Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Lemon

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.

Sweet and Sour Kale Salad

Kale never goes out of fashion: it is your “dark leafy green health insurance” in a bunch. This nutritional powerhouse is available at the stores year-round, and is a rich source of Vitamins A and C, calcium, manganese, lutein and iron.

Nutty Caramel Apples

A perfect no-guilt treat just in time for Halloween, these caramel apples will appeal to both children and adults. You can never have too many caramel apples around, so be ready to make more. This tasty snack is easy to make and enjoy, even for those who are just starting out with raw foods.

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.

Eggplant Pizza

Pizza is on the menu today.  We will be using sliced eggplant instead of a traditional crust. Feel free to use your favorite raw toppings.

Banana Fig Tart

Take advantage of the prime fig season to make a delicious banana fig tart, which tastes even better when shared with family and friends.

Raw Tacos with Cashew Cream

When we prepare raw food dishes from other cultures, it is usually the specific spices and herbs that help us achieve the flavors associated with each country’s traditional cuisine. Mexican dishes emphasize cilantro, cumin, lime, chili and jalapeno peppers, all of which are included in these tacos.

Baba Ghanoush

The Middle Eastern dip and spread Baba Ghanoush is traditionally made with baked or roasted eggplant, garlic and olive oil. Many countries have their own variations of this dish. Here’s the raw food version, with the eggplant uncooked, of course.

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