Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Celery

Sour Cabbage Soup

In my blog article, Cultured Foods, I discussed the many benefits of fermented foods. Here is a recipe to start incorporating fermented veggies in your diet. This very satisfying soup is chock full of probiotics, is quite easy to prepare, and keeps well to boot!

Cool Vegetable and Kvass Soup

This unique take on the traditional Russian fermented drink – Kvass – will not only introduce you to a new flavor, but will also give you the benefits of fermented veggies: consuming them helps prevent the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in your colon while replenishing the friendly kind.

Tomato Basil Borsch

This tomato borsch, full of raw goodness, has no rivals among cooked soups. If you’re tired of raw salads, this soup offers a creative way to enjoy your health promoting vegetable juices, your greens and your veggies as never before.

Summer Corn Salad with Cucumber Cumin Dressing

Local farmer’s markets are abundant with fresh fruits and vegetables at this time of the year. Make visits to the market a family activity for fun, education and to gather the ingredients for your next meal, which can be this refreshing, flavorful salad. If you are not used to bitter taste in your meals, replace radicchio with lettuce or other leafy greens.

Green Juice

 This recipe is courtesy of the Farm at San Benito. http://www.thefarm.com.ph

Pick-Me-Up Juice

The carrots and beets will wake up your taste buds in the morning, while the garlic and ginger will ensure you will be well protected from whatever “bug” happens to be floating around this time of year.

Festive Waldorf Salad

Since the late 1800s, when this salad was first made at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City, it has gone through many transformations. The core ingredients, however, did manage to survive over the years. This hearty salad is easily adaptable for those living on raw foods by replacing the traditional mayonnaise-based dressing with some version of a raw nut-based mayo.

Raw Stuffing

Gone are the days when the only place you would find the stuffing was inside a roasted bird. Now it gets a bowl of its own on the holiday table and we avoid the bird entirely. Here’s one way to prepare your stuffing to fit your raw lifestyle.

Creamy and Crunchy Sunchoke Salad

This crunchy salad tastes surprisingly similar to egg and potato salad, but it doesn’t contain either. Sunchokes, which are widely available in the fall and early winter, are a good raw substitute for potatoes, while cashews and turmeric bring the color and texture of eggs to this dish.

Stuffed Mini Peppers

Colorful mini bell peppers take the central stage in this dish. This versatile dish is a complete meal in itself, and takes little time to put together. Soak, blend, stuff – and you have lunch to take to work with you.

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