Raw Vegan Rose Sesame Seed Wafers

rose sesame seed wafers

🌹 coconut milk

🌹 rose petals (fresh or dried)

🌹 ripe banana

🌹 coconut oil

🌹 soaked sesame seeds

🌹 cinnamon (optional)

🌹 vanilla powder or extract (optional)

 

✨ Infuse coconut milk with rose petals overnight in the fridge.

✨ Soak raw sesame seeds in water overnight in the fridge.

✨ Blend rose coconut milk with coconut oil, banana, and the optional spices.

✨ Add soaked sesame seeds to the blended ingredients and mix well.

✨ Pour the mixture onto a dehydrator sheet in the shape of circles the size of your palm and dehydrate at 113°F (45°F) for about 8 hours.

✨ Enjoy alone or with a filling of your choice (you can add the filling between two wafers).

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Raw Vegan ChocoCoco Banana Cookies

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Β Β ripe bananas
Β Β cacao powder
Β Β cinnamon powder
Β Β vanilla extract or powder
Β Β coconut oil
Β Β coconut flakes (soaked)
Β Β cacao nibs (optional)

 

Β Β Soak coconut flakes in water overnight.

Β Β Blend the soaked flakes with remaining water and separate the coconut pulp from coconut milk using a strainer (save the milk for tea, coffee, desserts…).

Β Β Add ripe bananas, cacao, cinnamon, vanilla, coconut oil, and cacao nibs to the coconut pulp and blend.

Β Β Shape the mixture into small cookies and dehydrate them at 113Β°F (45Β°C) for about 6 hours.

Β Β Enjoy these moist chocolatey cookies any time, as many as you want!

Kelp Powder As a Salt Substitute

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Have you ever tried kelp powder as a substitute for salt in your diet? Kelp is a nutritious seaweed containing many minerals including sodium, potassium, calcium, and iodine in a form that our body can process and utilize. That means it is easy on our kidneys and good for our endocrine glands too! You can also use dulse or other powdered seaweeds. Little bit of powder goes a long way! πŸ˜˜πŸ’“πŸ’šπŸ’“πŸ’¦πŸ’«

Raw Vegan Chocolate Smileys

chocolate smileys

– soaked dates or date paste
– cacao powder
– maca powder
– cinnamon powder
– clove powder
– cardamom powder
– coconut oil
– vanilla powder or extract

Blend or knead all the ingredients together and make small smileys out of the date dough.

Enjoy this fudgy, yummy, and simple dessert!!!

Raw Vegan Arugula Pesto Spaghetti

arugula pesto spaghetti

Ingredients:

– spiralized zucchini
– cherry tomatoes
– cucumbers
– arugula
– pine nuts
– olive oil
– lemon juice
– Himalayan pink salt
– black pepper
– paprika
– fennel seeds

 

Preparation:

Blend arugula, pine nuts, olive oil, and salt to make arugula pesto.

Spiralize zucchini and mix in cherry tomato and cucumber pieces.

Add arugula pesto, lemon juice, and herbs and spices and mix well.

Enjoy!

Lemon Balm: the Nerve Charmer

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This is lemon balm (Melissa officinalis), a beautiful, versatile, calming, and vibrantly fragrant herb – no wonder bees and butterflies are so attracted to it! Lemon balm is very commonly found growing wild and has a knack for taking over a garden but I would never complain since it is an herb with magical healing properties that dreams are made of (I tend to say this about every herb πŸ’šπŸŒ±πŸ˜Š).

Lemon balm has a way of both uplifting and calming the nerves. I often pick up a leaf and rub it between my hands to smell its uplifting lemony fragrance. If I feel restless, anxious, or cannot fall asleep, I eat it in my salad or make tea from its fresh or dried leaves. If you travel often, this herb is for you!

How else can you benefit from the amazing properties of lemon balm? If you ever get an insect bite, a small cut, or a rash, you can chew up a few of its leaves and place it on the wound. This poultice will clean and soothe the wound and will help it heal faster. You can also makes a tincture or an oil infusion from fresh or dried lemon balm and use it as medicine internally and externally just as you would use the fresh herb.

How can you incorporate lemon balm into your diet? Use it in salads, pesto, lemonade, smoothies, juices, dishes in which you would normally use spinach and other greens, warm or iced tea, salad dressings, as garnish…there are so many possibilities!

Do you have lemon balm in your garden? Enjoy this heavenly herb!!! πŸŒ±βœ¨πŸ’šπŸπŸ’“πŸŒžπŸŒˆπŸ™βœ¨πŸŒ±

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’—