Raw Vegan Naan

coconut naan raw bread

-coconut flour
-flax seed flour
-coconut or olive oil (optional)
-water
-garlic (for garlic naan)
-onion (for garlic naan, optional)
-fresh parsley (garnish)
-black pepper
-salt (optional)
-spices of your choice (optional)

 

🌺Mix coconut and flax seed flour together. Add enough water to create a dough with fluffy and thick consistency.

🌺Add coconut or olive oil (optional) and mix well. Let the dough sit for 15 minutes.

🌺Spread the dough on a dehydrator sheet making sure not to spread it too thinly.

🌺Top the naan with herbs and spices of your choice or keep it plain.

🌺For garlic naan, add fresh parsley, black pepper, salt (optional), and chopped garlic and onion on top of the naan. Drizzle olive oil on top (optional).

🌺Dehydrate the naan at 113°F for about 10 hours and turn it around for another 2 hours or until you achieve a desired texture. Dehydration and flipping times will vary depending on the kind of dehydrator you have.

🌺Eat the naan with any toppings, sauces, or dips but tahini, salsa, and pesto go extremely well with this bread. You can also break the naan into chips or use it as a pizza crust. Enjoy! πŸ™ŒπŸŽΆπŸ’“

 

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Raw Vegan Falafel

falafel

🌻dried chickpeas
🌻onion
🌻garlic
🌻fresh parsley
🌻fresh cilantro
🌻lemon or lime juice
🌻apple cider vinegar
🌻olive oil (optional)
🌻cumin
🌻turmeric
🌻cayenne pepper
🌻curry powder
🌻dried oregano
🌻black pepper
🌻flax seed powder (optional)
🌻salt (optional)

 

✨Soak dried chickpeas in water overnight (about 12 hours in the fridge).

✨In a food processor, add soaked and rinsed chickpeas and all the other ingredients. Add a bit of water if needed to help with consistency and blending.

✨Process the ingredients until the consistency is fine but not puree-like.

✨Shape the mixture into small balls using your hands or two spoons.

✨Dehydrate the falafel at 113°C for about 7 hours or until the crust is crispy but the falafel is still moist inside.

✨Enjoy falafel on their own, with your favorite salad, or in a green leaf wrap. Excellent sauces that go well with falafel are tahini (or a spicy version with green chili pepper and ginger), cashew cucumber dill sauce or even guacamole! πŸ˜˜βš‘πŸ™ŒπŸ’«

Raw Vegan Home-Made Coconut Milk

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🌴 dried coconut flakes
🌴 water or coconut water

or

🐡 fresh coconut meat
🐡 coconut water

 

πŸ’• Soak dried coconut flakes in water or coconut water overnight.

πŸ’• Blend rehydrated coconut flakes with remaining water.

πŸ’• Strain the coconut pulp (you can use it for making cookies, as a smoothie bowl topping, in salads…) and store the beautiful home-made coconut milk in the fridge for about a week.

or…for a creamier coconut milk…

🍢 Open up a young or mature coconut.

🍢 Save the coconut water and take out the coconut meat. (You can also use frozen coconut meat and water or purchased coconut water.)

🍢 Blend the coconut meat with the coconut water until smooth. Strain the milk if necessary.

🍢 The milk can be stored in the fridge for about a week.

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

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

chili

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!