In this video, The Rawtarian shares some of her favorite raw food recipes with you.
Laura-Jane The Rawtarian here from therawtarian.com where I make simple, satisfying raw food recipes, and I wanted to tell you today what some of my all-time absolute favorite raw vegan recipes are. And the easiest way to tackle this, I thought, would be going throughout the day in my head.
My absolute favorite raw vegan breakfast would have to be The Rawtarian’s raw breakfast bowl which is essentially a cereal with some nut milk that incorporates chia seeds which give it a nice, thick texture and usually a chopped apple as well and some raisins for sweetness and some cinnamon. So that is my favorite breakfast recipe.
In terms of a mid-morning snack, I do love fruit, and definitely fresh berries would be my most expensive vice so I would love to have something like this as my mid-morning snack, or I will often—well, mid-morning snack, I usually would have fruit. This would be a bit of a luxury. I would usually have a couple of chopped apples and if I was feeling very peckish, I would have a few almonds or something as well.
Now in terms of my absolute favorite lunch, well, these days, I’ve definitely been tending to have a big salad with something exciting on top for lunch and for dinner, I’d have something more exciting. So as far as my noontime meal, my favorite noontime meal would probably have to be a big salad with a nice sort of vinaigrette style dressing and definitely when I have a big salad, I love to have some good fats on there. That could be a sliced avocado, but that’s more rare. Usually, it would be some sort of nut or even maybe a side of crackers that I’ve made with my dehydrator. But yeah, usually it’s a big salad with something exciting on top and then I usually would probably have—I like to have a little bit of dessert, but maybe even a little bit more fruit as lunchtime dessert right afterwards.
I know that’s bad food combining, but I’m not particularly sensitive to food combining rules. Afternoon snack, now I normally don’t have fruit for an afternoon snack. I would usually have probably a leftover nice little raw dessert or it’s summertime right now, so I’ve been having a lot of really nice kind of fudgsicle popsicles things that I made that are raw vegan for a snack.
And for dinner, things get definitely more interesting in my world. And of course when you’re raw vegan and you kind of live in the middle of nowhere like I do, then going out to a dinner is not the most exciting thing. So for me, at home, I might use my spiralizer and make some zucchini noodles with some nice tomato sauce that I’ve made and maybe even some meatballs. I have a great meatball recipe that can be dehydrated or even it’s really good if you don’t a dehydrator as well. So that would be an example of my evening meal.
With that, I might have a small salad, but I don’t tend to have a big salad for lunch and a big salad for dinner. That just gets a bit boring for me so I definitely like to make something a little more spectacular for dinner. And then you all know I’m famous—I kind of roll my eyes there—for my desserts. So I definitely usually—not even usually—I always have dessert and usually have something that’s frozen in the freezer that I like to make up like a cheesecake or some popsicles or a nice raw bar or that kind of thing. So that’s a little overview of what I like to eat.
Some of my favorites things lately, and I hope you found this as fascinating, and most of those recipes are available for free at therawterian.com.
As always, thank you so much for being here with me, and as always too, if you discover a lovely raw vegan recipe that’s very simple and tastes spectacular, then let me know and I will make the recipe. What I tend to do—this’ll be the last thing I end on. Sometimes people will ask me a lot of how much recipe testing I do, and one thing I like to share is usually 2 out of 3 of the recipes that I invent don’t end up being very good, and I don’t tend to share those with you.
But when I come across something that’s really superstar awesome recipe that isn’t too hard to make, those are the ones that I share with you. So those are my favorites. Thank you so much for joining me, and I will talk to you soon.
This information is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice. I encourage you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with like-minded, qualified health care professional(s). I wish you success on your raw journey!