Raw Vegan Meets Paleo

Thats right. My favorite way to eat since saying goodbye to my strict vegan ways (I'd call myself semi- paleo). Why do I love it? Simply because of the way it makes me feel. My palate could certainly do without it, but the food makes me feel grounded, balanced (physically and emotionally), and nourished. And to be exact, A lot of my diet still revolves around raw vegan food though and the following meal I enjoyed this week is the perfect example of combining the two diets. Also, being Day 10 of my sugar cleanse, this is the kind of food that keeps sugar cravings away. I find it fascinating that I have NO desire for sweet things when I eat this way.

Spaghetti N Meatballs
Raw zucchini noodles and sun dried tomato sauce with cooked moose meat balls, raw pesto drizzle, and raw parmesan. On of the best darn meals I've had in a while. Yum!

I'm not much of a soup person but felt inspired to make a creamy broccoli soup a few days ago after making some bone broth (with carrots, onion, celery, garlic, and himalayan salt).
I cooked some broccoli in the broth and then blended it along with the above veggies that I used to make the broth, cayenne pepper, and a big spoonful of leftover onion yogurt dip. Voila - easy creamy spicy broccoli soup. I topped mine with chili seeds I made the other day. Pumpkin and sesame seeds tossed with olive oil, chili powder, onion powder, and tamari - roasted in the oven.

The great thing about cooking (unlike baking) as that you don't need measurements for most dishes. Simply make it to taste!

Creamy Spicy Broccoli Soup

Ingredients

Bone, veggie broth, or almond milk
Carrot
Celery
Onion
Garlic
Broccoli
Himalayan salt
Cayenne
Yogurt or coconut milk or cashew cream

Breakdown
Cook veggies in liquid. Puree until smooth in a blender. Season. Enjoy!

Another meal I've been enjoying is paleo moose & veggie meatloaf. For those who are interested in the recipe, check out the post HERE on Universal Eater. 
Wishing you a happy weekend! It's minus a million here so I'll be bundled up inside ๐Ÿ™‚
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13 Comments
  1. Chelsea
    January 13, 2012 at 22:49
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    This is how I eat as well! I've gone through years of vegetarianism, veganism, macrobiotic and raw (it's been a long journey)...and ended up with paleo-vegan. And I've never felt better!! Thanks so much for sharing, you're always an inspiration!

  2. January 13, 2012 at 23:15
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    Aw, thank you so much Chelsea! Glad to hear you've also found something that works for you.

  3. Sarah
    January 14, 2012 at 00:14
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    wow - i was feeling major guilt for going raw/paleo!!!! started crossfit and started craving...meat! i thought i was the only one...hahahah! really, your post made my day!

  4. January 14, 2012 at 01:08
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    MM MMMM!!! The pesto tomato sauce combo looks perfect!!<br />Best,<br />Sasha from Kale With Love

  5. January 14, 2012 at 01:50
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    love the idea of combining the two!! we are looking into the Paelo diet and we love eating some salmon with raw veggies on salad so good. there is nothing wrong with the idea of mixing the two, getting the best of both worlds right? :) <br />HUGS<br />xoxo<br />Lori and Michelle, pure2raw twins

  6. January 14, 2012 at 07:16
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    It's super cold up here too! <br /><br />I'm glad things are working out well with your food, and hope you stay warm!

  7. January 14, 2012 at 13:55
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    Your new diet seems really sensible to me! Probably cause it's pretty much the same as mine ;D<br /><br />I'm also glad to be on this path where I'm finding out what works for best for me and my body.

  8. January 15, 2012 at 17:19
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    What does Paleo mean?

  9. January 15, 2012 at 18:51
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    Thanks for turning me on to BodyRock, I had never heard of it and just checked it out. How cool, I love that style of workout, and LOVE that they have it for FREE. Can't wait to try it!

  10. January 17, 2012 at 05:52
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    Hello my name is Frida and I´m from sweden and must say I was very glad to find your blog. I have started to try some raw food and its lovely but I also eat fish and chicken and sometimes meet but very little. I dont like sweets so much I need "real food" to get myself going. And I love good food =) I love to train, cross country skiing, beeing at the gym, and out in the nature. I also have to gain som weight becuse I am a little bit to little and to my filosofi is that to build my body I need proteins and I feel well eating aspecially fish. But I really like to add some raw food with it, al good salads and nuts that you can have with it. I think I am what you in Auruyveda call Vata, and Vata needs real food =) I have saved you page for inspiration. Keep up your fantastic work and I love the pictures you have! =) With love from sweden!

  11. January 17, 2012 at 15:36
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    Nice to hear from all of you. <br /><br />Sarah - I understand. I'm finally learning to listen to my body instead of what I think I should eat or want to eat. Good for you!<br /><br />Mel - Our ancestral diet of meat, fish, veggies, berries, nuts, seeds. You can do a search and learn more. <br /><br />Mandy - body rock workouts are the best! Glad you're gonna try them. <br /><br />Frida - I appreciate you sharing! Yup, gotta do what works for our own bodies. You lucky Vata!

  12. January 19, 2012 at 20:49
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    How heartbreaking it is to find this post, and this site on the web.<br /><br />Although i would not endorse such a diet; if you care to exercise any real integrity in your life, i would encourage you to consider changing the name of your website.<br /><br />How about Meatly Raw!<br /><br />Our society has advanced past that of the hunter-gatherer/stone-age, and the need to murder in order to be adequately nourished, successful, healthy and happy.<br /><br />I love you and thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts.<br /><br />Darryl<br />Seattle

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