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Lastly, a couple of easy recipes that you can whip up in the food processor.

Italian White Bean Topping
serves 4

4 cups cooked great northern beans or navy beans
1/4 cup water/stock (or tomato sauce)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
3 cloves garlic, diced
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
2 scallions, chopped

1. Combine beans, water/stock, oil, nutritional yeast, garlic, and spices in the food processor. Process until creamy-smooth, adding more liquid to reach desired consistency.
2. Transfer to a bowl. Top with parsley and scallions. Serve at room temperature.

Bean Dip
5–6 servings

2 2/3 cup cooked pinto beans
3 Tbsp. tamari or substitute
2/3 cup tomato paste
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
jalapeños, diced, to taste (optional)

In a food processor, using the “S” shaped blade, blend all ingredients. Chill.


These recipes have been reproduced from Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm, which includes an extensive chapter on raw food preparation, as well as over 500 recipes and all sorts of tips to help make the transition to veganism easy and delicious.

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