Buddha bowls are one of my favorite dishes. They’re great because you get to combine a lot of different ingredients and get essential vitamins and minerals from the various veggies.
There’s something about deviled eggs that just seems so Spring-like. These deviled avocados fit that niche the raw vegan way. Creamy and spicy with that particular piquant flavor that makes deviled eggs so appealing, but without the need for any eggs! Once again, avocado proves it’s versatility.
A delicious recipe that can be thrown together in minutes. Makes for a great addition to any brunch spread or as a contribution to a potluck. The recipe can easily be scaled in case you need to make an extra big batch.
Berries! They aren’t just for smoothies. These delicious chocolate mousse berry tarts are a lovely way to take advantage of frozen berries — especially in the winter months when it can be harder to come across fresh ones! That chocolate mousse filling is made with avocado, and the crust is walnuts. It’s always amazing to see the rich, flavorful creations that can be made with wholesome raw foods!
This chocolate pudding green smoothie is a great alternative to hot chocolate on a cozy winter afternoon! Now obviously we’re using the term ‘green’ a bit loosely here: this smoothie looks about as green as any chocolate pudding. But with a handful of swiss chard and a helping of avocado, it’s got plenty of green goodness in it, too.
This isn’t the first time we’ve shared with you a recipe which is a the smoothie version of something else. And it probably won’t be the last. Because smoothie versions of other things are so darn fun, easy, tasty, and even healthful! So enjoy a gulp today.
Mmm, corn chowder! Creamy, hearty, comforting. Making soup in a blender is super easy, and preserves all those delicious nutrients and phytochemicals. This vegan corn chowder is made creamy by avocado and unsweetened almond milk (you can substitute for other non-dairy milk if you have almond allergies). The rich flavors are rounded out with paprika, garlic, lemon and — believe it or not! — vanilla. Great as a side or as a main dish.
A hearty green soup soothes the soul! And it’s not bad for the body, either. This yummy soup is full of only the simplest whole food ingredients, and with all that color you know it’s chock-full of nutrients, enzymes, and phytochemicals. You can substitute out pretty much any ingredient in this green soup to suit your preferences, but make sure to use lots of greens! Green soup is great for breakfast or lunch, or even for a light dinner. You can also enjoy it as a side dish if you’re enjoying a more extravagant dinner.
One of the great advantages of salad is the opportunity to mix and math it up with whatever veggies are seasonally available. This ranch salad, inspired by the bounty of local organic farmer’s markets, can be changed up to reflect whatever greens and veggies are currently around, or whatever captures your particular fancy.
The real heart of a ranch salad is, after all, the ranch dressing. Here we have a raw vegan alternative to one of the most popular salad dressings around. With an avocado base, this is a creamy ranch salad. So take heed! if you’re the type who prefers a thinner, lighter dressing, just add more almond milk til you arrive at your own personal perfect.
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.
Here’s a salad with summertime in mind. Sweet juicy mandarin oranges, crunchy cashews, creamy avocado and all sorts of delicious and nutritious colorful veggies! Like any good salad, this one’s got all sorts of flavors and textures mixing together into one exquisite whole.
Make sure you slice those Brussels sprouts super thin. A mandolin is a good method if you’ve got one.
For the dressing, adjust it to suit your taste! As many a refrigerator can attest, everyone has their own specific preferences when it comes to dressings. Some like i sweeter, some not so much. So adjust accordingly!
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!
Pudding. It’s impossible to imagine a word that better captures the essence of pudding than ‘pudding’. Merely uttering the word is enough to dispel all feelings of frustration or sadness, and to catapult one back to the nostalgic innocence of childhood. Pudding!
Sadly, too many of us have left pudding behind as we’ve matured into serious adults. Pudding is something seen mostly on store shelves, sealed in plastic cups, preserved with who-knows-what. It’s time to reclaim pudding for grown ups!*
This cocoa superfruit pudding has been jam-packed with delicious and nutritious foods like raw honey and organic cocoa and is ready in minutes. No one should be too busy or too healthy for pudding!
*Okay, and maybe kids, too.
SUSHI, I believe that sushi can be an opportunity for everyone to get creative. Yes- most people believe that sushi consists of raw fish and rice…nope- I beg to differ! Sushi should be looked at as “cut up ingredients all wrapped up in nori (seaweed sheets)”! I also think that is an opportunity to get your veggies in. Today I went to the farmers market and was faced with the sea of organic fruits and veggies. The one thing that stood out, besides the tip-of-my-thumb sized organic blueberries that I bought, was a vendor that had pink organic oyster mushrooms.
AMAZING–I have never seen PINK oyster mushrooms! Apparently they taste the same as white oyster mushrooms but are a vibrant pink hue… very curious and beautiful! Instead of searing them or marinating them like most do, I decided to make a raw dish– hence the PINK OYSTER MUSHROOM ROLL was born.
Now that strawberries are coming into season; celebrate their arrival with STRAWBERRY LIME CHEESECAKE STACKS. This dessert is not only beautiful to look at but it will nourish your body and make your taste buds sing!