Cashew Sour Cream

Cashew Sour Cream

In my opinion, this cashew based sour cream is way better than the diary one! It is also versatile, try adding in herbs like cilantro…perfect for topping off tacos:) This recipe works best with a high speed blender. If you don’t have one, make sure you soak your cashews overnight. The cream may not be as smooth without a high speed blender. 1 Cup Raw Cashews, soaked for 2 hours or overnight  1/3 – ½ Cup Water 2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar 2 teaspoons Lemon juice ¼ teaspoon Salt Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender until...
Black Bean Quinoa Chili

Black Bean Quinoa Chili

A simply hearty recipe for the family…Chili topped sweet potato = comfort food;)     • 1 Onion, Diced • 4 Cloves Garlic, Minced • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil • 1 Red Bell Pepper, Diced • 1 ½ Tablespoons Chili Powder • 2 teaspoons Cumin • ½ teaspoon Paprika • 1 ½ Tablespoons Tomato Paste • 1 can Diced Tomatoes • 1 can Black Beans, Drained & Rinsed • 1 ½ Cups Water • ½ Cup Quinoa, Rinsed • 1 Cup Fresh or Frozen Corn Kernels • 1 Tablespoon Tamari Saute onion & garlic in coconut oil for a few minutes. Add bell pepper and saute one more minute. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika & tomato paste and cook for an additional minute. Add the tomatoes, black beans, water, quinoa & tamari. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20 minutes. Add corn and simmer for an additional 10 minutes. Try it over a sweet potato with a little cashew sour...
Coconut Spelt Pancakes

Coconut Spelt Pancakes

It’s a rainy Sunday morning…perfect for pancakes! My Junbug requested simple plain pancakes, so here it is. Coconut Spelt Pancakes – Simple, soft & delicious. He had his with raspberries, bananas, Cacao Nibs and some peanut butter. Mine with bananas, raspberries, kiwi, hemp seeds, chopped nuts and a touch of honey.  1 ½ Cups Spelt Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder ½ teaspoon Salt 1 Cup canned Coconut Milk ¼ Cup Water 1 teaspoon Vanilla 2 Tablespoons Honey or maple ½ teaspoon Coconut Extract (Optional) Whisk together flour, baking powder & salt, set aside. In another bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. The batter will be smooth with a few lumps. Heat pan over a medium high heat. Wipe pan with a touch of oil. Pour large spoonfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface.  Flip and cook another minute, until slightly browned....
Lemony Quinoa Salad

Lemony Quinoa Salad

This quickly became one of my favorite easy quinoa salads. It’s quick and easy with savory, sweet & a bit of sour flavors. I couldn’t stop eating it! 1 Cup Quinoa 1 ½ Cups Water 3 Tablespoons Lemon Juice (about 1 lemon) 1 clove of Garlic, finely minced ½ teaspoon Cumin ¼ teaspoon Sweet Paprika 1 Tablespoon Flax Oil  ¼ – ½ teaspoon Salt 3 Tablespoons Parsley, minced 2 Stalks Scallions, thinly sliced ½ Cup Raisins  ½ Cup Sliced Almonds, Toasted 1-2 Haas Avocados, Cubed Place quinoa and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, turn off the heat and let sit for about 10 minutes. Spread the quinoa on a sheet pan to cool quickly. Or, you can use leftover quinoa or another grain. Mix together the lemon juice, cumin, paprika, flax oil, salt, parsley & scallions. Mix with the quinoa and remaining ingredients.  Adjust salt to your...
Valentine Brownie Cake Pops

Valentine Brownie Cake Pops

This is more of a method of making raw cake pops than a recipe. I made these in an attempt to use the leftover brownie from cutting out heart shapes.   This is what you need: Leftover Raw Brownies & Frosting (Check out the recipes here) Pop Sticks Desired Toppings Chocolate Coating Chocolate Coating 1/4 Cup Cocoa or Cacao 1/4 Cup Raw Agave 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil Pinch of Salt Blend together till smooth and pour into a small bowl. Directions: Roll leftovers into 1 1/2 – 2 inch balls. Rotate one side of the ball in the chocolate coating, put the stick in that side then rotate the other side in the chocolate coating. Once the ball is coated, roll into desired toppings and chill till the coating has hardened. This only takes a few...
Raw Valentine Brownies

Raw Valentine Brownies

Valentines Day is only a few days away and it doesn’t get any easier than with this simple healthy & delectable raw brownie recipe. I brought a batch of these to work and the response was incredible. They couldn’t believe that these were not baked and sweetened with only dates. Decadent yet simple & quick. 1 1/2 Cups Pecans or Walnuts 1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds 1/2 Cup Cocoa or Cacao Powder 2 – 2 1/2 Cups Dates, Soaked for 10 minutes (2 Cups if you like it dark) 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Pinch of Salt Optional Toppings (Shredded Coconut, additional nuts or freeze dried fruit ground to use for sprinkles… I used dried pomegranate) Pulse nuts & seeds in a food processor till you have a fine crumb. Add in the dates & remaining ingredients. Pulse till you have a crumbly sticky dough. Press dough into an 8×8 inch pan lined with parchment. Frost brownies (chocolate frosting recipe follows) if desired, chill for about 20 minutes in the freezer and cut into heart shapes with a cookie cutter. Makes about 12 heart shaped brownies depending on the size of your cutter. Not sure what to do with your leftover pieces from the cutting out the heart shapes? Two choices come to mind, eat the pieces or make Raw Cake Pops. Chocolate Frosting Recipe adapted from the Rawtarian. 1 Cup Dates, softened 1/4 Cup Cocoa or Cacao 1/4 Cup Coconut Oil 2/3-3/4 Cup Water 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon (optional) Pinch of Salt Pinch of Cayenne Blend all the ingredients in a food processor till smooth and creamy. Spread on...