside, pushing the nuts in, and pushing the dates in. And what do you think, you think we need some water?
Laurel: I think so.
Courtney: I’m going to pour the rest of this date water, there we go. So you see these bits of dates and nuts, I really want those to completely go away, so I’m going to blend this until it is completely gone.
Laurel: It’s looking good, kind of looks like hummus.
Courtney: I don’t know about you, but I think this tastes perfect.
Laurel: I think it’s good.
Courtney: Are we good? Okay, now we’re just going to empty our delicious fluff. Look at that, look at that consistency. That is just beautiful!
Laurel: I don’t think my blender at home could do that.
Courtney: No? What kind of do you have?
Courtney: Oster alright, alright. Yes, I highly recommend a Vitamix or another good high-speed blender because when you’re living the raw vegan lifestyle, this.
Laurel: Comes in handy.
Courtney: This blender is, you know, your best friend. Your tools are your best friend.
Laurel: I’ve seen other recipes, they weren’t raw vegan ones.
Courtney: Okay. So ideally you would want to put this in a refrigerator or freezer for a couple hours, but I promise you, you don’t have to do that. It is good right now, I’ve had it before. So Laura, are you ready to give it a try?
Courtney: Okay, we’ll just do a little, little, little Dipsy. This is good, I’m sorry. That is healthy! That is delicious! Your kids will eat this up.
Laurel: I’m feeling inspired.
Courtney: Okay. I’m Feeling inspired too.
Courtney: Making my girl Tiandra Wilde’s famous fluff. This stuff is so good, we can’t get enough. Thank you Laurel Wilson for helping me make it…When you leave later, can you please take it? Cause if you don’t take it, I’ma eat it all. Because this stuff is so good it’s gonna be my downfall. No you don’t need a stove or an oven to cook just a blender, dehydrator and Courtney Uncooked.