Key to Raw, Vegan Recipes: Having Fun

Key to Raw, Vegan Recipes: Having Fun

by Victoria Singer

Consuming a raw, plant-based foods diet can have myriad health benefits: Common allergens, such as soy, dairy and wheat, found in many processed foods, are avoided and nutrients typically destroyed by the heating process instead stay intact. For those new to raw vegan foods, here are two easy recipes. Keep in mind that the beauty of preparing raw food dishes is that measurements do not have to be exact—experiment and have fun.

Garlic Carrot “Burgers”

½ cup soaked raw sunflower seeds (soak for approximately 5 hours)

7 chopped carrots

5 sundried tomatoes (oil free)

½ red pepper

2 Tbsp garlic and herb seasoning

5 dashes cayenne pepper

1 or 2 heads lettuce of choice

3 tomatoes

In a food processor, add the soaked and rinsed raw sunflower seeds, chopped carrots, sundried tomatoes, red pepper, garlic and herb seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Blend until everything is well mixed.

Form mixture into burger-shaped patties. Place on top of lettuce leaves and top with sliced tomatoes or other preferred toppings.

“Caramel” Apples

15 to 20 Medjool dates

1 or 2 cups raw coconut water

Cinnamon

4 or 5 apples

In a food processor or blender, add the Medjool dates, 1 cup of the raw coconut water and the cinnamon. Blend until the consistency is creamy, adding more coconut water as needed. Set “caramel” mixture aside.

Slice the apples and dip slices into the “caramel” dip, or chop apples into cubes and blend into the caramel sauce to eat with a spoon.

Victoria Singer is a raw vegan who has improved her life and health drastically with raw living foods. She offers raw vegan cuisine classes at the Natural Grocers located at 7013 N. May Ave., in Oklahoma City. For more information, email Singer at VictoriaRawVegan@gmail.com or visit NaturalGrocers.com.

by Victoria Singer

Consuming a raw, plant-based foods diet can have myriad health benefits: Common allergens, such as soy, dairy and wheat, found in many processed foods, are avoided and nutrients typically destroyed by the heating process instead stay intact. For those new to raw vegan foods, here are two easy recipes. Keep in mind that the beauty of preparing raw food dishes is that measurements do not have to be exact—experiment and have fun.

Garlic Carrot “Burgers”

½ cup soaked raw sunflower seeds (soak for approximately 5 hours)

7 chopped carrots

5 sundried tomatoes (oil free)

½ red pepper

2 Tbsp garlic and herb seasoning

5 dashes cayenne pepper

1 or 2 heads lettuce of choice

3 tomatoes

In a food processor, add the soaked and rinsed raw sunflower seeds, chopped carrots, sundried tomatoes, red pepper, garlic and herb seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Blend until everything is well mixed.

Form mixture into burger-shaped patties. Place on top of lettuce leaves and top with sliced tomatoes or other preferred toppings.

“Caramel” Apples

15 to 20 Medjool dates

1 or 2 cups raw coconut water

Cinnamon

4 or 5 apples

In a food processor or blender, add the Medjool dates, 1 cup of the raw coconut water and the cinnamon. Blend until the consistency is creamy, adding more coconut water as needed. Set “caramel” mixture aside.

Slice the apples and dip slices into the “caramel” dip, or chop apples into cubes and blend into the caramel sauce to eat with a spoon.

Victoria Singer is a raw vegan who has improved her life and health drastically with raw living foods. She offers raw vegan cuisine classes at the Natural Grocers located at 7013 N. May Ave., in Oklahoma City. For more information, email Singer at VictoriaRawVegan@gmail.com or visit NaturalGrocers.com.

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