A vibrant, flavor packed, nutrient dense RAW rendition of a family favorite: layered lasagna! This version by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles comes complete with thinly sliced zucchini noodles, juicy heirloom tomatoes, tasty cashew/mac nut ricotta, and a lovely pistachio basil pesto. You will not miss the gluten or the dairy when you take a bite of this delicious masterpiece!
Healthy and entirely sinless no-bake vegan date bars without a stitch of flour, butter or sugar! Yes, it's true. This recipe by Leanne Vogel of Healthful Pursuit will blow any baked date bars you've ever had right out of the water - and you're tummy will be happy with you too! It is always recommended to soak your nuts, and Leanne recommends then drying them to crispy, crunchy perfection. If you don't have a dehydrator, and aren't ultra picky about your food processing temperatures, you can easily use the lowest setting on your oven. These date bars are super delicious served with a cold glass of brazil nut or coconut milk. Sink those teeth in and enjoy!
Learn to make a delicious cheese spread that can replace goat cheese in your vegan recipes! This recipe by Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale utilizes fresh macadamia nuts, and is cultured with dairy-free probiotics. Coated in a layer of fresh tarragon, this "goat cheese" is super delicious spread thick on raw flax crackers, sprouted bread, or in raw wraps with fresh tomato, greens, and sprouts. Try also incorporating it into a salad!
A vegan milkshake made from scratch with all raw and organic ingredients by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen! A base of fresh, creamy and richly nutritious macadamia nut milk combines with the last of the season's strawberries, a banana, some avocado for texture and a touch of the healthy sweetener of your choice. Creamy, delectable and perfect for a healthy dessert or fancy breakfast treat! Top with raw cacao nibs.
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!
A vibrant sweet treat offering a great mid-day energy boost from pure matcha green tea powder. Matcha is awash with antioxidants to protect the integrity of our cells. It is a great superfood to consume during the summer when the UVB rays are at their most intense and our skin could use an additional boost of protection. These truffles are rich with oils of macadamia and coconut and have a zesty, tart kick of lemon to perfectly balance their sweetness. Use honey, pure clear agave, or other liquid sweetener of your choice.
Filling and flavorful bite sized zucchini rolls with a soaked sunny seed pate! This recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen makes a great appetizer, addition to a simple summer meal, or a low glycemic and easy to digest veggie based snack with plenty of protein and healthy fat to leave you feeling nourished.
Dehydrated veggie herb crackers stacked with macadamia chevre and softened, olive oil, sea salt and lemon infused asparagus. Serve with a side salad of fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, sprouts and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Who says raw food is boring?
Let the summer dessert frenzy commence! Key Lime Pie is the perfect summertime dessert, and if you've never tried out a raw version you simply must as it completely outdoes anything cooked or processed. This recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen is the perfect place to start as she's truly mastered the art of the raw key lime pie! Flavors of fresh lime, vanilla, and coconut swirl on the palette while the cheesecake-like texture melts in the mouth...
Soft zucchini bread, crispy eggplant bacon, fresh tomato, lettuce, jalapeno mac nut cheese and avocado combine to form a magnificent and totally addictive rendition of the BLT - only difference is it is 100% healthy for you!
Thank you to the brilliant Marquis Matson for coming up with these amazing raw snicker bars! A nutty macadamia, almond crust pairs with a gooey medjool date caramel filling and raw chocolate coating. These would make a great treat for children when that need for something sweet arises. Throw those packaged candy bars out the door!
Check out this combination of beets, carrots and blood oranges with greens in a sweet orange vinaigrette. The color combination is lovely, but the sweetness of the salad is delicious and so light. Very healthy and tasty! Thanks to Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake!
Amy Lyons by Fragrant Vanilla Cake continues to surprise us with healthy and very delicious recipes. Here is a Raw Tropical Fruit Taco Salad. For this one she tossed fruits with lime juice, chili powder, a little sea salt and cilantro,she placed it on a bed of greens, topped it off with avocados and a macadamia queso fresco as well as some crunchy raw corn tortilla lime chips. Enjoy!
To make this creamy Berry, Lemon & Macadamia Raw Vegan Cheesecake you need 2 cups of unsoaked macadamia nuts, 1/2 cup of coconut oil, 1 cup of frozen berries, 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice. Delicious and healthy dessert – what else would you want? Thanks for the recipe to Ulyana Michailov by Kitchen fairy!
Raw falafel wraps by gourmet master chef Russel James. Veggies combine with various nuts and seeds, spices, and fresh herbs to create the flavors and textures you're familiar with in Middle Eastern cuisine. If you're feeling a bit fancy this is a great recipe to try and and share with family and loved ones!
This delicious Vegan Goat Cheese Stacked Salad by Sarah McMinn of The Sweet Life can embellish your dinner table or you can make it for lunch. It is easy to make. Just top the pear with nut cheese, a couple of hazelnuts, a few dried cherries and layer it with small pieces of arugula. Repeat 4 times and enjoy!
Make 1 big, beautiful rainbow cheesecake or lots of little mini cheesecakes with this divine and ultra colorful recipe by Ulyana Michailov of Kitchen Fairy. She uses macadamia nuts for their rich flavor and high oil content, making for a truly decadent experience. Source out the freshest macadamia nuts you can find as this will make a big difference in the result. Mac nuts are rich in monounsaturated fats and nutrients such as thiamin, manganese, magnesium and copper, and are a special treat that taste oh-so-delicious!
There are so many ways to enjoy this gorgeously sweet and simple raw vegan caramel sauce by Sarah McMinn of The Sweet Life!
*Top your raw cakes and pies with a dollop or drizzle
*Use as a dip with slices of fresh fruit
*Top raw ice cream
*Drizzle it over hot chocolate
*Add a spoonful to nut milk or a smoothie to sweeten it up a bit
*Straight up with a spoon
Oh my, banana cream pie! This has to be the best raw, vegan banana cream pie we've come across. A decadent culinary experience complete with a rich, buttery crust with hints of salt, creamy coconut banana filling, a layer of dense chocolate, vanilla frosting, and crunchy macadamia coconut streusel. Sink your teeth into a little piece of heaven!
Browsing through Laura-Dawn's recipe collection at Sacred Source Nutrition is always a good idea! You will surely be drooling and inspired to make some of her healthy raw treats. This recipe will have you licking your fingers and scraping the sides of your food processor for every delicious morsel. Macadamia nuts, raw honey, fresh coconut meat and sundried flakes, cacao nibs and vanilla...can you go wrong?!