AFYP Recipe Board

AFYP: Emily’s Tahini Cups with coffee cream filling

Tahini Cups. Image source: Pinterest.
Image source: Pinterest.

“Emily Von Euw, creator of the popular blog This Rawsome Vegan Life, makes treats that are so phenomenal and so stunning they should be considered masterpieces. Oh yeah, and they’re raw, vegan AND gluten-free.”

That’s the introduction on Amazon for Emily’s amazing cookbook, Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes.

This is probably my favorite of all her amazing recipes for sweets. When people credit Emily for being a genius they are not exaggerating.

A lot of people blogged this recipe when Emily’s cookbook came out.


Here’s what you need to make them.


⅓ cup (80 g) tahini
⅓ cup (79 ml) melted coconut oil

1 cup (175 g) pitted dates
½ cup (118 ml) strong brewed coffee, or as needed
Sea salt

For full information including instructions on how to make this delectable treat please see the Running on Real Food Blog.

Tahini-Date Salted Caramels. The
Tahini-Date Salted Caramels. The


Here’s another sweet treat using tahini. How about these Tahini-Date Salted Caramels — another raw recipe.

All you need are dates, tahini, coconut oil, cardamom and flake salt.

Full recipe at The

If you are new to the dietary term “raw”, Karen Knowler the “Raw Food Coach” explains:

    “Raw food” literally means “uncooked”.

    Raw food is, technically speaking, food that has not been heated above 48 degrees centigrade (117 degrees Fahrenheit). This usually means uncooked foods, or more specifically, foods in their natural state – nothing more, nothing less.

    By default this will mean foods that are safe to eat raw, which are the obvious foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds – but there are a whole array of raw foods both within these particular food groups and also many more outside of them that could very well be new to you.” Learn more.


Homemade tahini. Image and recipe from
Homemade tahini. Image and recipe from

Tahini is a paste made from ground hulled sesame seeds used in North African, Greek, Iranian, Turkish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. Tahini is served as a dip on its own or as a major component of hummus, baba ghanoush and halva.

You can buy tahini. However, if you have a food processor why not make your own.

It is quick and easy and you need only two ingredients: sesame seeds and oil. shows us how here. It really does taste so much better too. Yum.

Advocate From Your Plate ( is a campaign created by The Horse Fund encouraging a vegan diet as a way of eliminating cruelties against animals.

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