A lightly spicy combination of spinach and spaghetti squash is shaped into crisp oven-baked fritters.
Appetizers & Snacks
Blue cheese dips are yummy, but they’re not always the prettiest things to serve. Here, roasted and grated golden beets add a burst of color and texture.
These savory bites disappear fast, so you might want to double the recipe if you’re serving a hungry crowd.
This fall slaw is packed with surprises: cilantro, citrus, and crunchy-sweet apples.
Sweet, crunchy, creamy, and spicy, this colorful salsa is practically an appetizer on its own.
A pivotal moment for raw foods chef Cherie Soria came when she realized she could re-create a favorite food she’d given up long ago: cheese. “I devised a technique that allowed me to combine nuts and culture them in such a way as to create real cultured cheeses,” she says. The secret ingredient: probiotic powder. In 1998 Soria founded the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, Calif., America’s first raw cooking school.
This appetizer tastes best served slightly warm or at room temperature. If using multicolored beets, toss each type separately with oil and keep separate when roasting so colors don’t bleed.
This all-purpose chip recipe is all about options: choose one of the veggies listed, then pick your favorite seasoning. Parsnips and carrots will shrink quite a bit when cooked; beets and sweet potatoes may cook more quickly because of their natural sugars. Exotic taro and yucca roots are worth seeking out for their potato-like flavor and crunch. You can reuse the parchment paper lining on the baking sheets up to three times to make multiple batches. Homemade chips will stay fresh for about three days if stored in an airtight container, but they’re most spectacular when served the same day.
These crispy Brussels sprout leaves make a great snack or accompaniment to soups and sandwiches. Choose the largest Brussels sprouts you can find for the most usable leaves. Serve as soon as they’re cooked. If they soften, you can recrisp them in a 325°F oven for 3 minutes.