Raw Pumpkin Recipes

by Susan on October 27, 2014

Favorite Pumpkin Recipes @Rawmazing.comPumpkin has become the star fruit of fall. Recipes for pumpkin lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin breads, etc. flood food blogs this time of year. It may drive you a little batty but before you submit to pumpkin overdose, take a look at these nutritional facts:

  • Pumpkin is a great source of Vitamin A. One cup of pumpkin contains over 200% of the recommended daily allowance of this eye-saving,  wrinkle fighting, imune boosting vitamin.
  • Pumpkin is also a great source of natural fiber. Combine that with it’s low calorie count, pumpkin can fill you up and keep you feeling fuller, longer without tons of calories. There is only 49 calories per cup!
  • Pumpkin is high in beta-carotene. And beta-cartoene is your friend. It is a powerful antioxidant which means it helps get rid of damaging free radicals that damage your cells and DNA. 
  • Pumpkin is also high in vitamins C and E. 

In honor of fall and the nutrient packed pumpkin, we bring you some of the favorite pumpkin and pumpkin seed recipes from Rawmazing. 

Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog

 Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut Nog

Raw Pumpkin Spice Cookies

 Pumpkin Cranberry Ginger Cream Parfaits

Raw Pumpkin Pie

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Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl

by Susan on September 26, 2014

Buddha Bowl @Rawmazing.com

For a fully raw version, page down.

I love the concept of a “Buddha Bowl”. I also call it my “What I make for dinner when I don’t feel like making dinner” bowl. It is simple, nutritious, delicious and a great way to use what you have in the kitchen. There are also two recipes for raw staples included in this post, fresh bouillon and cauliflower rice. 

I found myself in that mindset yesterday. I started a quick batch of quinoa made with fresh bouillon (recipe follows) and threw together this tasty bowl with not much effort at all. I love the fresh flavors and the idea of an entire meal in one bowl? Oh ya.

I have done a few things for you with this recipe. First, I am including a recipe for fresh veggie bouillon. I love the flavor that a good bouillon adds to a dish. But the thought of using something that has been sitting in a jar for who knows how long and is laden with sodium is not always ideal. Best answer? Make your own! You won’t believe how good this it. 

Fresh Raw Bouillon @Rawmazing.com

Most vegetable bouillon jars or cubes, you will find a combination of celery, onions, garlic, and carrots. Some add leeks, and other ingredients. Most have insane levels of salt.

You can whip your own fresh bouillon up quickly. You can also control the amount of salt you put in. There are a few fresh bouillon recipes on-line but many have up to a cup of salt in them. I want healthy, not heart stopping. And I wanted to use ingredients that you will hopefully have in your kitchen.

Fresh bouillon is the key to adding a pop of flavor. You can store the bouillon in the fridge for a few days but I like to make a decent sized batch and freeze it. Use an ice cube tray and you can freeze and thaw in serving sizes.

Raw Cauliflower Rice @Rawmazing.com

This recipe as pictured contains cooked quinoa. It is a healthy, protein-filled grain that I love. If you want to make this recipe completely raw, substitute cauliflower rice for the quinoa. (Recipe included)

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Raw Carrot Zucchini Cake

September 6, 2014

I have been wanting to post a raw carrot cake recipe for years. Seriously, years. For some reason, I never got around to it until today.  Of course, it couldn’t be a straight up carrot cake, I had to mess with it. Zucchini is available in abundance right now so I decided to throw that […]

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Cracked Pepper Dried Cherry Crackers with Pine Nut Pepper Cream and Nectarine Salad!

August 21, 2014
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Oh my gosh…I must admit, it is good to be back. I haven’t posted to Rawmazing for over a month. It’s the longest I have gone since starting the site over 6 years ago! And what a month it has been. We moved, I finished my Professional Plant Based Certification through Rouxbe (more about that […]

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Perfect Summer Dinner Salad

July 14, 2014
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I am not even going to pretend. I am overwhelmed! We are moving into our new house, well 2 rooms of our new house in only 11 days and I honestly don’t know how we are going to pull it off. Our garages (that we were going to move our stuff into) are filled with […]

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Chocolate Espresso Hazelnut Frozen Torte

June 15, 2014
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Did I really say that? Chocolate espresso hazelnut frozen torte? Yes, I did. And you are going to love this one. It is pretty easy to put together if you make the hazelnut butter in advance. And since there are avocados in the filling in stead of coconut oil and cashews, you are going to […]

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Beets with Arugula “Cheese” and Orange

May 29, 2014
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Beets with Arugula “Cheese” and Orange (recipe follows post) An  Easy Elegant Appetizer and a Story I exhaled on Tuesday for the first time in 5 months. Not your normal exhale but a long  breath from deep down inside. As the air escaped from my lips, months of pent up stress traveled with it. Finally, a […]

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Raw Blackberry and Mango Almond Nut Pâté Salad

April 17, 2014
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I am sitting in my kitchen, surrounded by furniture (that belongs in the family room) as carpet layers, window washers and air conditioning technicians swarm my house like it’s a hive. The dogs have been sent to “Auntie Jan’s” house for the day and the poor cats are locked in the courtyard so they will […]

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Raw Stuffed Mushrooms with Rosemary “Cream”

April 3, 2014
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Stuffed Large Portobella Mushrooms With the Cashew Rosemary “Cream” There are some days that recipe inspiration does not come easy. And then sometimes, you get lucky. You see an ingredient and a whole dish falls into place. Strolling farmer’s markets can be a great idea. Veggies and fruits are everywhere calling out, “pick me!”  Yesterday, […]

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Raw Pho

March 23, 2014
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Pho (pronounced ‘fuh’) is a traditional Vietnamese noodle soup that is loved by many. I have made vegan versions before but today, I bring you a recipe for raw Pho. This is a quick, easy pho, made from ingredients that shouldn’t be too  hard to find. There are some prepare ahead notes as you have […]

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White Chocolate Dark Chocolate Raspberry Tort

March 14, 2014
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  That’s raw? You bet it is. In fact it is one of my all time favorite raw dessert recipes and today we are taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting it! It’s all because my book, Rawmazing: Over 130 Simple Raw Recipes for Radiant Health is going into it’s third printing and my editor […]

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Cauliflower Rice with Fresh Peas and Cumin

February 28, 2014
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Cauliflower. It isn’t a word that makes your heart skip a beat, or makes you start to salivate. But it is a work horse that can don many coats. I have used it as a pizza crust, a base for “stir-fry”, roasted it, made cauliflower steaks in the dehydrator and even made raw mashed “potatoes” […]

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Raw Strawberry Chocolate “Trifle”

February 16, 2014
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Tri-fle: noun: A thing of little importance. Britt: a cold dessert of sponge cake and fruit covered with layers of custard, jelly, and cream. Ok…so we are taking raw food liberties again…it really isn’t a traditional trifle but it is a darn good raw version! I remember the first trifle I ever had. I was in […]

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Raw Coconut Bok Choy Spicy Soup

February 7, 2014
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It started raining late last night. Liquid silver falling from the sky. Some would say, liquid gold when you take into account the drought we have been having in California. It has been unseasonably warm, and horribly dry. Hills that are normally emerald green this time of year are a dusty brown. People who make […]

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Beet and Avocado Salad with Lime Ginger Cumin Macadamia “Cheese”

January 24, 2014
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I had some beets. I had some avocados. And simply because they are such good culinary friends, and they like cumin, lime and ginger, and I wanted a hearty raw salad for lunch, this little gem was born. I honestly don’t have a lot more to say about this one because I need to eat […]

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Cacao Dried Cherry Energy Bars

January 16, 2014
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Last weekend, I had an incredible experience. Seriously incredible. I met a friend. Not so incredible? Well, wait until you hear the back story on this one. 18 years ago, many evenings after I would tuck my little girls into bed, I would get on the computer and head to a chat room on CompuServe. […]

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