Print

My Name Is Spice

Raw individual cheesecakes with a mixed berry syrup topping

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, January 12, 2017

                     

Cashew-based raw cheesecake with boysenberry/raspberry topping. The world of RAW is no longer the poor cousin!

A plant-based diet is full of joy. And believe it or not - full of flavour..

With dried fruit and nuts you can make a tasty "biscuit" base; (I like to add some whole linseed and coconut or ground almonds).

The most successful ingredient for re-creating the creamy, cheesy layer is the cashew nut; soaked then blended with lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil or coconut butter. Miso paste is another effective ingredient for creating the sour "tang" required in a good cheesecake.

For the top layer; frozen berries blended with chia seeds (take it easy on the chia) and a non-refined sugar syrup such as agave or maple, makes an effective "jam" syrup to finish the cheesecake off.

 

I served this with a chrysanthemum and goji berry tea, hence the garnish..

 

SaveSaveSave

Raw Vegan Christmas Tarts

Imogen Taylor - Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Everything is possible on a raw food diet; I have made the tart cases with nuts, dates, linseed, a pinch of mineral-rich pink salt, and some coconut oil.

For filling; half the tarts have a mashed banana filling (which has a surprisingly good effect); and the other half a fruit mince filling - add a splash of alcohol if you choose.

On top I have added a chocolate ganache; melt coconut oil with cocoa powder and some maple syrup (you can melt some dark chocolate as well but then it's no longer "raw").

Garnish with red Xmas fruits et voila!

           

Save

Zoodle salad with cashew sauce and raw parmesan crisps

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, December 22, 2016

            

The raw food diet is just so exciting; and the benefits to our health go without saying.

Can you imagine how the body must appreciate food that is still "living"?! (has a pulse? lol)

And if the ingredients are organic; your chances of a rich vitamin/mineral intake are splendid!

This Zoodle salad comprises raw zucchini noodles, a cashew-based sauce, rocket, activated almonds, and basil-pinenut "parmesan" crisps.

All vegan; all raw; all plant-based.

What's not to love?

                   

Save

Raw coconut chutney.

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, December 22, 2016

      

Here is the recipe for this raw coconut chutney. I have served it on chunky slices of cucumber nestled in spinach leaves🌿🍃🌱

Recipe: First you blitz a whole lemon plus quater of an onion. Then add 1 cup of coconut (which should be soaked in water overnight). Add 1 tsp each of cumin-seed and mustard-seed, a pinch of salt and half a de-seeded red chilli.

Now add 1 bunch of mint, and a bunch of fresh coriander or any other herbs you have in abundance.

Add a little water and continue to blitz in the blender. I like to add 4 dates to this but check for flavour before you do this.


       

Once it is thoroughly amalgamated; form into quenelles and place on top of the cucumber slices for a cool, refreshing Summer treat!

  SaveSaveSave

Raw carrot cakes with cashew citrus icing served with fruit tea

Imogen Taylor - Saturday, December 17, 2016

I don't have much to compare these with cos i don't have a history of eating cakes and muffins; but i reckon these were fairly awesome!

The ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg contributed a little magic and alot of complexity.

Don't you just adore spices?

                          

The icing is made with soaked cashews and loads of freshly squeezed orange juice (and some rind), plus coconut oil and maple syrup (so refined-sugar free).

         

I have served the mini carrot cakes with a fruit tea and some really nice quality dark chocolate. Go figure! 

 

SaveSaveSave

Raw pizza base with vegan pesto and raw parmesan

Imogen Taylor - Thursday, September 01, 2016

This is not the best looking dish on this site; but trust me; it's the tastiest!

The base is beautifully crisp (after time in the dehydrator); the next layer is a raw tomato sauce, then we have marinated mushrooms, tomatoes and red onion; plus organic spinach, then vegan pesto, and the penultimate Raw (vegan) parmesan cheese!

          

This goes down as one of my favourite dishes of all time

SaveSaveSaveSaveSave

Raw Nut Tarts with a citrus avocado cream and zoodles

Imogen Taylor - Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Amongst all my raw food dishes; these nut tarts are my favourite - second only to the RAW PIZZA!

    

They are great fun to make; the base is raw hazelnuts, almond flour, flaxseed, flakey yeast, and olive oil blitzed together in a food processor.

Plus a smidgeon of miso paste for that extra "umami" flavour. The filling is avocado with lime juice, and a drop of maple syrup..

On top I have placed some zucchini noodles (zoodles), mixed in a bowl with kale leaves; both are tossed in a cashew and capsicum dressing.

 

One is not enough!

Here is another tart on a different occasion; this time I used some semi-dried tomatoes which I dehydrated at the same time as the tart bases..

       

SaveSaveSave

Recent Posts


Tags

vegan xmas tarts raw pad thai vegetarian pad thai vegan comfort food vegan inspiration creative vegan cooking vegetarian sushi zucchini noodles plant-based lifestyle vegan food inspiration raw food lifestyle spicy vegan food plantpowered Ras el Hanout rawfood lifestyle vegan pesto organic rocket raw torte dairy free shepherd's pie vegetarian cooking plantbased pizza bases organic ingredients vegetarian raw cakes plant-based raw pizza bases raw lasagne plantbased diet Moroccan spices dairy free strawberry mousse chickpea fritters whole grains cashew cheese ancient grains natural food pad thai vegan pad thai plant based cheese plantbased pastries vegetable fritters raw fruit tarts dairyfree sweets rawfood coriander pesto salted capers vegan breakfast ideas conscious lifestyle fermented nut cheese Moroccan cooking dehydrated pizza base rice malt syrup umami granola bars zoodles vegetarian food inspiration almond crumb what vegans eat mindful cooking marinades socca vegan food ideas warming spices vegan fritters spice paste consciousness pink salt raw vegan icing vegetarian food organic wholefoods vegan shepherd's pie healthy cooking spice blends healthy vegan lifestyle vegan cooking romesco spicy zuchinni noodles plant based organic plant power pizza no cheese vegan christmas treats coconut chutney dairy free pancakes clean eating pesto dairy free cheese breakfast ideas Indian food veganism raw lifestyle dairyfree desserts vegan diet nut cheeses raw food peanut sauce cauliflower pakoras spiralized veggies raw foodshare spicy vegetarian food Middle Eastern raw fermented cheese vegan French cuisine healthy lifestyle courgette ribbons raw food inspo chermoula egg free mousse dairy free parmesan vegan inspo gluten free desserts itaian pizza conscious life vegan salad plant food plantbased chickpea patties yummy vegan food Moroccan dairyfree pesto macadamia cheese vegan community walnut cheese beetroot carpaccio cauliflower pizza base vegan foodshare Moroccan cuisine dehydrated cauliflower pizza crust creative cooking meat free shepherd's pie umami flavours miso paste corn meal dairyfree lifestyle organic vegetables vegan satay sauce fresh salad gluten free cooking vegan pizzas plant strong raw food diet spicy Vindaloo mineral-rich vegan beetroot carpaccio no additives my name is Spice raw parmesan goji berries gluten free pizza base conscious eating spicy food vegan Indian food plantfood raw cheese gluten free pizza natural cooking dips himalayan pink salt plantbasedlifestyle stuffed potatoes satay sauce raw pizza vegetarian shepherd's pie plantbased lifestyle dairy free desserts veganlifestyle conscious living vegetarian curry Middle Eastern food vegan food organic cereals vegan Moroccan food amaranth vegan parmesan cheese plant-based diet spices unbaking spice pastes dairy free caramel pear and rocket salad Shepherd's Pie super grains date paste summer food Moroccan fruit and nuts mindfulness midfulness vegan cheese raw caramel VEGAN Middle Eastern spices raw nut tarts raw food share veganplantfood unbaked carrot cake polenta wholemeal chapattis French cuisine spreads chilli sambal chickpea pancakes raw food community vegan christmas tarts raw food inspiration spicy indian food no preservatives cauliflower pizza crust Indian chapattis plant-based pancakes vegetable patties cashew sour cream raw quiche fresh vegetables super foods dairyfree diet raw vegan quiche nut cheese mediterranean food vegan Indian cooking plant based diet felafel vegan patties plantstrong xmas tarts spicy fritters uncooking vegan christmas pies plant-based cheese vegan food inspo no refined sugar raw carrot cakes dairy free lifestyle vegan food share raw granola bars vegan sushi dairy free cheesecake fresh Summer salad natural lifestyle dairy free alfredo sauce raw carrot cake gluten free pancakes raw desserts raw cheesecake refined sugar free vegan salads chilli raw vegan crafting the future of food vegan desserts activated buckwheat plantpower spicy patties plantbased cakes plantbased cooking organic quinoa glutenfree lifestyle mediterranean cooking healthy diet vegan curry vegetarian lifestye raw fod diet egg free desserts conscious cooking plantbased pizza vegetarian lifestyle vegan pancakes gluten free delicious raw desserts plant based lifestyle healthy vegan food eggplant roulades organic goji berries sweet potato fritters raw vegan tarts vegetarian diet dair free vegan lifestyle dairy free pizza

Archive