There’s nothing like a good wrap! It’s like a salad sort of, but only better. These raw vegan eggplant tomato wraps are crunchy, spicy and filled with lots of flavors! They make for a great lunch or dinner. It’s a whole new way to enjoy eggplant!
This recipe is probably the best way to use up leftover bits and pieces ever imagined. There’s something uniquely lovely about wraps, and the ability to make up some delicious wholesome raw veggie wraps from your kitchen scraps seems to good to be true — but it isn’t! And these wraps are so much better than your typical wrap because the wraps themselves are made of veggies! It’s veggies all the way down, people!
You can make these lovely wraps out of whatever you happen to have lying around and they should turn out awesome, so long as you stick to the proportions in the recipe.
There’s so many things you can do with zucchini. We’ve already had plenty to say about the wondrous versatility of this modest little squash. So let’s focus instead on this amazing persimmon dressing!
If you’ve never tasted a well-ripened persimmon, then you simply don’t know what you’re missing. If tasted before they have had a chance to get really, really ripe — we’re talking almost fermented, even — persimmon is aggressively astringent and unpleasant. But as the fruit matures and the tannin levels are reduced, it becomes one of the sweetest and most incredible tasting fruits you’ll find anywhere. But it does take patience! You have to let the persimmon ripen until it becomes so soft it is squishy. Which makes it ideal for dressings!
As always, ginger provides a lovely spicy foil for the sweetness of the persimmon dressing. Give it a try!
Here’s an elegant dish that is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Creamy, rich marinara sauce, plump zesty cannelloni, and even a touch of vegan “cheese”, this raw masterpiece has got it all! Zucchini yet again show’s its incredible versatility and makes for a great cannelloni when stuffed with cashews and nutritional yeast.
With sun-dried tomatoes and black olives, the marinara sauce has a deliciously Meditteranean flavor to it. A great comforting food on a cool fall day, you can enjoy it as a main dish, an appetizer, or as a side! Make sure to give yourself enough time to soak the cashews and dehydrate the brazil nut parmesan.
If you haven’t tried zucchini pasta yet, now is the time! It’s basically like the pasta you probably grew up eating, except better in every possible way.
For instance, it’s gluten free, it’s raw, and it’s vegan. That means that most anyone can enjoy it. And they will enjoy it, because the texture is great and the flavor… well the flavor is what you make of it. In this zucchini pasta, the flavor is all about basil pesto with a cashew base! With a bit of nutritional yeast for some extra zing and plenty of garlic to keep away colds and vampires, this is a quick and easy meal you can whip up in just 10 minutes or so!
What’s the difference between a fruit and a vegetable? Some say that a fruit contains seeds. But then peppers, cucumbers and squash are fruit… Does that mean they aren’t vegetables? What is a vegetable, anyways? Are fruits just a type of vegetable?
Whatever the answers to those questions, you can be sure that these tacos are full of fruits and vegetables. And a whole lot more than just kale and pineapple! The taco shells are jicamas! And inside the tacos you’ll find zucchini, tomatoes onion and strawberries. These definitely aren’t your average tacos. They are, in fact, much much better.
But no tacos would be complete without a zesty sauce! These ones come with their own special lime and cilantro dressing. A super fun recipe, and a way to enjoy raw vegan tacos that are gluten free!
For dessert… more tacos?
Did you know that eating spicy food might just be really good for you? As if we needed another reason to feel the burn!
Cauliflower may not have wings, but neither does a buffalo. You don’t need to eat a chicken if you’re looking to get your spice on. All you need is some crispy cauliflower, a handful of spices, and a tall glass of water (just in case!).
As any spice junky can tell you, no buffalo “wing” is complete without an equally tasty dip. And since we’re talking buffalo, it might as well be a ranch dip! Creamy and tangy with avocado and lemon, it provides a great contrast to the hot hot heat of the cauliflower.
These buffalo “wings” are a great party snack. If you’ve got a few friends coming round, you can easily scale the recipe up.
Lots of people think that sushi is all about fish. I wonder sometimes if those people have ever actually been to a sushi restaurant: there’s all kinds of rolls and lots of them are meat-free. But while many of the ingredients in your typical sushi are raw, it’s always got rice in it. And that’s a bit of a bummer.
But sushi is really fun to make, too! And thanks again to the magic shape-shifting powers of zucchini, you can make your own tasty yummy sushi rolls with all the stuff you love and none of it that you don’t.
Instead of soy sauce, this recipe goes with a tasty ginger mango sauce. Mango and ginger! Yum.
It takes a bit of practice to get the rolling action down, but the learning experience itself is fun! Sushi is a great meal to make with friends.
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There’s nothing as refreshing as a fresh, crispy veggie wrap. With such a diversity of ingredients, these rainbow wraps are light and yummy, but also super nutritious and healthful.
You can make any sorts of substitutions you like with this highly flexible recipe. Fill your wraps with whatever veggies you’ve got handy. The currants make a particularly nice sweet and tart addition, but you can substitute for raisins or even other dried fruits if you choose.
These wraps are a bit different than most, in that the veggies take the form of a kind of cous cous. The texture of raw veggie cous cous is pretty unique, and is well suited to wraps (or rolls). The tahini helps to tie the “cous cous” together and adds that peculiar sesame flavor the way only tahini can. And then it all gets laid onto a bed of creamy avocado and your favorite deep greens. Mm.
An awesome finger food to invigorate yourself on a warm summer day!
If you were setting out to make a raw vegan meal of some sort, chorizo tacos might seem to be just about the least likely candidate you could find, aside maybe from haggis. But these tacos go beyond any mere imitation of meat! These yummy nummies are overflowing with rich, spicy flavor which stands on its own feet. It’s not your grandmother’s chorizo!
Lettuce makes for a surprisingly awesome shell for tacos. Often used in South Asian cuisine for wraps, it’s an interesting sort of fusion to see them here in chorizo tacos. And speaking of that chorizo, it’s amazing what you can do with nuts and some spices!
This interesting recipe was inspired by an unlikely source: mall food-court style “Chinese” food. It seems weird to think so now, but so many of us grew up loving the sweet taste of that orange sauce. I remember growing up thinking that deep fried chicken balls in orange sauce was a classic of Chinese cuisine.
Now we all know better, and aren’t liable to be found snacking on the fast-food variety of Asian cooking. But there is still something magical about the sweet and savory mix of that orange sauce. With this great guilt-free recipe, you can enjoy that incomparable taste without all the added sugars and other weirdness.
There’s something special about cabbage. It’s just so much better than it seems like it should be. The deep purplish hue of red cabbage makes it great not only for adding a bit of color to your dishes, it also helps you get a well-rounded assortment of nutrients. And they’re just so cute!
No dish better showcases this lovely vegetable than coleslaw, and this Moroccan Mint Red Cabbage Slaw is the envy of all others. A hint of sweetness, a bit of zest, and a taste of spice, this dish really does have it all. A great lunchtime meal with nuts and hemp seeds for protein, as well as lemon, mint, cinnamon and a bit of curry powder to invigorate your senses. There’s a lot of goodness your body needs, and not much of anything it doesn’t!
The dressing is particularly nice. Cinnamon is an eccentric spice, and pairing it with maple syrup really accentuates the ambiguous character of this somehow sweet and savory bark. It would be interesting to see what other recipes this dressing could go with, though it’s hard to imagine it going better with anything than it does with this tasty Red Cabbage Slaw!
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: zucchini noodles are out of this world. If you’ve got that friend or family member who just doesn’t get how you can be satisfied on a raw, plant based diet, then put 10 minutes aside and make them a serving of this wicked zucchini noodle curry.
Of course, if you’ve been around the raw-food block once or twice, you know all about the wonders of zucchini noodles. And that’s where the subtle brilliance of this simple recipe comes in. When you think curry, you probably think spicy. And with curry powder, chili paste, and cayenne, this zucchini noodle curry delivers.
But you probably also think creamy. Most vegan curries I’ve come across have turned to coconut milk to provide that rich texture, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Here we see a different approach, with cashews and avocado stepping up to the plate to thicken things out. But fear not, oh lovers of coconut, for the subtler presence of coconut water will still be bringing that tropical taste we all love.
Thai food is awesome. Crisp, fresh, with a little bit of tang and sweetness, and always so colorful! With this refreshing take on an old favorite, you get all the characteristic taste of a great pad thai, all with wholesome raw ingredients!
The kelp noodles are probably the most intriguing aspect of this pad thai. Kelp is an awesome food, packing a broad spectrum of micronutrients like sodium, potassium and iodine which helps keep your thyroid in good order. It also contains all 9 essential amino acids, and all this in a low-calorie package.
Add to the kelp some tamari, tahini, ginger and miso, and you’re in for an exotic tasting treat. There is a fair amount of ingredients in here, but it’s all awesome stuff and it really isn’t too much work to get it all together. And the gorgeous medley of colors and flavors that you’ll be rewarded with makes the time spent chopping more than worth it. Kelp Noodle Pad Thai is a fantastic dish when you’re looking for a taste a little out of the ordinary!