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Hardy Raw Vegan Dish Option/ No- Meat Meatballs

Hold the Meat- Meatballs!

1 1/2 C raw organic walnuts

1/2 C dried  chanterelle mushrooms, re hydrated

1 1/2 t ground cumin

3/4 t ground coriander

1 T organic tamari (gluten free version)

1 t fresh lemon juice

1/4 t pink Himalayan salt

1/4 t olive oil

Recipe Directions

Take the mushrooms and place them in warm water for 1 hr before you will need them. I will change my water out a couple of times to keep them warm and to insure all dirt is off them. I prefer chanterelles or porcini mushrooms as they take on a more meaty texture and don’t have an overpowering flavor, but feel free to sub out for whatever is in season or available to you.

Holding a gorgeous bouquet of chanterelle mushrooms 🙂

Place walnuts, cumin, coriander and salt in food processor. Using the S blade, process to a chunky consistency.

Take mushrooms and cut them to a fine consistency and add the lemon juice and olive oil. Massage mixture into the mushrooms to further soften them up.

Add mushrooms to food processor with the walnut mixture. Blend until a dough like texture forms. Form into desired shapes and place onto mesh dehydrator trays.

Place dehydrator at 145 degrees for 35 minutes and then down to 105 for 6-8 hours. If you are in a time crunch this mixture is so tasty that you can crumble it to make a quick taco or wrap.

No dehydrator, no problem!

If you do not have a food dehydrator you can place the no meat meatballs on glass or ceramic. Turn the oven on the lowest setting and preheat to 170 degrees. At 170 degrees, shut the oven off and  place the meatballs in the oven for 20 min. Another option is to skip the warming process and use as a crumble.

*Recipe variations options

Place in your favorite wraps, spaghetti or use as a meat re-placer in a zucchini lasagna.

*Replacement for dietary or preference of tamari; coconut aminos, nama shoyu or braggs amino acids. Note, coconut aminos do leave a sweeter flavoring than the other above listed items.

Remember your health is your greatest investment of all!

Eat to live, you are worth it!


New Motivation!

So I’ve been extra inspired lately to create new and hearty raw vegan dishes. I know a lot of my clients have major challenges to get all family members to the table eating the same dish. Some are raw, some are vegan and some are not vegetarian at all! So the timing is perfect to go on this journey with you. 

My husband has been vegan for two years and loves raw cuisine. Everyone seems to have their own path and progression and it’s been awesome seeing him raised from a parent that grew up on a dairy farm, to vegetarian, to vegan and now raw vegan! He would eat everything that was raw but still craved his morning coffee and an occasional vegan pizza. Realizing the need for a nutritional overhaul, he made the commitment to be 100% raw before doing a juice feast. Such a exciting day here! 

Nutrition and lifestyle is such a personal thing and I have found that supporting your loved ones and attempting to sneak them a raw snack here and there works wonders. Leading by example and no judgement works amazingly. With all this being said, it has pushed my creativity into overdrive and thinking outside the box to support his journey. 

I am looking forward in sharing with you new recipes and I encourage you to share your story on my blog as you may help or inspire someone else. After all, there is no wrong or right way to be raw, you’re on my site taking that first step and we are happy to support you! Have a wonderful day. 


Eat for your health, because you are worth it!-



Meet world renowned raw food chef- Russell James

August 20th join us for a 3 hour raw food demo that will feature 5 courses of some of our favorite dishes. 

Class starting at 11:00 until 3PM  and will be given at the Friends Meeting House in the Social Hall room.

4312 Southeast Stark Street
Portland, OR 97215-1646
(503) 232-2822

Tickets are $45.00 a person. Email me direct to reserve your seat @globalraw@yahoo.com and I will send you a link to paypal.

If seats are available you do have the option to pay at the door by cash or check be sure to contact me for last minute openings. 


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 Cuisine and photo by The Raw Chef

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Cancellations requested at least three days prior will be given a full refund. If you find you are not able to attend, feel free to send someone in your place.



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