Raw Vegan Kitchen
Any time you put kale and quinoa together, it’s a winning duo. Not only are they both nutritional powerhouses, they taste and look fantastic together. Cook quinoa ahead of time, and this salad can be made in a snap. For an easy meal, serve with Sweet and Savory Sautéed Tofu, and corn on the cob or baked sweet potatoes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.
Making raw spaghetti-like “noodles” with a spiral slicer (I got the one made by World Cuisine* and enjoy it quite a bit) is all the rage among those who have adopted raw food diets. It’s also a boon to those who’ve gone gluten-free, as well as gardeners who have more squash than they know what to do with. For anyone else who just wants to eat lighter and fresher during the summer, it’s just plain fun. more→
Healthy? Chocolate? Yes, please! This smoothie uses homemade walnut milk and even adds two cups of frozen broccoli whose flavor or color cannot be detected at all. This is the perfect smoothie for kids (or significant others) whom you might just not want to tell them that it’s healthy. Recipe and photo contributed by Carrie Forrest, from Carrie on Living.
This smoothie brings back happy memories of eating gobs of pistachio ice cream with my cousins at Jones Beach. Pistachio was always one of my favorite flavors. The texture is smooth and thick like an old-fashioned milk shake. Pistachios contain large amounts of antioxidants, beta-carotene, vitamin E and lutein compared to other nuts. They are also lower in calories than other nuts and are loaded with flavor and healthy fats. Contributed by Helyn Dunn, from Helyn’s Healthy Kitchen.
For some of you, avocado pudding is probably old news, but for others of you, this might be the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Avocado creates a silken texture that you have to taste to believe (and I promise you won’t notice any avocado flavor). From Practically Raw Desserts * ©2013 by Amber Shea Crawley. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press.
These crisp on the outside, tender on the inside cookies were a consistent favorite among my recipe testers. With only four ingredients, you could practically make these with your eyes closed! From Practically Raw Desserts *©2013 by Amber Shea Crawley. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press. more→
This refreshing smoothie with the offbeat combination of lettuce and blackberries is from The New Green Smoothie Diet: Going Green Never Tasted so Good,* by Hilary Greenleaf, reprinted with permission. more→
This dessert is easier and faster to make than an apple pie or crisp, and requires no baking. Instead of refined sugars, this recipe uses dates for sweetness, and lemon juice and nutmeg for that extra zing.Visit Cathy Fisher’s blog at Straight Up Food.
This summer salad filled with berries and veggies will cool you off and fill you up. It’s not only beautiful it’s great for you! Contributed by Susan Powers from her book Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health* (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). more→
This raw dish makes the perfect lunch or dinner. It’s easy to make, delicious and great for you! Adapted from Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health* by Susan Powers (Skyhorse Publishing, 2012). more→
Here’s a fun salad (I love when the words “fun” and “salad” appear side by side!) to make with a spiral slicer. Cucumbers become practically calorie-free “noodles,” gently embellished with lime, agave, and sesame seeds. Though good just as it is, if you’d like to add another flavor dimension, serve with Green Goddess Dressing. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
If you want an easy way to add some greens to your holiday table, this salad is for you. My Grandpa used to make cranberry bread for Thanksgiving, and this is basically that — in salad form. Cranberries, walnuts, orange, all mixed together … it’s like the holidays in a bowl! This makes a moderate amount as everyday fare, so if you’d like a larger portion to serve at a vegan holiday meal, the recipe doubles or triples easily. Originally posted at and reprinted from Esther at A,B,C,Vegan. Photos by Rachael Braun. more→