Category Archives: Raw

Collard Wraps (and a way-too-easy tomato salad)

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Hi, guys! I’m Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez, a photographer in North Carolina and I will be guest-blogging on Veggie Raps while Shanthony is on tour in Europe.

Unless you haven’t left air-conditioning for the past two months, then you know what we all know: it’s HOT outside. Having to cook on the stove or using the oven only makes it hotter, so here is a quick recipe that involves no cooking whatsoever. Promise.

The best thing is that most of the ingredients, or “stuffers”, are in season and can be found at just about any farmers market, or are most likely already in your fridge at this very moment. After you buy the biggest collards you can find, get busy prepping those “stuffers”…LOTS of stuffers… because unlike lettuce wraps, collard wraps can handle a serious load.

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(Trust me, these are so good, even your dog will wait eagerly under the table for one!)

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For these wraps, I decided to pair them with a very simple tomato salad not only for color, but also because my own tomato plants have been producing quite a few beauties lately.

 

The best music I can think to pair with such an easy and cool meal is Total Babes, a summer mix from BOOOOOOOM! (aka Jeff Hamada). Enjoy the wraps and the mix and I will see you next week!

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Raw Carrot Cake Cookies

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One of my friend’s moms is not feeling well, so I thought I would make her these healthy cookies to lift her spirits. This recipe is raw, gluten free, sugar free and vegan and super easy! This new banga from Stooki Sound was a nice soundtrack for my “baking” experience.


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