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These chickpea salad wraps are healthy and light and taste way better than tuna salad! They can be made either raw with sprouted chickpeas or you may choose to steam them for a brief moment for digestibility. For a raw wrap use a big, fresh leaf of collard greens or chard, or you can easily use a sprouted whole grain tortilla or sandwich bread. This recipe combines an array of great flavors with ingredients such as dijon mustard, parsley, tahini, red wine vinegar and capers, and also has great texture variation through soft chickpeas and crunchy diced celery, apple, and bell pepper. A dash of kelp powder is added to give it that "of the sea" flavor similar to a tuna salad without the fish!
California rolls are always a great option when you're craving something light, fresh, and savory! It takes a bit of practice getting your rolling technique down but once you do you'll be making sushi like a master! Follow the instructions below from Jennifer Cornbleet to create the perfect raw vegan sushi roll complete with lots of sprouts, avocado, and thinly sliced vegetables. This recipe doesn't call for any rice or sticky spread, instead it relies on a small amount of mellow white miso for added flavor and to help the nori bind together to form a roll. Taste the freshness!
Who doesn't love a good collard wrap, especially when it's filled with a mouth-watering, deliciously savory, perfectly salted and spiced mock seafood pate! Fill up on these yummy raw vegetarian wraps by Deborah Marsh! If you are a tuna salad person this is the perfect recipe for you. No fish, no dairy, no harmful ingredients just raw organic, nuts, seeds, veggies, and seasonings! This recipe makes a very easy lunch or dinner, and any leftover pate can be saved for a salad topping later in the week.
Creamy, slightly spicy, light in the tummy and totally yummy, there's a reason why avocado soups are a favorite amongst raw foodies! Rich in essential fatty acids from avocado, olive oil, and pepitas, this recipe is also high in zinc and vitamin E which are amazing nutrients for the skin! Lisa Viger notes the price of the ingredients she uses, proving that raw food can be as affordable as it is nutritious and fun to make! Add in a little lemon or lime juice if you want a slightly more tangy version. Play around with your seasonings to create endless variations!
A lively broccoli hemp slaw from Gena Hemshaw with a hefty dose of omega fatty acids from hemp seeds and sasha inchi oil! The dressing is an easy and delectable sweet mustard vinaigrette containing apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, Braggs or tamari, a spoonful of stoneground mustard and dash of curry. If sasha inchi oil is unavailable to you try hemp seed, flax, avocado, olive, or a combination for a wide array of essential fatty acids. Using a food processor to break down the broccoli and cauliflower into smaller pieces is a great trick and makes eating these healthy and hearty vegetables so enjoyable!
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!
Ready to try something different tonight for dinner? If you have been in a food rut lately this amazing recipe from Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw will pull you out of it immediately. Enjoy a raw vegan Mexican flavored fajita recipe complete with marinated vegetables, lettuce wraps, yummy sour "cream", fresh salsa, guacamole, and cheddar "cheese" sauce! These fajitas are a joy to make when you're craving something a bit more elaborate and complex in flavor. Filling as they may be, they are still a light and refreshing meal.
This salad takes its inspiration from a well-known Lebanese dish and combines the ultra fresh tastes of cucumber, mint, and parsley with tomato, red and green onion, and red bell pepper. The dressing is a light olive oil and lemon juice fusion with a bit of crushed garlic and raw honey. Then to add a nice crunch and zing the salad is sprinkled with a sesame seed and sumac "za'atar". Sumac is actually an amazing spice that comes from a berry and is fantastic for digestion. It packs a zesty tart taste and is full of anthocyanins, which are antioxidants that can also be found in foods like blueberries, blackberries, grapes, and acai. Before gobbling up your salad add some olives, crumbled flax crackers, or turn it into a filling meal by adding fresh chickpeas or a nut based hummus, avocado slices, etc. This salad absolutely screams freshness and is packed with flavor.
Ever made raw tacos? No?! Well now is the time and THIS is the recipe to start you out on a raw Mexican food inspired path to heaven! This incredible recipe by Sarah Britton is definitely not short on the ingredients, but the end result is well worth the effort. The flavors of spicy walnut taco mix, fresh tomato salsa and tangy cashew sour cream create an absolute explosion of fresh vibrant flavors in your mouth. And not only that but you will feel refreshed and nourished after your meal. For the taco "shells" try using several varieties of cabbage such as green leaf, purple, or nappa cabbage which all work very well. This recipe puts greasy meat based Mexican food to shame. As long as you are using fresh seasonal produce and those delicious Mexican spices and herbs such as cumin, cilantro, garlic, paprika, and spicy peppers you will get that authentic flavor.
This vegetable dish is heavy on the phytonutrients and antioxidant rich color pigment! Gena Hemshaw tells us that her diet is rich in fruits and vegetables from all colors of the rainbow, which is a very important aspect to a healthy balanced diet. Eating a variety of colors will also ensure that you are getting a variety of nutrients and antioxidants for cellular protection and repair. The brightly colored pigment of certain fruits and veggies is a smart signal from nature, attracting us to foods that are really good for our bodies. Eat a rainbow colored diet and you will be well nourished! The slaw sauce in this recipe is one of Gena's stand by favorites and makes a great staple salad dressing to have on hand.
What's not to love about Japanese Maki Rolls?! They are so delicious, and have the perfect balance of "light yet filling". Create these raw vegan maki rolls with your partner, a friend, or even your children. We love the pop of contrasting color from all of the fresh vegetables. In this recipe Jenné Claiborne uses bell pepper, purple cabbage, avocado, pickled ginger, red lentils and sprouted quinoa inside of her nori sheets. Sprouted quinoa is a great source of alkaline forming protein, is very easy to digest and assimilate, and still retains those life giving enzymes and phyto-nutrients that would otherwise be destroyed with cooking. Check out Jenné's other recipe how to for sprouting quinoa.
Jenné Claiborne was inspired to create this salad after having experienced something similar at the hands of Chef Mawule of Rawstar in Brooklyn, NY. There also happened to be an abundance of kale and peaches at her market and hence the creative culinary spark was ignited. In describing her peachy kale salad she says, "my version combines a southern staple with tart tamarind, and a pungent indian spice blend, garam masala, to create a delicious exotic dish. Make this salad a few hours before serving to allow the flavors to meld, and add more cayenne pepper if you like it hot like I do."
The Young and Raw say, "Pizza night is on with this recipe!" Raw pizza is always delicious but can often take some patience and a few more steps than one has time for. This recipe is actually very easy, and if you get the crust going in the dehydrator the night before, will take you about 10 minutes to prepare. Play around with your toppings. Here are some recommendations: black botija olives, fresh baby spinach, sprouts, cherry tomatoes (preferably garden fresh), hemp seeds, pine nuts or crushed macadamia nuts and thinly sliced onion and mushroom.
A creamy, refreshing, paprika laced red bell pepper bisque topped with a delicious vibrant green pistachio parsley pistou (pine-nut-less pesto) which gives the smoothness of the soup a nice amount of nutty texture. Enjoy as the centerpiece of your meal or as an appetizer for lunch or dinner
Such a simple, light, fresh salad that would make a great accompaniment to a creamy raw avocado soup or even addition to a green leafy salad. Or of course just eaten on it's own as a side salad. It is a lovely combination of fresh flavors and is packed full of sprout life force and nutrition. Lentil sprouts in particular are very easy to digest and are rich in protein, iron, folate, potassium, and niacin making them a great addition to a vegetarian diet!
Savory and saucy this dish uses both kelp and zucchini noodles and is dressed up with an Asian inspired creamy, spicy macadamia avocado sauce. The addition of snow peas, sliced broccoli and asparagus add a nice seasonal touch to this recipe. Everything here is raw aside from the roasted bell peppers which can be omitted if you wish (just add in a bit more fresh bell peppers). Another option would be to use a few tsp of chipotle pepper seasoning for a nice robust smoky flavor. Raw noodle dishes are always a hit because they are so easy to prepare and can be made in such a variety of ways. Zucchini and kelp noodles are both very neutral in flavor and will take on the dynamic flavors of any sauce.
This soup has been coined by chef Gena Hemshaw as "sinlessly indulgent" and was inspired by a trip to Bonobos in New York City. It is easy to make and is rich, sweet, and satisfying yet light enough to eat a whole bowl (or 2!) Coconut meat is a fantastic source of healthy fats, calcium and potassium and the coconut water will supply you with your daily dose of electrolytes. Use stevia to sweeten for a super low glycemic meal or use a combination of stevia and agave or dates if stevia alone is too strong for your tastes.
Fresh vibrant vegetables and zucchini noodles bath in a rich creamy sauce complete with Thai basil, lime leaf, a kick of cayenne and a hint of sweet from coconut nectar. This pad Thai recipe is special because while it may look super impressive it really only takes about 30 minutes to whip together. The sauce utilizes fresh almond butter and coconut meat for that creamy richness without relying on oil. This recipe will make those taste buds sing AND leave you feeling light and energized!
Can a delicious meal actually aid in detox? With this recipe it can! Christian Bates shares with us, "Yes, you can detox and feast too! How do you want your burger uncooked: well done gourmet or rare nutrition? How about both! I’m talking about an organic raw plant-based burger recipe that not only satisfies the heartiest of stomachs but nourishes and detoxifies your body."
This is a thin bread that is rather moist and firm that is great topped with spreads or as a side item to a salad.