Raw Food and Nama Has Closed

I was really sad to hear that raw food restaurant NAMA in Notting Hill closed  yesterday. It was the first raw food place I went to and that is where I fell in love with raw food.
I always loved the surrealistic vibe of it all – that something that for example looked like a bog standard spaghetti Bolognese  was actually made from un-cooked vegetables and tasted nicer and fresher than the real deal.

A lot of people seems to have lost their apatite for the  raw food movement lately. Maybe it was just too much nuts and died fruit. But it gave us a new perspective on how to keep nutrients and enzymes intact and also a whole bunch of new cooking technics. The spirulizer, blender and dehydrator. AND I think we can thank the raw food movement for the explosion of interest in FERMENTATION!

Below are a two examples of raw food recipes that I make on a  regular basis. A pudding and a fab breakfast:

Lime and Rose Dessert Raw and Vegan

Orange Chia Breakfast

Vegan Taco Bowl -Nut Free

 

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I never get bored of this super healthy NUT FREE Vegan almost Raw (bar the quinoa) TACO BOWL.
If I was told I could only have this meal for the rest of my life I would not be sad at all!!
It’s  full of taste, It’s clean and super easy do make, a requisite for me, as you might have noticed 🙂
Hope you like it!
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Vegan Taco Bowl Nut Free:
Serves 2
Ingredients:

– 1 cup sunflower seeds

– 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

– 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

– 1/4 teaspoon chiliflakes

– 1/2 teaspoon cumin

– 1/4 teaspoon salt or less

serve with:

– Quinoa

– Romanie lettuce

– parsley on top

♥L

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Watermelon and Mint Salad

 

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So apparently we’re getting a proper heat wave this weekend!
I Can’t wait!
And with the hotter weather I’m craving fresh, delicious and healthy salads like this Watermelon Mint and Avocado salad.
Incredible easy to make and it goes with whatever you decide to throw on the barbie the weekend.
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Watermelon and Mint Salad
Ingredients:

– 3 cups watermelon

– 1 avocado

– 1/2 red onion

– small bunch of mint leaves

– 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

– salt and pepper

♥L

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Lime and Rose Dessert Raw and Vegan

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This Lime and Rose dessert is so good!
I love love love to use rose in puddings, well in actually  everything I can get away with.
This is also the perfect way to hide avocados for the kids as they think (well the little one does) that the green colour comes from the limes.

Lime and Rose Dessert:
RAW and VEGAN

Ingredients:

– 3 avocados

– 6 majool dates

– 2 lime zest and juice

– 1 tablespoon rose water

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

– pinch of Himalayan crystal salt

– berries for decoration: strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, blueberries

 

♥L

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Raw Marinara Spaghetti

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Hi everyone!
Don’t Italiens make the best tasting food ever?
This is my raw vegan Marinara recipe so delicious and comforting, perfect as a family meal!
I know some kids put their noses up when they see the spiralizer being used but then you can just make them the sauce which is full of vitality.
And since it’s raw it will take you no time to whip up, especially if you are quick with a knife!

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Raw  Spaghetti Marinara
Ingredients
Serves 2-4

– 1 1/2 cup chopped and deseeded tomatoes

– 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

– 2 tablespoons fresh basil

– (2 tablespoons olive oil if you don’t use the sundried tomatoes that comes in oil)

– 2 garlic cloves

– 2 teaspoons dried oregano

– 1 teaspoon vinegar

– 2 large zucchini for your spaghetti

♥L

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Salted Caramel Seed Balls

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Only 3 more sleeps to the big day!
My kids are beyond excited and I’m really looking  forward to have the whole family together!
I’m celebrating at my parents house in Stockholm and we will have a classic Swedish Christmas with Santa visiting in the evening and a smörgårdsbord full of traditional goodies.
These gorgeous seed balls are super easy to whip together for the big day or any day for that matter – they are seriously yummy!
Hope you like them.

Wishing you all a wonderful day!!

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Salted Caramel Seed Balls

Ingredients

–  1 cup cashew nuts

– 12 majool dates

– 3 tablespoons tahini

–  1 1/2 tablespoons raw cacao

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 2 teaspoons cardamom

–  1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

– 4 pinches of salt

– sesame seeds

♥L

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My Mac N Cheese Raw and Vegan

 

Happy Christmas!
This is my Raw and vegan take on Macaroni Cheese!
So gorgeous but oh so healthy.
A completely win win!
Hope you like it

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Mac N Cheese, Raw and Vegan
Ingredients:

– 1 cup soaked cashew nuts

– 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water

– 6 tablespoons nutritional yeast

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– 2 tablespoons lemon juice

– 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon sweet miso paste

– 1/2 teaspoon salt

– 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds ground

– black pepper to taste

– 2 middle sized zucchinis

♥L

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Raw Vegan Raspberry and Vanilla Yoghurt

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Hope you are all having a wonderful week!
This raw vegan yoghurt recipe is totally yum!
It needs a bit of preparation as you have to soak your nuts and then the mixture needs to ferment overnight, but I promise you it’s all worth it!
Now I’m off to help Santa with his purchases in The Chelsea FC Megastore.
I love it that my 8 year old still believes in Father Christmas and his little helpers and I’m more than happy to get him all that he wants, like the soft bearded Diego Costa (a player in Chelsea) so not yum… but I like that it’s not all tech on his list.
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Raw Vegan Probiotic Raspberry and Vanilla Yoghurt
ingredients:

– 2 cups cashew nuts

– 1 cup water

– 1 cup fresh raspberries

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 teaspoon probiotic powder

– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

– 1/4 teaspoon salt

♥L

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Raw Vegan Curry

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Spice up your life with a Raw Vegan Curry!
Blend the sauce in a high speed blender, chop up the veg and hey presto you got yourself a incredible satisfying creamy raw curry!
Hope you like it .
♥L

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RAW VEGAN CURRY
Ingredients:

DRESSING:

– 5 tablespoons coconut manna

– 3/4 C water

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar

– 1 tablespoon coconut nectar

– 1 tablespoon tamari

– juice from 1/2 lime

– 1 garlic clove

– 1 1/2- 2 teaspoons curry powder

– 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes

Salad:

– 1 small cauliflower

– 1 cup red cabbage

– 1/2 cup tomatoes

– 3 tablespoons red onion

– 3-4 tablespoons fresh coriander

– pumpkin seeds

– black pepper

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Raw Sprouted Pea and Mint Hummus

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This raw sprouted pea and mint hummus is full of goodness and so much more smooth then a plain sprouted hummus, which fore some can be a bit on the  harsh side.
It’s the perfect dish to whisk up for a great summer picnic..
Hope you like it!

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Raw Sprouted Mint and Pea Hummus
Ingredients:

– 1 cup sprouted chick peas

– 2 cups frozen peas

– 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 – peel from one lemon

– 1 garlic clove

– 2 tablespoons water

– 1/2 teaspoon dried cumin

– 1 teaspoon coriander

– 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons mint

– salt & pepper to taste

♥L

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