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Vegan diets exclude meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products — and foods that contain these products. Preparing simple raw vegan recipes can be surprisingly pleasurable. There are hundreds of …

Vegan diets exclude meat, poultry, fish, eggs and dairy products — and foods that contain these products. Preparing simple raw vegan recipes can be surprisingly pleasurable. There are hundreds of simple recipes and the list of raw vegan ingredients to choose from is amazing. A full wholesome meal of entrees, soups, salads, desserts, smoothies and drinks can be created using simple raw vegan recipes. It will taste fantastic and give your health a massive boost. Switching to a vegan diet can be a great way to lose weight and get healthier.

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  • 1. Vegan Recipes DessertsDesserts are sometimes the most anticipated course in a meal. A not-so-pleasantmeal can be somewhat rescued if there’s a great tasting dessert. Being the last foodcourse, before coffee and tea, it is an opportunity for restaurants to make a finalpositive impression and provide added revenue. The catchphrase “there’s alwaysroom for dessert” is a justification for those with a sweet tooth who may have enjoyeda heavy meal but still want their slice of cake or scoop of ice cream.The word originates from the same French word dessert “to clear the table” or “toserve”. In the olden times, before the manufacture of sugar, naturally sweet fruitsand honey were the original desserts consumed. With the invention of processedsugar in the Middle Ages, more and more variations of food were sweetened to makeit more palatable and sometimes to improve shelf life. Nowadays, everyone can enjoya sweet end to a meal from a simple fruit salad to a decadent chocolate trifle. Beingnaturally sweet, these are often enjoyed as comfort foods, reminding one of home-cooked pleasure. Custards, puddings, flans, cakes, pies, cookies and ice cream rankhigh among dessert comfort foods.Vegans desserts are the most easy to prepare as this course usually does not containany meat products which are more prevalent in savory dishes. Vegetable shorteningconveniently replaces butter while other dairy ingredients like milk, cream and cheesecan be replaced with soy versions, nut milks and ground seeds. And since it is notloaded with refined sugars and animal fats, it is a healthier version, low-glycemic andcholesterol-free. Low-glycemic food and sweeteners do not rapidly elevate person’sblood sugar upon consumption, a concern of those who have diabetes.Fruits, nuts and seeds are the superstars in vegan desserts. Though refined whitesugar is widely used, more health-conscious vegans replace this with less processed orlow-glycemic sweeteners like honey, raw and brown sugar, extracts from sweet plantslike stevia and agave, available in health food stores. Vegan desserts easily comparewith those that contain dairy and eggs because there are many alternatives that canbe used that retain the quality of the end product minus the saturated fat andcholesterol.Despite the fact that vegan desserts are generally much healthier, like any type offoods, these should still be consumed in moderation!
  • 2. Festive Fruit SaladMake your fruit salad stand out from the ordinary by serving it in champagne glasseswith a splash of champagne for extra flavor!Servings: 4-6Preparation Time: 5 minutes, plus 30 minutes to chillCooking Time: None minutesDifficulty Level: EasyIngredients:1 yellow apple, quartered, 1 pear, quartered, 1 orange, peeled and sectioned, 1/2grapefruit, peeled and sectioned, 1 cup strawberries, stemmed, 1/4 cup each red andgreen seedless grapes, 1 tbsp. honey, ChampagnePreparation Instructions:Cut the apple, pear, orange and grapefruit into bite-size pieces into a small bowl. Addhoney and toss gently. Chill for at least 30 minutes. Spoon fruit into champagneglasses, filling them up halfway. Fill remainder of glasses with chilled champagne. Dipthe edges of the glasses in colored sugar crystals and garnish them with slices oflemons or oranges for a festive touch.
  • 3. Fried Seasonal Fruits with Rosemary HoneyWhats in season? Find out when your favorite seasonal fruits with Rosemary Honeyrecipe here. The ingredients you will need for fried seasonal fruits with rosemaryhoney are mandarin orange, pear, apple, pineapple, papaya, strawberries, honey,rosemary branch, mint leaves, orange juice and feuilles de pate a filo.Servings: 4Preparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutesRecommended Wine: MonbazillacIngredients:1 mandarin orange, 1 pear, 1 apple, ½ a pineapple, 1 papaya, 8 strawberries, 3tablespoons honey, 1 fresh rosemary branch, 4 mint leaves, orange juice, 2 Phyllo (filo)pastry sheetsPreparation Instructions:Wash, peel, and chop all the fruits. Using a metal punch, form a small tartlet with thePhyllo. Bake it in a 355 degrees F. oven for about 5 to 6 minutes. Soak some rosemaryin honey. Place the honey in a frying pan. Heat it until it turns blonde. Add the fruits(the thickest ones first). Near the end the of the cooking, add the orange juice. Addthe fruits to the tartlet. Boil down the fruit cooking gravy and pour it gently over thefruits.
  • 4. Grilled BananasWant a great dessert after a barbecue? Tried grilled bananas. They are both simple togrill and delicious.Servings: 1 and upCooking Time: 7 minutesDifficulty Level: EasyIngredients:Bananas (in their peel), Vanilla ice cream (optional)Preparation Instructions:Preheat the grill. Place the bananas, still in their peels, on the grill, directly over thecoals. After 5 to 7 minutes, when the peels turn black, remove the bananas carefully.Remove the peels and eat as is, or slice the grilled bananas and serve over ice cream.OTHER LINKS:drinks made with apple vodkacosmopolitan wiki drinkgreek frappe machinetypes of coffee liqueurchicken 65 history