vegan recipes

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 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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Rosemary Honey “Cheese” with Figs and a Balsamic Reduction

July 23, 2012
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When fresh figs make an appearance at the market, my heart skips a beat. I love everything about them. Their beautiful shape and the deep colors remind me of a renaissance painting. The soft, pink  fruit is delicately sweet. The texture starts with firm flesh that yields to the juicy interior intermingled with crunchy seeds. Truly a chef’s dream, […]

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Collard Wraps with Turmeric Spread

May 6, 2012
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Lunch can often be a challenge. So many times, I find myself lost in a project, only to realize that lunch time has passed and I am starving. At that point, I need something quick and healthy to throw together. That is when raw food can really shine. Grab a couple of collard leaves, chop […]

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Raw Yam and Carrot Savory Pancakes

February 14, 2012
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I am a big fan of interesting textures and wonderful taste. I am also a big fan of savory pancakes! I decided to create a twist on the traditional potato pancakes with these yam, carrot pancakes that are laced with hazelnuts, rosemary and sage. The flavors marry beautifully and with the addition of the raw […]

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Raw, Vegan Cherry Crisp!

January 26, 2012
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Sometimes there are no words. This was so simple and so delicious I just had to share. Soft, moist and juicy, so close to the real thing. I haven’t made a “crisp before even though fruit crisps are some of my favorite desserts. I wanted to lighten this one up (not make the “crisp” only […]

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Harvest Dehydrator

October 31, 2011

One of the questions that I get constantly is whether raw food recipes that involve a dehydrator can be made with an oven instead. Unless your oven can be set below 118 degrees, the answer is no – even convection ovens don’t have the airflow needed for effective dehydration, and the concentrated heat destroys key nutrients […]

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Raw Pumpkin Spice Cookies!

October 14, 2011
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It is pumpkin time! Those beautiful orange globes that light up the halloween season are also very high on the “good for you” scale! Pumpkins are full of caroteniods, a pigment which helps protect your cells from the damage of free radicals, are full of vitamin A, and enhance your imune system. They are also […]

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Raw Vegan Lasagna

September 15, 2011
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I have been wanting to create a recipe for raw lasagna for a while now. Today was the day and I am pretty excited about how this turned out. I mixed things up a bit by making a spinach-walnut pesto, a delicious tomato sauce, an exciting cashew cheese and using some traditional sausage herbs, a […]

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100% Smart

September 14, 2011
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I am often asked if I eat a 100% raw diet. If you have been hanging out with us, you already know the answer. I do not. The majority of my diet (80-100%) is raw. In the summer, I eat almost all raw food. But when dealing with winter and also social situations, I allow […]

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Hearty Heirloom Tomato Salad

August 30, 2011
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  Having just returned from a wonderful trip to the San Francisco area, I was greeted by an empty refrigerator this morning. My first errand? A trip to the farmer’s market, of course! As I browsed the isles, the tomatoes started calling to me. Wanting something fresh for dinner, I started searching for more ingredients. […]

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Transitioning to Raw Food

August 10, 2011
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Forbidden Rice with Pineapple and Sweet and Sour – recipe below (from Rawmazing’s Transitional Foods E-Book) It happens all the time. People hear about my involvement with raw food and it starts. “You mean like sushi?”, or “I could never eat that way”. Some look at me like I just landed from another planet, and should probably […]

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Raw Tea “Sandwiches”

July 11, 2011
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  I have been creating and shooting around the clock, working on the next Rawmazing E-Book, Frozen Desserts. It is coming together beautifully and will be released soon. When I am working on a recipe book, I have a tendency to put my head down and lose track of everything else. I often describe it […]

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Rawmazing News

July 5, 2011
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Strawberry Lemon Basil Frozen Tort I often get asked, “What is your inspiration when you create raw food recipes?” Usually the answer is ingredients. Or combinations of ingredients that I have seen. I think, what can I do with that to make a great raw food dish. But my latest inspiration has been the heat. No kidding. […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

June 21, 2011
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Back in the summer of 2009, I posted a recipe for one of my favorite summer drinks. Watermelon Lemonade. There are quite a few health benefits to this amazing, flavorful drink and it is very quick to make and is a great nutritious addition to your raw food diet! Watermelon is packed with antioxidants. A […]

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Lentil Sprout and Cucumber Salad with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

June 18, 2011
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I have been on a cleaning jag lately. I was deep into the pantry when I found a packet of mixed seeds for sprouting. My favorites, lentils, made up a major part of the seeds. I threw them in my sprouter and today (3 days later) they were just perfect to turn into a salad. […]

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Marinated Cucumber Salad

June 10, 2011
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It was a scorcher here in Minneapolis on Monday. We broke a bunch of records as our temp climbed to 103 degrees. To top it off, there were high winds! It was crazy weather. When it gets that hot, I want cool, refreshing raw food. I picked up some cucumbers at the farmer’s market and […]

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