Enjoy some of the best cashew recipes on the internet. Cashews are great for your bones and are a great weight loss food.
Amber Crawley describes her scrumptious raw mocha chocolate tart as, "one decadent, gratifying, worth-the-work dessert!", and we would have to agree! As usual she gives you plenty of ideas for substitutions so it's easy to prepare even if you don't have the exact ingredients she used on hand. This tart will firm up perfectly in the fridge but melt in your mouth when you take a bite. Sometimes putting a little extra effort into a recipe pays off!
It's just amazing how some foods can instantly transport you to a warm, sunny location with just one bite. Fresh ripe strawberries are definitely one of those foods. This springtime inspired tart recipe is the creation of raw vegan chef extraordinaire Lisa Pitman, and is the absolute perfect mix of flavors to induce that comforting feeling that Summer is right around the corner. In this recipe fresh succulent strawberries and finely chopped mint top a layer of sweet cashew banana cream and a crust of raw almonds, walnuts, dates and vanilla. Spring never tasted so sweet!
Buttery and sweet, these little cashew pumpkin cookies will fill your house with the delicious and comforting scent of pumpkin pie spice. Instead of pumpkin this recipe calls for butternut squash which gives a very similar flavor but is more readily available and convenient. You can make these cookies crunchy or chewy depending on when you pull them out of the dehydrator. We recommend you eat them with a cold glass of fresh chocolate almond or pumpkin seed milk!
Isn't cheesecake just about every raw food enthusiasts favorite gourmet dessert? This recipe is just about perfect and combines raw cashews with freshly juiced lemons, enzyme rich honey, coconut and vanilla. The crust is a simple combination of dates, macadamias and almonds. The recipe is then finished with a thin layer of lemon curd which is both pleasantly sweet and tart all at once. This cheesecake is bursting with fresh lemon flavor and is wonderful topped with fresh raspberries! This recipe was interpreted from a "Just Life Cheesecake" recipe by Emily Lee Angell. Sugar and gluten free, all raw and 100% healthy. This is a winning recipe for sure!
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
Don't shy away from this cashew vanilla bean ice cream recipe because it has mushroom in it! Chaga is a very mild, earthy, subtle flavored mushroom and works perfectly with the sweetness of vanilla. This lovely combination of ingredients is equal parts medicine and decadence because chaga has so many important health promoting aspects, but the ice cream it'self is delicious! Chaga is revered in Chinese medicine as one of the most powerful anti-cancer substances known to man.
A simple recipe with a lot of personality and complexity of flavor! Sweet date syrup, tangy full bodied balsamic, spicy cayenne and a little extra richness from coconut oil and crunch from sesame seeds, this cashew nut mix is totally unique, tantalizing and easy as 123! Inspired by a recipe for sweet and spicy cashews from Hannah.
We love this simple recipe for soft, sweet, gooey coconut date treats! This is the amped up version of Hannah's original date cashew energy treats with even more coconut flavor! They are so easy to make and are perfect for a mid-day pick me up at work or as a healthy treat even your children will enjoy. And they look so pretty! Hannah from Wayfaring Chocolate says, "My grandma’s first words upon trying these energy treats were 'Mmmm' , 'They taste a bit like sweetened condensed milk!', and 'Delicious'. I hope you like them too."
Chocolate superfood alchemist Julia Corbett describes her chocolate elixir recipe very eloquently: "This herbal chocolate elixir really tastes like cookies and cream, and is high in minerals like magnesium, copper and selenium. A tasty meal in a glass, great for a morning energy kick or post exercise refuel."
Chef Lisa Pitman gives us a bit of insight into her inspired OMG apple pie recipe: "One bite and you’ll understand how this dish could elicit such enthusiasm. No faking necessary." This recipe is a show stopper because not only are the ingredients 100% raw and healthy, the appearance of the finished product mimics that of the classic cooked version with a delicate lattice pattern. Learn how to make this dectable apple pie in just a few easy steps below!
This coconut lime cheesecake is a guaranteed crowd pleaser, and if you do end up taking it to a potluck you will surely end up with a fan club asking you for the recipe and forcing you to swear you'll make it again. It is very easy to make and is the perfect sweet spring time dessert with the fresh citrusy juice of lime, sweet delicate vanilla, and the melt in your mouth texture of coconut and cashews. Chef Lisa Pitman recommends that you make this perfect potluck dessert well ahead of time and store in your freezer until your ready to slice it up.
A rich savory tart inspired by the flavors of Italy. Made with fresh vine ripened tomatoes and thinly sliced fennel soaked in a cold pressed olive oil marinade and dehydrated to perfection giving them a nearly cooked flavor and texture. This recipe requires some extra steps but will become the centerpiece of any dinner table with it's richness of flavor and bright red juicy tomatoes. A truly inspired gourmet raw food recipe to delight the senses and nourish the body!
This savory spinach and wild mushroom quiche is an amazing creation of Chef Russel James, the master of raw gourmet. It is richly dense with flavor, and is made completely free of dairy, eggs, or anything processed for that matter and actually tastes worlds better than anything cooked. Believe us! While this recipe does take a bit of time to prepare (the base crust should be made ahead of time) it is well worth the effort as the outcome will amaze you.
Crispy, succulent greens of romaine, watercress, celery and parsley combine eloquently with the sweet crunch of fresh apples and grapes and a healthy dose of omega 3 rich walnuts. This salad is then lightly dressed with a creamy cold pressed olive oil, cashew, and mustard vinaigrette. Vastly nutritious and an incredible marriage of flavors and textures this salad will definitely WOW you (as any recipe from Chef Russel James will!)!
Something about the combination of cashews, coconut, goji berries and peppermint oil really does taste like candy cane! The red bits of goji berry with white coconut and cashew even gives the truffles an appearance that is reminiscent of this classic Holiday candy. Even though this recipe was inspired by the Holidays it can be made any time of the year and is absolutely delightful frozen too as a cooling summer treat. Truffles are so easy to make, look completely gourmet, and are fun because you can roll them in all sorts of toppings to vary both the appearance and flavor. And they're so cute!
Lemony, dense, luscious berry-full cheesecake goodness! This is one of Heather Pace's most tried and true cheesecake recipes, so it's sure to be amazing. This is a very summer-time appropriate dessert, and the swirls of vibrant red and purple from the fresh berries give it a very gourmet look. The recipe itself however is easy to make and you'll have fun feeling like a professional dessert artist. Using a springform pan will give the cheesecake a very professional look. Share with friends and loved ones as this luscious cheesecake will will bring a smile to anyone's face regardless of whether they love raw foods or not.
Chef Raw Loulou loves making this delectable dessert with sprouted quinoa, cashews, coconut, sweet lemon kream and fresh sweet/tart raspberry coulis. A beautiful marriage of flavors! This recipe calls for agar agar which is gelatinous substance made from red seaweed. It works very well as a chia gel substitute as it will not change the color or taste of the recipe at all. The quinoa does take a bit of planning and preparation ahead of time to sprout, but well worth the effort as you will end up with a creation equal parts vibrant nutrition and YUM factor!
This icy cold, simple yet decadent banana ice cream has the addition of delicious little vegan brownie bites rich in healthy fats and proteins from walnuts and cashews, and only requires a few ingredients. If you'd rather just have brownies without the stormy blizzard this recipe makes a great batch of brownies as well!
These adorable little coconut cinnamon raison "quickies" take but minutes to throw together and can be either placed in the freezer to set or dehydrated if you're willing to wait for a bit. Cashews and coconut work very well as a base for a chewy style cookie. Throw in some cacao nibs if you're wanting a chocolatey crunch or dried blueberries instead of raisons to mix it up a bit. Sometimes simplicity is just divine!
Fresh cashews and rich fragrant coconut merge with sweet nectar-like maple syrup, blissful vanilla and hint of caramel from lucuma to form the base of these decadent gourmet raw desserts. But that's not all, everything is then dipped in a rich dark cacao coating to create what may just be the perfect (and creative!) raw vegan dessert to date. You must try this recipe! Be sure to check out Marlie's other versions too: Cacao Fudge and Mulberry Maven.