Kale Apple Salad with Maple Pepper Pecans @Rawmazing.comWhen our CSA box arrived, full of kale and apples, this lovely fall salad almost created itself. I knew I had a hit when my daughter, her best friend and her boyfriend came to town and devoured the entire bowl in one sitting! It’s all fall with maple syrup, cranberries and apples. Maple pepper pecans are the perfect topping and add a great crunch. I am going to be serving this as one of the dishes on Christmas! 

Make sure you don’t skip the first step of massaging the kale with lemon juice and salt. It softens the kale but most importantly, it removes the bitter edge. It’s like magic! This salad will hold well for a couple of days. You may have a little dressing left over, but I am sure you will find a use for it! If not, it will freeze well while it waits for the next salad! 

Instead of using oil in the dressing, we are using a cashew cream. Let’s face it. Getting our calories from whole foods instead of processed foods is always a better choice. So, I decided this dressing would be a whole food dressing.

Did you know that cashews have a lower fat content than most other nuts? They have antioxidants and fiber. They are a good source of copper, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, and zinc. And they have been shown to help fight heart disease! Now, why wouldn’t we choose that over oil?

Enjoy this recipe and I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season!

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Pumpkin Spice Overnight Oats

by Susan on November 24, 2014

Fall Overnight Oats @Rawmazing.comOvernight oats have been around for a very long time. The idea is simple. Mix your oats with milk and spices, leave overnight to soak and soften and in the morning you have a wonderful bowl of delicious, creamy oats.

I have been intrigued by overnight oats for quite a while. Fall is one of my favorite seasons and the flavors of fall are a great addition to an overnight oat bowl. I am still on my pumpkin, a nutritional superstar kick so this recipe uses super healthy pumpkin purée, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, raisins and maple syrup! The addition of chia seeds adds protein, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, and other nutrients. Super simple, super good, super nutritious. And you won’t believe how creamy the oats are.

To get the most nutritional punch, sprout, dehydrate and flake your own oats. You can make a big batch and once they are dried, just use as you would normal oats. But this recipe works with regular rolled oats, just fine (not raw). You can buy sprouted oats here: Sprouted Rolled Oats.
You can use raw pumpkin purée (just purée pumpkin in the food processor or blender), or in a pinch canned (not raw). I used fresh almond milk.

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Raw Pumpkin Recipes

October 27, 2014
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Pumpkin 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. […]

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Fresh Bouillon and a Buddha Bowl

September 26, 2014
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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 […]

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Raw Carrot Zucchini Cake

September 6, 2014
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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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