This week, we shine our blogger spotlight on Heidi Turunen, the owner of Rawlicious Delicious! On her site, Heidi describes herself as a “lover of adventure, wellness craving, food loving vegan and health nut” who wants “to share my passion for nourishing delicious food and a healthy lifestyle.” Originally from Finland, Heidi now brings us her gorgeous recipes from Australia!
We love that Heidi’s desserts are not only beautiful and delicious but also raw, vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free, using great natural ingredients. She doesn’t only bring us dessert recipes, either: her dinner recipes are just as delightful! All her recipes are delightful to look at as well as eat. If you want little bites of heaven, then make sure to check out Heidi’s page!
We searched our Food Monster App to find some of our favorite recipes from Heidi, and here they are!
1. Bite-Size Raw Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
This Bite-Size Raw Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake is not only delicious, it’s nutritious! It’s packed with antioxidant-packed blueberries and tangy lemon and set atop a crust of pecans and, dates, and coconut. These are a vibrant addition to any summer dessert table.
2. Raw Oil-Free Avocado Lime Tart [Vegan]
This Oil-Free Avocado Lime Tart only contains a handful of ingredients and are quick and easy to make. Just look at that color! It’s all from beautiful fresh avocado, no artificial coloring added. You can go easy on lime, or go all out if you like more zing! The walnut-date crust is a hearty touch. Garnish with edible flowers or fruit for some nice presentation.
3. Raw Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Pie [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Impress your guests with this Raw Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Pie. Set on a cinnamon-y pecan base and filled with a deliciously decadent date-tahini cream, it’s delightfully sweet, beautiful, and quick to make which is great if you’re crunched for time around the holidays. And the best part is, it’s completely raw, so no need to wait around for it to bake, just pop it in the freezer, go about your day, and return to a gorgeous pie.
4. Tofu Mushroom Quiche [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Tofu’s egg-like texture and ability to absorb any flavor imposed onto it makes it the perfect filling for a Tofu Mushroom Quiche. This particular recipe mixes tofu with mushrooms, baby spinach, red onion, and black olives, as well as nutritional yeast, garlic, and herbs for flavor. The result is a velvety, creamy, and deliciously fresh-tasting quiche that is perfect for pairing with soup or salad for a filling lunch or dinner.
5. Raw Lemon Ginger Cheesecake [Vegan]
For a dessert with a lot of zing, try out this Raw Lemon Ginger Cheesecake. Sweetened with dates, maple sugar, vanilla, then zested with lemon and ginger, and topped with rich caramel and crushed pecans, this dessert is the definition of decadence!
6. Cherry Caramel Kiss [Vegan]
For a healthy buttercup that looks adorable and tastes delicious, you must try this Cherry Caramel Kiss recipe! The chocolate encasing is made from raw cacao powder and coconut oil, the filling is made with soft dates, peanut butter, and coconut cream, and is studded with fresh cherries. Simple, raw, and scrumptious!
7. White Chocolate Caramel Crackle [Vegan]
These White Chocolate Caramel Crackles are easy to make and they’re a healthier way to satisfy your craving for something sweet. They’re raw, refined sugar-free, and they’re gluten-free, too! Puffed brown rice is enveloped in a thick date caramel and then coated with rice white chocolate made from cacao and coconut butter. These little treats are the perfect gift for anyone.
8. Savory Pesto Muffins [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
Who is keen for some Savory Pesto Muffins?! Ditch the sweetness of your typical breakfast berry in exchange for something totally different, and totally savory.
9. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark [Vegan]
Chocolate and peanut butter is a match made in heaven. How do you make this tried and true favorite even better? Easy! Use raw vegan chocolate, all natural peanut butter, and sea salt to make this Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Bark! Simple, clean, and delicious.
10. Raw Strawberry Lime Tarts [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Raw Strawberry Lime Tarts are a beautiful combo of zesty lime and sweet strawberries. They have a crust of walnuts, dates, and desiccated coconut topped with a creamy cashew and coconut filling flavored for fresh lime juice. These little tarts are the perfect treat for breakfast, a little snack, or for dessert.
11. Raw Lamingtons [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
A lamington is an Australian dessert made from sponge cake coated in chocolate and then rolled in coconut flakes, typically with jam or cream sandwiched in the middle. These Raw Lamingtons have two pieces of sponge cake made with almond and coconut flour with a layer of mixed berry chia jam. If you’ve never tried a lamington before, then this raw version is a fantastic place to start.
12. Chickpea, Spinach, and Potato Curry [Vegan]
This chunky tomato-based Chickpea, Spinach, and Potato Curry is loaded with chickpeas, potatoes, and fresh spinach and is made using a homemade curry paste. The spices are quite mild, so if you enjoy hot and spicy food, go ahead and throw in some more chili and garam masala. The curry is ideally served with basmati rice, but any grain that you have on hand also works.
13. Raw Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles With White Chocolate Coating [Vegan]
Warming cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves, rich creamy peanut butter, and maple syrup. Homemade, pumpkin-kissed peanut butter with a white chocolate coating. Need we say more? These Raw Pumpkin Peanut Butter Truffles with White Chocolate Coating are refined sugar-free, raw, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Oh, and they’ll take you five whole minutes to make! They’re the perfect Halloween snack for both kids and adults.
14. Pink Pitaya Bounty Bars [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
These Pink Pitaya Bounty Bars are as tasty as they are beautiful. The filling is made from coconut and gets its vibrant pink hue from the pitaya powder inside and then, they are covered in a simple but elegant homemade chocolate shell.
15. Raw Matcha Caramels [Vegan]
These Raw Matcha Caramels are melt-in-your-mouth good. Made with just four ingredients, these candies are ridiculously easy to make! Plus they’re refined sugar-free, use a base of healthy cacao butter, and contain gorgeous antioxidant-rich matcha powder. Enjoy these as a wholesome anytime treat or wrap them up individually and fill a mason jar for a darling gift.
Be sure to check out Heidi’s page to find more of her amazing recipes, as well as her website! You can also find more of her recipes on our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 10,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
Lead Image Source: Raw Cinnamon Pecan Caramel Pie