Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cosmo's Birthday Pie

My dad turned 57 last week.
I didn't want to sabotage his diet, so I decided to make him a raw berry pie.
My super green friend Ana sent me the recipe.
The hardest part of the process was pre-pie, and the staring eye contest I played with the cashier at Whole Foods after he told me the total cost of the ingredients.
So in short, my family and I will be finishing this pie regardless of how it tastes.

Here is the recipe from "Life With Greens"

For the pie crust:

  • 6 medjool dates
  • 1 cup raw unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla 

Place all ingredients into a food processor with the “S” blade. Pulse and mix until moist and formable. Transfer raw pie crust mixture to a pie pan of your choice and press into the sides of the pan.
  • Sliced strawberries to layer the bottom of the pie crust
  • Raw Cashew Vanilla Orange Cream Cheese Frosting (this is a great creamy frosting or raw “cream cheese” type blend for a number of different desserts!)
  • 1 carton of fresh raspberries
  • 1-2 cartons of fresh blueberries
  • garnish of your choice – mint, berries, etc.
  • 1.5 cups of raw cashews (soaked for 1-3 hours)
  • 6-8 medjool dates (make sure to pit them!)
  • 6-8 ounces of freshly juiced orange juice (about 2-3 oranges juiced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Directions: Place all ingredients into a high speed blender (Vitamix or Blendtec) and blend on high until creamy.

Slice strawberries and line the bottom of the raw pie crust. Spread the raw cashew cream cheese mixture over the strawberries. Cut the raspberries in half and and layer them on top of the raw “cream cheese.” Dump as many blueberries as you want on top of the raspberries. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours (or longer) and enjoy!

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Balcony Forecast

Click on the picture to check out my Saturday forecast from the Local 6 balcony. I made the video using the "videolicious" app.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Cold morning for Central Florida.
Some of us are waking up in the 30s with wind chills in the 20s?!?!
In between live shots I'm hiding under my scarf and defrosting in the news van.

My photographer just reminded me to put on my big girl pants- after all, there are morning crews who are in the rain/snow/ice mix up north.

"Hey, I grew up in Queens!"

I guess I've been in Florida long enough to forget what it's like to walk 8 blocks through the snow and slush, with a heavy book bag and the numbing fear that you missed the Q36.

Bridgette Matter, a former Local 6 intern, works for ABC 57 in South Bend, Indiana.
Take a look at this picture she posted to her Instagram:

Check out Thursday's National Forecast.