Raw Vegan Pasta Noodles & Raw Marinara

How’s your Saturday going?  I’m just dandy because I’m going to check out yoga at a new studio I found…woo-hooo!!!!!!  And, since I ran my lame & time-consuming errands during the week, I don’t have to do them Saturday so we’re going to head out to a park as a family and hopefully just have a nice hour or so together.  What are you up to?

Hip, hip, hooray for the Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs from yesterday.  I loved the yummy comments.  Seriously, so easy.  I try to make all my recipes easy.  As I’ve regarding mentioned before my thoughts on recipes and to me what entails a good recipe, well time commitment and a short ingredient list are two key things, and the Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowballs deliver on both fronts. 

Also, thanks to everyone who’s emailed me to tell me you’re making a recipe of mine….wonderful!  And many thanks to new readers for stopping by and showing the comment love…you rock!  And I hope you keep reading and coming back for some more yummy eats & yoga!

So moving along to another recipe that delivers on the Easy but Delish Factor is Raw Vegan “Pasta” Noodles & Raw MarinaraGena inspired me to take my own stab at Raw Vegan “Spaghetti” here

Yesterday I recreated it but tweaked the sauce a smidge.

Here’s what I did this time:
Spiralize 1 or 2 zukes.  (If you’re curious about what spiralizer I use and the total 411 on it, check out this post, and the corresponding backlinks in it.  Here’s a tip…it’s 29.99 on AmazonGo get one, ’nuff said) 


Then to make Averie’s Raw Marinara Sauce
1 Tomato
1 Deseeded Red Pepper
5 Baby Carrots
2 Tbsp Dried Basil (fresh is great but I didn’t have it)
1 Tsp Dried Oregano
Tiny pinch of salt or more to taste
Twist of Black Pepper
Optional: 1 Medjool date and/or 1 Tsp Agave and/or Stevia to taste (I used the date and 1 Tsp agave because remember your grandmother who added a dash of sugar to make the marinara sauce taste better?  Same premise here.)
Optional: Garlic, onions, mushrooms, 1-2 Tbsp EVOO or another oil such as flax or hemp.  If you use the drizzle-in-while-appliance-is-running method, that’s awesome.  As a VitaLover, I have a hard time with that because I don’t want red sauce spraying everywhere so I add at the beginning if I add it at all.

Combine All the Ingredients.

Grind, Blend, or Food Process your Ingredients into Red Sauce.

Leave it as chunky or as smooth as you like.

I like it fairly chunky.  Too smooth and I feel like I am either eating soup or baby food.  Neither of which I am that fond of.

And then top the Zuke Noodles with the Raw Marinara

Mix it up and voila, dinner is served. 

The entire raw vegan homemade meal, including appliance cleanup, is a 15-20 minute deal.  Seriously.

Optional Add-In’s & Extras:
Mushrooms
Tofu Meatballs/Sausage
Nut/Bean “Burger” Pieces
Real Beef or Turkey Meatballs for that non-vegetarian in your life

I added in nothing extra because just this was dang good.

Dessert involved dipping into the Raw Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Snowball Freezer Stash.

Just what the Raw Doctor ordered.  Because after the Red Marinara Sauce dinner, something Dark-n-Cool on the palate was lovely.

And there was also a Fresh Batch of Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls that I made and enjoyed.

For the recipe info, check this post.  One of my best recipes, ever.  And it takes 5 minutes.

Yoga Today is Urdhva Muka Paschimottanasana

Tip of the Day: My Chia Seed GiveAway!!!!!  If you’re not already entered, go get your pretty self entered for a 3 Pound Bag of Chia Seeds!!!!!   Contest ends Sunday so hurry!!!!!!!!!!

Kris at i Heart Wellness is always giving away chocolate!

What’s your Go-To Dinner?  Something that you love, that is fast, easy, & delish?  I always love hearing what everyone whips up for dinner.  Although I am high raw, I am not opposed to cooked foods.  Whatever looks and sounds good is what I go with.  What do you make frequently for dinners?

Stay Tuned For A Weekly Highlight Reel Recapping All my Recipes & Eats from this Week…

   

37 Responses to “Raw Vegan Pasta Noodles & Raw Marinara”

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    greensandjeans — November 10, 2009 at 4:07 am

    I can't wait to hear about the possible new job! So exciting! I just threw some bananas into the freezer to make that soft serve!

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    Living and Loving in L.A. — November 10, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Yay for Averie! Love this post! I try to always bring my reusable bags and I bring my own mug to Starbucks whenever I go (usually about 1-2 times per week.) I do what I can. I'm also trying to switch over to all natural cleaning products, which is why I'm going to enter your latest giveaway right now!!!!
    XO!

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    J — November 10, 2009 at 5:23 am

    I use Burt's Bees body wash and shampoo (much more eco-friendly). I try to buy local and be aware of where my food and other necessities are being shipped from. I wash all clothes in cold water. I bring my own bags everywhere! This embarrasses Mallard sometimes but I feel so much better knowing I am not using plastic bags.

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    Kris | iheartwellness.com — November 10, 2009 at 5:46 am

    Ok these potatoes look great and so festive!!!

    How is the TJ's coffee? We don't have a TJ here in Canada but we do have one right across the border so I might pick some uP!!

    Have a great Tuesday Doll!

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    Mama Pea — November 10, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I am crossing my fingers on that yoga job for you. I wish I could just hire you to be my own personal yogi/raw dessert chef!!!

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    TheFitnessFreak — November 10, 2009 at 6:25 am

    That would be awesome if you could get yourself a job teaching yoga! And a fancy new website? Girl, how do you do it ?!?

    By the by, I got my order from RFW, it had my cacao powder in it and wowie, is it potent! You sure don't have to use much and it will be perfect for these dark chocolate balls! I swear I felt like I had had three cups of coffee after I ate my cacao macaroons!

    Just got some of that bourbon vanilla in the alcohol-free version, yum!

    I swear sometimes my legs feel nailed to the floor when I try that pose. I have to get my legs in lotus before I can lift them up!

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    Devan Geselle. N — November 10, 2009 at 6:47 am

    You are AMAZING ! you and all your fabulous giveaways :D SO great!

    such great news about the possible new job! :) positivity to you <3

    I love all your loot. i wish I could get my hands on pumpkin butter.

    I try to use all green products when I can.. and if possible, i buy local :D and organic, of course.

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    r4 card — November 10, 2009 at 7:49 am

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    so this article will really helpful to me..

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    Gina — November 10, 2009 at 10:59 am

    Eco-friendly, eco-friendly..

    I use the cloth bags when I go shopping, or if its something little, I just stuff it in my purse (which I just got and is way bigger than my last one, and I'm loving it). Come to think of it, the purse it cloth (cotton) too. That's got to count for something, right? I also use reusable containers for lunch everyday (some are stainless steel, some are glass), and I have my own set of bamboo-ware, instead of using plastic forks every day. My cat uses wheat litter because we can flush it down the toilet instead of using plastic bags for the waste. Oh, and as someone else said, I do bring my coffee mug with me when I go to Starbucks (although it is usually for tea). I do wash my clothes in cold water, and I use an "eco-friendly" HE detergent. All of our appliances are Energy Star too, but that's just a coincidence…we live in an apartment, they aren't "ours". All of my bath products are "organic" or "natural", but thats really from a vegan standpoint, not an eco-standpoint.

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    Gina — November 10, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Oh, I completely forgot to mention the food, haha. I love banana soft serve. I've had some frozen bananas in the freezer for awhile, meaning to make some. Its really good if you add some frozen pumpkin to it.

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    Jessica — November 10, 2009 at 11:51 am

    I'm embarrassed to say I don't do TOO much that is eco friendly. I guess I use my reuseable TJs bags?? Haha. Your strawberry protein creation looks so yummy.

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    VeggieGirl — November 10, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    Can't wait to learn more about your career advances and new website!! So exciting!!

    My folks and I recycle :)

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    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — November 10, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    That banana soft serve looks incredible!
    As far as being green goes: I recycle whenever possible, bring my own bags to the store, use eco-friendly cleaning products, and eat a plant-based diet. I am always looking for ways to be more green!

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    healthhappinesshope — November 10, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    How exciting about a yoga teaching possibility!!! I can't wait to hear what happens. I may just have to fly over from Wisconsin to take a class from you. ;)

    Your version of banana soft serve sounds SO good!!! What brand of almond milk do you use?

    xxoo
    Heather

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    *Naomi* — November 10, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    mmm the purple potaterrrss look soo good!! and wow I need to get some bouron vanilla extract..I just love TJs they have the most amazing products!

    I always bring my reusable bags to the grocery store and turn down plastic bags if I only bought a few items

    I can't wait to see who wins your givevaway!! I hope its meeeee

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    Abby's Vegan Eats — November 10, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I really really enjoy those roasted potatoes… they look super pretty!

    As for reducing my eco footprint, I try to walk everywhere instead of driving. We always try to use public transportation as much as possible!! We have a hybrid car BUT it's still a car.. I actually wish we could go vehicle free but I have a 25 minute commute to work and no busses travel up that direction. Also, I eat local organic foods… the less it has to travel to get on my plate the better!!

    YA to you Ms. Averie for a possible new jobs. KEEP us updated! :) :)

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    joyofood — November 10, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    We do the usuall recycling, reusing plastic bags, energy saving devices and light bulbs. We are a 2 car family, but as part of trying to find new ways of exercising I do try to walk more places rather than jumping in the car.

    Taylor

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    shannonmarie — November 10, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Good luck with the yoga gig. I'm sure you'll get it.

    As for the soft serve, I always devour the whole thing at once. It really is that addictive. At least it is better for you than the traditional stuff.

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    Kimberly — November 10, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Mmm, roasted tators is one of my all time faves! No eating potatoes at the moment though, so I'm afraid I'll have to just drool over yours:)

    I hope your yoga teaching thing works out! That would be awesome, huh? I took two weeks off from yoga and just started back today–felt fabulous!!!

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    Angel — November 10, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    WOW new yoga job and a new website, you've been busy. Good luck with both girl! ~*~

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    RunToTheFinish — November 10, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    you always make me realize how much better I can do with my eating…oh let's just hope I do.

    I do lots of green things and am currently frustrated taht miami is so NOT green! I am trying to find ways to fix that

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    amanda — November 10, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I also use my own shopping bags and try to buy local and organic. I also use natural cleaning products! Good luck on the job!!

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    Julie — November 10, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    STRAWBERRY PROTEIN softserve. you have outdone yourself. yum :)

    how's that Sumatra coffee from TJs? strong bold or medium? I like to expand my TJs coffee horizons haha. So far the peppermint has not stuck in the coffee machine which is good so that you don't have peppermint flavored coffee forever :)

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    eatingtolivelovelaughtri — November 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Purple potatoes are the best! I love to roast them with beets for an entire purple meal.

    Good luck with the job hunt!

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    Holly — November 10, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    gahhhh i just can't keep up with the fabulousness that is YOU! sooo excited to hear about the job thang and i love that you and madeline met up – LOVE that girl!

    and the cock post (twss) looks awesome. hope you have a wondrous day dear :)

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    ohonemorething — November 10, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I use dishtowels.. I ride a bike.. being a vegetarian also lessens my footprint. Recycling is also something we do in my apartment. I guess living in a place called "eco-flats" is pretty eco-friendly lol.

    By the way, those roasted potatoes sound so good right now. And the vanilla bourbon softserve. Yummmmm

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    Bekah — November 10, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    If you get a yogi teaching job- I may have to roadtrip it to Phoeny and take your class. Ya never knoww… ;)

    Ah, yes, crab cakes. Haha.. Well, I've been meaning to do more recipes, along with my daily eats, so I couldn't resist. but, my challenge: veganize crab cakes! what cook doesn't love a challenge? I've already thought it out a little bit. :)

    I used to make strawberry protein soft serve (or something along those lines) almost everyday before my blogging days. SOO good. The frozen banana does measures.

    My green ways: Recycling, re-using my grocery bags/cloth bags, I WAS a cloth diaper baby (hahaha), and I've been walking a lot lately because I have the time to. Also: I love selling my clothes and buying used clothes.

    Whew! Long comment.

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    Janine — November 10, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I'm with MamaPea on that!! You seem like such an awesome woman. You and MamaPea are superwomen to me!

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    Cindy — November 10, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    MMM your roasted taters look delish! and today's pose is awesome (and flippin impossible)

    I really hope you get the Yogi gig! Love it!

    Burbon flavored Vanilla??? gonna have to go hunt that down.

    Love all your eco friendly tips.

    we try try try and there is always room for imp. We are big recyclers..our entire home is high energy efficiency..we actually are trying to go solar for water heating soon…we drive economy cars (although I commute to work) we try. I think my biggest goal is to keep non essential chemicals out of our lives. off my skin, off our food… it's been a fun journey!

    great post AVERIE!!!

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    Hayley — November 10, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Please keep us posted on the yoga instructor position!! I so wish we lived closer. I'd be at your classes everyday!! Even if you didn't teach I'd love to hang around you. :) This professional site sounds awesome, too…great idea!

    Everything you eat always looks so colorful. I envision the insides of your body working beautifully…even if they are soft. :)

    I am doing my best to go green(er) by using the cloth bags, except I forget to take the damn things inside. They're always in my car but I need to get into the habit of grabbing them before I go into the store. My mom used cloth diapers on my brother and I, too. I think that is amazing that you did the same with Skylar!

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    alisa - frugal foodie — November 10, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    More amazing food!

    What do you think of that TJ's extract. I have heard seriously mixed reviews on the Bourbon one. I am still mourning the loss of the Tahatian vanilla!

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    Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) — November 11, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Good for you with the diapers!

    i use Chicobags (sometimes 3 or 4 stuffed into my purse) they are amazing and stuff down to nothing! I drive a hybrid car, buy gently used clothes when I can, use eco-friendly products sometimes (could improve on that), I used to commute to work on my bike when I was working. i recycle like a MAD woman, and compost too. I'm pretty good, but could be better.

    Good luck with the yoga job! Exciting!

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    Anonymous — October 22, 2010 at 11:59 am

    I am doing research for my university thesis, thanks for your useful points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.

    - Kris

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    Anonymous — December 17, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Sometimes, I’ll find a great looking recipe on a food blog… try it & turns out it was yuck. I’m surprised that no one ever leaves reviews of recipes after trying them. The marinara sauce… wayyyy too much of a red pepper taste. I had to literally force my food down my throat. Please make revisions to this recipe. Thanks.

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