Browse through moderate vegan recipes. Learn how to make fancy vegetarian creations that will impress and nourish everybody.
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!
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!
If you love the refreshing and vibrant flavor of lemons you will love this mouthwatering dessert by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney! The crust is a delicious combination of truly raw cashews, hemp hearts, coconut and dates - raw AND paleo friendly. The filling combines the delicate and nearly floral flavor of meyer lemon with the more robust and acidic standard lemon for a nice balance of sweet and tart. Fresh banana makes the filling nice and creamy, while omega rich chia seeds are used to thicken things up. Wondering how to achieve that pop of bright yellow? Sun dried, organic turmeric root is the secret ingredient there. Store these lovely mini-tarts in the freezer for a healthy treat anytime.
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!
Another classic and mouthwatering raw dessert from Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw! If you're craving the satisfying wholesome nature of apple pie try out this delicious recipe today. The crust is a lovely ivory- toned blend of cashews and coconut and sweet maple syrup. Fresh apples and pears are diced, pureed and combined with a sweet cinnamon date sauce spiked with a splash of fresh citrus and vanilla. A melted coconut butter drizzle finishes things off perfectly. So yummy!
"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!
Want to seriously wow the crowd at your next Holiday get together? Than try this delectable pumpkin-themed frozen dessert by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney! The sorbet itself turns out creamy and perfectly sweet with a light texture. When combined with the hazelnut silk sauce the result is simply heavenly! This is an indulgence you (and everyone around you) will want to partake in...
A truly elegant raw cake by Ulyana Michailov of Forest Faery featuring roses and fresh lemon! The crust is a sweet and simple combination of pistachios, coconut, green sultanas and vanilla. The filling is a rich and luxurious merging of raw cashews, coconut oil, strawberries, rose petals and lemon zest, juice and essential oil. The entire cake is then topped with a generous drizzling of decadent white chocolate cacao butter ganache. You will be transformed with each heavenly bite!
There is something absolutely mouth-watering about the combination of flavor, spice, and textures found within traditional Indian food. However, most Indian-inspired recipes are pretty heavily cooked and often contain a lot of dairy! If you're a fan of both Indian food AND raw food you'll absolutely love this recipe by Joelle of jarOhoney! You can enjoy the delicious blend of flavors and spices synonymous with this style of cuisine all the while maintaining a raw, vegan path. Cashew cream cheese infused with curry spice, pink salt, currants and green onions is encrusted in raw "dry roasted" peanuts, layered with a spicy Bengali chutney, and served with fresh cucumber rounds, bell pepper strips or carrots. Delicious!
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!
Marquis Matson took Ani Phyo's raw vegan crepes and further built on the recipe by adding a touch of cinnamon! Once the crepes are done dehydrating you can do a variety of different things with them to make a delicious breakfast or brunch. Try wrapping them around fresh seasonal fruit such as peaches, nectarines and berries combined with Marquis' amazing raw chocolate pudding (recipe also below!) Drizzle organic maple syrup or coconut nectar over the top for a divine treat perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.
This recipe will bring back childhood memories of those hot summer afternoons spent chasing after the ice cream truck. Flax seeds, banana, agave nectar, raw cacao, coconut crystals, cold pressed olive oil, cinnamon, jungle peanuts, and mesquite - these ingredients sure do beat what you'll find listed on the drumsticks at the supermarket. A wholesome and fun recipe to share with children or your own inner child!
An epic raw blackberry cheesecake marbled with syrupy berry juice swirled into an ultra smooth and creamy cashew filling. You need to make this cheesecake! If you've ever been mystified by how dessert chefs acquire that gorgeous marbled effect Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw shows us exactly how it's done!
A sweet sprouted buckwheat and walnut graham cracker crust layered with coconut and cashew marshmallow, date and pecan butter caramel and a generous drizzling of raw chocolate glaze. Wowzee!
The combination of almond and coconut flour gives the dough of this recipe a light and buttery feel; a very accomplished feat for a raw pastry! The frosting is a sweet, creamy, fragrant blend of fresh young coconut, cashews, lemon juice and zest, and lavender essence. While these are "baking" in your dehydrator the aroma will fill your kitchen! You can use purple cabbage to create your very own purple food dye or purchase an organic version at a Whole Foods or natural supermarket.
Many raw pizza recipes, while delicious, are very heavy on the nuts. This recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen is devoid of any nuts whatsoever! The crust is made from soaked chia, sweet potato, leafy greens and fresh herbs and has a nice chewy texture without being heavy. A chunky marinara is spread over the crust and topped with fresh spinach and marinated mushrooms and onions that have a nearly caramelized texture from the dehydrator. Marquis calls this one a "beast of a pizza", but it's worth the effort once in a while to come up with something as special as this. Indulge!
Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen says, "this dip has a creamy consistency and is full of the best flavors on the planet: garlic, tamari, lemon, olive oil, mushrooms!" The perfect accompaniment to raw crackers especially when combined with tomatoes and red bell pepper. Cue the hungry tummy growls!
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?
A mouth watering raw pizza with a garlic & seed crust, spinach pesto and marinated veggies on top. Fresh, yet complex in flavor and completely satisfying. Serve a slice (or two) with a side salad full of fresh greens and sprouts and enjoy nature's bounty and this gourmet creation!