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I AM THE 2011 HOT RAW CHEF!

February 14, 2011
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I  D I D  I T !
That is to say, YOU DID IT!
Well, actually, WE DID IT!

Thanks in no small part to YOUR encouragement, support, and votes, I am officially not only the GRAND PRIZE WINNER in Living Light International’s 2011 Hot Raw Chef contest, but I am the PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER too!

Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU to all of you who voted for me, for voicing your support and for believing in me throughout my raw chef journey over the past year.  This means more to me than you can imagine.

Hot Raw Chef winner, San Francisco…this is the best Valentine’s Day EVER!

MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF YOU!

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102 Comments leave one →
  1. February 14, 2011 2:31 pm

    Congratulations! Very exciting.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:49 pm

      Thanks Elizabeth!

  2. February 14, 2011 2:33 pm

    Congratulations! You deserve it. I got your goody bag today! I will be sending mine to you soon, probably by the time you get back from SF. Being sick has not been fun aroundhere. AGAIN, congrats to you!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:50 pm

      Thank you, Noelle! Can’t wait to get back home and open my goodie bag… 😀

  3. Heidi permalink
    February 14, 2011 2:36 pm

    Congratulations! I knew you would win it, yours was obviously the best 😀 I didn’t even see this post, I just got the email and came here right away. Congrats again!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:50 pm

      Aw, thank you Heidi!

  4. February 14, 2011 2:37 pm

    Congratulations! I am so happy for you. You certainly deserve it. Now that we can get the recipe I can’t wait to try it!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:50 pm

      Thanks, Debbie! You’ll love the brownies!

  5. February 14, 2011 2:41 pm

    Woooooohooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:51 pm

      YAY! Thank ya!

  6. February 14, 2011 2:44 pm

    whoop whoop! Congrats! Well deserved!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:51 pm

      Thanks!

  7. February 14, 2011 2:44 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I knew you would win! 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:51 pm

      Aw, thanks Michelle!

  8. February 14, 2011 2:57 pm

    Like their was any doubt. 😉

    CONGRATS!!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:51 pm

      Hehe! You’re too kind 🙂

  9. February 14, 2011 3:01 pm

    Congrats! I was so thrilled to open the email today and see your name there. Well done!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:52 pm

      Thanks so much, Bitt!

  10. moonsword permalink
    February 14, 2011 3:10 pm

    Congratulations…you so deserve it! All the best to you!
    Cheers!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:52 pm

      Thank you! 😀

  11. Kristan permalink
    February 14, 2011 3:12 pm

    Congrats! It was fun to have the chance to vote for you. I am a new “almost vegan” and am finding your website super helpful in my quest for health!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:53 pm

      So happy to hear that, Kristan!
      Thanks for the congrats!

  12. February 14, 2011 3:19 pm

    Congratulations! Such wonderful news! 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:53 pm

      Thanks Deanna!

  13. February 14, 2011 3:23 pm

    CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS !!!!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:53 pm

      Hehe, thanks!

  14. February 14, 2011 3:42 pm

    Way to go Amber! Congratulations, I’m happy for you! Looking forward to trying out that recipe!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:53 pm

      Thank you, Jeannie! Hope you try the brownies!

  15. February 14, 2011 4:13 pm

    I was so excited when I got the email this morning!! CONGRATS!!!!

    We’ll have to celebrate in KC next week! 😀

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:54 pm

      Yes, we certainly will! 😀

  16. February 14, 2011 4:21 pm

    So exciting! Looking back through the other entries, yours was definitely the best. You really deserve the win for a delicious yet simple recipe that anyone could recreate. Congrats!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:55 pm

      Aw, thank you Alayna. Considering how much you liked my blondie, I really hope you get a chance to try the brownies! 🙂

  17. February 14, 2011 4:47 pm

    YAY!!! So proud of you!!! A big congrats and lots of hugs sent your way!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:55 pm

      Thanks girls! Hugs back!

  18. February 14, 2011 4:48 pm

    Congratulations!!!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:55 pm

      Thanks Sondi!

  19. Melissa permalink
    February 14, 2011 4:54 pm

    WOOHOO!!!!! I can say I am not surprised but I am so pleased for you! Congratulations!!!!! Gosh I wish I could think of something very clever to say but just can’t! CONGRATULATIONS!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:56 pm

      Hehe! Thanks so much, Melissa!

  20. February 14, 2011 4:55 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! You completely deserve this!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:56 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  21. February 14, 2011 4:55 pm

    Eeek, I just got that notification in my e-mail!!! I had forgotten about it and wasn’t sure why I was getting “Hot Raw Chef” in my e-mail but then it clicked, and when I saw your name after that I was BEYOND happy for you! Seriously, girl – you must be so proud and rightfully so. I couldn’t be happier for you, and I know you will be doing wonderful things with this opportunity 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Jess 🙂 I am a little shocked, a little overwhelmed, and very happy and proud!

  22. Kim permalink
    February 14, 2011 4:56 pm

    Congrats!!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 4:59 pm

      Thanks Kim!

  23. February 14, 2011 5:01 pm

    Congratulations soul sister! You absolutely deserved this, and I’m so proud of you! Have an amazing day. I can’t wait to read about where this prize takes you! xoxo

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:00 pm

      Thank you so very much for your friendship, love, and support. 😀 You are THE best!

  24. Rachelle permalink
    February 14, 2011 5:03 pm

    Just got the email announcement. Holy crap! Congratulations!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:00 pm

      Thanks Rachelle!

  25. February 14, 2011 5:11 pm

    Congrats again! Happy V-day to you too, and have a wonderful celebration.
    love
    Ela

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:01 pm

      Thank you Ela, and happy (belated) V-Day to you and Phil as well!

  26. February 14, 2011 5:28 pm

    Congratulations! I’m so excited you won and with 2 prizes. Glad I could help out by casting a vote for you.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:01 pm

      I’m glad too, Kathleen! I really appreciate your vote 🙂

  27. February 14, 2011 5:47 pm

    Congratulations! I am so thrilled for you. xo

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:02 pm

      Thanks Lisa!

  28. February 14, 2011 5:52 pm

    Congratulations, that is so exciting!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:02 pm

      Thank you, Anne!

  29. wolfenstein permalink
    February 14, 2011 6:03 pm

    great! Congratulations! you are great raw chef!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:02 pm

      Aw, thanks so much!

  30. February 14, 2011 6:08 pm

    Hi , I just want to say ‘Congratulations Ambershea !’ I can’t wait to try your caramel fudge brownies . They look delish 🙂

    btw , you are hot 😀

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:12 pm

      I hope you do try them! Hehe, thanks Jacqueline!

  31. February 14, 2011 6:28 pm

    I just wanted to say CONG-RAW-TULATIONS to you! I really look forward to trying your yummy looking brownies. Yummmmmmmmmmm!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:14 pm

      Thanks so much, Elizabeth! I can’t wait to try your recipe, either! 😀

  32. February 14, 2011 6:50 pm

    congrats amber! i so totally knew you would win ;D

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 17, 2011 5:15 pm

      Aw, thank you Rachel!

  33. February 14, 2011 6:52 pm

    So great that you won. What a great amazing recognition. Love the Sacred Chocolate. I am just finishing David’s course. How cool that you got that sent to you.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 12:59 pm

      Thanks, Sasha 🙂

  34. Rebecca Tolbert permalink
    February 14, 2011 7:36 pm

    It makes me so happy to see someone living their dream! Congratulations!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 12:59 pm

      Thanks Rebecca!

  35. February 14, 2011 9:05 pm

    You so deserve this! How awesome to win both prizes. Congratulations!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 12:59 pm

      Thank you Jane!

  36. February 14, 2011 10:42 pm

    AHHH!!! SO EXCITING! HAVE THE BEST TIME EVER IN SANFRANCISCO! WAHOOO YOU DID IT!!!

    (remember when you were letting that weird hater get you down? talk about affirmation of your abilities!)

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:00 pm

      Haha, hell yeah I remember that…and good riddance to her! 😛 I’m so stoked, thanks for the congrats!

  37. February 14, 2011 11:58 pm

    Congrats Amber!!! :))) Great news! 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:00 pm

      Thanks Nadia!

  38. February 15, 2011 2:05 am

    Congratulations! You surely deserve it,your recipes and pictures are lovely!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:00 pm

      Thank you so much!

  39. dawn permalink
    February 15, 2011 5:53 am

    Congratulations! Nothing feels better than when you work hard and the work is appreciated! So what’s the next step??? Where do you go from here???

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:01 pm

      Where DON’T I go from here? 😉 I now have some Living Light classes to take! Plus, a cookbook to get published…

  40. February 15, 2011 9:22 am

    You rock!! Great job…. definitely well deserved for all your hard work and dedication 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:01 pm

      Thank you, Ellen!

  41. February 15, 2011 9:41 am

    We could not be MORE excited! Dad and I are SO glad to have been a part of it and it’s quite possible we are even more thrilled than you are!!! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:01 pm

      Thank you to you and Dad for all your help 🙂

  42. Millie permalink
    February 15, 2011 10:03 am

    Congratulations. I am very happy for you. Well deserved!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:01 pm

      Thanks Millie!

  43. kathi permalink
    February 15, 2011 10:33 am

    so happy that you won! you did a great job! Congratulations! you inspire me to have a raw vegan diet! Peace & Vegan!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:02 pm

      Kathi, that’s wonderful! Thanks so much!

  44. February 15, 2011 3:54 pm

    Congratulations! You must be ecstatic. You totally deserve it.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:02 pm

      Ecstatic doesn’t even begin to tell the tale! 😛 Thanks, Natalie!

  45. February 15, 2011 5:48 pm

    Congrats 🙂

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:02 pm

      Thanks Jen!

  46. Mike O permalink
    February 15, 2011 9:43 pm

    I’m not Raw or Vegan, but I am proud. You earned it.

    Also, if you see my brother tell him I said hi.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:02 pm

      Thanks Mike 🙂

  47. John B permalink
    February 16, 2011 5:16 am

    Congratulations Amber. Your journey has certainly been an inspiring one to watch unfold.

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:03 pm

      Thank you so much, John 😀

  48. Kelly permalink
    February 16, 2011 11:41 pm

    Congrats! !!! Yay!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:03 pm

      Thanks, Kelly!

  49. February 18, 2011 2:07 pm

    Congratulations! I saw this in the e-mail they sent me before I saw your blog and I flipped! I’m so excited for you!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:03 pm

      Hehe, thank you Brandi!

  50. February 20, 2011 10:04 am

    Awesome! Congrats!

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      February 24, 2011 1:03 pm

      Thanks Bobbie!

  51. May 5, 2011 7:35 am

    hhmm … can something or someone be HOT and RAW at the same time 😉

    • Amber Shea @Almost Vegan permalink
      May 5, 2011 10:21 am

      I don’t know, you tell me, heh.

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