Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Raisins

Greens and Cabbage Salad

Thanks goes out to Julia Kaplan for submitting the recipe for her favorite salad!

Gift-of-the-Season Sweet Carrot Loaf

That pulp you saved from making the Holiday Nog will become part of this Sweet Carrot Loaf. If you don’t have the pulp, then just use any ground nuts or seeds that you like.

Russian Paskha in the Raw

We invite you to celebrate Easter with Paskha, an Eastern Orthodox Easter dish, traditionally made from sweetened cottage cheese in the form of a cone or a pyramid with a flattened top.  Even though you won’t find cottage cheese among the ingredients in this recipe, this nut-and-fruit Paskha will be a delicious and welcome addition to your Easter festivities.

Hearty Winter Muesli

On the days when you’d like your meal to be a little denser than usual, consider making muesli. Serve it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and make sure to chew the grains thoroughly for optimum digestion. This is a very flexible recipe, allowing you to substitute grains for nuts or other grains, as well as your choice of dried and fresh fruits.

Holiday Fruit Tartelettes

We will use the same crust recipe and a variety of fruits for garnishing to create the tartelletes – festive holiday finger food. Use any fruit you have access to at this time of the year. The more colors, the merrier!

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.

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.