Enjoy some of the best cashew recipes on the internet. Cashews are great for your bones and are a great weight loss food.
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.
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!
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!
"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!
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!
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 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 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.
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...!
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!
Nothing warms the belly and spirit quite like a cup of rich and creamy hot chocolate. By using raw cacao you also get that blissful, buzz from the potent compounds found within it such as anandamide and phenethylamine (the bliss and love chemicals). Not to mention all of those fabulous antioxidants. You'll find this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly very simple to make. While it's yummy as is you could also try adding a dash of cinnamon, cayenne, or even maca powder for an interesting superfood-infused twist with a South American flare. You can also blend in some melted coconut oil or cacao butter if you desire an even richer outcome.
For this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life it's all about the creamy garlic infused cashew butter sauce - it's absolutely delicious and surpasses any dairy based version! You can use the vegetables of your fancy for this particular recipe. Zucchini works, as does parsnip, sweet potato or carrot like in the photograph. For this recipe you'll need one of our most beloved kitchen appliances: the spirooli spiral slicer. Enjoy!
Fresh berries will always go hand in hand with the sunshine and fun of summer! If you're like us you've stored a little bit of that joy away in your freezer to partake in throughout the winter. This gorgeously purple recipe by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw calls for blackberries, and while of course fresh is best, you can also use frozen - organic or wild harvested of course. The crust is a simple mixture of walnuts and dates, and the filling turns out smooth, creamy and cheesecake-like; sweet of course but with that perfect hint of tart from the berries. If you have a hard time slicing the perfect raw cheesecake slice you'll find freedom and portability with the bar structure of this recipe. Enjoy!
This creamy concoction is perfect for these end of summer, early Fall days since it takes advantage of the last of the summer’s seasonal fruit, but is also a rich and satisfying mélange to ease the body into heavier foods as the autumn and winter seasons roll around. This is the crème-de-la-crème of creamy beverages – so simple, but elegant!
Cheese-Its sound great - until you pick up a box and look at the ingredients... These deliciously crunchy and cheesy tasting raw crackers by Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw are the perfect healthy alternative to keep around the house for both kids and adults alike. They'll most definitely satisfy those cravings. Delicious on their own, paired with a salad, or dunked in a bowl of soup!
Jump on the cashew cream wagon! Nothing can compare to the flavor and texture achieved by blending truly raw cashews (soaked first to soften) with a touch of sweetener and a dash or two of real vanilla bean. This recipe by Stephanie Moram of Good Girl Gone Green makes the perfect dip for fresh fruit - you'll feel like you're eating dessert!