Raw Foods

Raw Tomato Soup

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sun dried tomatoes
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • Several stalks celery
  • ½ red onion
  • ½ cup cashews
  • Handful of chopped dates
  • ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp dried oregano

Roughly chop the tomatoes, bell pepper, onion, and dates.  Add all ingredients to the food processor and blend several minutes until completely smooth.

Modified from: http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/recipes/

Barfi

  • ½ cup almonds
  • 1 ½ cups cashews
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 ½ Tbs agave nectar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1-3 Tbs lemon juice

Grind the nuts in a food processor until powdery but not buttery.  Remove the seeds from the cardamom pods and crush.  Stir together the nut powder, cardamom powder, salt, lemon juice, and agave nectar.  Using hands, mash it all together until cohesive.  Roll out onto  cutting board.  Slive and serve.

Modified from: http://roshis.com/barfi-and-potluck/

Vegan Dessert

 

Vegan Date-Crust Fruit Pie

  • 6 dates
  • 1 ½ cups nuts
  • 4 peaches
  • 4 plums
  • 2 Tbs Agave nectar
  • Seeds of 1 cardamom pod

Wash and remove the pits from the peaches and plums.  Slice and add to a saucepan along with agave nectar.  Stir and leave on medium heat for 20 min or until soft and syrupy.

 

Blend nuts in food processor until finely chopped, but not powdery or buttery.  Pour into a bowl and aside.  Remove pits from dates and process fruit in the food processor, turning it into date paste.  Pour nuts back into food processor and blend together with date paste.  Add in 1 Tbs vanilla extract.  Pulse the mixture.  When pressed with fingers, should feel like Play Dough.

 

Line a pan with parchment paper.  Press crust evenly into bottom and sides of pan.  Drain the excess juice off the fruit using a slotted spoon.  Pour cooked fruit into crust.  Slice and serve.

 

From: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/delicious-vegan-fruit-pie-video.html

 

 

Vegan No-Bake Date Bars

  • 1 ½ cups raw almonds
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 35 Medjool dates
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup water

Process the almonds, salt, and oats in a food processor until they are fine and crumbly.  Add ten pitted dates and process.  Melt the coconut oil and add.  Process until sticky.

 

Press ¼ of the mixture into a square pan.  Remove the remaining ¾ from the food processor and set aside.

 

Process twenty-five pitted dates until they form a paste.  Spread the paste over the bottom layer in the pan.  Top with the remaining sticky nut mixture.  For firm squares, refrigerate for 1 hour.

 

Modified from: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/28/5-ingredient-no-bake-vegan-date-squares/