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At this time of  year, I want super easy, raw, vegan dishes that burst with summer flavors! I have no desire to be nesting in the kitchen or dealing with heavy textures or flavors. Salads like this are the best answer. Shave some carrots with your peeler, throw the dressing ingredients in your blender and in minutes, you have a delicious salad worthy of your best company.

I love the flavors in this one. Carrots love cumin which loves ginger, lime and garlic! Some scallions and parsley (or cilantro) finish the salad off beautifully and add that pop of flavor that I love so much.

A raw, vegan carrot salad with cumin, lime and ginger dressing

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Raw, vegan breakfast custard at Rawmazing.com

I don’t know about you, but breakfast can stump me. Especially during the week. We get into such a rut of making the same thing every day. It get’s boring! Not to mention, you want a little nutritional diversity. I want something quick yet delicious and interesting. What is quicker than taking something out of the refrigerator that was made the night before? 

These little raw, vegan, gluten free breakfast puddings are quick and easy. Throw them together the night before and they will be ready when you get up. They last for 3 days in the fridge which is another plus. Made from oats, chia seeds, cashew milk (recipe included), bananas for sweetening and fruit, they are a perfect way to start the day. 

Oats are a great source of fiber. They also contain protein, thiamin, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, manganese, selenium, and iron. They are filling and help prevent heart disease!* Chia seeds are high in omega 3’s. Something that many of us are lacking. They also have fiber, protein, antioxidants and a wonderful filling quality, like the oats. And cashews are one of the healthiest nuts. They protect your heart, your bones, and studies have shown that a moderate amount of nuts can actually help you lower your risk of weight gain. If you don’t like cashews, you can always substitute your favorite nut-milk.

If you are wondering where we got the beautiful jars, you can find them here: Weck Jars

*Can Oatmeal Reverse Heart Disease

Homemade Cashew Milk at Rawmazing.com

Cashew Milk (click for recipe)

Don’t forget you have to start this the day before. But tomorrow morning, you will be happy you did! 

For the Recipe, click here!

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Herb Salt! My New Obsession. And the Contest Winner!

July 16, 2015
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*We have a winner! Melissa Class of Wisconsin is the lucky recipient of Judita Wignall’s Raw Food Detox!* This spring, I planted herbs. A lot of herbs, all in pots. I had no idea how they would do as it it is our first full summer in our new home. And the weather here is […]

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Give-Away! Judita Wignall’s Raw & Simple Detox Book

July 13, 2015
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Contest is now closed. “Raw and Simple Detox” BOOK GIVE-AWAY!!!  I am super excited about this give-away. I have loved Judita Wignal for years now. She is a radiant soul and her latest book, Raw & Simple Detox is a shining example of her dedicated work.  “Raw and Simple Detox,  A Delicious Body Reboot for Health, Energy […]

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Raw Vegan Fig and Pear Tart with Lavender and Chocolate Ganache

July 10, 2015
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We are ditching coconut oil in desserts. No, really. Seriously ditching it. Because I want you to be healthy. And I no longer am buying into the coconut oil is optimal (internally) doctrine. I still love it for skin and hair care. But an oil is not a whole food. It provides a ton of […]

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Blueberry Peach Salad with Vegan Creamy Basil Dressing

July 3, 2015
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I love CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Thursday. Our boxes full of local organic produce come very early in the morning. It’s like getting a really cool present that is just waiting for you to wake up! Last week our box arrived with all of the usual suspects along with the new stars, peaches and blueberries! I […]

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Sweet Potato Chickpea Wraps with Mango Avocado Salsa

June 26, 2015
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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 […]

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Chive ” Cream Cheese” Spread and Veggie Crackers

June 18, 2015
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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 […]

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Raw Vegan Blueberry Apricot Granola Bars

June 9, 2015
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  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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