On a warm, early autumn evening I like to watch something light and funny. My recent post about Casablanca made me think of a film like that – ‘Forget Paris’ with Debra Winger and Billy Crystal (because of the famous quote ‘we will always have Paris’). I know that ‘When Harry met Sally’ is more popular and known, but I prefer ‘Forget Paris’. I love the witty dialogs, realistically shown marriage, sarcasm and at times, dark humour. It is worth watching if only for the waiter comparing drinks to himself. So if you like films like red wine: ‘fruity but oddly appealing” it’s time to see ‘Forget Paris’.
Normally if you watch 80s or early 90s films, you would have pop corn and candy with it. But I’m living clean in recent weeks so I had to make something like myself – raw and nutritious.
(adapted from Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘It’s All Good’)
1 1/2 cup pecans
1 1/2 cups pitted, chopped dates
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 shredded coconut
1/2 cup maple syrup, honey or agave syrup
1 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1. Put pecans, dates, almond butter in a food processor. Blend together. Add coconut flour, shredded coconut and syrup or honey, pulse until you have a sticky ball of dough.
2. Line a brownie baking sheet with parchment paper and press the mixture onto the paper using wet hands. Put into freezer for 30- 40 min.
3. Meanwhile combine chocolate chips with coconut oil in a steel or glass bowl set over pot of simmering water.Stir till it’s melted. Take your baking sheet out of the freezer, pour chocolate mixture over the pecan mixture. Put it into the fridge and cool till the chocolate sets. Cut into bars.
4. Have it with tea and ‘Forget Paris’.