Add a little kick (and some extra lycopene) to your sauces, soups, salad dressings, dips, stews, casseroles, etc. etc. with this homemade, old fashioned, RAW version of a classic tomato paste. Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney has created an amazing and very simple alternative to canned tomato paste which often contains preservatives, refined sugars, and traces of aluminum. Fresh is always best and this recipe is just that, and it's FULL of nutrition and flavor too!
These delicious falafel balls by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen are packed full of flavor, offer a hearty, filling texture, and make a wonderful addition to a green salad loaded with fresh greens, sprouts, sea vegetables, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a creamy tahini or hummus style dressing. Oh, and they're super simple to make too! If you don't have a dehydrator try using the lowest setting on your oven with the door left slightly ajar and cut down your drying time. Enjoy!
A quick, nutritious, and super flavorful raw dip or topping by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish made with fresh parsley, lemon juice, garlic, avocado and sunflower seeds! If you love avocado but want an alternative to the usual guacamole (or love pesto and want something a little lighter) this is a perfect recipe for you. Serve with fresh cucumber slices, or stuff some in a red bell pepper and top with sprouts, a sprinkling of hemp seeds, dulse flakes, and maybe a dash of black pepper or a splash of coconut aminos. Enjoy!
Don't eat eggs or tofu but love a good veggie scramble once in a while? Then you must try this delicious raw, vegan dish by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy made with fresh vegetables and a base of protein-rich seasoned raw almonds and sunflower seeds. The consistency of everything combined is creamy and rich and completely satisfying. A great low-sugar breakfast alternative to fruit based dishes on a raw path. Serve it on a bed of greens and top with a sprinkling of dulse flakes.
Is it possible for a salad to be so yummy it's addictive? With this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly the answer is a definite yes. A flavorful and hearty raw walnut taco "meat" combines with fresh greens, tomato, avocado, spring onions and a delicious, lemony cashew sour cream in this healthy raw version of a Mexican inspired classic. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy what's sure to become one of your favorite salads of all time. Recipe inspired by Oh She Glows and Naked Avocado.
Gourmet raw food does not need to be complicated, in fact it can be down right easy. This delicious recipe for falafel balls with a tasty cashew and garlic aoli sauce derives most of its hearty texture from fresh carrot, sunflower seeds and flax. Spices of cumin and curry combine with fresh parsley, onion and garlic to create an explosion of flavor with every bite! Leave them in the dehydrator a little longer for a crispy finish. These will last up to a few weeks in your fridge - ready to serve up for dinner. Try them wrapped up in a leaf of fresh lettuce!
When you think of kale the term decadence doesn't often come to mind. However, once you've tried this deliciously crunchy and spicy kale chip recipe with a hit of curry you may change your mind. Kale chips are the ultimate savory treat on a raw food diet. The perfect healthy alternative to chips for kids and adults alike!
This recipe also comes with a nut-free variation for those with more sensitive tummies. If you want a tangier version you may try adding a touch of lemon juice as well.
Feeling fresh today? Crunch into this lovely summer salad by Eva Rawposa containing mostly fresh sprouts and leafy greens! This salad will bring plenty of detoxifying chlorophyll, deeply nourishing minerals, and glow inducing unheated fatty acids into your body. And it tastes so refreshing! The best part is it can be made entirely of garden-grown ingredients. Don't have your own garden? We encourage you to make friends with a farmer! : )
Amanda Magquire takes the classic combination of lime and coconut to a new level by adding a pop of Thai chili peppers! Yes its as interesting as it sounds and astonishingly delicious. Hot, cold, sweet, tangy, and creamy all in one bite. And low glycemic too!
These delicious cumin spiced grain free crackers are simple and straight forward and can be left chewy like bread or dried until crunchy like crackers. Spread with hummus or nut butter for a snack, or layer with a yummy spread, veggies and avo for an open-faced sandwich. Completely free of nuts and gluten!
When there's awesomesauce involved you know it's going to be good! Try out this all-raw veggie burrito with a delicious lemony zucchini and sesame seed based tahini sauce. Use collard or cabbage leaves for the burrito shell and load up the inside with cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, tomato, cilantro, avocado and sprouts!!
Pesto and avocado - two savory food items that most everyone loves whether they're raw foodies or not! This is a great recipe to try out if you love the enticing flavors of garlic, basil and olive oil in pesto but want to enjoy something other than the typical pasta dish. Or maybe you just hit up the farmers market and scored fresh basil and have avos ripe and ready to use on hand! Either way you wont be disappointed with this recipe.
These delightfully chocolatey dolce tartlets are such a hit in our house! They are made with carob, instead of cacao, and you can use raw or lightly toasted carob for this recipe.
These little morsels of goodness are nut free, dairy free, gluten free, wheat free, soy free, GMO free, highly processed and refined sugar free, junk free and guilt free while being kind on our bodies and the environment. Enjoy them!
Here’s a divinely magical chocolate elixir that is perfect for starting your day or even winding down your evening. With colder temperatures approaching, my Warm Raw Chocolate Chinese 5-Spice Elixir is perfect for warming your spirit. Every time I make this recipe, I feel the ingredients working on my body with each sip. Calming… yet subtly energizing. And the texture? Wow, never felt a beverage so silky in my mouth. It was damn near erotic. I’m just putting that out there… lol.
Today we decided to make ice cream out of bananas. That's right! Just raw ripe bananas.
To give it a little bit more of an "ice cream" feel, we added a vanilla bean as well.
No added sweeteners.
No added creams or milks.
This Wild Spicy Dandelion Berry Bliss Juice is a fantastic example of how a pulped juice is not only healthier and more beneficial, it is actually more texturally pleasing.
To make these soups all you need is a bag full of tasty vegetables, a fruit juicer and a blender. They are absolutely delicious, warming and above all raw & incredibly good for you. Oh, and you can place your raw soup in the dehydrator for 10 minutes and actually eat it warm :)
Ready for a flood of nutrients to kick off your weekend? This is a powerful, cleansing and mineralizing juice recipe by Kristina Carrilllo-Bucaram that will definitely warm up your tummy (which ginger!) and make you feel super alive! Be sure to watch the recipe demo for this juice on Kristina's Rawfully Organic Youtube Channel.
So you want to know what’s inside these gooey, sweet and delicious bars? You will only need 4 ingredients, it is extremely easy to do and you can make it either low fat or completely “fat free” if you don’t use the almonds for topping.
A simple base (almonds and buckwheat), sweets (dates, goji berries), spices (vanilla and lavender flowers), superfoods (bee pollen) and seeds (sesame) make their way into this recipe, but feel free to modify depending on the depths of ingredients in your own panty.