Enjoy some of the best cashew recipes on the internet. Cashews are great for your bones and are a great weight loss food.
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!
Have you dreamt about making raw vegan ice cream lately but don't own an ice cream maker? Don't despair for we have the recipe for you! When Sarahfae first created this recipe and shared it with her husband he was taken aback by it's rich, creamy, fudge like flavor and consistency. While some raw ice cream recipes call for an ice cream maker, this one does not! All you need is a blender, a mixing bowl, a glass or metal dish and your freezer. Enjoy it for a weekend treat!
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!
What can you do to make your carrot ginger soup a little more interesting? Try blending in a bit of fresh orange juice and a spoonful of raw nut butter! Raw Loulou recommends making this soup extra delicious by using raw cashew butter but almond would also be divine! Carrot and ginger is a classic combination and the addition of orange juice gives this soup an extra little kick that's perfect for spring. Get an abundance of vitamin C, beta carotene, and fresh flavor with this perfectly simple soup recipe.
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!
Good ol' Beets. So readily available and oh so good for you! They are loaded with vitamins and minerals and help both build the blood and detoxify it! Enjoy this nutrient packed salad by Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade. It combines flavors that you will find very familiar if you've ever had traditional borscht soup. In this recipe you will enjoy celery root, carrot, green onions, beets (of course) and a creamy dressing made from soaked raw cashews, lemon, pepper and dried dill.
So creamy, so rich, so decadently cheesecake-like. Is this a dream or is this real life? That is the question that you'll be asking yourself as you take a bite of this raw raspberry dream cake. This is definitely the recipe to take with you to a party, something that everyone will enjoy! If you don't have raspberries available try strawberries, blackberries, or even a combination of the 3! Don't be turned off by the coconut oil in this recipe. Many people don't realize that even though coconut oil is a saturated fat, the molecules are medium chain triglycerides which digest quickly and are utilized as energy by the body almost instantly. This is much different than other forms of saturated fat (long chain triglycerides) from both plants and animals which require a lot of energy and enzymatic breakdown by the body to utilize and are much more likely to be stored as fat. And to top it off coconut oil is also very anti-fungal and also helps give our skin and hair a glow from the inside out!
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.
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.
Ever made nut milk and wondered what to do with the leftover pulp? Wonder no more, just make an enticing batch of creamy, savory, healthy and filling raw hummus to add to your salads or scoop up with a flax cracker! For this recipe use whatever leftover nut milk pulp you have on hands, whether that's almond, pistachio, pecan, pumpkin seed, or sunflower seed. You can even use a combination. Give this recipe a taste test as you go along and make necessary adjustments with the spice, salt, tahini, and lemon as each nut and seed has a different flavor.
What exactly is a dream cream pop you may ask? These raw vegan culinary wonders are creamy, sweet, frosty, blueberry, lemon and vanilla flavored frozen treats. They happen to be the perfect thing to celebrate the arrival of summer! Chef Lisa Pitman describes her blueberry cardamon treats as a uniquely fragrant and flavourful treat. They are so cute and fun to eat as well! If you are not familiar with cardamon it is a very warming, grounding, and sweet spice used in Indian cuisine and adds an element of the unexpected to this recipe. These would make the perfect post-workout treat on a hot summer's day.
Marlie Centawer combines cashews, coconut, and dates with some of her favorite superfood standbys: goji berries, cacao nibs and lucuma. The recipe for these bliss bars is very simple, yet the finished outcome looks fancy and elegant, especially if you get creative like Marlie and make cute floral patterns with the goji berries. This is a very versatile recipe and you could potentially make cookies or even a pie crust with the ingredients for the bars. Serve up a batch of these at a potluck and make a few new friends!
Really easy to throw together, these superfood protein bars will give you energy and nourishment when you most need it. They make a great breakfast on the go for those mornings when time is not on your side. Feel free to add any other superfoods that you'd like: goldenberries, hemp seeds, maca, lucuma, spirulina, etc. You could even add some Epic Protein to further boost the amino acid content for strong healthy tissues.
An amazing Spring and Summer appropriate dessert from the Queen of raw desserts herself, Heather Pace! Look at the beautiful color combinations of bright berry red and creamy muted ocre. The crust of this tart is extremely simple, just nuts and dates. The filling is equally simple and combines a layer of mashed raspberries with a layer of sweet decadent mango cashew cream with added richness and texture from coconut oil, and cacao butter. This tart will slice well and plate up very nicely. Heather has really mastered the texture of her desserts! Sunshine has just been confined to a pie crust!
It seems as though Lisa Pitman of Vegan Culinary Crusade has the will to find a way to re-create pretty much anything when it comes to wholesome food. We all know that chocolate chips are possible on a raw vegan diet, but what about caramel? Lisa shows us that the answer is Yes! These decadent little caramel chips make a great alternative to cacao based chocolate chips as something different to try or as a substitute if you are sensitive to cacao. Lucuma is an amazing Peruvian super-fruit that adds a great sweet caramel flavor to recipes, perfect for these caramel chips! Read on for the simple recipe.
Sun cured vanilla bean make everything better. This sweet cream recipe is so easy to prepare and makes an amazing cream layer in a berry parfait, or drizzled over fresh cut fruit like in this particular recipe. A touch of fresh lemon juice gives this recipe juuuust the right amount of tang without detracting from the sweet vanilla flavor and richness of the cashew nuts.