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.
When we came across this truly incredible recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life we were instantly transported to our youth, a time of dilly bars and dipped cones. While it's probably been a while since your last Dairy Queen indulgence, this recipe may bring back some memories for you too. That being said this version will knock out any dairy and sugar laden ice cream bar you've ever had right out of the park. Made with simple banana ice cream, raw cacao, superfoods and wholesome sweeteners, this recipe will nourish both your soul AND your body.
Brownies will forever be that classic comfort food especially for all of us chocolate lovers out there. By using raw ingredients and preparation methods you can ditch the guilt and instead just focus on the feel good fun of yummy chocolate brownie decadence. These brownies by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw are indulgent, yes, but a quick look over the list of ingredients will assure you that what you're enjoying IS actually good for your body! These turn out chewy and soft and slightly crumbly. The brownie layer is quite thin which is perfect for layering the chocolate frosting thickly over it. Check out Heather's ebook for that gorgeous chocolate sauce which she's drizzled over the top!
A rich chocolate walnut crust layered with freshly sliced strawberries, creamy coconut vanilla bean cream and drizzly chocolate ganache frosting. This is a recipe from Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen however it seems to have been gifted straight from heaven above. Delicious and oh so decadent!
Fresh berries will always go hand in hand with the sunshine and fun of summer! If you're like us you've stored a little bit of that joy away in your freezer to partake in throughout the winter. This gorgeously purple recipe by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw calls for blackberries, and while of course fresh is best, you can also use frozen - organic or wild harvested of course. The crust is a simple mixture of walnuts and dates, and the filling turns out smooth, creamy and cheesecake-like; sweet of course but with that perfect hint of tart from the berries. If you have a hard time slicing the perfect raw cheesecake slice you'll find freedom and portability with the bar structure of this recipe. Enjoy!
A savory treat by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! These raw walnut pate stuffed mushroom caps are equally adorable and tasty and come together so easily with minimal ingredients used. They make a great appetizer or party pleaser served on a platter. These taste great as is but you can also pop them in your dehydrator for a few hours to tenderize the mushrooms and let the flavors meld together. Enjoy!
Savory raw gourmet at its finest! A very special meal created by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life for an ultra flavor-rich marinated zucchini pasta dish topped with herb-filled tomato marinara sauce, olive oil infused dried cherry tomatoes and garlicy portobello mushroom meat(less) balls. An explosion of flavor with each delicious bite!
Preparing raw cuisine with no heat enables us to preserve every ounce of nutrition and utilize our foods as a pure form of medicine. When it comes to medicinal foods choices nothing beats wild food! Wild berries are an especially potent superfood option because they contain vastly more antioxidants and are usually more flavorful to boot. If you don't have access to wild blueberries choose the 2nd best option - fresh organic ones preferably from the farmers market or U-pick farm.
This Blueberry Mousse Cake by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw is packed with the richness of flavor and nutrition found in wild berries, and looks so cute placed in mini mason jars. A silky, fluffy mousse-like filling tops a classic crust of dates, walnuts, coconut and vanilla. Each jar acts as an individual serving. Enjoy!
Walnut and dates are surely one of the best combinations in raw food dessert making history! The crunchy, oil-rich nature of walnuts mixes so well with the ultra sweet and gooey-soft flavor and consistency of dates. These yummy morsels of truffle goodness by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen can also be formed into cookies for another variation. High in omegas from walnuts and flax, and healthy, easy to burn carbs from dates, you'll be left feeling nourished and energized after enjoying these!
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.
Blended soups are one of the easiest, quickest, and most satisfying raw recipes to create! This one by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life is made with a base of fresh tomato and sweet corn kernels blended into a creamy consistency with hemp seeds and walnuts. Perfectly seasoned with garlic, dill and a dash of salt and pepper. It will literally take mere minutes to make!
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!
Summer brings with it the promise of fresh, ripe, juicy berries, and many an opportunity to create fabulous berry themed recipes. If you're craving a berry pie but don't want to sweat over an oven (or degrade those lovely antioxidants with heat!) this recipe by Dreena Burton of Plant Powered Kitchen is perfect for you.
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!
Amy Lyons by Fragrant Vanilla Cake introduced us a cute little dessert - Mini Raw Raspberry Rhubarb Streusel Topped Cheesecakes. They are delicious with the tart berries and rhubarb balanced out with the sweet cheesecake and crunchy topping. Enjoy!
Today we’re sharing a really delicious recipe for homemade Raw Pineapple Strawberry Pies with Pineapple Habanero and Strawberry Lime Chipotle Ice Cream. This creamy, rich ice cream has a beautiful, sweet pineapple and fresh strawberries that make this so good! It looks amazing and taste great! Thanks to Amy Lyons by Fragrant Vanilla Cake for the wonderful recipe!
Amy Lyons by Fragrant Vanilla Cake offered some simple way to prepare Beet Carpaccio with Cumin Scented Walnut Crumble and Tahini Lemon Sauce. Beets are a wonderful way to add more fiber, folate, manganese, potassium and iron to your diet. Enjoy your food and stay healthy.
You won't believe it's raw! Taco salad really never tasted so healthy and good. Chef Sarah combines fresh zesty ingredients like limes and walnuts with seasonings as mock taco "meat" for a delicious tasty snack or dinner meal.