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Banana “Sushi”

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Delicious raw vegan banana “sushi” made by my little vegans! Almond butter spread onto a banana, sprinkled with raw hemp seeds, & made with love…

Banana sushi

Empower your little ones to create healthy superfoods. Children learn not only about healthy eating and wanting to eat what they made, but it also gives them an opportunity to be creative, develop motor skills, count, problem solve, & so much more. You never know what your little “chefs” might create.

What are your favourite raw and healthy vegan snacks?

Green Smoothie & Vegan Sushi

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Circle of Moms Top 25 Vegan & Vegetarian Moms - 2013 - Vote for me! Thank you to everyone who has been voting for us. Definitely harder coming in late and trying to catch up, but I really appreciate all of you voting for us. Great to see that we are sitting at #6 with 61 votes now. Don’t forget that you can continue to vote every 24 hours since your last vote until February 7th ūüôā By making the Top 25, we will be a part of this resource for other Vegan & Vegetarian Mums, or those who are curious. As you can tell, I would love to be a part of this.

Also, I am looking at putting together a link on my site with a favourite post from your blog if anyone is interested. Through this Top 25, I have found so many other blogs that I like, but even keeping up with all the awesome posts from all of our readers seems to be quite difficult. It always amazes me how many awesome and inspiring articles and information is out there, but even some of the best cannot always be quickly found on a Google Search.

Gluten-free, Organic, Raw, Vegan Food

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We received boxes of food from Living Foods Lifestyle New Zealand and Revolution Food Co. I ordered a few new ingredients that I am excited to experiment with, and the other day we were super busy in the kitchen making Sushi Rolls, Pad Thai, & Goji Chocolate Chip Brownies with Lucuma Ice Cream. Everything was most importantly vegan as well as raw, gluten-free, and organic.

{RAW} Gluten-Free Vegan Sushi Rolls

The sushi rolls were pretty easy as I utilised the raw veggies that I had prepared for the Pad Thai. The Nori sheet that I used is very different to the ones that can typically be purchased from a general supermarket. This sea superfood can be purchased from Living Foods and is another amazing product of Navitas. These Nori Sheets are raw and certified organic. A new ingredient that we have just come across is Raw Coconut Aminos.

Soy-free sauce

What is this Coconut Secret?

Raw Coconut Aminos, a soy-free seasoning sauce

-Raw

-Vegan

-17 amino acids (2-14 times the content of soy), mineral, vitamins

-nearly neutral pH

-65% less sodium than soy sauce

-100% Organic

-Gluten-free, Dairy-free, GMO-free

-Low glycemic

What a great alternative to soy sauce, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, and Nama Shoyu. We seem to love most things that have to do with coconuts, apparently even the sap now! I poured some on top of the veggies and put them aside while I made some raw almond butter. When the almonds were processed, I spread some on the seaweed, added the raw veggies and avocado, and rolled them up. Then I cut them into small sushi roll wraps for Zaedyn. I didn’t use it this time, but another handy gadget we have to make sushi is a Sushezi. Does anyone else have one of these?

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Raw Vegan Sushi with veggies, coconut aminos, avocado, raw almond butter, & seaweed

Why Sushi?

Zaedyn absolutely loves seaweed. Many of you have witnessed him shoving piece after piece into his mouth. I am happy that he loves his seaweed strips so much because they are highly nutritious. The Nori sheets are even more nutritious as they are not heated and are saturated with “minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, lignans, and protein”.

{RAW} Gluten-Free Vegan Pad Thai

Pad Thai

To prepare the veggies, I used my spiralizer, or turning slicer. It is very easy to use and turns my veggies into “noodles” by just turning the handle. I used purple cabbage, courgettes, and carrot. You can choose from a variety of blades to make each vegetable a different spiral or cut.
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Vegetables

Then, I rinsed my kelp noodles under filtered water. Believe it or not, this is the first time that we have ever tried kelp noodles! They are basically just a raw sea vegetable noodle made from kelp. Kelp noodles are vegan, fat-free, gluten-free, and low in carbohydrates and calories. I love that you do not have to cook these noodles, plus you get the benefits of kelp.

With my kelp noodles and vegetables mixed together, I was ready to add my sauce. I have never been a huge fan of sauces and even eat my salads with no dressing and lots of avocado, but I thought that I would try out a sauce for my pad thai. I found very similar adapted sauces which all seemed to link back to Ani Phyo. My sauce included:Kelp

-1/4 cup of raw almond butter (I make my own using raw almonds in my food processor)

-1/2 c raw liquid coconut oil

-2 TBSP Raw Coconut Aminos

-1/4 c fresh lemon juice

-dash of cayenne pepper

-fresh coriander from our garden

-3/4 cup filtered water

I blended my sauce and tossed it amongst all my vegetables and kelp noodles. My pad thai was complete.

{RAW} Gluten-Free Vegan Goji Chocolate Chip Brownies with Lucuma Ice Cream

Lucuma

Adapted from Ani Phyo

What is Lucuma Powder?

A fine powder “made from whole Peruvian lucuma fruit that has been dried at low temperatures and milled”. It is a natural sweetener that has a caramel taste, but I also found that the lucuma ice cream reminded me of a coffee ice cream. Might just be me though!

*Vegan, Raw, Organic, Low Glycemic, Contains Beta-Carotene, Iron, Zinc, vitamin B3, Calcium, Protein

I did not have Yacón syrup so I used agave, but I only added 1 TBSP. I am not sure if this is why mine ended up a bit more frozen, but I just placed one of the containers in the fridge to defrost a bit. Then I added a scoop on top of the Goji Chocolate Chip Brownies and sprinkled with raw cacao nibs. I am out of carob powder so I only used raw cacao powder, and I used a vanilla bean instead of vanilla powder. I have made raw brownies many times, but usually the basic. It was exciting to try something a bit different with goji berries and cacao nibs. I knew that I was going to be adding my lucuma ice cream on top, but the Goji Chocolate Sauce sounds yummy for next time! I usually do not make up such a big batch either. Depending on what it is for, you may not want to make as much, or you can store in the freezer up to three months.

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Enjoy! Let me know if you have any favourite raw food recipes.

Don’t forget to order your raw, organic, super foods from my blog link to Living Foods Lifestyle New Zealand

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The Vegg & Raw Foods

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I realise that a few of you might be curious as to what I have been doing with The Vegg, but I am still exploring a few ideas that I have in mind. You will have to wait and see what that might be. For now, here is a quick snapshot of our Vegan French Toast and Scrambled Veggs we made last week.

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Shifting away from The Vegg, below are some beautiful raw, organic, gluten-free, vegan foods that we made today. I will explain more about these dishes soon.

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