Okay, you all!
I have just got to say: Sim's chocolate sauce ROCKS!
I've made it several times already, but tonight was the best. I used half dates and half maple syrup, letting the dates sit in the blender for a while before blending them. It turned out velvety smooth and thick and just divine!
But I guess with MS it's not technically raw, right? I think next time I make it, I'll do just like tonight, but try half agave instead of MS. (But then it might need the maple extract, which isn't raw either! And I think the maple flavor in the sauce is really what makes it.)
Anyway, I've made my own chocolate sauce for years (with evaporated milk), and this beats my recipe hands down! I am in complete awe.
And, you know, Sim, when you first exclaimed to the list that you saw no reason to eat other than raw I kind of envied you for your commitment. Now, having tried so many raw recipes (and having finally discovered soaked grains), I have to say I feel exactly the same way! I'm completely satisfied. I still don't consider myself a fanatic, and I'm sure I'll accept cooked stuff when we visit MIL and such, but at home, for me, there doesn't seem to be anything I want that I'm not getting eating this way. I am so shocked with myself.