Enjoy some of the best cashew recipes on the internet. Cashews are great for your bones and are a great weight loss food.
Get happy today with a delicious, so dark and rich it's nearly sinful, raw vegan ganache tart by Sayward Rebhal. If you're a fan of chocolate you'll be delighted by the rich flavor of truly raw cocoa powder in the the silky filling, as well as cacao nibs throughout the chocolate crust adding an unexpected crunch. Keep it cold in the freezer and enjoy as a cold treat after a healthy raw meal.
Dreena Burton says, "Let them eat brownies! You can feel good about munching on these raw brownies, made with nuts and dates… and don’t pass on making the frosting, it’s what makes these brownies especially delicious."
It's the weekend so why not go all out with this epic breakfast banana split recipe by none other than Lisa Pitman! This recipe was made for a birthday celebration, but since every day should be a celebration of life it is perfect for anytime of the year. Frozen banana soft serve combines with almond butter gingersnap cookies and a chocolate cashew sauce, topped with fresh banana slices and berries. Lisa says, "This incredible birthday breakfast will provide you with plenty of energy for a day of dance parties and enthusiastic entertaining while nourishing your body with nutrient-dense deliciousness."
Enjoy this delicate and enchanting recipe by Hannah Mendenhall of Immer Wachen. She has combined a crust of almonds, flax, buckwheat flour, coconut oil and maple syrup with a creamy cashew filling sweetened with fresh honey and flavored with lemon juice and vanilla extract. The result is a blend of perfectly balanced flavors and texture. For the best effect use a combination of fresh summer berries like blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, and marionberries.
Ladies and gentlemen, get those strawberries washed and ready for dipping! This recipe by Gena Hemshaw makes a great dip for berries but can also be eaten with a spoon for a truly decadent experience. Irish moss gel is used to whip this pudding up into a lightweight delight, while truly raw cacao powder combines with cashews, almond milk and dates to create rich creamy depth and sweetness.
A walnut and fig crust combines with a silky, ultra creamy chocolate filling to create a dessert that is nearly impossible to resist! While gourmet in appearance, this chocolate cake is actually very easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients for the crust and 4 ingredients for the filling. This recipe calls for a melted raw chocolate bar. Use whichever variety is your favorite! Might we recommend Lulu's Chocolate, Righteously Raw, or Fortina. You could also use gently melted Rawmio Chocolate Almond Butter!
You have certainly lucked out now that you've stumbled upon this scrumptious lemon cheesecake smoothie recipe by Tess Masters! It is thick, rich, and can even be turned into a pie filling by adding soaked chia seeds to further condense the texture. It is creamy, vanilla lemon bliss in a glass! Tess says, "this raw vegan lemon smoothie tastes just like a melted cheesecake in a glass! You will never guess this is dairy free. It is smooth, creamy, rich, and decadent. This recipe yields one 8-ounce glass. But I like to serve it in shot glasses for dessert and share it with friends."
Planning to have a picnic today? Whip up this recipe by Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies for a raw vegan version of a cold pasta salad using cauliflower as the base. The dressing is a savory and tangy blend of raw cashews, onion powder, garlic granules, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a little nutritional yeast for an added cheesy flavor. This dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, and kids will love it too especially with carrot and celery sticks or sliced cucumber.
A delightfully rich vegan cream pie that can be made with any fresh fruit of your liking! Pears work well but try it out with peaches, apricots, berries, even pineapple - all would be drool worthy. In this recipe Deborah uses an english toffee flavored stevia from Sweet Leaf to give the cream filling a caramel vanilla flavor as well as additional sweetness without raising the glycemic index. Honey, dates, and fresh pears are also used to sweeten the macadamia and cashew based custard-like cream. A dash of lemon juice and cinnamon rounds out the flavor. The crust is made from light and airy almond flour, coconut, and ground brazil nuts, is sweetened with dates, and has a unique spice blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, and cloves.
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!
Don't you just love recipes that utilize your left over almond pulp from making almond milk? There is no need to let that stuff go to waste because it makes a wonderful base for raw breads, both sweet and savory. In this recipe by Deborah Marsh you will find ingredients like coconut flour, flax and psyllium, chewy dried cranberries, ripe mashed banana, freshly squeezed orange juice, chopped walnuts, lucuma, coconut palm sugar and lovely spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and vanilla. The bread can be eaten warm right out of the dehydrator smothered in vanilla cashew lucuma icing!
Moist, buttery, sweet and delicate, these cupcakes are not only gluten free but also 100% vegan and RAW! Try out this amazing recipe by Nicole Axworthy if you're in the mood for something fun and different. Coconut and almond flour combine with ground mulberries, date paste, flax seed meal, coconut oil, and almond milk to create a lightweight batter. These sweet little treats are topped with a creamy cashew blueberry icing. They will definitely bring a smile to your face!
Do you have a party or potluck gathering to attend and are stumped on what to make for dessert? We highly suggest you try this blueberry cheesecake recipe by Nicole Axworthy simply because it is fool proof and guaranteed to be loved and devoured! Fresh blueberries combine with soaked, pearly white and decadently creamy cashews, dates, fresh lemon, vanilla bean and the secret ingredient (if you wish)- a tsp of dried lavender! A bit of lecithin granules and coconut oil are added to help the cake set properly so you can achieve that perfect cheesecake consistency! The crust is a combination of dates, shredded coconut and raw almonds, while the topping is a crumbly, lightly sweetened mixture of dates, coconut, walnuts and oats. Be sure to keep your cheesecake in the freezer until it's ready to serve!
Sarahfae says, "If you're looking to add a salad to your entertaining menu this Summer but you don't want to go with the typical "tossed leafy greens" I recommend giving this one a try. Ribbon peeling veggies is simple, visually stunning and a wonderful way to reintroduce a salad course to friends and family." In this gorgeous salad recipe the creamy garlic herbed yogurt sauce is the perfect accompaniment to the juicy, light ribbons of fresh vegetables. Try using the dressing as a yummy tip too!
Follow Sarafae's steps to create a marinated, tender and softened raw broccoli dish with a creamy, tangy mustard sauce. Broccoli is loaded with valuable nutrients such as vitamin C, Vitamin K, zinc, selenium, and a compound called glucoraphanin which our bodies turn into sulforaphane. This compound acts as an antioxidant and is an especially powerful skin cell protector. Broccoli can be a bit of a challenge to eat raw as it is fibrous and for some hard to digest properly. Marinating and softening your broccoli first will enable you to enjoy it raw with all its incredible nutrition in tact!
We all have those memories of eating cookie batter straight out of the bowl before Mom could even get it in the oven. It may have been from this universal experience that the concept for the no bake cookie was born! This is a healthy raw version made by the talented hands of Decadently Raw's Megan McMurray. Melted coconut butter and raw chocolate combine with raw oats, smooth jungle peanut butter, and ribbons of maple or agave in this recipe that will surely satisfy any desire for sweet cookie dough.
Don't feel like you have to wait for the Holidays to make these decadently rich chocolate orange truffles by Lisa Pitman. This recipe utilizes a base of raw cashew butter, and both cocoa butter and powder which makes these truffles richly dense and creamy. Maple syrup is used to sweeten and real orange extract added to bring a bright burst of citrus flavor that pairs perfectly with the richness of cacao. Don't forget to finish these off by rolling in goji berries and shredded coconut for a lovely garnished effect!
Every epic raw food recipe begins with a solid base. This recipe for sour cream by Sarahfae is just the base that many wonderful dips and sauces need! Of course it can also be used on it's own as a simple sour cream on perhaps a raw cabbage leaf taco or other delicious mexican foods inspired dishes. You'll see many of Sarahfae's recipe's call for her AtV Sour Cream so it's important to know exactly how to prepare it! It will keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge as long as it's in an airtight container, or can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Have some handy at all times!
Did you know that you can use your yummy dressings and sauces to create flavorful soups? All you need is a veggie base of your choice (like peas!) a creamy nut based dressing, some additional herbs, spices and salt, and water to blend. This recipe utilizes a creamy miso garlic sauce that can also be found here on Raw Food Recipes. Make this soup today and be uplifted and nourished by its vibrant green aura and fresh, wholesome flavor!
Wow your taste buds with this delicious creamy tangy miso garlic sauce that can also double up as a dressing! Cashews combine with lemon juice, mellow white miso, apple cider vinegar, onions, shallots and garlic, and a hint of dates to sweeten and mustard seed powder for that kick of flavor. This recipe can be used as a dressing for green salads or even sea veggie salads, a dip for collard wraps, or try spreading it on a tart crust and using it as a "cream cheese" layer. This recipe calls for unpasteurized miso which is rich in health probiotics and helps boost the immune system. There's nothing like a yummy sauce to take an ordinary meal from drab to fab!