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Raw and Cooked Vegan ‘Fries’

What goes along with a burger than some tasty fries? For health-minded vegans or strict raw foodists, I have TWO recipes and got you covered!

I always make cooked fries here because not everyone is super strict (80 percent raw, 20 percent cooked is a pretty admirable/healthy ratio) and tends to salivate more over real potato fries. *shrug*

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However, both versions are delicious, and for myself, I’m a fan of raw fries…though it’s hard to find Jicama-like foods down here. Hmmm….

This awesome version comes from this cool blog.

Raw Vegan Fries:

Ingredients:

1 jicama root or daikon radish (the size depends on how many you’re feeding)
1 teaspoon veg oil (optional but recommended)
Salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, basil, turmeric, paprika (to taste)

Directions:

1) peel the daikon and slice into fries. Rub in the oil and spices. Dehydrate for 3 hours or in your oven at it’s lowest temperature, (or you could eat them right away if you like).

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Cooked Vegan Fries

Ingredients:

10 medium-sized potatoes (Yukon or Red work well)

1 Cup Flax (ground)

2-3 Tbsp Paprika

2 Tbsp Chili Powder

1 tsp Sea Salt

1/4 tsp Black Pepper

2 tsp Chipotle Powder

*optional: Lime Juice

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Directions:

1) Cut potato in half, slice to make 1/3 inch finger-like fries. Spread on a baking tray covered with aluminum paper.

2) In a small bowl, combine freshly ground flax with seasonings. Mix well.

3) Pour Olive Oil evenly over potato fries and then evenly dump your seasoning over the potatoes.

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4) You may wear gloves or just get messy, but work the seasoning and oil onto the fries until well-coated.

5) Bake tray at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. (I’m not a cooked food expert, so keep an eye on ‘em). Your potatoes should be soft, stickable with a knife.

6) Once done, let cool for 10-15 minutes. Yum, Yum, Yum.

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Consume your fries with a lovely sauce such as the Raw Ketchup or Raw  BBQ.

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Tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen, the FINAL post of this week’s Cheeseburger Feast: Raw Vegan Burgers!

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Put everything together and have a ball – celebrate nourishing, wholesome foods!

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Enliven your Life with Fruits and Vegetables!

XOXO Mandy