Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Garlic

Bird’s Nest Salad with Citrus Dressing

Celebrate Easter and welcome spring with this not-your-ordinary salad. Children will be delighted to help you with the nest-building business!

Sunchoke Pea Soup

Blend Jerusalem artichokes and sugar snap peas into this refreshing savory soup, and it will put you in the mood for spring right away. And if you have a garden, don’t forget to leave a bit of both vegetables for planting this spring as well!

Jicama Salad With Citrus Dill Dressing

A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, this hearty salad offers a splash of colors arranged in circles, and features juicy jicama in the company of dark leafy greens, peppers and a tangy dressing.

Portobello Open Sandwiches

Portobello mushrooms never fail to give us the “grounded” feeling we sometimes seek, and their earthy flavor reminds us that spring is on its way.

Pomodoro Lasagna

The recipe is easy to make, and it goes together quicker than it looks so please don’t let the list of ingredients put you off. This is a delicious dish and well worth making. For best results, plan this dish a couple days ahead so the cheese can ferment. Recipe generously submitted by Mimi Kirk of youngonrawfood.com

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.

Vegetables with Tangy Tahini Dip

Natalya really outdid herself on this ambitious arrangement! Vegetable or fruit trays are a sure way to please the majority of people at a potluck. Add some simple carvings, and you just may be bringing an empty tray home, while feeling guilt-free about the food you brought to the party.

Cauliflower Parsnip Mashed “Potatoes”

A versatile side dish, mashed “potatoes” are great for the holidays or for any time of the year. Parsnips and cauliflower complement each other to create the raw version of this beloved holiday dish.

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.

Sweet Potato Hashbrowns with Mushroom Gravy

Who would miss potatoes on a raw diet when they can make these sweet potato hashbrowns? Served with a side salad or simply on a bed of greens, they provide a satisfying meal reminiscent of those ole cooked times, minus the heavy feeling in the stomach and any sense of guilt from destroying the vital nutrients by high heat.

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