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Practically Raw recipe testers’ photos

January 19, 2012

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Hi all! Today, I’m so excited to get to share with you some lovely photos from a few of the amazing folks who tested recipes for my cookbook, Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make (which, in case you didn’t hear, is now available for preorder!). This’ll give you a fun sneak peek at a few of the delicious raw dishes you’ll find inside the book!

Jennifer made this incredible photo collage of all the recipes she tested from the Milks and Smoothies chapter.

Lisa‘s photos of my dishes are gorgeous too, including this one of Le Matin Parfait (a breakfast parfait with fresh berries, Coconut Yogurt, and Date-Nut Crumble)…

…and this one of her interpretation of Parisian Street CrΓͺpes with Chocolate Silk Ganache and Strawberry Coulis (which you also see on the cover of the book).

My tester Billie made these Almond Butter Sesame Noodles (another dish pictured on the book’s cover)…

…as well as Deconstructed Sushi Bowls…

…and Spanish Garden Paella.

Dessert time! Β My tester Samantha photographed two interpretations of my Crunchy Salted Cashew Cookies, one with Mesquite-Candied Pecans pressed into the tops…

…and this one, a cookie sandwich with firmed-up Chocolate Silk Ganache inside!

Speaking of cookies and chocolate, Samantha also made a big batch of my Chocolate Almond Butter Cookies.

While Samantha pressed my Famous 5-Minute Blondies into heart-shaped silicone pans…

…Billie cut them into classic square shapes.

I love how Samantha used a crunchy, coarse-grained sugar to coat my Sugared Doughnut Holes.

I’ll end with one more impressive collage from Jennifer, this one of some recipes from the Desserts chapter.

Thank you to Jennifer, Lisa, Billie, and Samantha for providing these photos!

So tell me, have you preordered Practically Raw yet?! πŸ˜€
Which of the dishes pictured here are you most excited about?


3 years ago this week…
Vegan lemon bars
Creamy chickpea soup
2 years ago this week…
Random 2009 leftover madness
1 year ago this week…
P90X week 2: getting into a routine
Trials & tribulations of an almost vegan raw chef
The 5-minute, single-serving, raw vegan blondie

58 Comments leave one →
  1. Stacy permalink
    January 19, 2012 1:07 pm

    Wow! These look awesome!

  2. January 19, 2012 1:09 pm

    everything looks fantastic – I cannot wait until March so I can try EVERYTHING!!!

  3. January 19, 2012 1:11 pm

    Okay, seriously? These pics look fantastic!

    I will confess that raw cookbooks appeal to me a bit but I haven’t looked into them because I know my husband wouldn’t be that into it. But I have to say that between the paella and the deconstructed sushi bowls, I’m going over to add this one to my cart.

  4. Angela permalink
    January 19, 2012 1:17 pm

    All of the dishes pictured look amazing! Can’t wait until March πŸ™‚

  5. Billiejean permalink
    January 19, 2012 1:23 pm

    I need to get your book! πŸ˜€ YUM

  6. bitt permalink
    January 19, 2012 1:38 pm

    Everything looks great! I’d love to try a slurp of everyone of those smoothies for sure.

  7. January 19, 2012 1:41 pm

    these photos are gorgeous!! everything looks amazing!

  8. January 19, 2012 1:53 pm

    I wasn’t going to order any more “raw” cookbooks because of all the work involved. However, the pictures from your tasters have intrigued me as well as the blurb on the front about “cooked options.” I am looking forward to the publication of this book! Oh – I also plan to make that single serving blondie. I so love single serving desserts!

    • January 19, 2012 4:57 pm

      I’m honored! Thank you!
      By the way, almost all the recipes in the book that require dehydration also have oven-baking directions to speed things up if you choose πŸ™‚

  9. January 19, 2012 3:25 pm

    Wow! It is the mark of a good cookbook when the recipes you make from it come out as beautifully as the ones in the book! I am a creamy dessert lover, so all of those with a creamy element look fantastic, but I was actually most excited by that little sandwich cookie!

  10. January 19, 2012 4:39 pm

    I love seeing the user submitted pics…people making the food in their own kitchens, for real, no fake studio lighting..just people cooking YOUR RECIPES. That’s gotta be so awesome for you!

    I want the Sugared Doughnut Holes to start with!

  11. Mom permalink
    January 19, 2012 5:53 pm

    Looks like your testers followed the recipes to a T. All of them look delicious and this goes to show that anyone that can read can use your book and end up with tasty, colorful dishes!

  12. January 19, 2012 6:16 pm

    Wow! These look fabulous! I haven’t ordered yet but will soon. I can’t wait to try the sesame noodles, and the pie/tart from the dessert pictures. I’d like to add how I love the theme of the book. Raw food is great, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little something cooked in the mix. This looks like a beautiful fusion of both!

  13. January 19, 2012 7:01 pm

    Well, I was wondering what I was going to eat for breakfast this morning, but problem now solved! This brings back delicious memories! πŸ˜‰

  14. January 19, 2012 7:10 pm

    Oh my gosh this all looks delicious! My birthday is in March perhaps I will order myself an early birthday present!

  15. January 19, 2012 9:04 pm

    OMG I’m literally drooling. No, seriously. I need to find some type of sugar now…

    Everything looks absolutely amazing!- and sounds amazing!

  16. January 19, 2012 9:30 pm

    I’m going to go against form here and say I’m deeply, deeply excited by the deconstructed sushi bowl! As in, it hurts my heart that I have to wait when surely, surely this would be perfect for the current summer heat.

    Instead, I’ll keep a-sipping my smoothie, and dreaming of the day when I have you in my arms.

    Your book, I mean. When I have your book in my arms. Yep.

    • January 19, 2012 9:43 pm

      The Deconstructed Sushi Bowl is indeed perfect for summer – that’s why you have to be HERE when it’s OUR summer. Then we can cuddle my book together. πŸ˜€

      • January 20, 2012 1:35 am

        Lady, you’re insane. I’m not sharing that! πŸ˜‰

  17. January 20, 2012 1:07 am

    Serious food porn! Yes, smoothies and milks for me–paradox that I am… but everything looks just great…

    • January 20, 2012 9:05 am

      Most of my smoothies have a banana as the base, for creaminess, but I’m sure you’ll like them just as much without the ‘nanas!

  18. Tara permalink
    January 20, 2012 3:07 am

    Wow, beautiful photos! I must say that I’m really excited about trying that delicious looking crepe! And the almond butter sesame noodles! I own lots of vegan cookbooks; I confess that I do not own a single one about raw foods. Yours will be my first. Your book has me excited about incorporating more raw foods into my diet. : )

  19. January 20, 2012 5:14 am

    So so so cool!!! I went to preorder your book, but the the US Amazon is not accepting my address in UK :(( Any way around it?

  20. January 20, 2012 10:27 am

    Looks fab! I’m especially interested in the Paella recipe!

  21. Lizzie permalink
    January 20, 2012 11:40 am

    Everything looks really beautiful and delicious. I could really go for some of the doughnut holes right now!

  22. January 20, 2012 8:01 pm

    OK, upfront confesh- I’m not really a dessert person so much as a general carb person, but the Le Matin Parfait and the Parisian Street Crepes are so beautiful I will make an exception. Pre-ordering!

  23. January 21, 2012 12:41 pm

    Gorgeous photos of some scrumptious (my favorite word, so it’s a big deal when I use it) recipes. I wish I was a tester πŸ™‚

  24. January 23, 2012 2:26 am

    My goodness these look awesome. I have just started looking into raw food – so when I get your book it will be my first – so exciting!

  25. January 27, 2012 7:02 pm

    The pics are great, and I’m sure the recipes are too Amber! I remember seeing and drooling over Lisa’s pics when she posted a while back.

  26. January 31, 2012 7:37 am

    wow, the book cover looks amazing!! Did you write a post explaining how you got a book deal?? I would love a link to it if so, if not I would love to see a post written about it!!!
    My dream is to get a book deal someday!!! πŸ™‚

    • January 31, 2012 8:56 am

      No, I never did write a post about that…it’s a loooong, long story, heh, and tons of work, but worth it in the end! πŸ™‚

  27. Cintia permalink
    February 7, 2012 11:20 am

    Absolutely amazing! Can’t wait to get the book! And THANK YOU!

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