The Burger Evolution | Portobello “Burger” Patties

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In caveman days, I think I actually would have done pretty well. While my un-evolved cohorts were off worrying about getting stampeded by woolly mammoths in their quest for a meaty entree, I would have stayed at home feasting on berries and nuts and nutritious greens, and feeling – yes – totally fabulous. I probably would have looked hot in my cavelady dress too.

Ironically, it’s some of the modern social settings that can, at times, be a wee bit problematic. Like barbecues. Oh yeah – the smokey grills full of animal-bits, bowls of greasy chips, and ubiquitous offerings of “mystery ingredient” coleslaw have me basically locked into the one thing I can share with everyone: beer. And while beer is great and all it’s not exactly my idea of a well-rounded meal . . . which is why I always BYOB.

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GreenChef Julie Morris | Dairy Free Cheesy Broccoli Bowl

I grew up on broccoli with cheese – my mother made it once a week. Such a delicious combo! Over the years I’ve turned her family classic into an even more eco-friendly and healthy modern dish . . . without sacrificing any of the flavor. This dairy-free and cholesterol-free version brims with calcium, iron and protein, while also complimented by all the wonderful antioxidants and polyphenols from the broccoli.

I like to serve this recipe “as is” (uncooked), enjoying the maximum nutritional potential of these great superfoods. If you’re craving a warm dish though, no worries — simply steam the florets lightly for a few minutes, then combine with the sauce. Either way, the delicious cheesy flavor and addictive broccoli crunch will have you coming back for a healthy second round every time.

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GreenChefs | Mediterranean Sushi

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Recipe by G Living Member Omid

Mediterranean Sushi (vegan)

Mediterranean sushi is very similar to the original sushi in the way that it is presented but it has an entirely different and a standalone taste. It is completely vegan, made with unique vegetables like Lebanese eggplants, violin heads, and organic brown rice.

Serves about 4

For the Vegetables:

 

4 Lebanese eggplants, halved and cut lengthwise

4 vine ripe tomatoes, cut in half

4 cloves garlic, sliced

6 Violin heads, tails cut

4 Tbsp olive oil

4 sprigs Rosemary

Himalayan pink sea salt, to taste

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Black Sesame and White Coconut Dumplings | Recipe by GreenChef Matthew Kenney

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Black Sesame and White Coconut Dumplings with creamy miso sauce (raw, vegan) Recipe by GreenChef Matthew Kenney

Recipe from the Entertaining In The Raw Recipe Book by Matthew Kenney

These dumplings are perhaps the most stunning dish I have ever served—they are ultra simple and elegant, like a black-tie affair, but the concept is undeniably charming and sophisticated. Fortunately, they taste even better than they look and have became an instant classic of mine.

Yields 16

For the Black Sesame Dumplings:

 

2 cups young coconut meat

1/3 cup black sesame tahini

1/4 teaspoon salt

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Smoky “Roasted” Garlic & Red Pepper Soup

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Smoky “Roasted” Garlic & Red Pepper Soup (raw)

A perfect starter for any meal, this red pepper and garlic soup is completely raw and has a smoky flavor, thick creamy texture and has an absolutely delicious taste.

Serves about 4

For the Soup:

 

4 large red peppers, deseeded & chopped

1 cup chopped white onion

6 cloves garlic, grated

1/2 Tbsp finely chopped fresh rosemary

2 tomatoes, sun blushed & chopped

4 Tbsp sunflower oil

8 strawberries

4 Tbsp of honey

Himalayan pink sea salt & fresh black pepper to taste

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Hallacas Vegetarianas: Vegetable Tamales with Tomato-Chile Sauce | Recipe by GreenChef Matthew Kenney

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Hallacas Vegetarianas: Vegetable Tamales with Tomato-Chile Sauce (raw, vegan) Recipe by GreenChef Matthew Kenney

Recipe from the Entertaining In The Raw Recipe Book by Matthew Kenney

These tiny tamales, wrapped in a strand of corn dyed with beet juice, are so charming that they would be delicious filled with air—yet, the filling has a very silky body and deep flavor that is surprising, given the lack of heavy fats or dairy.

Serves 4 to 6 people

For the Filling:

 

1 quart corn, divided

1 1/4 cups minced tomatoes

1 1/2 cups minced red bell pepper

6 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, soaked

1 1/4 cups pine nuts, soaked 1–2 hours

1 1/4 cups cashews, soaked 1–2 hours

1 teaspoon sea salt

3/4 teaspoon nutritional yeast

2 tablespoons minced red onion

2 tablespoons stemmed and chopped fresh cilantro

1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

3/4 cup fresh lime juice

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GreenChefs | Zucchini Tartar with Paprika-Raspberry Puree

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Zucchini Tartar with Paprika-Raspberry Puree (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

The simple flavor of the raw grated zucchini is pepped up with the paprika and raspberry puree. This recipe does taste as lovely as it looks.

Serves 2 people

For the Ingredients:

 

1 large or 2 medium zucchini, grated

4 pieces chives, sniped finely

1/4 tsp. nutmeg

for the puree

2 tbs. paprika puree

2 tbs. raspberry puree or sauce

2 tbs. olive oil

2 tbs. rice wine vinegar

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GreenChefs | Zucchini and Pesto Rice Timbale

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Zucchini and Pesto Rice Timbale (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

These tasty towers are great as a salad or they can also be used as an appetizer. They’re colorful and quick and easy to make.

Serves 4 people

For the Ingredients:

 

200 grams White Rice, Cooked

1 med. Zucchini, Cut in very thin slices

1/4 Cup Vegan Pesto

Tomato and Chives as Garnish

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GreenChefs | Sauerkraut Pierogi with Mushrooms and Tofu Pieces

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Sauerkraut Pierogi with Mushrooms and Tofu Pieces (vegan)

Recipe by Veganlicious

These were the best pierorgi we’ve ever had. The combination was great, and they are really easy to make.

Serves 4 people

For the Dough:

 

2 cups pasta (fine semolina) flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons oil (for this recipe I used truffle oil)

1/3 cup water

 

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GreenChefs | Thai Style Tofu, Snow Peas On Rice Vermicelli with Lime Peanut Sauce

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Thai Style Tofu, Snow Peas On Rice Vermicelli with Lime Peanut Sauce (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

This is one of our favorite meals. The spicy, lemony flavors are a wonderful addition to the peanut butter.

Serves 4 people

For the Ingredients:

 

1 cup snow peas, coarsely chopped

1-2 tbs. fresh ginger, minced

1 chili pepper, crushed

1 onion, chopped

1/2 lb tofu, cubed

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/3 cup lime juice

4 tablespoons cilantro or coriander, chopped

8 ounces rice vermicelli

 

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GreenChefs | Olive Gnocchi with Parsley-thyme Sauce

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Olive Gnocchi with Parsley-thyme Sauce (vegan)
Recipe by Veganlicious

Enjoying your own freshly made gnocchi is always a treat, but even more so when the olives are special treats from France. Nyons is famous for it’s olives and olive oil. This year on our fall vacation, we made a point to bring back some of the specialties from the area.

Serves 2 people

For the Gnocchi:

 

2 Potatoes, (about 1 1/2 pounds)

1 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Black Olives, Pitted and Finely Chopped

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GreenChefs | Jerusalem Style Dolma With Zesty Pine Nut Cheese and Sweet Pepper Sauce

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Jerusalem Style Dolma With Zesty Pine Nut Cheese and Sweet Pepper Sauce (raw, vegan)

Recipe by GreenChef Omid

This is a raw vegan version of the classic Middle Eastern recipe that has grape leaves stuffed with creamy pine nut cheese and a healthy salsa made of alfalfa sprouts, raisins and pine nuts and finished with sweet pepper sauce.

I learned a very similar recipe to this one when I was working in a Moshav in Israel for two months from a dear Palestinian friend when we were invited over for dinner one night after work. The beautiful part was that there were people from different religious background who shared long-lived cultures that are now suffering from past attachments. This is why I decided to call it Jerusalem Style Dolma, because I also share the same vision that we shared that night, the vision of freedom from ourselves.

Serves about 2 people

For the Dolma Leaves:

12 medium-sized brined grape leaves

Step 1 Rinse grape leaves and set them aside on a plate.

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