Classic Cheese Cake – Phase 1

Decisions, decisions, decisions… Do you want a citrusy cheesecake? A chocolatey cheesecake? A pumpkin spice cheesecake? Want more choices? What about a low-fat coffee cheesecake? Why not say yes to all of them and have an end of summer Cheesecake Party! Always wanted to introduce a few of your friends to raw, vegan desserts? This is a great chance to do it! Creamy and cool. Can’t beat that! Crust 2 ¼ C. granola or soaked and dehydrated nuts of choice 1-3 Tbsp. Cold-Pressed Coconut Oil (just enough for crust to stick together) ¼ tsp. Himalayan salt or Transformational salt  Optional: 2 tsp. cinnamon  […]

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Pasta Primavera – Phase 1

This reminds us of sitting outside a quaint outdoor cafe, soaking in the sunshine, fresh air and exquisite cuisine. Olives and sundried tomatoes add a punchy, distinct texture, feel and flavor to any dish but they are particularly savory when serving as the base of pasta sauces. Add basil and parsley and you have this wonderful, warm richness that takes a pasta dish from good to outstanding. The lightness of zucchini noodles adds a lovely balance and makes this dish a joy for everyone in your family on a late Sunday afternoon or a romantic dinner for two on a […]

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Blue Cheeze Dressing – Phase 1

For the Bleu Cheese dressing lovers out there, we offer you our super yummy Blue Cheeze dressing as a healthy, raw, vegan version of a classic, favorite dressing. Thick, creamy, zesty and versatile, you can serve this with our fan favorite Hot Wings or with your favorite salad. Use as a party dip for all your dippable delights and you’ll have many satisfied smiles and tickled tastebuds. The best part is that we also have a great Ranch recipe on the blog as well so you never have to choose between Ranch or Blue Cheese. Why not both? Makes 3 […]

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Yummy Vegan BLT-Phase 1

If you friends and family who are transitioning to a vegan diet, this one’s a winner!  We can’t think of a time that every last piece disappeared shortly after serving. Yes, it’s that good. The eggplant ‘bacon’, which some of us affectionately call ‘facon’, is amazing. This is a recipe you’ll be keeping around for a long time so make a few extra copies and definitely share it with friends and family! Yum-my! BREAD: *Note: 1 batch is too large for the blender so make a ½ batch twice.                        […]

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Vegan Matzo Ball Soup

For our Passover friends the Tree of Life Cafe has created this organic, Vegan Matzo Ball Soup!  Our matzo balls are made with ground quinoa and flax seeds giving them a rich texture and flavor while still being light. A loving gift for a precious Tradition and a loving gift to all of us who love Matzo Ball Soup. L’chaim! Serves 6-8 Matzo Balls  *Makes 12 Matzo Balls ¼ C. ground flax seeds 1 C. purified water 1 C. organic Matzo Meal ¼ C. quinoa flakes or flour 1 ½ tsp. Himalayan Salt or Transformational Salt ¼ tsp. ground black pepper […]

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Indian Wraps – Phase 1

Indian food has an undeniable comfort factor. It is soothing, it is warming, it is aromatic, it is textured and nuanced and it’s just plain delicious. These wraps are certainly a fantastic way to get the comfort of your favorite Indian food while being all raw, all vegan and all great for your Body, Mind and Spirit. These wraps are all heart and hearty. Indulge, enjoy, savor and smile. What more could we ever ask for when it comes to life and the food we eat?   CAULIFLOWER PATE: Step 1-Make Tahini (4 cups of sesame seeds with ¼ cup […]

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Spaghetti & Neat Balls-Phase 1

Mama Mia!!! We have a classic, good ol’ favorite for YOU! Rich, zesty marinara served over lightly delightful zucchini noodles topped with our almost famous ‘neat balls’. Just like Mama used to make only it’s raw and it’s vegan and you have your own bragging rights as well. Buon appetito! NOODLES: Spiralize 12 medium zucchini using the small blade.  Sprinkle and gently toss with salt, let sit for 2 hours minimum. Drain. NEAT BALLS: Pulse in the food processor to form a paste. Roll into small balls the size of a walnut. Makes 15 balls. Dehydrate for 4-6 hours at 115°F. 2 C. mixed nuts (walnut and sunflower) 1 stalks of celery 1/2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar 1/4 C. fresh […]

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Simple Biscotti-Phase 1

Biscotti is one of life’s little pleasures. Relaxing on a Sunday morning with a warm cup of chai and a good book with simple biscotti is a true joy. Feel free to enjoy the simplicity of this or try a favorite, equally simple variation. Mornings just got a bit brighter. 3 C. of nut/seed pulp 1/2 C. Chia Porridge 1/4 C. coconut oil 1/4 C. Smart Sweet (this can be found online) 1/2 C. walnuts or pecans, chopped 8 drops Vanilla Stevia 2 tsp. cinnamon pinch of salt Place ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Roll into a flattened […]

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Fruit Pizza-Phase 2

With just a hint of chocolate, this raw Fruit Pizza makes for a divine breakfast treat when in need of something new! Filled with all raw, wholesome and colorful ingredients – this flavorful treat is sure to stand out on the breakfast table! Why Raw? Organically grown raw and living foods provide us with the vital and essential nutrients that we need to stay healthy. They are also rich in phytonutrients, enzymes, and antioxidants. When you cook your food, you lose 50 percent of the protein. It becomes coagulated and you lose 78 percent of the vitamins and minerals. If […]

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Super-Satisfying Homemade Veggie Burgers-Phase 1

Being a Vegetarian or not, you will love this super-satisfying Veggie Burger Recipe! When you make your own burgers, you get to choose the ingredients including how much sodium, fat and fiber is in them. You can make your veggie burgers as light or hearty as you want and you get to choose the flavor profile. Nothing is as good as the healthy, homemade veggie burger! Our great-tasting Raw Veggie Burger is filled with protein, healthy fats and anti-inflammatory components such as ginger, lemon juice, cayenne and hing. Where possible, fresh herbs and whole spices are used at the Tree […]

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