Raw Tuesday recipes: not tuna salad sandwich and caramel filled brownies

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For today’s take-away recipes, we’ve got some wonderful things that I can’t take credit for. The not-tuna salad is an adaptation of a recipe I found here, and adapted. I’m hoping I’ve adapted it enough that the original author won’t mind me posting it. The brown bread comes from a recipe I found on Gone Raw– for those of you who don’t know it, the site is an excellent source of raw vegan recipes and other information. And the dessert (which is amazingly delicious and decadent) is from The Happy Raw Kitchen, another wonderful resource for raw recipes and eco-friendly information. At least I made up my own lemon-dill salad dressing.

Having given credit where it is due, here’s the meal…

Raw vegan not-tuna sandwich with side salad

Not-tuna salad (makes enough for 4 sandwiches- make more if you want to eat it on a salad)

1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight

1/4 cup almonds, soaked overnight

a few spoons of water as needed, to blend

2 Tb lemon juice

1/4 c diced celery

1/4 c diced red onion

1/6 cup fresh dill

1/2 tsp kelp powder (this gives it a slight fishy taste and is very nutritious, but if you don’t have any it’s fine to leave it out)

Himalayan salt to taste

Additional (optional) ingredients: handful of extra diced celery, handful of extra diced red onion

Instructions: Put sunflower seeds in food processor and process until ground. Add almonds and process until well combined.

Add remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Then stir in additional ingredients by hand, so they give the salad some texture.

Raw vegan gluten free brown bread

Raw Vegan not-tuna salad sandwich

1 recipe not-tuna salad (above)

1 recipe brown bread (here), makes about 12 slices of bread (you need about 5 hours to dehydrate this)

sliced cucumbers

sliced baby tomatoes

sliced avocado

a few pieces of romaine/ cos or other lettuce

Instructions: Place a piece of lettuce on one slice of brown bread. Top with avocado, not-tuna salad, cucumbers, tomatoes and another piece of lettuce. Then place a second slice of bread on top. Voila, a gorgeous raw vegan sandwich. The lettuce slices help keep the moisture of the not-tuna salad away from the bread, so it doesn’t get soggy (it’s already a bit soft, as a raw bread).

Open face raw vegan not-tuna salad sandwich

Creamy lemon-dill salad dressing

1/4 cup cashews, soaked a few hours

handful (maybe 4 TB) fresh dill

juice of 1/2 lemon

Himalayan salt to taste

water as needed, to reach desired consistency

Instructions: Blend all ingredients in blender until smooth. You can leave this fairly thick, for a delicious dip, or add a little more water to make it a salad dressing.

Raw vegan caramel filled brownies

This recipe comes from the Happy Raw Kitchen. Check out the site, there are tons of wonderful recipes on it and Angela presents all of the food beautifully. Something for the rest of us to aspire to!

Raw vegan caramel-filled brownie

Just to whet your appetite, these have a pecan nut chocolate brownie base, a date and lucuma caramel middle and a raw chocolate top. They are amazing! And with two superfoods- raw cacao and lucuma- as well as raw nuts, coconut oil and other good ingredients, you can enjoy them twice as much because they’re good for you.

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