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Apple Sandwiches with Date Caramel & Almond Butter

By Jan Buhrman

This recipe is from thisrawsomeveganlife.com. Serves 2 to 4 4 apples Almond butter or other nut butter Caramel: 1/2 cup dates 2 tablespoons liquid coconut oil (or use water… won’t be as creamy though) 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla Make the caramel: blend all ingredients until smooth. Assemble: Slice the apples thinly...

Peanut Butter Fudge Brownies

By Jan Buhrman

Base: 1 cup cashews 1 cup buckwheat groats 2 cups Medjool dates 2 tablespoons cacao powder 1/2 teaspoon sea salt Middle: 1/3 cup peanut butter (or almond butter) 1 tablespoon water Top: 3 tablespoons coconut oil 1 tablespoon maple syrup 1 tablespoon cacao powder To make the base: grind the cashew and buckwheat into...

Pear, Pomegranate and Pecan Salad

By Jan Buhrman

Serves 8 1 pomegranate 4 pears 3 ribs celery 1 grapefruit 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil or nut oil 1 lemon 6 cups mixed baby salad greens 1 cup pecan or almonds sliced and toasted sea salt and freshly ground black pepper To remove the pomegranate kernels, cut the fruit in half and place...

Cashew, Almonds, Chocolate & Coconut Rolls

By Jan Buhrman

These fructose-free bliss balls are a great treat to serve your friends and family to show them that quitting fructose can still be delicious! 1/2 cup cashew butter 1/2 cup coconut oil 2 tablespoon honey 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder 1 cup almond meal 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 1...

Ginger Vegetable Soup

By Jan Buhrman

2 quarts stock 2 cups cauliflower 2 cups chopped broccoli 2 cups chopped green cabbage 2 cups sliced celery 2 cups chopped sweet onion 2 cups chopped sweet pepper 6 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoon minced garlic (4 to 5 large garlic cloves) 3 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger root (1 walnut-sized piece)...

Compromised Spring Dinner

By Jan Buhrman

I just made a compromise with my family. They want pasta (AGAIN!!) and I want greens. I think pasta is my least favorite meal to make, even when I am making the pasta from scratch.  I just don’t embrace the white flour.  My son asks “what’s for dinner?” and I say dandelion greens and...

Vegetable Tagine

By Jan Buhrman

In Morocco, they use a very thick bottom clay tagine. I would not trust a thin bottomed tagine over the open fire.  I know Le Roux in vineyard haven sells a Le Creuset of cast iron and enamel which would work well over an open fire. You can use whatever vegetables you find to...

Indian Lentil Dahl with Roasted Shallots

By Jan Buhrman

1 onion chopped fine 2 Tablespoons inches of ginger chopped fine 2 Tablespoons turmeric chopped fine or powdered 4 cups yellow or red lentils 1 Tablespoon cup cumin 1 Tablespoon coriander 2 shallots sliced thin and roasted 5 Tablespoons coconut oil (or peanut) Fresh squeezed lemon 4 cups water or stock 4 Tablespoons cilantro...

Bean Chili Soup

By Jan Buhrman

2 whole medium onions chopped 1 whole head of garlic minced (approx. two tablespoons) 2 organic red peppers chopped 2 large carrots chopped small 1 lb. Dried Beans Soup Mix OR: 1 can black beans 15 oz., 1 can pinto beans 15 oz., 1 can of kidney beans oz. 1 can of garbanzo beans...

Pu-erh Tea

By Jan Buhrman

Pu-erh Tea: pronounced “POO-air” Alice Waters got me thinking about pu-erh tea when she said that it changed her metabolism. She has been drinking it daily for the past two years and she has noticed a significant change. I researched it, ordered several different kinds and have discovered a new wonder drink! I made...

Raw Spinach Spread

By Jan Buhrman

5 cups spinach 2 avocados juice from 2 lemons 1 garlic clove 1 tablespoon ginger Spices: curry blend of cumin chili and curry Blend all in food processor and serve with endive.

Raw Indian Carrot Soup

By Jan Buhrman

4 cups carrot juice 2 avocados 2 tablespoons each of cilantro and ginger 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon fermented soy sauce Put all in blender and blend. Serve chilled.

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