Any mushroom lovers in the house? These creative, savory, juicy mushroom "burgers" by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life are just too intriguing to pass by. At first glance your reaction will go one of two ways: you'll either think it looks amazingly delicious or odd and maybe a bit scary - as even the chef admits on her blog. Regardless of your reaction we encourage you to try this one out! Especially if you love marinated shrooms. It reaches a level of deliciousness that not many raw recipes are able to achieve. And it's super easy to make as well. Enjoy!
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!
Is your body craving a serious dose of minerals? This ultra healthy cucumber and seaweed salad by Kibby of Kibby's Blended Life will give you the nourishing mineral fix you desire! Arame, a highly nutritious and mild flavored seaweed, is rich in fiber, calcium, iron, iodine, magnesium and Vitamin A, and has a delightfully tender texture once soaked. Enjoy!
Creamy mint and vanilla infused avocado and coconut pudding, layered with chocolate chunks and raw cacao nibs, spooned over an all-raw, gluten free chocolate pie crust. You'll be amazed by the lovely flavor and textures of this sensational chocolate mint dessert by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake.
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!
Nothing warms the belly and spirit quite like a cup of rich and creamy hot chocolate. By using raw cacao you also get that blissful, buzz from the potent compounds found within it such as anandamide and phenethylamine (the bliss and love chemicals). Not to mention all of those fabulous antioxidants. You'll find this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly very simple to make. While it's yummy as is you could also try adding a dash of cinnamon, cayenne, or even maca powder for an interesting superfood-infused twist with a South American flare. You can also blend in some melted coconut oil or cacao butter if you desire an even richer outcome.
Long gone are the days when biting into a veggie burger meant having to endure something flavorless with the consistency of sponge. There are SO many delightful vegetable based burgers out there, however, THIS one by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life happens to be one of our favorites. It is super easy to make and absolutely bursts with fresh and vibrant flavor! You can make a whole assortment of fun condiments to go with it as well (see recipe below for ideas). If you don't own a dehydrator yet simply use your oven with the door slightly ajar on the lowest setting and decrease your drying time.
These raw chocolatey ice cream sandwiches by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica utilize carob, the sweet and stimulant free legume often used as a replacement for cacao in recipes for those looking to avoid it. Two coconut banana cookies sandwich a generous helping of melty and creamy banana ice cream. A simple, low fat treat you can enjoy any time of the day! Ice cream sandwiches for breakfast? With this healthy recipe why not!
We all know how important it is to eat plenty of greens - a good dressing will make you look forward to your daily salads! This recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen calls for but a few simple ingredients: raw tahini, high quality turmeric, miso paste, and water. With just a simple whiz in the blender or food processor you will have a highly delicious and healthy dressing you will feel awesome about smothering your greens in. It also makes a great dip for veggies or wraps. Enjoy!
With a list of ingredients so simple, pure and wholesome how could you possibly resist this beautiful Mango Pear Cobbler by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake? Just looking at it is uplifting with its sunny combination of bright colors! She chose to use raspberries for a nice contrast of color - blackberries or blueberries would have an equally pleasing effect. Take a slice and enjoy!
Delightfully simple raw chocolate chunk cookies made with a base of gluten free coconut flour and almonds by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! This recipe calls for a raw chocolate bar to break into pieces for the chocolate chunks. Use your favorite! We recommend Rawmio's chocolate barks or RawGuru's stone ground Bali-coconut sugar sweetened cacao paste. Chocolate chip cookies are that classic sweet treat and with this raw recipe you can enjoy them guilt-free!
For this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life it's all about the creamy garlic infused cashew butter sauce - it's absolutely delicious and surpasses any dairy based version! You can use the vegetables of your fancy for this particular recipe. Zucchini works, as does parsnip, sweet potato or carrot like in the photograph. For this recipe you'll need one of our most beloved kitchen appliances: the spirooli spiral slicer. Enjoy!
Succulent slices of juicy cucumber topped with a simple and flavorful almond pate made with parsley, basil, garlic, lemon and a touch of apple cider vinegar. This recipe by The Raw Food Sisters makes a great afternoon snack to take the edge off any pre-dinner hunger, or serve it as an appetizer!
The sweet flavor of maple and pumpkin pie spices are absolutely synonymous with this wonderful season we've entered into, and Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake has masterfully combined them both into one outstanding cookie recipe! No gluten, flour or sugar to be found here, just pure wholesome ingredients such as carrot, coconut butter, dates, flaxseed, maple syrup, and real spices of cinnamon, cardamon, nutmeg and ginger.
Sit back, relax, breathe in that fresh Autumn air and enjoy this simple and scrumptious walnut and apple infused kale salad. Why choose kale for your salad greens? Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen gives us plenty of reasons! In just 1 cup of chopped kale (about what this recipe calls for) you'll be getting 200% of your daily allowance for Vitamin A, 100% of your Vitamin C, and 684% of your Vitamin K. The kale within this recipe will be literally helping to protect your cells and build healthy blood to nourish every inch of you. We love the combination of flavors in this recipe: the robust and green flavor of kale is balanced perfectly with sweet apple, crunchy celery, and rich walnuts dressed with a lovely basic olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Embrace the season of abundance with this decadent and festive pumpkin spice pie by Amie Sue of Nouveau Raw! It is sweet and rich with a lovely texture. The filling is made of mainly fresh sugar pumpkin, dates, spices, a touch of coconut oil and sweetener, and avocado for that lovely creamy texture. The only nuts in the recipe are the raw pecans found in the crust - so even those with sensitive tummies can enjoy this recipe! Happy Fall to All!
With only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes of your time you can whip up a batch of Chrisinta Ross's fig-a-licious energy balls that will rival any snack bars placed in your shopping basket. Figs, when fresh, are gooey and sweet, however when dried take on an even sweeter, more dense and pleasantly chewy texture. They make a great alternative to dates in energy bar/ball recipes! Especially high in minerals such as calcium, figs offer a great source of bone building elements and are a great food for young children too! These are great served as a snack with a cup of warm tea.
Feeling a bit bored with your usual green salad dinner entree? There is no need to ever be disenchanted on a raw food diet - not with the myriad of creative raw food recipes out there! These veggie burgers by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake make a flavorful and satisfying addition to your salad at dinner. Don't be tricked by their filling nature, they are very easy to digest, are low in fat, and actually contain zero nuts. Fresh yet hearty. Enjoy!
A fudge sauce so tasty and healthy you could drink it straight from the jar? This raw version by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish definitely fits that bill. Healthy, decadent, and perfect for all of your fudgetastic chocolate drizzling needs. Spoon some over banana or coconut ice cream, freshly sliced fruit, pancakes or waffles, or try blending with nut milk for an instant chocolate milk or hot cocoa. Enjoy!
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.