Enjoy some of the best cashew recipes on the internet. Cashews are great for your bones and are a great weight loss food.
If you love apple pie you will love these little flavor-packed bites of guilt-free goodness from Rebecca Almazan of A Raw Education. Sweet, chewy, and spiced to perfection with clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, these raw apple pie bites are a truly healthy way to satisfy any craving for the baked pie version. The walnuts, cashews and coconut butter add delectable richness and texture, really mimicking the taste of a pastry crust. Finish by rolling them in toppings such as crushed pecans, powdered cinnamon or coconut sugar. Enjoy with a nut milk latte by the fire. A great treat for kids too!
A sweet and creamy mango beverage by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly inspired by a delicious yogurt drink known in India as lassi. Traditionally this blended beverage is served with spicy food to help refresh the palate and cool the system. This yummy raw version is free of all dairy, and instead relies on cashews for creaminess, fresh lemon juice for an added tang, fresh mango and banana for that deliciously fruity flavor and natural sweetness, and spices of nutmeg and cardamom for a traditional Indian flavor. Try it out, you wont be disappointed!
Ribbons of thinly sliced cucumber wrap around a delicious filling of parsnip and cashew rice speckled with raw nori flakes. Such a cute, simple and healthy appetizer or snack from Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! Top with a chunk of fresh avocado for the perfect bite sized savory treat.
If you love the refreshing and vibrant flavor of lemons you will love this mouthwatering dessert by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney! The crust is a delicious combination of truly raw cashews, hemp hearts, coconut and dates - raw AND paleo friendly. The filling combines the delicate and nearly floral flavor of meyer lemon with the more robust and acidic standard lemon for a nice balance of sweet and tart. Fresh banana makes the filling nice and creamy, while omega rich chia seeds are used to thicken things up. Wondering how to achieve that pop of bright yellow? Sun dried, organic turmeric root is the secret ingredient there. Store these lovely mini-tarts in the freezer for a healthy treat anytime.
Do you have a picky eater in your household who refuses to eat their veggies? The trick is all in the presentation! If you're on the look out for ways to sneak those leafy green veggies into your child's (or your own!) diet than this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen will be very well received! A creamy green smoothie with spinach, fresh mango, banana, cashew milk, ginger, vanilla, and a dash of green tea powder forms the actual base of a deliciously fruity cake. Agar, a thickener derived from algae, is added to help things set properly. Serve it with a sprinkling of macadamia shavings and fresh mint leaves to garnish.
Soy-free adzuki bean miso paste combines with homemade "nofu", pure hot water, a dash of sea salt and yummy garnishes of nori seaweed, hemp seeds, cayenne and turmeric in this belly warming miso soup recipe by Matt Amsden of RAWvoltion. One sip and you will feel instantly soothed and nourished.
A delicious raw vegan nori roll by Matt Amsden of RAWvolution that will satisfy any craving for non-vegan sushi! Raw nori seaweed sheets wrap around a filling of stone ground mustard, raw pickle, and a savory mock-tuna salad complete with a creamy nut-based mayo sauce. This recipe is packed with flavor! You can choose to slice your rolls sushi-style or if you're impatient you can eat it like a wrap- burrito style. Add avocado, julienned bell pepper, or a handful of sprouts for more variations. Enjoy!
This yummy dessert draws it's inspiration from a classic recipe native to the south: pecan pie. This raw and gluten-free version by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com is ooey and gooey and luckily leaves all that refined sugar and butter to the wayside, instead getting it's sweetness from organic dates, lucuma, coconut crystals, coconut nectar, and raw honey (or maple syrup). Seriously yummy, rich, and completely satisfying. Serve with a side of frozen banana ice cream or for a more cozy experience, a cup of hot herbal tea.
A simple and wholesome banana cream tart by Shernell Cooke of The Raw Food Beginner Chef topped with your favorite fresh fruits! The beauty of raw food is that the simplest and purest of ingredients can combine together to really create something sensational. Ripe bananas blend with young coconut and cashews to create a divinely creamy tart filling layered over a simple date and nut crust. The topping can be any fresh fruit of your choice - choose your favorite and choose whatever is juicy and in season!
For more recipes from Shernell be sure to purchase her recipe book The Joy of Raw and Vegan Cooking!
An amazing work of art by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles that YOU can recreate in your very own kitchen! It's actually easier than you'd imagine. This was originally created to celebrate the 4th of July, however we're bringing it BACK from the archives because it is simply too gorgeous not too. This is a great recipe to whip up if you're looking for creative ways to utilize those frozen berries you've stashed away from your summertime harvest. Made with truly raw cashews, coconut oil, ethically sourced raw, organic honey (or maple syrup), fresh lemon, real vanilla, and berries plump with juicy, antioxidant-rich goodness.....you wont be able to resist slicing yourself a piece.
Another classic and mouthwatering raw dessert from Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw! If you're craving the satisfying wholesome nature of apple pie try out this delicious recipe today. The crust is a lovely ivory- toned blend of cashews and coconut and sweet maple syrup. Fresh apples and pears are diced, pureed and combined with a sweet cinnamon date sauce spiked with a splash of fresh citrus and vanilla. A melted coconut butter drizzle finishes things off perfectly. So yummy!
This is THE meal to make if you're craving something tasty but don't have the energy or time for anything elaborate. This raw pasta dish by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles is so fresh, delicious, and satisfying and as a bonus has minimal cleanup involved! Triple win. The sauce is open to your own interpretation and can be made with added ingredients such as bell pepper, shallots, or basil. Top with a few extra pine nuts and dig in!
Succulent pineapple, plump medjool dates, rich coconut and creamy cashews....it sounds an awful lot like paradise, doesn't it? With this fruity dessert bar recipe by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney you'll experience a burst of tropical sunshine with every delicious bite. Serve for breakfast or for dessert and enjoy!
Healthy, raw and gluten-free doughnuts with actual nutritional benefits to match the pleasure of eating them? Yes, you read this right and while it may seem to good to be true this recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen proves that with raw food cuisine miracles can happen. The actual doughnut base is a simple combination of raw cashews ground to a flour, flax, chia, dates, ginger, lemon zest and a dash of turmeric to lend that pop of orange. The frosting is a creamy, sweet, metabolism boosting combination of young coconut meat, coconut oil and a liquid sweetener of your choice. Both ginger and turmeric are highly anti-inflammatory herbs, as are all of the omega 3's found in flax and chia. Top with grated almonds and a few crunchy cacao nibs. Delicious!
A chocolate flavored raw and gluten free crust is layered with a silky chocolate avocado mousse, sweet and lemony cashew cream, and a sprinkling of raw cocoa powder on top. Each individual component of this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life is incredibly tasty all on its own, so no wonder when combined together the result is phenomenal!
When it comes to eggnog, the thicker and creamier the better. Indulge this year with an absolutely delectable recipe by Amanda Maquire of Pickles & Honey! Her recipe has all the components of traditional eggnog that you love (minus the booze), yet is it actually healthy for you. With even the "organic" and "natural" nogs on supermarket shelves you'll find added sugar, flavors and ingredients such as carrageenan so it's best to stick with something you make yourself. Lucky for you it's super easy! Enjoy and have a wonderfully healthy Holiday season this year!
A raw, flourless Holiday cake by Kokos Kitchen bursting with spicy gingerbread flavor made with nuts, dates, raisins, lemon zest and coconut sugar, topped with a deliciously tangy, lemon infused cashew cream cheeze frosting. Garnish with a sprinkling of raw pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, or goji berries for a delectable pop of color (and a few extra antioxidants) and maybe a few cacao nibs too! Enjoy!
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!