Raw Tabouli

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Making raw tabouli couldn’t be easier. I simply took a head of cauliflower and pulsed the florets in a food processor. Then, I added olive oil, parsely, mint, red pepper, cucumber, lemon juice and a little salt. This dish is light and so refreshing!

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Product Review: Vegan Greek Yogurt

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I will admit, I had a weakness for Greek yogurt. I couldn’t be happier when So Delicious started making a Greek inspired yogurt line. I’ve tried the vanilla and plain and the vanilla is by far the best. It is thick and tangy just like the dairy Greek yogurt. If you have the chance, definitely stock up on these. They are a perfect late night treat or a great morning meal.

 

Kale and Sweet Potato Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

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I incorporated my spicy peanut sauce into this sweet potato noodle dish. I was unsure how the sweet potato and peanut butter would work together, but it turned out great! Everything is raw minus the peanut butter. To make it raw, sub in a raw nut butter.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, spiralized
  • 1 bunch of kale, destemmed and torn into bite sized pieces
  • spicy peanut sauce
  1. Massage kale with some oil and lime juice. Add to spiralized noodles. Top with spicy peanut sauce.

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Raw Pickles

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I can’t seem to find a pickle recipe that doesn’t taste like I’m eating a salt stick. I don’t get it! I thought this raw recipe would be a winner. Not so much. I mean, they are good, but I can’t eat more than a few.

Ingredients

  • 3 c cucumber, sliced
  • 1/4 c agave
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbls salt
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  1. Mix the agave, cider, salt and seeds together. Pour over cucumber. Let sit for about 30 minutes before serving

Raw Summer Pasta

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It was another great week to work at the Green Scene. I made two beautiful raw dishes. One was this colorful summer pasta. The sauce needs a little work. I felt it was a bit bland. Some citrus and spice, such as sriracha, may be just the winning ingredients. It’s still a nice dish if you’re craving a light and refreshing meal.

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 lb sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 4 Tbls olive oil
  • 4 Tbls agave
  • 4 Tbls apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • dash of pepper
  • 2 tsp red pepper flakes
  1. Add the veggies in one bowl, then whisk the dressing in another. Pour dressing over veggies. Enjoy!

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Super Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ok, time to break the raw streak. These are my first baked goods in a long time! I wanted to make something for my friend’s mom. She did a really good deed the other day and deserves to be thanked. I felt a batch of chocolate chip cookies would hit the spot.

I haven’t tried this recipe before and was quite pleased. They are buttery, chewy and so soft. Everything I love in a cookie!

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Ingredients

  • 6 Tbls warm water
  • 4 1/2 tsp Ener-g powder
  • 1 c butter
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/2 c lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 120z bag chocolate chips
  1. Whisk the warm water and Ener-G together, set aside
  2. Cream the sugars, butter and vanilla. Add in the “egg” mixture
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Slowly add to mixer. Stir in chocolate chips
  4. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes

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Raw Pasta with Meaty Marinara

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I made two raw zucchini dishes at work today. The first was a disaster. I was making a pesto out of raw corn, cashews and mint. The corn really didn’t work well for this dish. I also should have soaked the cashews for a little bit. Either way, I had a ton of zucchini noodles, so I decided to create a meaty marinara sauce. For making a sauce on a whim, I’d say it couldn’t have turned out better.

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 1/3 c sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
  • 1/3 c oil
  • 1/3 c walnuts
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1 clove garlic
  • salt to taste
  • few leaves of fresh basil
  1. Pulse the sauce ingredients until you reach a desired consistency. I added in about 1 cup of water because I prefer a lighter sauce. Enjoy!

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Raw Nutty Energy Bites

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With all the running and cycling I’ve been doing lately, these quick, little energy snacks really hit the spot. I absolutely love this recipe. It’s from Vegan Food Addict and there isn’t a thing I would change.

Ingredients

  • 1 c raw cashews
  • 1/2 c old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 c pitted dates
  • 4 Tbls raw nut butter
  1. Process the cashews, oats and cinnamon until you reach a grainy consistency
  2. Add the dates and nut butter to the mixture. Process until everything is well combined. Form into balls (I made about 30 small ones). Refrigerate or freeze to keep fresh!

Oatmeal Energy Bites

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What can get better than a bite sized ball of energy? Um..nothing! My energy bites are the most delicious treats on the planet. Whenever I am having a sweet craving or want a quick snack before hitting the trails, I chomp down on a few.

I would like to play with the recipe a bit because they are a little on the sweet side for me. Other than that…they’re perfect!

Ingredients

  • 1 c old-fashioned oats
  • 2/3 c unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 c peanut butter
  • 1/2 c ground flax
  • 1/2 c carob chips (or chocolate)
  • 1/3 c maple syrup
  • 1 Tbls chia seeds
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Mix everything together in a bowl. Once well combined, let chill for 30 minutes
  2. Remove from the fridge and form into little balls. I made about 22