Raw Vegan Turkish Delights

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– pitted whole dates
– tahini
– coconut flakes
– cacao powder and/or cacao nibs
– banana (optional)

Stuff whole dates with a bit of tahini. Blend Tahiti with cacao powder and/or banana for more chocolaty sweet taste.

Add coconut flakes and cacao nibs on top.

You can also add a slice of banana on top if you’d like.

Simple, easy, oh-so-sweet, and incredibly tasty – enjoy!!! πŸŒžπŸžπŸ˜„πŸŒΉπŸŒΈ

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Raw Vegan Baklava

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Crust (3 layers):

– ripe bananas
– coconut oil
– vanilla extract or powder
– cinnamon

Filling:

– walnuts, soaked
– dates, soaked (keep date water for the syrup) or date paste
– cinnamon
– clove (optional)
-sea salt

Pour-over Syrup:

– lemon juice
– date water or date paste dissolved in water

Blend bananas, coconut oil, cinnamon, and vanilla together and pour the batter on dehydrator sheets.

Shape the batter into a desired shape making sure that it is not too thin. Make three shapes for three baklava layers.

Dehydrate the layers at 113F for about 10 hours or until the layers are easily peeled off.

To make the filling, combine soaked walnuts with soaked dates (or date paste) and cinnamon (use twice as much walnuts as dates by volume) and pulse in a blender or food processor until the walnuts are finely chopped.

Place the first baklava layer on the bottom of a pie pan.

Add half of the filling you made and spread evenly.

Place the second layer on top and add rest of the filling.

Cover the filling with the last layer.

Cut the baklava into smaller pieces resembling diamonds.

Make the pour-over syrup by combining lemon juice with date water (or dissolve date paste in lemon juice and water). Pour the syrup over the pre-cut baklava.
Pour as much of the syrup as the baklava can absorb.

Enjoy at room temperature or chilled in the fridge. The longer the baklava stays in the fridge, the more its flavors will develop.

This is my parents’s favorite raw vegan dessert recipe! I don’t blame them – it’s yummy, richly sweet, and extremely satisfying. πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Raw Vegan Mango Lassi

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Ingredients:

– ripe mango
– coconut milk
– soaked dates or date paste
– lemon juice
– cinnamon powder
– clove powder
– cardamom seeds

Blend dates, coconut milk, lemon juice, and spices until the dates are dissolved.

Add mango chunks and blend until smooth.

This drink is such a fragrant, uplifting treat – you have to try it! πŸ˜‹πŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’›

Finger-licking Raw Vegan Chili

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Here is the delicious rawΒ veganΒ chiliΒ recipeΒ from a feast we had for Cinco de Mayo!

Filling

Chop up mushrooms, tomatoes, celery, bell peppers, zucchini, carrots (you can also grate them) and any other veggie you like.

Sauce

Blend together tomatoes, celery, bell peppers, carrots, onion, garlic, miso, sea salt, cayenne, paprika, cumin, curry powder, basil, cilantro, rosemary, thyme, and lime juice.

Mix the sauce with the filling and add toppings if you like.

Topping

Add any herb you like, preferably fresh (I added lemon balm and marjoram).

Enjoy!