Enjoy some of the best flax seed recipes online. Make your own flax crackers to healthy pizza doughs.
A delectably chewy black caraway bread made raw, vegan, and gluten free by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. You'll find that this hearty bread pairs perfectly with her Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese spread. If you desire something a little denser and more filling with your meals on a raw vegan diet than this makes a perfect option. You can have your bread and eat it to! Store in an airtight container for use throughout the week.
Delicious no bake, raw, vegan, and gluten-free double chocolate mint bars by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Enjoy as a healthy sweet snack to boost the blood sugar and overcome a mid afternoon energy slump or eat as a wholesome chocolatey dessert at the end of the day. Be sure to use certified gluten-free oats if you have a true gluten sensitivity. Enjoy!
Chia seeds have seen a huge boost in popularity in the recent years due to their unique nutritional benefits and versatility in recipes. They make an amazing binding agent in recipes that would typically call for eggs to do the trick. This recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake will satisfy the craving for something sweet, dense and doughy all the while giving you a nice hit of omega 3 fatty acids, complete protein, calcium AND antioxidants from chia! If glutenous baked goods are your downfall than try out this tasty recipe, you'll be happy you did.
Once you realize you can make a healthy raw replacement for just about any junky snack food craving you might have an entire world will have opened up before you. These tasty raw crackers by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan are crunchy, cheezy and nutty and don't require anything but whole food ingredients. Instead of the typical peanut butter filling try using raw almond butter!
If you love carrot cake and have a special adoration for the cream cheese frosting that often accompanies it you will fall in absolute LOVE with this dessert masterpiece by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. Two heart shaped layers of yummy raw vegan carrot cake made entirely free of gluten and sugar sandwich a generous amount of sweet vanilla and lemon cashew cream cheese frosting. Divine!
Sweetly spiced and delicious gluten-free cookies by Akshata Sheelvant of Jeeva Lifestyle complete with a decadent Rawmio chocolate hazelnut topping. These little morsels of zen-inducing godliness are so easy to prepare and don't require a single ounce of heat to make (no baking required!). Enjoy a few of these scrumptious cookies with a glass of fresh nut milk or while sipping on your favorite herbal tea.
ps. Akshata is hosting a GIVEAWAY for 1 free jar of Rawmio Chocolate Hazelnut Butter: please visit her blog for details - the winner will be chosen 3/14/14.
A creamy fruit smoothie rich in anti-inflammatory omega 3 fatty acids from flax and walnuts along with a powerful dose of antioxidants from blueberries. Ground cinnamon gives it a bit of spicy warmth while molasses adds another layer of flavor, a touch more sweetness, and blood-building iron.
Chocolate, cherry and vanilla : is there a combination more sweet and enticing? A chocolatey base made from ground flax, sesame, maca, cacao and vanilla is topped with a coconut nectar sweetened and cherry infused coconut cream. A thin layer of pure raw chocolate adds the perfect finishing touch. This recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish is so tasty, healthy, and easy to make!
Omega 3's play a crucial role in the health of our bodies on a cellular level! Having enough of these delicate fats ensures that our cell membranes remain permeable for the ultimate flow of nutrients and removal of toxins. This recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home is rich in plant-based omega 3's with powerful ingredients such as chia, hemp and flax. If you want to make it completely vegan simply replace the raw honey with a liquid sweetener such as coconut nectar, yacon syrup, or agave. Enjoy!
A vibrant raw vegan ice cream flavored with berries, rose, and vanilla complete with saucy swirls of pureed raspberries and strawberries and chunks of sugar cookies throughout. This Valentines day recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is just about as festive and decadent as it gets and will win the hearts of all who try it. Enjoy and feel the love!
With this crowd pleasing recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed you can fully enjoy a soft pretzel dipped in cheddar jalapeno sauce all the while avoiding flour, dairy, sugar and processed salt! Yes, your eyes have not deceived you. Scroll down to discover how to make raw vegan soft pretzels 3 different ways: topped with an "everything mix" of seeds, garlic and onion, rolled in powdered cinnamon and sugar, and a yummy cheesy cheddar jalapeno flavor. Enjoy on your next "game day"!
The ultimate Christmas dessert by Chris Anca of Tales of A Kitchen!
This chocolate cake is accented with hints of fresh orange zest and turns out moist and gooey from all of the dates, dried fruits, coconut oil and luscious raisin caramel filling. Shredded coconut tinted green with real matcha powder along with red goji berries makes for an especially festive feel. That and the fact that it's actually shaped like a Christmas tree....
If you're looking for something to wow a crowd than this is the recipe to help you accomplish the feat!
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!
Raw and gluten free gingerbread cookies made with buckwheat, dates, flax seeds and a blend of deliciously sweet and cozy spices sandwich a dense layer of creamy, cinnamon spiked banana ice cream. If you like gingerbread cookies and you like ice cream (who doesn't!?) you'll love this perfect fusion of the two by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen!
"A raw enchilada, how is it even possible?" you may be wondering...
While this recipe isn't going to imitate a hot dish of cheese and sauce laden corn tortilla-based enchiladas it IS going to blow your mind by how delicious it is! Yes it is raw, so the textures will vary from a cooked enchilada, but you will get that irresistible combination of Mexican-esque flavors within the fresh salsa, cheesy cashew sauce, walnut and pumpkin seed nut meat and fresh veggie and flax based tortillas. When everything is combined your mind and taste buds will be blown away. Enjoy this truly gourmet (yet surprisingly simple) savory recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life!
The sweet flavor of maple and pumpkin pie spices are absolutely synonymous with this wonderful season we've entered into, and Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake has masterfully combined them both into one outstanding cookie recipe! No gluten, flour or sugar to be found here, just pure wholesome ingredients such as carrot, coconut butter, dates, flaxseed, maple syrup, and real spices of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and ginger.
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.
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.
This gourmet pizza by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is piled high with freshly "roasted" asparagus, mushroom, and onion and features a delicious sun dried tomato macadamia ricotta and herbed zucchini and flax seed crust. There is no need to deprive yourself when that pizza craving hits; you can indulge without having to consume any dairy, wheat or cooked ingredients for that matter!