Raw food recipes with raisins

Holiday time or anytime, the pecan pie is one of America’s favorites. If you’re a fan, here’s a raw version just in time for the holidays.

Use any nuts, seeds and dry fruits you have on hand to make this holiday dish to share with friends and family. Your kids might give you a hand with decorating the edible Christmas tree.

The all-fruit bowl is edible, and includes a variety of textures to satisfy any palate.

Easy to make nut-free cookies with blueberries are perfect as a grab-and-go snack for the whole family. Double the recipe and bring a big batch of them to a picnic or a potluck.

You know already you can add dandelion flowers to salads and smoothies. But did you know they can be part of a sweet treat? Unlike the leaves, dandelion flowers are not bitter, and offer many health benefits along with a splash of color to brighten your day.

These treats are not only high in bioavailable calcium, but they taste delightful, so definitely make extras if you have kids or are planning to bring them to a potluck: they will go quickly!

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

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.

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.

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.

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