Enjoy some of the best onion recipes online. Onions are said to contain chemical compounds believed to have anti-inflammatory, anticholesterol, anticancer, and antioxidant properties.
If you are a cultured raw foodie than you've probably tried at least one version of a raw onion bread over the years. This version by Heather Pace is basic and easy to make but does not short you on flavor! If you are not a fan of onion she recommends using only 1 onion and subbing some extra zucchini. Use this bread as an open faced sandwich with avocado, tomato, hummus spread and sprouts or dip in a bowl of raw soup for a quick lunch or dinner!
This gorgeous and wholesale recipe was adapted by Golubka from a recipe found in The Sprouted Kitchen by Sara Forte. Instead of preparing the quinoa traditionally using heat, Golubka chose to sprout the quinoa and leave it in its raw state. The vibrant green of the collards contrasts perfectly with the ruby hue of fresh beets and vibrant orange of carrots. Don't forget to include thick slices of avocado, fresh sprouts, and a generous spread of miso-carrot sauce.
This is a refreshing and very simple soup that's perfect for a hot summer day.
fat: 28 gr
carbs: 27 gr
protein: 5 gr
A delicate bed of mixed greens dressed lightly with a sweet orange garlic dressing. Perfect for a light lunch or to accompany a heartier entree during dinner.
Amber says of this recipe, "Between my garden and the farmers’ market, I rarely have to go to the supermarket in summer. Vegetables can be turned into crisp crackers, pizza crusts, and tostadas. Topped with plump, freshly picked tomatoes, buttery avocados, spicy jalapeños, and a burst of corn from the cob, you’ve got a gourmet meal fit for serving company. I use my Excalibur dehydrator frequently in summer to save extra produce from spoiling. This way, I can enjoy the harvest well into fall and winter. These easy tostadas will keep several months when stored in an airtight container. Choose the highest quality produce for this recipe, which is ideally made in summer when the best tomatoes and corn are in season. You can also make this more or less spicy by adjusting the amount of jalapeño."
One of my favorite foods is cabbage because it’s super versatile, has hardly any calories, is free of wheat and gluten, is great for digestion, and is beautiful in color (purple and green). It tastes awesome in salads, gives us valuable probiotics as pickled sauerkraut, plus it works perfectly as a “shell” to be stuffed with yummy fillings to make a delicious hand held treat. I’m currently reintroducing heart-healthy fats into my diet from flax and chia seeds (omega-3), some nuts (vitamin E and antioxidants), and olives to keep my skin supple and moist, especially now that autumn is upon us. I picked up a bunch of avocados at the Farmers’ Market, but am disappointed they didn’t make it into my bag!
Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies gave us a recipe for an amazing spicy Romesco sauce a few days ago and has morphed (as she does so well!) the sauce into a bold, creamy soup that can even be used as a rich, tangy a salad dressing if you wish. Top your soup with diced bell pepper, avocado, sprouts, and dried crimini mushrooms. Yum yum!
Creamy, rich Romesco tomato sauce without the additional calories of blanched almonds used in traditional recipes. This sauce can be gently warmed on the stove top before being added to a bed of raw zucchini noodles. Just make sure to monitor the heat by testing with your finger or using a thermometer. This recipe makes a great, spicy and flavorful alternative to traditional pasta marinara sauce!
When it's hot out no one wants to be slaving over a stove of boiling noodles. This is why raw recipes make so much more sense during the summer season! When it comes to raw pasta the secret is definitely in the sauce, and having a nice balance of salt, tang, and sweet will make all the difference. Enjoy this mouth watering pasta marinara by Lisa Viger for dinner tonight and keep the heat out of the kitchen.
Fresh spicy arugula and cucumber is dressed with a simple and elegant creamy avocado dressing flavored with tarragon, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Arugula is a wonderful green to incorporate into your diet. Not only is it packed with flavor it is also rich in the mineral sulfur which gives it that mustardy kick. Sulfur helps to maintain youthful skin with glowing elasticity!
This recipe makes the ultimate quick on the fly raw meal. Throw a fresh green salad onto your plate to accompany this noodle dish and you will be very happy and satisfied! Kelp noodles have a texture that can be a bit odd if you don't prepare them properly. If your kelp noodles are crunchy this is a good indication that they haven't soaked long enough in your sauce. You can also speed up the process a bit by pre-soaking them in an acid like lemon juice or vinegar, which will soften them right now! This recipe really has that spicy Thai flavor and the kelp noodles are the perfect raw substitute for white rice noodles.
A simple, tangy salad of romaine, kale, and fresh onion topped with a light blueberry vinaigrette made from fresh berries, olive oil, coconut nectar, and apple cider vinegar. Try coconut vinegar too for a slightly more fruity alternative. The dried blueberries lend a wonderful sweetness and chewy texture that works just like raisins, only with more antioxidants and nutrition.
Smokey, salty, crispy, crunchy, and just downright delicious! This recipe is everything you could want from a kale chip and more! If you don't have a dehydrator do not despair. These can be made in your oven as well on the lowest setting with a drying time of 6-8 hours (just don't leave your house or go to sleep!) If you do have a dehydrator your kale chips will be crispy perfection after about 12 hours at 118 degrees or so. This yummy recipe by Sayward Rebhal was adapted from Renegadehealth.
If you walk into someones garden this time of year you are likely to find zucchini in abundance! This is a unique and playful recipe by Lisa Viger for stuffed squash blossoms done in the raw. You can also find these beautiful seasonal flowers all over at most local farmers markets during the height of the summer squash season. They are delicate so pick or purchase right before you intend to make this recipe!
Nothing comforts the soul like a bowl of warm, nourishing soup. If you thought that adopting a raw food diet meant you'd never again be able to warm up with a bowl of soup you are mistaken! This recipe by Jennifer Cornbleet combines zucchini "soba" style noodles with spinach, delicate strips of carrot and crimini mushroom, and a light broth made with mellow white miso and a dash of tamari or shoyu. Finish the presentation with a sprinkle of sliced green onion and sip away! This recipe calls for boiled water, but you may also choose to heat the water up only slightly and let your veggies steep for a bit longer to become softened. Try adding a few different sea vegetables into your broth as well like strips of nori sheets or dulse. You could also choose to add a bit of tahini to your broth if you desire something a bit more filling.
Succulent diced figs and apricots combine with spicy sweet red onion, creamy bold flavored pine nuts and a tangy mustard vinaigrette to create this fresh summer salad that can be served up on a bed of crispy, juicy romaine hearts! This salad is rich in fiber, calcium, and the detoxifying and beautifying mineral sulphur. You may even choose to include some fresh herbs such as basil or cilantro in the mix!
Planning to have a picnic today? Whip up this recipe by Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies for a raw vegan version of a cold pasta salad using cauliflower as the base. The dressing is a savory and tangy blend of raw cashews, onion powder, garlic granules, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a little nutritional yeast for an added cheesy flavor. This dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, and kids will love it too especially with carrot and celery sticks or sliced cucumber.
Headed on a long drive or camping trip this summer? If so be sure to make up a batch of these crackers to take along with you, we're sure you will be thankful you did! This recipe combines the perfect levels of savory and sweet, and each cracker has a delightful crunch from soaked and dehydrated flax seeds and raw pumpkin seeds. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, and zinc, you'll be nourished AND satisfied even if you're out in the middle of nowhere.
A delicious blend of soft and tender marinated mushrooms and finely diced onion with a creamy yogurt style dressing. Sarahfae proclaims that this is one of her all time favorite recipes! Traditionally this Persian salad (also known as Borani Garch) combines vegetables sauteed with butter, but here Sarahfae utilizes her marinating, softening, and warming technique to give the mushrooms and onions a texture, feel, and taste similar to in the traditional recipe. Eat this salad in romaine leaves, in a chard wrap, on seed crackers, or simply with fresh slices of cucumber.
Quick, easy, gourmet raw food! This recipe by Lisa Viger will satisfy those cravings for saucy, spicy, smokey bbq food without the carcinogenic ingredients! Instead you will be nourishing your body with fresh fruits and vegetables. The sauce is made with sun dried tomatoes, dates, olive oil, garlic, spicy mustard and more! It is thick, hearty and the perfect topping for the fresh zucchini noodles, thinly sliced rings of onion, pineapple chunks, and sliced mushrooms. Yumyum!