I have released four recipe books so far:

The Best of the Sunny Raw Kitchen
The Best of Raw Freedom Community
Delightfully Raw and
Deliciously Raw

These feature some of the most delectable creations to have come out of my raw kitchen and will appeal to anyone interested in a healthier diet, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience. From easy one-step everyday fare to more elaborate and involved gourmet dishes and layered cakes, they offer something for everyone and every occasion. Incredibly tasty smoothies, creamy and comforting warm soups, sexy salads, delicious nut cheezes, satisfying entrees and scrumptious guilt-free desserts...

Healthy food never tasted so good!

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Raw in a Flash Video: Pasta in Mushroom & Spinach Cheeze Sauce

One of the recipes I get most complimented about is probably my Spinach & Cream Pasta Casserole; a really yummy dish I was inspired to create early on in my raw gourmet phase. It consists of several steps and therefore requires some time in the kitchen. Definitely worth every bit of it, though, I promise!

Then a couple of years ago I developed another somewhat similar pasta combo for my Delightfully Raw book that used Cultured Nut Cheeze as the base. "Wow," is all I can say! It really took things to another level, lending the finished dish a lovely depth of flavors.

Today's recipe is sort of a cross between these two. It has that 'gourmet touch' thanks to Cultured Cheeze, yet can be assembled fairly quickly.

Who said that fast and easy had to be boring, eh? ;-)

And now for the recipe...

Zucchini and Kelp Pasta in Mushroom & Spinach Cheeze Sauce

Serves 2-3

Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes (More if you don't have Basic Cultured Cheeze already made)

Step 1:
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 tbs olive oil
1 tbs tamari

Toss together and set aside while working on the rest of the recipe.

Step 2:
1 1/2 cups sliced spinach
1 tsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt

Massage together in a bowl until spinach is wilted. Set aside.

Step 3:
1 1/2 medium zucchinis, peeled

Make Zucchini Noodles with your favorite spiral slicer - I prefer the Benriner Cook Helper Slicer. (Find out why by reading my Ultimate Guide To Equipping Your Raw Kitchen!)

Step 4:
In a large bowl combine the following:

3 cups or so of zucchini noodles
3 cups or so kelp noodles that have pre-soaked in water for a few hours
Marinated mushrooms and spinach
1/2 cup Basic Cultured Cashew or Macadamia Cheeze
2 tbs finely chopped green onion
1/2 tbs nutritional yeast
1 crushed garlic clove
1 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
2-4 tbs water, until desired consistency is reached (bear in mind that some liquid will be released by the veggies as they sit in the sauce!)*
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

*You might want to mix the Cultured Cheeze and the water first before adding the rest of the ingredients for easier handling.

Allow the kelp noodles to sit in the sauce for at least 30 mins. in order to soften them up.

For a warm dish, place covered in the dehydrator at 110 for 1 hour.

Optional: For extra yumminess, sprinkle the top with a Brazil Nut Parmesan or Pine Nut Parmesan.


  1. Happy birthday! I'm really enjoying the raw in a flash videos, so thank you for making it look easy and appetising :)

  2. oh my, that sounds so delicious! love the sauce!

  3. Love the recipe and your instruction. And...you look beautiful, Carmella!

  4. A sunkissed happy continuation day to you, darling C, from an equally summery UK hot and sticky...unlike this cooling breeze of a dish. I prefer it to the overused marinara staple already, i only had a runny hemp cheeze more sauce than cheeze so I used that instead and it was dreamy creamy. Thank you for being alive, you are a lily in our earthly vase xxx

    1. Thanks moonkitty for your sweet words! How cool that you've already made a variation of this recipe! Yay!