Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Lemon

Persimmon Nut Cheese Delight

This recipe uses Hachiya (Japanese) persimmons, which are very soft when fully ripe. They are combined with macadamia nuts to make a filling meal, which can be as humble or as festive as you prefer.

Quinoa Tabouli

Quinoa is a seed of the Chenopodium Quinoa plant, grown widely in South America. It’s a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, iron and calcium for vegans and vegetarians, and boasts a wide array of essential amino acids.

Sprouted Chickpea Spread

The ultimate party dish, our raw hummus is made of garbanzo beans, just like the traditional hummus, except the beans are sprouted, and uncooked. Perfect with raw crackers and vegetables crudités.

Veggie Wraps with Plum Ginger Sauce

Fresh plums make a great base for sauce or salad dressing. Their sweet and lightly sour taste complements any neutral-flavor fruits and veggies.

Tzatziki

Inspired by my recent travels, the traditional Greek appetizer offered here has been adapted for the raw food diet. It is not only delicious, but versatile as well: eat as a meal, spread on crackers, or use as a veggie dip.

Macadamia Fig Fromage

For those days when fruit alone just won’t cut it and you would like something more grounding and filling for a meal. Raw macadamia nuts turned into “cheese” make a delicious filling for figs, a spread for crackers, or a dip for cut vegetables.

Watermelon Sweet Mint Soup

A quick refreshing sweet soup for those really hot summer days when nothing gives quite the satisfaction of light and juicy fruits.

Simple Delicious Guacamole

A few days ago, my taste buds felt a strong desire for pure tomato juice from heirloom tomatoes. The question arose: What to do with the pulp? I decided to mix it with two small Hass avocados. I squeezed in a little lemon juice and a pinch of salt. The result: an incredible guacamole. I had my two meals: I drank my juice and I ate a bowl of guacamole. I haven’t eaten avocados regularly since 2007. Just didn’t feel like it. But now I’m feeling the urge to have these two meals every day.  I suspect I’ll keep this up as long as I can get fresh homegrown heirloom tomatoes.

Patriotic Bird Bites and Poppers

Here are some ideas for any 4th of July party you may be hosting or attending. These finger foods are sure to delight any crowd.

Aubergine Burritos

Keep your energy up and forget about hunger with these simple burritos. This eggplant appetizer packs a load of micro-nutrients thanks to watercress, basil and cilantro to help nourish your every cell.

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