Enjoy some of the best basil recipes on the internet. Basil is a great herb to spice up your lasagna and even make ice cream.
Detoxify, improve digestion, get a nice hefty dose of b-vitamins and enzymes AND enjoy a refreshing, fizzy, fruity, herbalicious drink with a kick of ginger. It's Christina of Love-Fed.com's Basil Berry Ginger Kombucha and it's positively healthy and delicious! Step by step directions below.
A mouth watering raw pizza with a garlic & seed crust, spinach pesto and marinated veggies on top. Fresh, yet complex in flavor and completely satisfying. Serve a slice (or two) with a side salad full of fresh greens and sprouts and enjoy nature's bounty and this gourmet creation!
If you're looking to incorporate more raw foods in your diet having a solid pate recipe is very helpful! This one by Mama Mouse uses a base of sunflower seeds which are both affordable and offer a nice robust flavor and healthy dose of vitamin E and nourishing fats. Use this pate as a yummy filling for sushi or wrap it up in a collard leaf too!
Simple, fresh gourmet raw food at its finest! Thin strips of courgette pasta lightly marinated in olive oil and salt, mixed with tender leafy greens, and finally topped with a flavorful sun dried tomato salsa finta and almond polpetta. Raw Italian food always hits the spot!
Surprisingly, Basil adds an amazing flavour to this smoothie! Cherries are powerful anti-inflammatory fruits. Wild-blueberries have anti-oxidant properties that can keep you looking and feeling young. If you can get raw, unpasteurized coconut water (either in a coconut or from Exotic Superfoods or Harmless Harvest) it’s a great carrier liquid to use in smoothies. Coconut water acts as a carrier by delivering nutrients straight into the blood stream. It was used in WW2 for blood transfusions on the battle field and is the most similar liquid to our blood plasma on the planet. This smoothie just so happens to be a natural anti-inflammatory, and a great choice for someone with arthritis or pain.
Searching high and low for the perfect homemade gazpacho soup recipe? Look no further! For a sweeter gazpacho you can use cherry tomatoes as the base. Somehow this soup just hits the spot every time with its tangy, savory deliciousness!
If you have been avoiding pesto because of its high oil content you will be delighted to try out this low fat raw vegan version by Kristina of Fully Raw!
Kale chips are the perfect healthy delicious snack! If you'd like a different variation to the usual cheesy flavored kale chip try out this recipe by Laura Dawn. Crispy, crunchy kale chips with plenty of delicious tomato and herb flavor!
When it's hot out no one wants to be slaving over a stove of boiling noodles. This is why raw recipes make so much more sense during the summer season! When it comes to raw pasta the secret is definitely in the sauce, and having a nice balance of salt, tang, and sweet will make all the difference. Enjoy this mouth watering pasta marinara by Lisa Viger for dinner tonight and keep the heat out of the kitchen.
A savory low fat raw vegan recipe for totally munchable, slightly dehydrated zuchinni chips and fresh herby chunky marinara! Bring the garden straight into your kitchen with this recipe by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
A stunning Summer salad with some of the season's greatest fruity treasures! Freshly diced watermelon combines with peaches and tomatoes dressed with a lime and coconut nectar vinaigrette!
Kristina says, "Start your day hydrating your body and mind with this blissful blessing! Oranges are a popular favorite, and basil is known as a holy herb that can instill healing and bliss! Enjoy this amazing smoothie!" Orange and basil may not seem like the most likely of paring, but we assure you the outcome is a deliciously refreshing blast of fresh flavor! Give these ingredients a whirl and enjoy an alkalinizing green smoothie rich in vibrant vitamins and minerals.
Lasagna is one of those foods that is actually 10X better raw than cooked! This is because you still get that lovely blend of rich sauces and savory spices combined with a soft noodle texture but everything tastes so much fresher, richer, and more vibrant! The fresh herbs explode on the palette, and even after eating a nice sized helping you wont feel weighed down and sluggish. In this recipe by Tess Masters thinly sliced zucchini noodle "sheets" synergize with a dense layer of flavorful sun dried tomato and herb sauce, potent basil macadamia nut pesto and a spicy, cilantro infused raw vegan ricotta cheese. You wont turn down seconds with this recipe!
Finely shredded parsnip rice combines with the fresh flavor of basil and green peas in this lovely and light yet filling dinner entree by Gena Hemshaw. She has kept the amount of oil to a minimum, only using 1 tbs to lightly drizzle over the salad, and the dressing is simply a spritz of fresh lemon juice. Hemp seeds add a wonderful nutty flavor and tons of health promoting essential fats and amino acids as well as a host of many wonderful minerals. Delicately seasoned with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, this is the perfect accompaniment to a light dinner tonight!
Elegant in it's simplicity, this is a raw vegan take on a classic Italian salad from the beautiful island of Capri! Traditionally this salad calls for mozzarella cheese, but there is no need when you have perfectly ripe, creamy avocado. Tomato season is right around the corner (we've been waiting patiently!) and what better way to celebrate those delicious juicy red fruits than paired with basil, avocado, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic in a simple caprese salad!
Marinara sauce must be thick, flavorful, tangy, slightly sweet and packed with fresh herbs in order to really hit the spot. This recipe from Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies is destined to became a staple in your kitchen. This recipe calls for dry sun dried tomatoes, but you can also use oil packed and if you do Sarahfae recommends rinsing them well before hand. You can also try adding some ground crimini mushroom into the sauce for a "meatier" version. Use this delicious lycopene rich sauce on top of spiralized veggies or kelp noodles for a spaghetti meal to live for!
Raw Chef extraordinaire Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies recommends this savory tart recipe if you are looking for something new and fun to share with your friends at a summer barbecue or picnic! Even the fussiest eaters will like this recipe, and you don't have to be down with raw foods to thoroughly enjoy the delicious flavors of this recipe's buttery flax crust, creamy carrot-top pesto, soft and richly flavorful caramelized onions, tender wilted zucchini, and fresh spinach and tomatoes!
How do you turn crunchy kelp noodles into soft, chewy, pasta-like goodness? In this recipe for raw, vegan, gluten free pasta marinara chef Jason Wrobel shares with us his tip for getting those kelp noodles to give us the consistency we're looking for in a pasta dish. The softened kelp noodles are combined with a hearty and fresh flavored raw marinara complete with sun dried tomatoes, fresh romas or heirlooms, basil, garlic, oregano, and a pinch of hot pepper flakes to turn up the heat just a bit and stimulate those digestive juices. This is a great savory raw food recipe to make for those interested in raw food cuisine but aren't yet convinced this way of eating can be fun and interesting!
Pasta alfredo has just been reinvented by Ooh La Raw and it's healthy, fresh, and will hit the spot! This recipe is very easy to put together, and is the perfect solution for those times when you're stumped on what to make for dinner and you need something quick. Spiralized zucchini noodles tossed with cherry tomatoes, basil, and a rich cashew herb alfredo sauce. It's a win every time!
Daikon, arugula, basil, carrots, cucumber, yellow squash, red bell pepper, green onion and zucchini oh my! This dish by Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade is definitely not short on the veggies. The carefully julienned and spiralized vegetables add a light, crunchy, and oh so fresh flavor. Combined with the chewy delicacy of the rice paper and rich creaminess of the cashew cheeze, this recipe really will make your taste buds feel like they're in paradise. Once you're done prepping your beautiful veggies, all that's left to do is roll them up inside rice paper, dip generously in your delicious raw tomato sauce and take a bite and enjoy!