Salads

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

Cracked Pepper Dried Cherry Crackers with Pine Nut Pepper Cream and Nectarine Salad! August 21, 2014

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 »

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Raw Blackberry and Mango Almond Nut Pâté Salad

Raw Blackberry and Mango Almond Nut Pâté Salad April 17, 2014

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 »

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Cauliflower Rice with Fresh Peas and Cumin

Cauliflower Rice with Fresh Peas and Cumin February 28, 2014

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 »

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

Beet and Avocado Salad with Lime Ginger Cumin Macadamia “Cheese” January 24, 2014

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 »

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Cucumber Noodles with Coconut Lime Cumin Dressing

Cucumber Noodles with Coconut Lime Cumin Dressing October 18, 2013

It’s 51 degrees with a chance of snow showers in Minneapolis as I sit looking out at pure blue sky. It is 83 degrees where I am at. In my mind, a perfect summer day. But it is fall, and I am once again missing the fall I »

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Raw Asian Slaw with Red Chili “Peanut” Dressing

Raw Asian Slaw with Red Chili “Peanut” Dressing September 14, 2013

We have some of the best Asian grocery stores here. I still can’t get over the amount and variety of interesting and exotic produce that they have available every day. If you have not visited your local store…you simply must! Yesterday, I found some huge Napa Cabbages. They »

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Curry Carrot Salad

Curry Carrot Salad August 1, 2013

I am not even going to try to pretend. I am a flavor junkie who is always in search of different taste combinations that delight the palate. I love experimenting with food and coming up with new raw food recipes. Or new healthy twists on old recipes.  It »

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Peach and Kale Salad with Maple Miso Vinaigrette

Peach and Kale Salad with Maple Miso Vinaigrette July 24, 2013

 Now that peaches are in season, it’s the perfect time for a raw kale and peach salad recipe. I love peaches. They are perfection. This salad brings together the wonderful sweetness of peaches with crunchy, nutritional kale and ties together with a tangy Maple Miso Vinaigrette and  pecans. »

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Jicama and Melon Salad with Cumin Cucumber Dressing

Jicama and Melon Salad with Cumin Cucumber Dressing April 26, 2013

Today I am going to introduce you to my best friend in the kitchen. Well, other than Sadie and Skyler, who are my constant companions while I cook. The Flavor Bible by Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg is considered to be the essential guide to culinary creativity. What exactly »

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Orange Thyme Salad with Glazed Beets and Spiced Walnuts

Orange Thyme Salad with Glazed Beets and Spiced Walnuts April 17, 2013

I am not going to lie, this salad has a lot going on. But in a well paired, delicious way. Orange spiced walnuts, balsamic glazed beets, a wonderful orange- thyme-walnut dressing…it’s tough not to love all these flavors. The best part is they love each other! I am »

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Kale and Cabbage Salad

Kale and Cabbage Salad January 25, 2013

I love this salad. It is fresh, tasty, healthy and keeps beautifully! The best part is that it has so much going on, it easily makes a satisfying meal. Full of nutrient dense kale and cabbage, pumpkin seeds and dried cranberries, you can really sink your teeth into »

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Sprouted Red Lentils with Curry Sauce and Kale

Sprouted Red Lentils with Curry Sauce and Kale December 5, 2012

I have to admit, I have a thing for soaked and sprouted lentils. The taste is fresh and they have a delightful little crunch, not too hard, not too soft. Simply delicious. They also pack an amazing nutritional punch. They are a great source of protein, B vitamins »

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Carrot Noodles with “Peanut” Sauce

Carrot Noodles with “Peanut” Sauce October 17, 2012

Peanut sauce with noodles is one of my favorite dishes. Once I make it, I can’t stop eating it … which isn’t necessarily a good thing. And unfortunately, the traditional way to make this dish is with canned coconut milk, peanut butter and rice noodles. I wanted a »

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Raw Mock Tuna Salad

Raw Mock Tuna Salad August 22, 2012

  Oh how I struggled with the title of this post. It isn’t really mock “tuna”. It is a wonderful fruit and veggie salad, with the addition of a nut paté and a wonderful raw, vegan mayo. But that title is a little long. What I did do »

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Watermelon Jicama Mint Salad

Watermelon Jicama Mint Salad August 6, 2012

Last weekend, I threw together an impromptu dinner some dear friends. The menu was mostly raw food. A wonderful corn and avocado salsa topped black bean burgers that were nested in butter lettuce. I wanted to make a quick savory watermelon salad but who knew it would end up the »

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Avocado Jicama Dill Salad

Avocado Jicama Dill Salad June 25, 2012

I am in the midst of a love affair. Completely head over heels swept away. And  by a fruit, no less. The object of my affection? The avocado. The Haas avocado to be precise. And it is the perfect time of year to grab a few of these beauties »

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