Howdy there good Vegans of the Blogosphere!
We’re going to do something a bit different here today– a Raw Food Cleanse Special Post! Sure normally we usually try to keep to a steady diet of craft beer and potatoes as we spread the good word. We’ve found this fuels our vegangelicalism and is one of the most successful ways to convert a suspicious suicide foodist into the vegan fold (Just found the Suicide Food blog via Vegan Con Website…RAD). However, a little good healthy raw vegan living food once in awhile NEVER HURT ANYONE… seriously… that’s not a figure of speech…. funny how people throw that around when talking about hamburgers and chocolate ice cream… humph… but I digress **carefully lowers self of vegan soapbox.** And while we’re not ready to give up our beer and french fry local pub run anytime soon here’s some raw dishes that make even our fried food loving bellies swoon…
Yum! Freshness at it’s best! Home juiced oranges were the base of this salad dressing and a perfect compliment to the snap peas and bell peppers. I know know… technically the soy sauce isn’t raw… but just a dash was delicious! Made a great pre-yoga lunch!
Another simple favorite! Guacamole topped salad… easy, delicious, and filling! We splashed some olive oil and balsamic vinegar on the leaves and then globbed on the guac. The brazil nut parmesan has ground brazil nuts, garlic, onions, salt and pepper. In the background is raw sunbread from Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen.
Okay, so we know… “Raw Pizza” seems like one of those oxymorons that one shouldn’t even try to attempt but just like a rad vegan neatloaf… this raw pizza can really stand judgment on it’s own! Ani’s raw sundried tomato marinara, nut cheeze, sliced zucchini with a bit of lemon and salt, and sliced olives… WIN.
Lettuce for shells and nut meat for filling… these doozies would go great with a pitcher of margaritas!! Uhh… I mean… raw limeade… hehee… seriously though, while this meal feels naughty and reminiscent of a Mexican smorgasbord, it’s super good for you! The colors are bright the guacamole is rich and your stomach will thank you for this PURE indulgence!
Speaking of indulgence… we’ll let the sweet breakfast/dessert rounds speak for themselves… that’s right.. raw food’s so healthy dessert CAN double as breakfast!
And last but not least OUR favorite Avocado Kale Salad…
I know… a salad seems like a “wahwahwahhhhhhh” way to end a post but we can’t express to you how simple and awesome this avocado kale salad is… it’s basically kept us fed through the summer heat! All you need to do is tear up some de-stemmed kale (or buy it pre-bagged like us…hehe..) sprinkle a little salt, pepper, and cayenne on top then massage in a generous squeeze (maybe half a lemon for a single serving and a whole lemon for 2 servings) of lemon and ripe avocado. The trick here is you actually have to get your hands all dirty by massaging it in as it helps the kale take in the flavor! Lastly, toss in some tomatoes.. halved cherry tomatoes are the best. This salad is filling and delicious! A staple in our vegan arsenal raw cleanse or not!
So our dear vegan congregation… in closing… while we would never forsake the spiritual balm that a huge plate of french fries could provide cleansing out the system once in awhile is a great to keep your vegan temples running at optimal speed!! And now with all the amazing raw vegan goodness out there it doesn’t have to feel like you’re denying yourself anything at all!
In awe of raw decadence,