Raw & Simple Book Review & GIVE-A-WAY

Have you joined the Raw Fusion Reset yet? No? There’s still time! This month we’re focusing on getting back on track with our high raw eating plan. Next month, we’re going to focus on reducing the fat. But, before we get there, I want to celebrate this month of Raw Fusion eating with some recipe inspiration…and a GIVE-A-WAY!

I love Juidita Wingnall‘s books. Her first book, Going Raw,  was one of my first raw food “cook” books, and I absolutely love it.  I was ecstatic to see the release of her new book, Raw & Simple, because I knew it wouldn’t disappoint. And it hasn’t!

Raw & Simple offers “100 truly quick and easy recipes for the raw food lifestyle.” Rawesome!

The recipes in Raw & Simple don’t require a dehydrator, use easy to find ingredients, and offer easy preparation instructions. All huge bonuses for new raw food followers and anyone short on time – or skills. Recipes work their way through the food chain, including delicious breakfast ideas, soups, side dishes, appetizers, salads, main dishes, snacks and desserts. (A raw food cookbook wouldn’t be a raw food cookbook without a healthy dessert sections!) There are even a few easy fermented recipes, which is a bonus for me. I love fermented foods, but I still find them very intimidating. And, combined with tips on how to stock your raw food kitchen and pantry and lifestyle and weight management strategies, this book really packs a punch in less than 200 pages.

One of the best aspects of this book is the abundant use of photos. Nearly every recipe has a full page, full color photo. Drool!

A few of my favorite recipes (so far!) include the Morning Scramble (pp 42-42), Mushroom Miso Soup (pp 78-79), Cauliflower Smash and Mushroom Gravy (pp 92-93), Sweet Chili Daikon Salad (pp 104-105), and the Chocolate Haystacks (pp 148-149). I’m getting hungry again just thinking about these little treasures!

Thanks to Judita and her publishers, I have a copy of Raw & Simple to give-a-way. Woohoo!

All you have to do to enter the give-a-way is leave a comment sharing your favorite raw food (recipe or something simpler). For extra entries, follow Veggie V via email (or WP reader) and on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Contest open to US residents only (sorry, everyone!) through Wednesday, May 22, 2013 (11:59 p.m. EST).

Good luck!

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28 responses

  1. My fav raw recipie is a desert. Almost like fudge but u use cacao, agave, coconut, and nuts. Freeze and its ready in 30 minutes! Take it to all social events and people are in awe that I didn’t bake it and its full of nutrients!

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