Browse through easy vegan recipes. If you are just getting started on the vegetarian lifestyle these will be a breeze to learn and help you stay on your journey!
This delicious recipe by Kristina Ldecká of Spiced Blueberry Shake turns out looking nearly identical to traditional sushi yet is vegan AND completely free of cooked rice! The uncooked "rice" is a yummy and simple combination of fresh parsnip, pine nuts, zucchini and a splash of lime. For the filling you may choose a variety of vegetables you have on hand, however this version calls for arugula, carrot, portobello mushroom and of course avocado. Dunk your sushi rolls in some shoyu with fresh ginger and a smear of raw wasabi paste!
Brownies will forever be that classic comfort food especially for all of us chocolate lovers out there. By using raw ingredients and preparation methods you can ditch the guilt and instead just focus on the feel good fun of yummy chocolate brownie decadence. These brownies by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw are indulgent, yes, but a quick look over the list of ingredients will assure you that what you're enjoying IS actually good for your body! These turn out chewy and soft and slightly crumbly. The brownie layer is quite thin which is perfect for layering the chocolate frosting thickly over it. Check out Heather's ebook for that gorgeous chocolate sauce which she's drizzled over the top!
A rich chocolate walnut crust layered with freshly sliced strawberries, creamy coconut vanilla bean cream and drizzly chocolate ganache frosting. This is a recipe from Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen however it seems to have been gifted straight from heaven above. Delicious and oh so decadent!
With October rapidly approaching we can't help but sense the massive amounts of candy temptation ahead. Be prepared this year by keeping your kitchen well stocked with a few raw staples such as dates, shredded coconut, raw cacao powder, coconut oil and butter, and raw nuts and seeds. You'll find that with just a few simple ingredients you can replicate many of the not so healthy sweets you might have an inkling to indulge in. This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will satisfy any craving for Almond Joy candy bars. White and dark chocolate envelope a layer of truly raw almond butter with a crunchy almond on top. Irresistibly delicious!
Crunchy, flavorful and totally delectable nut-free kale chips by Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw inspired by a genius recipe featured on Cafe Gratitude's blog. These are tangy and slightly cheesy from the miso, lime and apple cider vinegar yet contain no nutritional yeast. We love the added dose of omega 3's from the addition of chia seeds!
These delicious raw chocolate mini mint cookies by Stephanie Moram of Good Girl Gone Green are completely grainless, dairy-less and free of all refined sugar too! So you can release that inner cookie-monster all you want without the subsequent tummy ache, sugar crash or brain fog. They don't require any dehydration, just an hour or so in the fridge will firm them up to the perfect consistency. We recommend dunking them in a cold glass of nut milk before devouring a few (and maybe a few more...)
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!
If you ever get hit with a cupcake craving Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica has your back with this recipe for delicious blueberry mini cakes topped with coconut cream frosting! The cake batter turns out very moist and soft - similar in texture to cookie dough - yet is just a simple combination of coconut flour, fresh banana, mashed blueberries, a splash of almond milk and a touch of sweetener. Creative and fun for kids too! Let them help shape the cakes and add the frosting themselves.
Looking for something easy and super delicious to dress up you salad with today? Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen recommends this deliciously creamy dressing over a bed of fresh lettuce, tomato and avocado. Be sure to consume your salad right away for the most crisp experience as the citrus juice will start to wilt your fresh greens. Any raw food enthusiast will tell you that when it comes to keeping your salads enticing and interesting having an arsenal of amazing dressing recipes in your library is a must!
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!
An elegant and ultra fresh recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com that makes for a perfect veg-filled snack or appetizer. There are so many ways to enjoy raw vegetables beyond simply eating a salad and this recipe is a fine example of this! You will need a mandoline slicer in order to get your zucchini sliced thin enough to use as your "wrap". You can choose to enjoy with a simple dip of nama shoyu or whip up your favorite dipping sauce such as tahini miso.
With Fall comes the promise of many delicious culinary creations utilizing all that Nature has to provide - including apples! What better way to celebrate apple season than with the enjoyment of a healthy, creamy, apple pie flavored smoothie complete with fresh almond milk, dates, raw oats, cinnamon, all-spice and vanilla. This "apple pie in a glass" comes courtesy of Stephanie from Good Girl Gone Green. Click the links below for her amazing raw apple sauce and quick almond milk recipes too!
Tomato season is in full swing! Use some of the bounty with this amazing recipe for a hearty Summer Tomato Spaghetti by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake! The meatless meatballs are full of texture and flavor and will fill your kitchen with the mouthwatering aroma of savory Italian herbs while "cooking" in the dehydrator. Free of all animal products, these "meatballs" are instead given substance with plenty of mushrooms, carrots, dried tomato, hempseed, walnut and flax! A meal all members of the family will enjoy.
A savory treat by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! These raw walnut pate stuffed mushroom caps are equally adorable and tasty and come together so easily with minimal ingredients used. They make a great appetizer or party pleaser served on a platter. These taste great as is but you can also pop them in your dehydrator for a few hours to tenderize the mushrooms and let the flavors meld together. Enjoy!
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!
Searching for a classic and easy sweet treat for a little end-of-the-week decadence? If yes then you must try this amazing recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake for Raw Blondie Bites! It makes the perfect treat if you're a fan of all things vanilla but also have a hankering for some good old fashioned chocolate. You'll find plenty of omega 3 fatty acids in this recipe with both hemp seeds and flax used, and the sweetness comes from soft medjool dates and coconut nectar only.
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!
Put down that Cherry Garcia ice cream and back away from the freezer cause there's a MUCH healthier and equally as tasty alternative for you here! This recipe by Amanda Maquire of Pickles and Honey is made with a base of freshly made cashew milk and coconut cream, dates, frozen pitted cherries and dark chocolate chunks. It can be made in an ice cream maker or a blender (instructions for both included below). Think ice cream can't be deliciously decadent without the use of dairy or sugar? Try this recipe and prepare to be amazed.
The sauce...it's all about the sauce with these delicious brown rice paper hand rolls by Rebecca Leffler of GREEN CHIC By Lafleur. They're filled with all-raw fixings of fresh mango, carrots, avocado, mint, cilantro, chives and more! The perfect combination of ingredients for a light end of summer meal or appetizer. Enjoy!
Enter into a state of blissful nirvana by cozying up to a slice of this epic raw banana cream pie by chef Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life! A nut and date crust is topped with layers of dark, rich chocolate avocado pudding, fresh slices of ripe banana, and fluffy, white coconut whipped cream. Does it get any better than this? Nope!