I wasn't feeling too great today, with not much energy for cooking, so I decided to try a simple dessert recipe from my Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookery book. I tried to make this as suitable for Eat To Live as possible by replacing the sugar in the recipe with dates. I used a Granny Smith apple. Together with the lemon juice it gave the dessert a sharp flavour and the cinnamon gave it a taste of Christmas.
Apple, Banana and Lemon Dessert
55 g dates, finely chopped
55 ml water
1 tart apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 banana, peeled and sliced
grated rind and juice of half a lemon
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Put finely chopped dates and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add chopped apple, banana, lemon juice with grated rind and cinnamon.Simmer, stirring well all the time, until all of the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick. Cool and serve with some cashew creme, yoghurt or ice creme.