Thursday, February 18, 2010

Raw Vegan Stuffed Red Bell Peppers

I came up with this recipe yesterday, and I was quite happy with it. It's simple and, paired with Gena's awesome massaged kale salad, it makes a really nice filling lunch. Give it a try! :)

Raw vegan stuffed red bell peppers:

-1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut in half
-1 avocado, diced
-6 Tbsp taco "meat" (see previous post for the recipe)
-1 green onion, finely chopped
-salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste

Now you have two options: You can mix up the avocado, taco meat, and green onion, and stuff it into the bell pepper. Or you can assemble it in layers (one layer of avocado, one layer of taco meat, etc.) It's up to you!

This is a great recipe to experiment with. I'm sure there are many other yummy fillings you can stuff into the bell pepper, so have fun playing around with it! :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Raw Vegan Tacos/Taco pizza!

Ok, I'll admit it: I am MAJORLY excited about this post! I have been craving so many forbidden foods during the last few weeks. It's been driving me bananas (pun intended), and sometimes I'm not sure if I can handle the intense cravings. The other day, pizza was the big craving for me. I was determined not to eat conventional pizza, since it is definitely NOT raw or vegan, so I decided to come up with my own raw vegan version. After a little experimenting, I came up with this AMAZING recipe. And it's sitting in my tummy right now. It makes me very happy. :)

The amazingly easy and delicious RAW VEGAN TACO PIZZA recipe:

Serves 3


-1 1/2 cups raw walnuts
-1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
-3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
-2 Tablespoons nama shoyu (raw soy sauce) OR wheat-free tamari

Grind walnuts in food processor or by hand. Don't grind them all the way to a powder, leave some little chunks. This gives it meatier texture. Then add cumin and coriander and pulse until combined. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the soy sauce/tamari.

SAUCE: Simply spread a layer of fresh raw salsa over the tortilla.

TOPPINGS: Diced avocado, red bell peppers, onion, mushrooms, and any other raw vegetables you like. :)

For the CRUST, simply take 2-3 tortillas of your choice and bake until crispy. My favorite kind is the Ezekiel 4:9 sprouted grain tortillas. I usually pre-slice them into sections before I bake them. It's easier and less messy to slice before you put the toppings on.

NOTE: This is not technically raw, although it is very healthful if you use a sprouted whole grain tortilla. For those of you who are 100% raw, simply place the taco meat/salsa/toppings inside a large kale leaf and eat as a taco. It is JUST as delicious and satisfying this way as it is with the tortilla. I make it both ways.

Hope you all enjoy this! Let me know if you decide to try it. :)

Next post will be a recipe for raw vegan CHOCOLATE COOKIES!