Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa @Rawmazing.com!

Note: This is not a fully raw recipe. This is a transitional recipe. Part cooked, part raw, 100% nutritious and delicious!

It’s getting hot in California. Summer is truly here.  And when the temps rise, I become obsessed with lettuce wraps. There is something so refreshing about biting into that crunchy lettuce leaf. It’s so much lighter than a traditional wrap or bun. Perfect for summer! Today I am bringing you a vegan, gluten free recipe that uses cooked sweet potato and chickpeas, combined with a wonderful raw mango avocado salsa. It is a perfect topping for delicious patties! 

There is something magical that happens when you combine sweet potato and chickpeas. The flavors compliment each other so well. And the textures are dreamy! Sweet potatoes are loaded with fiber and nutrients. Chickpeas are high on the list of good for you foods, too. I spiced up these little patties with chipotle and smoked paprika, and topped them with a delicious mango avocado salsa. Romain lettuce leaves provide wrap. Enjoy!

Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa @Rawmazing.com!

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Vegan Chive "Cheese" Spread @Rawmazing.com

Last winter, I completed my Professional Plant Based Cooking Certification Course through Rouxbe.com. It was a wonderful journey of intense learning that I would highly recommend to anyone that wishes to take their plant-based cooking to a higher level. 

One of our assignments was a plant based “shindig” where we put together a menu and threw a party. You can read all about mine and see the pictures here: Rouxbe Shindig. I want to share with you a delightful raw recipe that came out of that assignment.

Vegan Chive "Cheese" Spread and Veggie Crackers @Rawmazing.com

One of my favorite raw, vegan recipes that I developed for the party was a watermelon sushi topped with a chive “cream cheese”. The chive “cream cheese” was delicious and fresh. It fast became one of my favorite cheese spreads. Now that we are well into June, and my chives are growing like mad, it seems like a great time to share the recipe! 

And since you are going to need something to spread it on, I threw together a wonderful little recipe for raw veggie crackers. They are gluten free and full of veggies. I have included directions for baking them in the oven but honestly, if you have a dehydrator, that is the best way to do it. Dehydration keeps them raw, light, crispy and flavorful. You would be amazed at the difference. 

And one more great thing? You can freeze the Chive “Cream Cheese” Spread. But at this house, that doesn’t happen. We eat it too quickly! 

If you are wondering how I got the texture in the crackers, I used a knobbed rolling pin. You can find one here: Square Cut Rolling Pin

For the recipe, click here

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Apricot Granola Bars

June 9, 2015

  It’s that traveling time of year. School is out, vacations are starting. It’s also when I get busy in the kitchen making raw, vegan snacks that travel well. Because I know if I am in the airport, or in the car and I am hungry I might eat something I normally wouldn’t touch if […]

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Raw Walnut Mushroom Taco Lettuce Wraps

June 2, 2015
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  I woke up yesterday, looked at my phone and with a gasp, realized it was June 1 st. How the heck did that happen? And why am I always a few months behind? Time seems to be moving at warp speed these days. That said, apparently it is June, and June is a great […]

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Raw Vegan Spring Roll Bowls

May 27, 2015
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  I love making spring rolls. I love them so much that I often keep a bag of my spring roll mix in the fridge for impromptu spring roll addiction easement (wink). Taking this little addiction of mine into the latest trend…the “Buddha Bowl”, it wasn’t too hard to make the leap to a spring […]

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Raw Sunflower Seed Almond Butter Cacao Chip Balls

May 14, 2015
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Sometimes you need a cookie. Well for me, I kind of need a stash of cookies. That said, I would rather have my cookies be full of nutrients, not empty calories. Almonds, sunflower seeds and cacao nibs are full of nutrients! And these little guys are great travelers so if you need something for your […]

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We Have A Winner!

May 6, 2015

I am so excited to announce that Liz Forman won the Rouxbe Plant Based Professional Certification Tuition! Way to go, Liz! Liz says, “When Susan posted about her Rouxbe experience, I couldn’t wait to check it out. An online school that offers plant based instruction right along side traditional? Wow! Well I jumped on that […]

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Give-Away Tuition for Rouxbe Professional Plant Based Cooking Certification Course!

April 28, 2015

Rouxbe Cooking School Professional Plant Based Certification Tuition Give-Away! 1,499.99 Value!!! A while back, I wrote about completing the Plant Based Professional Certification through Rouxbe.com, the world’s top on-line cooking school. It was an amazing course that gave me a much desired culinary education in plant-based cooking. It was an in-depth, months long journey that started […]

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Raw Guacamole Sandwiches with Smoked Red Pepper “Cheese” Sauce and Chipotle Buns

April 24, 2015
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On Monday, I wrote a long post about growing herbs in pots. And then, this happened. The herb post will have to wait. You need this recipe. The recipe for the buns are here, too. I am pretty excited about them. They are made with from veggies and have a wonderful bread-like texture. And the […]

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Raw Appetizer Round-Up

April 17, 2015
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On Wednesday, I brought you some of my favorite appetizer recipes from the archives of Rawmazing. Today, I am bringing you some of my favorite recipes from websites that I love. Our first recipe comes from Gena Hamshaw’s Choosing Raw. Gena and I have “known” each other for years. As we started our raw websites […]

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Our Favorite Vegan Finger Food

April 15, 2015
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I don’t know about you, but I love entertaining. And I love small bites for entertaining. They are just so…cute. Ok, I realize that isn’t actually a culinary term but seriously, they are. And what a great way to introduce people to a variety of different things.  I gathered together some favorite Rawmazing small bite […]

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Raw Cauliflower Crust Pizza

April 10, 2015
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Cauliflower is an interesting vegetable. It certainly isn’t a glamour girl and often, I forget it even exists. But I shouldn’t. And it really is a star. Just a quiet one. As a cruciferous vegetable, cauliflower is positively associated with cancer prevention. It is an excellent source of vitamin C and magnesium and is full […]

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Dreamcicle Delights for your Brunch Table

April 4, 2015
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Dreamcicles. They evoke childhood memories and now appear as a lovely drink for your brunch table. One never gets tired of the combination of orange and cream. And these lovely beverages have a little secret. I used a short cut that I am going to teach you.  I used coconut nut milk ice cubes (recipe […]

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Raw Veggie Rice with Tamari Orange Sauce

March 17, 2015
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Quick, easy and satisfying, raw “stir fry” makes a great raw meal. It is loaded with veggies, and this one is topped with a Tamari Orange sauce that gives just the right amount of sweet and sour. No oil, no added fat. You can eat this to your heart’s content. And your heart will be […]

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Raw Buffalo Zucchini Chips with Ranch Dipping Sauce

March 11, 2015
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  When my sweetie came home and I presented him with this tray of zucchini chips and ranch dipping sauce, he held up his hand and said, “I really don’t like fried foods, honey”. What a great surprise for him. Not only are these not fried, they are raw, vegan, gluten and oil free! They also […]

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Raw Dried Cherry Walnut Cacao Energy Bars

March 3, 2015
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I am always in need of a good portable snack. I often find myself out and about and can’t find something to eat. Or I am hiking and need a bit of a pick me up. And lets not forget that mid-afternoon slump when you need a little boost.  These delicious bars get their protein from […]

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