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Raw, Vegan Manicotti

October 16, 2013
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Zucchini marinara, as all of you know, is a staple in my home. It’s a simple recipe: zucchini ribbons, mixed with fresh raw marinara sauce, chunks of creamy avocado, and fresh herbs. I keep raw marinara in my freezer at all times, which makes it easy for me to prepare this simple bowl at a […]

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Raw, Vegan Almond and Coconut Granola

September 25, 2013
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Last week, when I shared my recipe for homemade raw, vegan coconut “yogurt,” I mentioned a few of my favorite raw granola (or raw-nola) recipes. These include: My original “raw-nola” (the only raw, vegan granola you’ll ever need, as I so showily called it) Kale-nola with buckwheat and cacao Raw cocoa crunch granola Beet and […]

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Raw Frosted Lemon Poppyseed Squares from Ricki Heller’s Naturally Sweet and Gluten Free

September 22, 2013
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From Naturally Sweet & Gluten Free by Ricki Heller. Photo by Celine Saki.  At least a few months before I started writing Choosing Raw, I had begun reading Ricki Heller’s blog (then called Diet, Dessert n’ Dogs) avidly. I was immediately drawn to Ricki’s witty, carefully crafted writing (no surprise that she’s an English professor), the thoughtfulness […]

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Raw, Vegan Vanilla Coconut Yogurt (Made with Young Coconut Meat)

September 18, 2013
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The last time I made coconut yogurt, I fermented it with probiotic powder. The process was easy enough, but it involved leaving the yogurt underneath my radiator for at least 24 hours, then skimming off the “skin” that formed on top.  Hardly a savory procedure! Today, I’m sharing a shortcut version of coconut yogurt. It’s not […]

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Raw, Vegan Blackberry Cheesecake Bars

September 9, 2013
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A few glances around the blogosphere suggest that people are gearing up for autumn. Pumpkin is starting to appear on Instagram, honeycrisp apples are being spoken of with glee, and I can practically smell the cinnamon wafting from certain granolas. It’s all incredibly delicious, but as much as I love fall flavors, I’m not ready. […]

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Quick, Easy, PB & J Snack Balls. Plus, Is It Safe to Eat Peanuts?

September 6, 2013
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When I’m home, it’s my ongoing mission to make food that my mom will enjoy just as much as I do. So far, I’ve had mixed success. There have been certain grain or pasta dishes that qualify as a incontestable wins, and a few baked goods that were greeted with enthusiasm. There’s the fact that […]

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Quick and Easy Banana & Granola Wraps

September 3, 2013
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I often treat long weekends as an opportunity to spend some leisurely time in the kitchen, but this past weekend, I was more interested in working hard and playing hard; cooking was the last thing on my mind. So it was with great delight that I prepared and enjoyed these raw banana and granola wraps […]

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