This delicious summer salad has a super special ingredient: raw vegan mozzarella balls! These tasty bocconcini make an already great salad something to write home about. A perfect light lunch on a warm summer day!
Some things are meant especially for two: tandem bicycles, bunk beds, teeter-totters, and this chocolate strawberry almond shake! With plenty of dark luscious cacao and maca powder, this strawberry chocolate shake is fit for Aphrodite and all her admirers. This recipe makes enough for two, so maybe save it for date night! And of course, any leftover strawberries might add to the romantic atmosphere, too! You could even double-down with some chocolate strawberries!
Innuendo aside, this awesome smoothie/shake is full of delicious fruit, is packed with nutrients, and is a scrumptious chocolaty treat for any occasion. It takes an extra bit of care to get the layering right, but don’t worry! No matter how it turns out, it’s bound to be a lovely and delicious treat.
Sometimes a smoothie is a little too heavy, but plain old water is just… a little too plain. Well, water doesn’t have to be plain! With a little bit of a planning ahead, you can make your very own ultra-delicious infused water. Of course, you can use pretty much whatever ingredients you like. But here’s a recipe that’s been tried and tested.
Not only is this infused water lovely to drink, but it’s full of antoxidants from the apples and lemons, it has the anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger, as well as all sorts of wonderful nutrients. And with ginger and lemon, it’s a great morning or after-dinner drink to help with digestion.
Fall is here, one of the most beautiful times of year. And with the fall come the apples. What better way to celebrate this great season than with one of the best rustic treats of all time: caramel apples!
There’s something magical about this time-honored dessert. It’s a childhood memory that really lasts. One of the great and understated aspects of this old-fashioned recipe is the use of real wooden sticks. It adds a certain element of charm, and really ties in with the season! A great way to create some warm memories with your friends and loved ones ―especially the youngsters!
I can’t think of much that looks as delicious as a plate of caramel apples!
This delightful fruity salad is a great way to get yourself into the spring mindset! Super easy to make, this strawberry cauliflower salad is also easy on the wallet. And with all that money you’ve saved, you can get out there and enjoy the fresh new season!
Salads are as much about texture as they are about taste. The cauliflower adds that crunchy dimension you often get from nuts (or pomegranates!). But feel free to add some chopped almonds or walnuts in there too, if you’re looking for a little more crunch or some extra protein.
The best part of this recipe though is the dressing. There’s nothing like a good salad dressing. Oil and vinegar goes a long way, but sometimes you want to add a little sweetness to your life. The combination of onion, garlic and vinegar with strawberries and agave syrup makes for an unforgettable, tangy dressing that you’ll probably want to put on all sorts of salads. And that raw garlic isn’t just for flavor!
Because this salad is so sweet, chef Lisa Viger even recommends having it for breakfast. Talk about versatility: a strawberry cauliflower salad that can be had for breakfast, lunch, or dessert. You might even be tempted to make some for dinner!
These elegant raw chocolate pear tartlettes are winter festivity incarnated. Just seeing the pictures is enough to get jubilant holiday music stuck in your head. Combining cocoa, caramel, vanilla and the subtle sweetness of pear, these make for some truly delectable confections. As author Juliane Porter says of these decadent chocolate pear tartlettes “they sing holiday carols to our taste buds”.
The vanilla bean ice cream is, of course, optional, but I recommend it. These treats prove yet again that you don’t have to give up anything to gain the benefits of a raw diet. There’s nothing like a cold dollop of ice cream over a sweet and gooey tart to celebrate the winter. And really, there’s nothing like it in the summer or spring, either!
This recipe requires a bit of involvement, which makes it great for those special occasions that call for going above and beyond (Valentine’s day?). But when it’s winter time and it’s cold outside, it’s sometimes worth it to put in a bit of extra time in the kitchen. Especially if you’re making something as beautiful as these raw dark chocolate pear tartlettes. Your loved ones will surely appreciate it, and of course, chocolate has it’s benefits.