Long before I became a raw Foodist, I loved grilling portabella mushrooms with seasonings in place of steak. I smothered them with grilled onions and the flavor and texture where just wonderful substitutes for meat when my family wanted steaks for dinner. When I began converting to a mostly raw food diet, I started looking for ways to replace some of my old favorites. Spaghetti and Meatballs is one of my favorite comfort foods. Something about sharing a good Italian meal makes everyone you're sharing it with feel like family. Searching the internet for raw vegan meatballs was met with disappointment on my part. I found most recipes where not much more than ground nuts with spices. I wanted something heartier, more 'meaty'. This recipe incorporates the use of portabella to give it that 'meaty' texture I was looking for the same way I used to use portabella's in place of steak. I came up with this recipe based on ideas from several sites I searched through Google but I can't give credit to any one in particular, nor can I take complete credit myself. Cheers!
Raw Vegan Gingersnaps - kind of like what grandma used to make :) For more images, please visit http://rawxy.com/?p=2749
A little fiddly rolling but, easier after you get the hang of it :)
It’s a requirement for those born in the Pacific Northwest to grow up eating fresh salmon. Salmon in eggs, salmon in pasta, salmon steaks, salmon salad, you name it. I was lucky in that respect. But it also means that—now, on a raw food diet—I crave salmon more often than other raw foodists might. The solution: A raw, vegan salmon-less spread that parallels the real deal in both taste and consistency.
There are a ton of good vegan mayonnaise recipes out there. But I keep coming back to this recipe I adapted from a vegan camp I went to about ten years ago. It is mild, creamy, and delicious. As usual, I have listed quantities as a guide only. I tend to add in the lemon juice, vinegar and salt at the end, and keep tasting in between each addition. Every batch yields a mayo of a slightly different personality, depending on my mood, and what I am going to use it for. But the quantities I have provided will keep you on the right track. Follow them, and you will get a mayo that you can play with.