Veg Stir “Fry” over Sticky “Rice”

All raw, vegan, and loaded with flavor. This makes for a very satisfying meal! I have a super simple meal-prep strategy when it comes to this recipe. My morning prep routine, after putting away the dishes from the dishwasher and boiling water for tea; I pull out an assortment of veggies from the fridge and …

Creamy Pasta with Caramelized Onion & Mushrooms

I can’t stop eating this! It’s my favorite savory comfort food recipe at the moment. The caramelized onion gives it a little spicy kick and the mushrooms add texture and flavor that compliment the pasta perfectly. Not for a moment would you think this is a completely raw dish! Low fat, low sodium, super healthy …

Raw Ramen Noodle Soup

Hot Raw Ramen Vegan Soup Recipe that's savory with a touch of spice; fragrant with Thai Basil goodness and lime. Yum!

Hot Raw Ramen Vegan Soup Recipe that’s savory with a touch of spice; fragrant with Thai Basil goodness and lime. Yum!

Morning Latte: Caffeine Free!

I gave up my morning ritual coffee indulgences a long time ago but have missed having that hot, delicious, fragrant latte start to my day.  If you’re looking to cut the caffeine and swap out your favorite drink for a new one, this is my suggestion. Roasted Dandelion Root Tea. It does not taste like …

Carrot Cake Smoothie Bowl

I don’t know about you, but Fall is my FAVORITE season and towards the end of Summer, I just can’t wait for the leaves to turn brown and the weather to chill enough for cozy sweater ensembles! Maybe it’s because I lived in Seattle for so many years and came to love the kaleidoscope of …

Fig Nana Smoothie Bowl

As Summer is winding down and fall fashion is once again beckoning, I am so ready for the heat to be over! Thanks to this Fig and Banana Smoothie bowl, I am staying cool in the meantime. Having recently organized and taken inventory of my closet, I realized I own more sweaters than anything else …

Coconut Blondie Bars

I wanted to create a dessert that wasn’t too sweet or loaded with the usual raw vegan ingredient – dates. I was aiming for something similar to a Butter Cookie or Pecan Sandie, minus the butter of course. So I did all the work for you and experimented until this delicious bar was born. Coconut …

Keep It Simple Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Your food can only be as good as the ingredients you use to make it. Case and point, this salad dressing made with organic, cold pressed olive oil from Temecula Olive Oil Company. Their Vanilla & Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette is the perfect tart accompaniment, along with salad dressing herbs, a pinch of salt and pepper, …

Cashew Alfredo Pasta

If you want to see what Raw Vegan comfort food looks like, this is it! My Cashew Alfredo Sauce has so much depth of flavor and creaminess, it would work nicely as a veggie dip as well! But I paired it with Kelp noodles to make the perfect pasta dish. In the interest of using …

Lettuce Tacos

These tasty tacos are an old favorite of mine. I’ve shared them in the past on my IG but they got lost in the feed. It’s about time I showcased them here on the blog for easier reference. If you’re trying to be real good with your eating habits or just swap out the meat, …

Semi Homemade Salad

Can I tell you a little secret? Sometimes I make gourmet salads in under 2 minutes! That is, with a little help from a pre-made store bought salad mix. At first I was hesitant to purchase something when I couldn’t use the dressing included because it wasn’t vegan, but I got over myself and decided …

Pecan Bars

There is no shortage of bad-for-you foods that offer the convenience of a drive-thru window. That’s why, I nip that sabotage in the bud and pack my own treats, like these pecan bars! I’ve been driving A LOT these days. Not a complaint, it’s just the way it is. My car is one big purse …

Creamy Pasta Alfredo

Winter is the time to bundle up, enjoy the chilly weather and indulge in your favorite comfort foods. In my book, the best foods are the ones that taste amazing while being equally good for you. That’s my whole motto here at Gia Knows, so when I put together a recipe worth raving about, I …

Homemade Vegan Fudge Bark

For all you chocolate lovers out there looking for a healthy, no-butter-no sugar-no-heavy cream, alternative; I made this for you! Christmas time is laden with homemade confections that tie our memories to celebration, fun and family. We indulge in sweets and then make healthy resolutions come January. Well, let’s start those resolutions right now. Indulge, …

Simple Flax Crackers

Ever get the munchies? I’d say the majority of us do. And having savory snack options at the ready is a great idea! Raw vegans have it easy when it comes to sweet snacks like fresh fruit or desserts but savory snacks are a little more challenging. I mean, there’s only so many ways to …

Gia’s Raw Cereal Mix

I am a huge fan of hot breakfasts on a chilly morning. Smoothies will always have a special place in my heart, but in the winter, I want a warm bowl to hug as I fuel up with the all important first meal of the day. I love this oatmeal cereal so much, I always …

Homemade Almond Milk

By now we all know how to make almond milk, right? Nuts, water, blend, strain, done. Well, let me tell you the homemade stuff is waaay better than anything store bought. Hands down, the taste is far better. It’s creamy, makes for a perfect latte or a tall chilled glass to go with your cookies. …

Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Who’s in a cookie eating mood?! I am. Daily! Cookies have always been my weakness. I mean, who can resist a delicious, warm confection? Instant mood lifter, put a spring-in-your step, savor the moment, kind of treat. Need a sweet gift that’s sure to impress? Cookies make a lovely gift! And since the season of …

Lemon Almond Bites

I love homemade almond milk so much, I could make it every day! It’s perfect in lattes, oatmeal, desserts, or just on its own. The taste simply doesn’t compare with the store bought variety. The only downside to homemade almond milk, however, is getting buried in all the left over pulp. Am I right? Who …

Mango Frozen Yogurt

Call it the last summer hurrah! Unless you freeze a boat load of sweet summer mangoes to make this treat any time you want, it’s the end of this sweet season’s fruit. This mango frozen yogurt is the perfect treat! I bought an ice cream maker — then watched it collect dust atop my dining …

Healthy Sweet Swap: Hazelnut Chocolate Bars!

Cue the snack cravings! They seem to come throughout the day don’t they? And there is no shortage of regrettable choices to reach for. Let’s fight back! Instead of having a drawer full of cookies, candy, chocolate bars, chips, and questionable ingredient mini donuts – you know what I’m talking about… Let’s reach for something …

Superfood Oatmeal Breakfast

Some mornings call for a change from the usual breakfast routine. That and the fridge could be bare and all you have are oats to rub together. Let me show you how a simple pantry staple can become your new favorite thing that takes no time at all to put together. Oats are loaded with …

Uncomplicated Healthy

One of the misconceptions of eating Raw Vegan is that it requires a ton of work in the kitchen. Rest assured, it absolutely does not have to be that way. At the beginning, I was fascinated with gourmet intricate raw food methods: the sprouting, soaking, dehydrating. The fascination is still there, but more often than …

Chocolate Milkshake Smoothie Bowl

I learned long ago that nut butter, banana, and chocolate are heavenly together. Make it chilled and it’s a real treat! It’s versatile enough that you could swap out the bananas for different ingredients. Something similar in texture, with a mild flavor — like avocado, soaked cashews, coconut yogurt, chia or flax seeds, or even …

Chocolate Custard Cups

I made rich Chocolate Custard Cups that are practically fat free! Deliciously fragrant with orange zest and mildly sweetened with ripe banana and maple syrup. Light and simple to make! Most custards call for a fatty ingredient in order to achieve the smooth texture and taste. Traditional custard has cholesterol heavy egg yolks and milk. …

Watermelon Cake!

Need a gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, cake? I know the joke circulating – What can I have besides a block of ice? Well, with so many dietary restrictions, this is a simple and eye catching dessert to feature at any party. Crunchy, sweet, juicy watermelon is the perfect base for this cake. Add …

Homemade vitamin water you’ll reach for all day!

Drinking water doesn’t have to be a chore. Be visually inspired by the many infused water combinations to keep you sipping all day long. The magic of infused basil and mint, rosemary, or cucumber lime is divine. The taste isn’t the only draw though. So many benefits! B vitamins – Mood booster, mental clarity and …

Pitaya Mango Smoothie Bowl

Psalm 104:14 You cause grass to grow for the livestock and plants for people to use. You allow them to produce food from the earth — This morning I read Psalm 104 with fresh eyes. God in His infinite and awesome creativity, made plants to grow and be food for us. Plants like fruit trees, …

Best Flax Wraps Ever!

I’ve been making these simple wraps lately and sharing with everyone. I get such rave reviews! They’re just so good it’s hard to believe it’s all raw vegan. That’s the main thing I hear when I chat with non-vegans. “…but does it taste good? Will I enjoy it? Is it going to fill me up …

Good For You Caramel Nice Cream

If you’re a fan of sweet caramel and creamy vanilla nice cream, this bowl is for you! It’s decadent, delicious, and good for you! Dessert can be the ultimate trickery. It beckons us to enjoy it and then kicks us with regret later. Whaaaaa just happened?! That was my love-hate relationship with traditional dairy & …

Oatmeal Cream Pies

I remember those Little Debbie cream pies that came in a box of 10. I’d eat nearly all of them in one sitting! I loved oatmeal cream pies. Still do, but my standards for healthy ingredients has changed and that’s led me to create delicious treats to enjoy without any junk ingredients. So, I created …

Strawberry Coconut Parfait

Spring is here and so is the abundance of vibrantly fresh fruit to crave. Strawberries have been especially alluring with their bright red hue and sweet-tart taste. Parfait cups layered with strawberry goodness is the perfect way to showcase the beauty and taste of this fruit. Let’s break it down: date caramel bottom, coconut cream, …

Raw Vegan Caramel Cheesecake

Dark chocolate crust, creamy cheesecake in the center, and salty-sweet caramel on top. I’m quite pleased with how this turned out. Make room for dessert because this sweet treat is delicious and healthy. You don’t need dairy, sugar or eggs to create a fluffy, rich cheesecake. If you’ve got a sweet tooth or just a …

Want Superpowers? Drink This Green Protein Smoothie!

I love food, who doesn’t? But not all food is created equal. As nutritious as a bowl of oatmeal is, or any other fruit I’d have for breakfast, nothing compares to the energy I get when I start my day with this green protein smoothie. No lag, no down time, just pure energy. Can you …

Holy Guacamole: This stuff is good!

My kind of chips and dip! Sometimes we crave something savory, zesty, crunchy. I mean, Netflix and snacks go so well together! Am I right?! This is my go-to guac recipe and it’s perfect for those precious, too-quickly-ripened avocados. I toss all the ingredients in to my food processor (in case you’re curious: this is …

Corn Tostadas

I’m often asked if I miss cooked food. My answer is: have you tried my corn tostadas? I’m enjoying all my raw vegan creations so much, I’m not missing out on flavor or variety! In fact, if I want to munch on something savory, I whip up a perfect guacamole and make corn chips for …

Gia’s Lemon Cheesecake: Raw Vegan Easy

Searching for cheesecake recipes online can be overwhelming. So I created this simple recipe that is sure to impress. If you’ve got lemons, make this raw vegan cheesecake and eat it too because it’s pretty much guilt free. If you’re like me, you want the recipe to taste as good as the picture looks! I …