Awesome New Rawfood Recipes added!!
A creamy and hearty blended soup by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake made with pureed celeriac, apple, lemon and soaked almonds. Seasoned with garlic, fresh sage, and black pepper, this soup really hits the spot! The act of soaking your almonds will help them blend into a nice creamy consistency and also de-activate those pesky enzyme inhibitors for a more fully digestible meal. Serve it at room temperature with a side of greens or try warming it up gently on the stove top or in your food dehydrator. Garnish with a drizzle of hemp or flax oil on top!
Icy cold, melt-in-your-mouth squares of chocolatey fudge-like goodness by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish that require only 4 simple ingredients to make. Whats not to love about that?! Store a batch of these delectable morsels in your freezer and satisfy any chocolate craving in a completely healthy way. Use maple syrup to sweeten, or for an all-raw and lower glycemic version use coconut nectar. Enjoy!
With a cinnamon and nutmeg infused frosting so creamy and caramel-like that it literally oozes right over the edge of the cake...well, it's pretty much impossible to ignore how delicious it all looks! If this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life doesn't inspire some serious chocolate cake cravings we don't know what will! You'll want to whip this one up for the Holidays this season (or any celebratory event during the year for that matter)! Serve with a glass of warmly spiced nut milk.
If you love to start your day with a nutrient dense smoothie you'll love this delicious recipe by Koko Brill of Kokos Kitchen! A base of pure homemade almond milk combines with frozen peaches and raspberries, dates, banana, and a handful each of some of the most classically adored superfoods: hemp seeds, chia seeds, goji berries, and cacao. Enjoy for breakfast and start your day nourished and fully charged up!
This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw inspires both the taste buds AND the eyes with its creamy, ivory-toned cheesecake filling complete with vibrant stains of bright red raspberry juice. Food SHOULD be a work of art, and with this particular cheesecake the task is achieved. Scroll down to read what simple ingredients you'll need along with the easy steps it takes to bring it all together.
Add a little kick (and some extra lycopene) to your sauces, soups, salad dressings, dips, stews, casseroles, etc. etc. with this homemade, old fashioned, RAW version of a classic tomato paste. Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney has created an amazing and very simple alternative to canned tomato paste which often contains preservatives, refined sugars, and traces of aluminum. Fresh is always best and this recipe is just that, and it's FULL of nutrition and flavor too!
If looking at the picture of this mouth watering creation by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 conjures mental images of an ingredient list a mile long you'll be pleasantly surprised - it is actually super simple to make! A creamy and rich dairy-free cheesecake filling made with raw cashews, fruit juices, and swirls of cinnamon infused maple syrup (or agave) tops a crust of almonds, dates, and yes, even MORE delicious cinnamon. You will love slicing into, devouring, and sharing this decadent dessert with your loved ones!
This wholesome dessert recipe by Eva Hajkova of RawEva.com comes together very effortlessly and is made with the simplest of ingredients. It is completely nut-free and is made with mainly fresh and dried fruits along with one of our favorite superfoods of all: coconut oil. Even children with nut allergies can enjoy this yummy treat! Garnish with a sprinkling of coconut flakes and cacao powder or nibs, and dig in!
A vibrant, flavor packed, nutrient dense RAW rendition of a family favorite: layered lasagna! This version by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles comes complete with thinly sliced zucchini noodles, juicy heirloom tomatoes, tasty cashew/mac nut ricotta, and a lovely pistachio basil pesto. You will not miss the gluten or the dairy when you take a bite of this delicious masterpiece!
Love raw pasta and looking for another variation to the usual zucchini noodle? Then try celeriac! Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an amazing, mildly flavored, slightly starchy yet tender root vegetable that holds up amazingly well in raw pasta dishes like this delicious one by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen. Its pleasant flavor is reminiscent of both celery and parsley, with a subtle sweetness. It is a great source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, copper, calcium and magnesium.
This recipe combines spiralized celeriac with a sweet and tangy, mustardy apple based sauce. It is light, full of flavor, seasonally appropriate and SO tasty! Top with a sprinkling of raw pumpkin seeds and enjoy!
If you make this recipe by Fragrant Vanilla Cake you will have discovered a new favorite that you'll want to create time and time again! A rich "pumpkin" cheesecake filling made with young coconut and carrot tops a crust of dried coconut, buckwheat, dates and a blend of delicious spices for a gingerbread-like effect. Raw, gluten free, guilt free, decadent, and the perfect dessert to share with even a diverse mix of company. Folks will be asking for seconds...
Raw and gluten free gingerbread cookies made with buckwheat, dates, flax seeds and a blend of deliciously sweet and cozy spices sandwich a dense layer of creamy, cinnamon spiked banana ice cream. If you like gingerbread cookies and you like ice cream (who doesn't!?) you'll love this perfect fusion of the two by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen!
Feeling a tell-tale tickle in your throat? If so do not waste another moment! Bust out this amazing Cold Bustin Smoothie by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish and drastically decrease your chances of falling ill. This is a completely tasty smoothie with a potent dose of the following medicinal plant foods: fresh (or powdered) turmeric root, ginger, lemon, pomegranate, and cranberries. Banana and apple or pear add body, additional vitamins, energizing carbohydrates and yummy flavor. Use frozen banana for an icier effect. Keep this recipe handy in your virtual wellness cabinet whenever your body feels like it could benefit from a little immune system boost.
Hey you! Craving a little energy boost this afternoon? If so than you've stumbled upon the perfect recipe to wake up the senses, energize, hydrate those thirsty cells and generally add a little pep to your step. Enjoy this beautiful smoothie by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen featuring fresh young coconut water, celery (electrolyte central!) banana, cucumber, melon, and a blend of whichever berries suit your fancy. You'll feel utterly renewed!
This delectable recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com is entirely free of gluten, sugar and dairy, and contains only ingredients which are exceptionally healthy for your body! If you miss cupcakes or muffins on a raw diet you'll love sinking your teeth into this recipe! A spicy cupcake mix made with a base of almond and coconut flour combines with a gingery apple filling and decadent raw caramel sauce drizzle. So delicious!
These delicious falafel balls by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen are packed full of flavor, offer a hearty, filling texture, and make a wonderful addition to a green salad loaded with fresh greens, sprouts, sea vegetables, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a creamy tahini or hummus style dressing. Oh, and they're super simple to make too! If you don't have a dehydrator try using the lowest setting on your oven with the door left slightly ajar and cut down your drying time. Enjoy!
An inspired, simple and completely luscious truffle recipe by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 utilizing a base of raw sesame and cacao butter for an authentic white chocolate flavor experience. If you typically make dark chocolate truffles during the Holidays try mixing it up this year with this delectable recipe perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. You, along with your friends and family, will fall in love.
"A raw enchilada, how is it even possible?" you may be wondering...
While this recipe isn't going to imitate a hot dish of cheese and sauce laden corn tortilla-based enchiladas it IS going to blow your mind by how delicious it is! Yes it is raw, so the textures will vary from a cooked enchilada, but you will get that irresistible combination of Mexican-esque flavors within the fresh salsa, cheesy cashew sauce, walnut and pumpkin seed nut meat and fresh veggie and flax based tortillas. When everything is combined your mind and taste buds will be blown away. Enjoy this truly gourmet (yet surprisingly simple) savory recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life!
Within this rich and decadent pie by Kibby's Blended Life you'll find not a stitch of gluten, dairy, or refined sugar! What you WILL find is a list of wholesome and delicious ingredients rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals! If you happen to have a sensitive blood sugar this recipe will suit you very well! The only sweeteners you'll find are low-glycemic coconut sugar and no-glycemic stevia extract, along with orange juice in the cream filling and raisins in the crust. Healthy never tasted so good!
Some days just call for a chocolate chip cookie and a tall glass of cold milk (dairy-free nut milk of course!) This version of one of the most beloved cookies in existence comes to us via Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw. They are completely raw and utilize a dehydrator to make, so if you foresee a cookie craving in your near future you'll want to start these ahead of time! Pull them out after 8 hours and sink your teeth into a perfectly chewy and scrumptious cookie made with all organic, raw, and healthy ingredients!
Crunchy carrot noodles by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen dressed with an ultra creamy, zesty, tahini-based garlic sauce made with fresh lemon, tamari, grated ginger and garlic. Make sure you have a jar of Dastony's raw tahini handy in the cupboard, you'll be able to create delicious sauces and dressings like this one quickly and easily that way. This noodle dish tastes great topped with chopped parsley or cilantro, sesame seeds, pine nuts, hemp nuts, walnuts or anything else you fancy!
A decadent dark chocolate 4 layer masterpiece made with raw cacao and organic cherries for an extra potent hit of antioxidants! If you can't find fresh organic cherries try substituting frozen cherries that have been gently thawed. Enjoy this epic dessert by Kibby Miller of Kibby's Blended Life during life's next special occasion!
Want to seriously wow the crowd at your next Holiday get together? Than try this delectable pumpkin-themed frozen dessert by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney! The sorbet itself turns out creamy and perfectly sweet with a light texture. When combined with the hazelnut silk sauce the result is simply heavenly! This is an indulgence you (and everyone around you) will want to partake in...
A quick, nutritious, and super flavorful raw dip or topping by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish made with fresh parsley, lemon juice, garlic, avocado and sunflower seeds! If you love avocado but want an alternative to the usual guacamole (or love pesto and want something a little lighter) this is a perfect recipe for you. Serve with fresh cucumber slices, or stuff some in a red bell pepper and top with sprouts, a sprinkling of hemp seeds, dulse flakes, and maybe a dash of black pepper or a splash of coconut aminos. Enjoy!
Imagine yourself walking into a kitchen filled with the aroma of sweetly spiced apple doughnuts "baking" away in the dehydrator. Drooling yet? This special recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is a true celebration of this wonderful season, and can single handedly satisfy numerous cravings in one clean swoop. Raw and gluten free, coconut flour based apple doughnuts spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cardamon filled with silky smooth apple butter jam, topped off with a creamy vanilla flavored maple frosting. Too delicious!
Don't eat eggs or tofu but love a good veggie scramble once in a while? Then you must try this delicious raw, vegan dish by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy made with fresh vegetables and a base of protein-rich seasoned raw almonds and sunflower seeds. The consistency of everything combined is creamy and rich and completely satisfying. A great low-sugar breakfast alternative to fruit based dishes on a raw path. Serve it on a bed of greens and top with a sprinkling of dulse flakes.
Raw cheesecake heaven! You will absolutely love this recipe by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8, especially if you're a fan of that irresistible combination of chocolate and almond. A raw chocolate almond crust is topped with a thick layer of perfectly sweet, creamy cashew cheesecake filling marbled with Rawmio's chocolate almond butter spread. A fine example of what can be done with a few wholesome ingredients and a hefty dose of artistic creativity!
A deliciously creamy, oil-free, vegan Thai sauce made from avocado, tomato, jalapeno, onion, lime, ginger and cilantro dresses ribbons of fresh zucchini, shredded lettuce, crunchy veggies and cubes of juicy jicama. You will love this ultra fresh, flavorful, RAW Thai pasta dish by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica! Serve it for dinner or lunch today, you will be happy that you did!
A truly elegant raw cake by Ulyana Michailov of Forest Faery featuring roses and fresh lemon! The crust is a sweet and simple combination of pistachios, coconut, green sultanas and vanilla. The filling is a rich and luxurious merging of raw cashews, coconut oil, strawberries, rose petals and lemon zest, juice and essential oil. The entire cake is then topped with a generous drizzling of decadent white chocolate cacao butter ganache. You will be transformed with each heavenly bite!
A powerfully nutritious, creamy and delectable yet simple raw milkshake by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake made with several amazing superfoods: hemp seeds, goji berries, raspberries and fresh vanilla bean! You will get a mega dose of omega fatty acids, antioxidants, immune boosting polysaccharides and tissue repairing protein with every delicious sip! Garnish with extra hemp seeds and goji berries!
It doesn't get much more simple and timeless than this classic combination of coconut and chocolate. Even the world's biggest candy bar corporation knows it! Leave it to Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish to create a recipe with equal parts simplicity and deliciousness. Store these healthy treats in the fridge or freezer for an immediate and healthy sweet tooth-satisfying dessert on the fly!
A delicious and versatile creamy basil cashew sauce by Brandi of The Vegan 8 spiked with a flavorful dose of garlic and onion powder, ground black pepper, nutritional yeast and a splash of lime. Blend your ingredients until smooth and then get creative! It tastes amazing paired with fresh kale and veggies as an alternative to salad dressing, or use it as a delicious sauce for spiralized root vegetable pasta, or as a yummy dip for celery, carrot, cucumber or bell pepper crudite. An absolutely simple and tasty way to add a little sauciness and pizazz to any vegetable dish!
Raw, vegan, paleo-friendly, gluten free and superfood enhanced (whew!) mini cheesecakes featuring two of the best fruits nature has to offer: mango and persimmon! This recipe by Ariane Resnick features some truly unique and tasty ingredients such as Ancient Wisdom's herbal superfood blend and Dastony's truly raw nut butters in flavors cashew and sprouted almond.
This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish will be absolutely adored by health conscious mama's (and their children) everywhere! Follow the instructions below to create almond milk 3 ways: plain, chocolate, and strawberry. No dairy, no soy, no corn syrup/sugar or artificial flavors, just pure, clean, nutrient-rich ingredients that will nourish every member of your household!
Make sure to soak those almonds for optimal creaminess and digestibility.
If you love the spicy, peppery flavor and hearty texture of chili you will love this recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen. Her recipe is completely raw, legume AND nut free, and even contains a few yummy surprises such as dried goldenberries. The blend of chipotle, smoked sea salt, cumin, onion, and garlic really gives it that classic chili flavor while fresh mushroom, bell pepper, and tomatoes add body. Warm it up for a bit in your dehydrator or a low temperature setting in your oven, and if you want an even more filling version add more avocado or some soaked and diced almonds. Enjoy!
In the spirit of this season of all things pumpkin, we bring to you Fragrant Vanilla Cake's amazing raw chocolate pumpkin pie cups! Amy Lyons has taken two of the most beloved fall- time desserts and combined them in a way you may have never seen done before. Step away from those peanut butter cups, and leave the leftover pumpkin pie alone and instead indulge in this blissful recipe that will leave you without a trace of guilt.
Healthy and entirely sinless no-bake vegan date bars without a stitch of flour, butter or sugar! Yes, it's true. This recipe by Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit will blow any baked date bars you've ever had right out of the water - and you're tummy will be happy with you too! It is always recommended to soak your nuts, and Leanne recommends then drying them to crispy, crunchy perfection. If you don't have a dehydrator, and aren't ultra picky about your food processing temperatures, you can easily use the lowest setting on your oven. These date bars are super delicious served with a cold glass of brazil nut or coconut milk. Sink those teeth in and enjoy!
In honor of the very last day of October (and Halloween!) we've got a frighteningly delicious and simple recipe to share with you from Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. An all raw, vegan pumpkin pie free of all grain, gluten, dairy and refined sweeteners topped with a generous helping of coconut or cashew whipped cream! Life sure is magical...!
The ultimate beverage for yogis and yoginis everywhere! This recipe by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle.com will hydrate, energize, provide cleansing fiber for the digestive system and omega fatty acids for lubricated joints and flexibility. Every yogi will tell you to avoid a heavy meal right before yoga class. This recipe offers a nice boost of energy and nutrition all the while being light in the tummy. The sweet, sour, and salty flavor combination and hydrating aspect is also thought to bring balance to the Ayurvedic dosha type Vata. Enjoy this healthful drink and have a wonderful yoga session!
A moist and decadent raw chocolate cake by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen complete with a layer of gooey caramel and a sprinkling of cacao nibs and cacao powder for that perfect finishing touch. Each bite delivers a firm yet creamy texture with a delicious intermittent crunch of walnuts and cacao nibs. If your life could use a healthy dose of chocolate right about now than we encourage you to try this incredible recipe (which Chris admits is one of her finest!). Be sure to bookmark this one for the Holidays ahead!
This gorgeous antioxidant-rich drink by Shernell Cooke of The Raw Food Beginner Chef was inspired by what she calls the most delicious Caribbean soft drink you will ever taste! Her version just so happens to be completely healthy for you as well, and incorporates two of Fall's most celebrated fruits: fresh grapes and pomegranates. Try it for yourself and have a sweet day!
If you're a true lover of raw cacao and gravitate towards new chocolate flavor experiences than you'll absolutely adore this by recipe Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish. She's combined dark chocolate cups with a very creative filling of fresh basil and orange zest for a bright and dynamic mix of flavors. Sprinkle a few cacao nibs on top to garnish and add an additional layer of crunch. This recipe is open to adaptation! Choose the filling of your fancy such as mashed fruit or raw nut butters (try sprouted pumpkin seed or cashew) and throw in some superfoods such as hemp seeds, blue green algae, or goji berries for fun!
Looking for ways to sneak a little more dark green action into your life? This is it... After one sip of this delicious shake you'll be so lost in the zesty, citrus-infused chocolate flavor and thick, creamy texture to ever suspect that hidden within is one of the world's most healthy and nutrient dense foods: beet greens. Try it out for yourself - in doing so you'll benefit from loads of Vitamins K, C, A and minerals calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, and copper - all of which are found abundantly in beet greens!
Thank you to Lisa Viger of Raw on 10 a Day or Less for another great recipe!
Tis the season for SOUP! Delicious bowls of hearty, comforting, belly warming soup. And if you're a raw foodist don't think you're exempt from this nourishing experience. Raw soups can be adapted to hit the spot during any season - even the colder months! Try this recipe by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life for a creamy and filling blended cauliflower and zucchini soup made complete with a side of cheesy crackers (recipe also included!). Bon Appetit and stay warm out there!
Any mushroom lovers in the house? These creative, savory, juicy mushroom "burgers" by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life are just too intriguing to pass by. At first glance your reaction will go one of two ways: you'll either think it looks amazingly delicious or odd and maybe a bit scary - as even the chef admits on her blog. Regardless of your reaction we encourage you to try this one out! Especially if you love marinated shrooms. It reaches a level of deliciousness that not many raw recipes are able to achieve. And it's super easy to make as well. Enjoy!
There is something absolutely mouth-watering about the combination of flavor, spice, and textures found within traditional Indian food. However, most Indian-inspired recipes are pretty heavily cooked and often contain a lot of dairy! If you're a fan of both Indian food AND raw food you'll absolutely love this recipe by Joelle of jarOhoney! You can enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and spices synonymous with this style of cuisine all the while maintaining a raw, vegan path. Cashew cream cheese infused with curry spice, pink salt, currants and green onions is encrusted in raw "dry roasted" peanuts, layered with a spicy Bengali chutney, and served with fresh cucumber rounds, bell pepper strips or carrots. Delicious!
Is your body craving a serious dose of minerals? This ultra healthy cucumber and seaweed salad by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life will give you the nourishing mineral fix you desire! Arame, a highly nutritious and mild flavored seaweed, is rich in fiber, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium and Vitamin A, and has a delightfully tender texture once soaked. Enjoy!
Creamy mint and vanilla infused avocado and coconut pudding, layered with chocolate chunks and raw cacao nibs, spooned over an all-raw, gluten free chocolate pie crust. You'll be amazed by the lovely flavor and textures of this sensational chocolate mint dessert by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake.