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:
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

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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?

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37 comments on “Raw Vegan Pasta Noodles & Raw Marinara”

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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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  10. 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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