With a cinnamon and nutmeg infused frosting so creamy and caramel-like that it literally oozes right over the edge of the cake...well, it's pretty much impossible to ignore how delicious it all looks! If this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life doesn't inspire some serious chocolate cake cravings we don't know what will! You'll want to whip this one up for the Holidays this season (or any celebratory event during the year for that matter)! Serve with a glass of warmly spiced nut milk.
If you love to start your day with a nutrient dense smoothie you'll love this delicious recipe by Koko Brill of Kokos Kitchen! A base of pure homemade almond milk combines with frozen peaches and raspberries, dates, banana, and a handful each of some of the most classically adored superfoods: hemp seeds, chia seeds, goji berries, and cacao. Enjoy for breakfast and start your day nourished and fully charged up!
This recipe by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw inspires both the taste buds AND the eyes with its creamy, ivory-toned cheesecake filling complete with vibrant stains of bright red raspberry juice. Food SHOULD be a work of art, and with this particular cheesecake the task is achieved. Scroll down to read what simple ingredients you'll need along with the easy steps it takes to bring it all together.
If looking at the picture of this mouth watering creation by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 conjures mental images of an ingredient list a mile long you'll be pleasantly surprised - it is actually super simple to make! A creamy and rich dairy-free cheesecake filling made with raw cashews, fruit juices, and swirls of cinnamon infused maple syrup (or agave) tops a crust of almonds, dates, and yes, even MORE delicious cinnamon. You will love slicing into, devouring, and sharing this decadent dessert with your loved ones!
This wholesome dessert recipe by Eva Hajkova of RawEva.com comes together very effortlessly and is made with the simplest of ingredients. It is completely nut-free and is made with mainly fresh and dried fruits along with one of our favorite superfoods of all: coconut oil. Even children with nut allergies can enjoy this yummy treat! Garnish with a sprinkling of coconut flakes and cacao powder or nibs, and dig in!
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!
Love raw pasta and looking for another variation to the usual zucchini noodle? Then try celeriac! Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an amazing, mildly flavored, slightly starchy yet tender root vegetable that holds up amazingly well in raw pasta dishes like this delicious one by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen. Its pleasant flavor is reminiscent of both celery and parsley, with a subtle sweetness. It is a great source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, copper, calcium and magnesium.
This recipe combines spiralized celeriac with a sweet and tangy, mustardy apple based sauce. It is light, full of flavor, seasonally appropriate and SO tasty! Top with a sprinkling of raw pumpkin seeds and enjoy!
If you make this recipe by Fragrant Vanilla Cake you will have discovered a new favorite that you'll want to create time and time again! A rich "pumpkin" cheesecake filling made with young coconut and carrot tops a crust of dried coconut, buckwheat, dates and a blend of delicious spices for a gingerbread-like effect. Raw, gluten free, guilt free, decadent, and the perfect dessert to share with even a diverse mix of company. Folks will be asking for seconds...
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!
Feeling a tell-tale tickle in your throat? If so do not waste another moment! Bust out this amazing Cold Bustin Smoothie by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish and drastically decrease your chances of falling ill. This is a completely tasty smoothie with a potent dose of the following medicinal plant foods: fresh (or powdered) turmeric root, ginger, lemon, pomegranate, and cranberries. Banana and apple or pear add body, additional vitamins, energizing carbohydrates and yummy flavor. Use frozen banana for an icier effect. Keep this recipe handy in your virtual wellness cabinet whenever your body feels like it could benefit from a little immune system boost.
Hey you! Craving a little energy boost this afternoon? If so than you've stumbled upon the perfect recipe to wake up the senses, energize, hydrate those thirsty cells and generally add a little pep to your step. Enjoy this beautiful smoothie by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen featuring fresh young coconut water, celery (electrolyte central!) banana, cucumber, melon, and a blend of whichever berries suit your fancy. You'll feel utterly renewed!
This delectable recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com is entirely free of gluten, sugar and dairy, and contains only ingredients which are exceptionally healthy for your body! If you miss cupcakes or muffins on a raw diet you'll love sinking your teeth into this recipe! A spicy cupcake mix made with a base of almond and coconut flour combines with a gingery apple filling and decadent raw caramel sauce drizzle. So delicious!
An inspired, simple and completely luscious truffle recipe by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 utilizing a base of raw sesame and cacao butter for an authentic white chocolate flavor experience. If you typically make dark chocolate truffles during the Holidays try mixing it up this year with this delectable recipe perfectly spiced with cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla. You, along with your friends and family, will fall in love.
"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!
Within this rich and decadent pie by Kibby's Blended Life you'll find not a stitch of gluten, dairy, or refined sugar! What you WILL find is a list of wholesome and delicious ingredients rich in healthy fats, vitamins and minerals! If you happen to have a sensitive blood sugar this recipe will suit you very well! The only sweeteners you'll find are low-glycemic coconut sugar and no-glycemic stevia extract, along with orange juice in the cream filling and raisins in the crust. Healthy never tasted so good!
Some days just call for a chocolate chip cookie and a tall glass of cold milk (dairy-free nut milk of course!) This version of one of the most beloved cookies in existence comes to us via Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw. They are completely raw and utilize a dehydrator to make, so if you foresee a cookie craving in your near future you'll want to start these ahead of time! Pull them out after 8 hours and sink your teeth into a perfectly chewy and scrumptious cookie made with all organic, raw, and healthy ingredients!
A decadent dark chocolate 4 layer masterpiece made with raw cacao and organic cherries for an extra potent hit of antioxidants! If you can't find fresh organic cherries try substituting frozen cherries that have been gently thawed. Enjoy this epic dessert by Kibby Miller of Kibby's Blended Life during life's next special occasion!
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...
Imagine yourself walking into a kitchen filled with the aroma of sweetly spiced apple doughnuts "baking" away in the dehydrator. Drooling yet? This special recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is a true celebration of this wonderful season, and can single handedly satisfy numerous cravings in one clean swoop. Raw and gluten free, coconut flour based apple doughnuts spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cardamon filled with silky smooth apple butter jam, topped off with a creamy vanilla flavored maple frosting. Too delicious!