The Spiritual Vegan

raw and non raw vegan recipes

Archive for the ‘raw’ Category

Sweet and Sour Tofu

leave a comment »

We had some fried tofu bits in the fridge that I felt like using.

The great thing about these is that they were ready battered and were crispy. Reminded me of a sweet and sour pork I used to have when I was still into eating animals. I really like that crispyness.

I fried up some spring onions, carrots and chopped ginger to soften them first.

Now, the sweet and sour effect depends on getting enough sweet, and enough sour into the recipe. Seems obvious, but really.

Pineapple is a great food that is already both sweet and sour. Yellow pepper is nice and sweet. These ingredients were chopped and added raw after the cooked ingredients were cooked.

Tomatoes give sourness, as does a generous squeeze of lemon. Finally for extra sweetness I added one smallish apple. All of these ingredients were blended together raw as the sauce for this dish.

Add the tofu and some noodles, and mix the sauce with the rest taking care that the raw ingredients don’t get cooked (this is for health most of all, but I also happen to like the taste more).

Check out Andrew’s main blog at www.andrewgubb.com for useful and stimulating thoughts on life, spirituality, and saving the world.

Written by Princess

December 14, 2010 at 11:42 am

Raw Birthday Cake

with 8 comments

Me and my friends made a raw cake for Tiago’s birthday. Everyone loved it.

Raw Vegan Birthday Cake with pears, dates, and hazelnuts

Raw Vegan Birthday Cake with pears, dates, and hazelnuts

This raw vegan birthday cake was very easy to make, though a little time consuming. First we grabbed a bowl which would make a good mould for the cake – not too big unless you want to spend hours preparing dates. Then we filled it with alternate layers of dates, sliced pears, and  chopped hazelnuts.

We pitted the dates and then chopped them into rough cubes about 1/2 cm to a side. We ended up needing about 1 KG of dates for this cake.

The hazelnuts we smashed up in a coffee grinder until they were broken up but not quite flour – still crunchy and nice to bite into.

We sliced the pears quite thinly and arranged them so that they fitted together nicely in their layers. We also added a generous squeeze of lime juice so the pears wouldn’t oxidize (go brown) and also mint leaves and chopped lime zest.

We pressed the whole thing down well and when the bowl was full, we just turned it over and gave it a tap – it came out perfectly.

Finally, we adorned the birthday cake with raw walnut halves and mint leaves. Yum 🙂

Check out Andrew’s main blog at www.andrewgubb.com for useful and stimulating thoughts on life, spirituality, and saving the world.

Written by Princess

August 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm