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One Raw Recipe Three Ways!

“Oh my gosh, I would never have the time or patience to prepare food for a raw food diet.” I hear this all the time. Important Fact: with just a little forethought, preparing raw food can be easier than traditional cooking! So, now I am on a mission. Bringing you ways to simplify your life with raw!!!

Spinach Cashew “Cheese” Spread Pictured with Onion Flax Crackers

I have been working on a couple of raw food recipes that can be used to make three different meals. The first recipe in this series is Spinach Cashew “Cheese” Spread. It is great by itself, as a spread on crackers or to add to sandwich flat breads. With just a few additions we will turn it into  a quiche, and a great zucchini pasta sauce.

Now that spring is here, and warmer weather if finally arriving, I am feeling the desire to lighten things up. Cashew “cheeses” can be heavy but with the addition of lemon and spinach, this spread has a lighter texture while still being full of flavor.



Spinach Veggie Quiche



Pumpkin Seed Crust


Spinach Cashew Zucchini Pasta

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  1. Christine wrote on October 14, 2010

    LOVE your recipes… they are inspired, delicious and beautiful… Bright Thanks! 🙂

  2. Stephanie wrote on August 1, 2010

    Susan, how long does the spread stay good in the fridge? How long would you recommend that we can keep it, when should we throw it out?

    I only cook for myself and I am still learning…I have no clue the refrigerator life on things like this.

  3. Nadine wrote on July 20, 2010

    I made this dish 2 days ago and it is terrific! It’s the perfect dish for a raw food potluck.

    I make a slight change and added 1 tsp of nutritional yeast for a more “cheesy” flavor. Tomorrow I plan to make zucchini pasta with the sauce.

    I can’t believe how easy your recipes are to make. Every recipe I’ve followed to the letter and the food has been amazing.

    Can’t thank you enough, Susan!

  4. Linda wrote on June 26, 2010

    Your recipes and presentation are so appealing! My dear friend, Michele, just shared your site with me tonight and I LOVE IT! She has been such an inspiration to me regarding the raw foods and now I am even more motivated. My desire has been to learn to prepare raw that will get my families attention…your site will help me do that. Maybe I won’t have to hear, “Grandma, what’s really in this” or “We just want regular food”. Thanks again.

  5. Bonnie Nugent wrote on June 17, 2010

    Just made the cashew dip with “almonds” and used romaine and mixed baby greens instead of spinach. I just couldn’t wait for the ingredients called for. It was fabulous! We dipped veggies into it and tomorrow I plan to make the Spinach Veggie Quiche. I love your site and recipes. Thanks so much and keep doing what you are doing.

  6. Ricki wrote on May 30, 2010

    Just found your blog via Delectably Free, and I am suitably Rawmazed! Fabulous. I think I could eat all three of these–at the same meal! 😉 Off to check your previous recipes and get ready for some heavy-duty drooling.

  7. Vegan wrote on April 30, 2010

    Hey your recipes look great! I definately will try them myself. Great job!

  8. Elizabeth wrote on April 24, 2010

    I made the quiche yesterday with some slight modifications including dehydrating after filling the partially dry crust. It was EXTRAORDINARY!! I have been making raw food for 10 years and have an obsessive collection of recipes, but this is certainly one of the most outstanding recipes I have ever made. This would be a great recipe for a dinner party with non raw eaters. Thank you! This is the first recipe I have tried from your site and I look forward to more.


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