What are falafels without the perfect crispy falafel ball? Texture and taste is key. After trying more than a few recipes, I really feel I nailed it! This recipe is fairly easy to make, tastes just like the real thing, and leaves you feeling light!
Zucchinis and cucumbers look the same, feel similar, and can often confuse someone who’s just starting their culinary journey. However, knowing when to use zucchini vs. cucumber will help you to prepare your meals properly. Despite the difference in name, even the most seasoned of cooks can sometimes struggle to differentiate between zucchinis and cucumbers…
If you follow the recipes we post here with any regularity, you already know how crazy we are for zucchini. You might know the famous capacity for this undervalued vegetable to become noodles. Well, lasagna is a sort of noodle. And so here we are! Zucchini Lasagna! This amazing lasagna is lasagna without wheat and without cheese! It’s basically a magic trick. But unlike magic tricks, even you can produce it! It’s remarkably simple. All you need is a food processor. A mandolin is helpful but not required!
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.
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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!
Sometimes you just feel like something crispy and savory. These zucchini chips will satisfy your need for a crunchy snack, but without any of the fats and super-saltiness of your regular potato chips. It only takes a few minutes to whip these chips up, so they make for easy as well as great snacking. There’s no reason why munchies can’t be healthy!
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?
This Zucchini Seaweed Salad isn’t the first time we’ve featured an awesome recipe involving zucchini noodles, but it probably is the first time the noodles have been overshadowed. The real star of this meal is the seaweed.
For people not in the know, the concept of eating seaweed might seem a bit odd. For some of us, seaweed is just that spooky stuff you have to swim past in lakes sometimes or that green stuff that heaps up on beaches. But seaweed is actually super cool, and really good for you to boot.
People have been eating seaweed salad for a long time. It’s a staple in Japanese cuisine, and is prized not only for it’s unique salty taste, but for the broad range of micronutrients it packs. Seaweed isn’t actually a plant, but a multicellular algae. It’s a good source of B vitamins such as niacin and riboflavin (though not B12!), as well as copper, manganese, calcium and iron. Seaweed salad is a tasty, novel way to add some healthful vitamins and minerals, and it’s super simple to boot.