I was pleasantly surprised and utterly thrilled to discover that there’s actually a pretty good selection of vegan and raw food cookbooks at my local library.I even discovered a raw food book that I’d never heard of before, that’s now become my new favourite, called “Raw Living” by Kate Wood.That’s one big pile of inspiration :)http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/local-library-awesome/

I was pleasantly surprised and utterly thrilled to discover that there’s actually a pretty good selection of vegan and raw food cookbooks at my local library.

I even discovered a raw food book that I’d never heard of before, that’s now become my new favourite, called “Raw Living” by Kate Wood.

That’s one big pile of inspiration :)

http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/local-library-awesome/

Pepita butter, where have you been my entire life?Also known as pumpkin seed butter, this spread tastes a lot like peanut butter, is incredibly nutritious, wonderfully delicious and really, really green.The possibilities are mind boggling!http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/exploring-wonders-pepita-butter/

Pepita butter, where have you been my entire life?

Also known as pumpkin seed butter, this spread tastes a lot like peanut butter, is incredibly nutritious, wonderfully delicious and really, really green.

The possibilities are mind boggling!

http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/exploring-wonders-pepita-butter/

Just look at the rainbow of colour and vitality that I got to eat for dinner last night, when we had vegan burritos and tacos.
So fresh and delicious!
http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/vegan-burritos-tacos-dinner/

Just look at the rainbow of colour and vitality that I got to eat for dinner last night, when we had vegan burritos and tacos.

So fresh and delicious!

http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/vegan-burritos-tacos-dinner/

I grew an amazing crop of tomatoes this summer, so naturally I had to find lots of ways to use them up.
This one - an easy, filling vegan cream of tomato soup - was inspired by a recipe in the Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester.
I call it “blender soup” because I made it in my Vitamix, simply by blending everything at high speed until it just started to boil.
It uses white beans and cashews for creaminess and is packed full of fresh basil and whole food ingredients, and it takes less than 20 minutes from go to whoa.
That’s my kind of dish.
What amazes me most of all is that I ate this soup every day for three months straight.
Without getting sick of it!
Me, who can’t stand a dish after I’ve eaten it three days in a row.
So that says something about how unbelievably tasty this soup is.
Get the recipe, more tasty photos and handy tips here:
http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/vegan-cream-of-tomato-soup/

I grew an amazing crop of tomatoes this summer, so naturally I had to find lots of ways to use them up.

This one - an easy, filling vegan cream of tomato soup - was inspired by a recipe in the Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester.

I call it “blender soup” because I made it in my Vitamix, simply by blending everything at high speed until it just started to boil.

It uses white beans and cashews for creaminess and is packed full of fresh basil and whole food ingredients, and it takes less than 20 minutes from go to whoa.

That’s my kind of dish.

What amazes me most of all is that I ate this soup every day for three months straight.

Without getting sick of it!

Me, who can’t stand a dish after I’ve eaten it three days in a row.

So that says something about how unbelievably tasty this soup is.

Get the recipe, more tasty photos and handy tips here:

http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/vegan-cream-of-tomato-soup/

Look what I found at my local organic greengrocer today - baby kale leaves.They’re sweet and tender, with only a tiny hint of bite, and you don’t need to chop the stalks out, so there’s no waste either.I threw some into a banana berry milkshake with a date and a handful of cashews. Mmmmmm.But my 4yo decided she liked them best in their original form, and ate them faster than I could take a photo."Mum, can I please have some more kale leaves?"Um, yes! Music to my ears :)

Look what I found at my local organic greengrocer today - baby kale leaves.

They’re sweet and tender, with only a tiny hint of bite, and you don’t need to chop the stalks out, so there’s no waste either.

I threw some into a banana berry milkshake with a date and a handful of cashews. Mmmmmm.

But my 4yo decided she liked them best in their original form, and ate them faster than I could take a photo.

"Mum, can I please have some more kale leaves?"

Um, yes!

Music to my ears :)

Over summer, we took the kids berry picking, and brought home over 3 kilograms of fresh raspberries.I couldn’t bring myself to freeze any of these beauties, so instead I ate raspberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner for almost a whole week.What a delightful experience that was. And out of it was born this recipe for a banana raspberry smoothie.With only four ingredients, it’s super easy to make and even easier to drink.Sweet, creamy and tangy. Mmmmmm.Get the recipe and more delectable photos here:http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-vegan-banana-raspberry-smoothie/

Over summer, we took the kids berry picking, and brought home over 3 kilograms of fresh raspberries.

I couldn’t bring myself to freeze any of these beauties, so instead I ate raspberries for breakfast, lunch and dinner for almost a whole week.

What a delightful experience that was.

And out of it was born this recipe for a banana raspberry smoothie.

With only four ingredients, it’s super easy to make and even easier to drink.

Sweet, creamy and tangy. Mmmmmm.

Get the recipe and more delectable photos here:
http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-vegan-banana-raspberry-smoothie/

When I brought home my first packet of kelp noodles, I had NO idea what to do with them.I had so many questions, and I couldn’t find a recipe that was even close to what I wanted to create.Fortunately I managed to pull off this magnificent creation - raw kelp noodle chili salad.It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s oh so delicious.http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-kelp-noodle-chili-salad/

When I brought home my first packet of kelp noodles, I had NO idea what to do with them.

I had so many questions, and I couldn’t find a recipe that was even close to what I wanted to create.

Fortunately I managed to pull off this magnificent creation - raw kelp noodle chili salad.

It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s oh so delicious.

http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-kelp-noodle-chili-salad/

Hello my fruity friend! How did you make your raw fat-free pizzas? I have a dehydrator traveling across the ocean on it's way to my little abode! I am in search of fantastic low-fat and raw recipes to satisfy my soul in every way >.< Much love to you! Hope you're having a lovely time xxx

Hello my fabulous follower :) I don’t think I’ve ever made a raw fat-free pizza, so I’m afraid I can’t help you out with that one.

There’s a few good ideas on this blog that I found with a quick search though:

http://1rawvegan.com/4-epic-low-fat-raw-vegan-pizza-recipes/

Have fun with your new dehydrator :D

Would you believe that this raw chocolate hemp pudding was the result of a mistake?A very welcome mistake indeed!With only four ingredients - dates, hemp seeds, cacao powder and vanilla (plus some water) - this raw chocolate pudding has all the richness and creaminess you expect from chocolate mousse.And it&#8217;s nut-free and dairy-free.AND it only takes 5 minutes to make.So simple, so quick and SO delicious.You have to try this. You will thank me, I promise.http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-chocolate-hemp-pudding/

Would you believe that this raw chocolate hemp pudding was the result of a mistake?

A very welcome mistake indeed!

With only four ingredients - dates, hemp seeds, cacao powder and vanilla (plus some water) - this raw chocolate pudding has all the richness and creaminess you expect from chocolate mousse.

And it’s nut-free and dairy-free.

AND it only takes 5 minutes to make.

So simple, so quick and SO delicious.

You have to try this. You will thank me, I promise.

http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-chocolate-hemp-pudding/

A quick snack while I have my head buried in work :)And what&#8217;s even more interesting, is that they&#8217;re both made from the same two ingredients, but with very different end results.Which ingredients? Dates and almonds, of course!The snack on the left is just a pitted medjool date filled with raw homemade almond butter, and the glass on the right is filled with my delicious homemade raw vegan almond milk (made with almonds and dates).http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-vegan-almond-milk/Yum.

A quick snack while I have my head buried in work :)

And what’s even more interesting, is that they’re both made from the same two ingredients, but with very different end results.

Which ingredients? Dates and almonds, of course!

The snack on the left is just a pitted medjool date filled with raw homemade almond butter, and the glass on the right is filled with my delicious homemade raw vegan almond milk (made with almonds and dates).
http://www.eatingvibrantly.com/raw-vegan-almond-milk/

Yum.