Practically Raw: a photo-packed mega-preview!
Hi all! I’m so excited to give you this photo-packed mega-preview of some of the recipes in my upcoming cookbook Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make. I introduced the book to you a few weeks ago, and more recently blogged some of my recipe testers’ photos, but today, I get to show you some photos straight from the book and reveal more about the book’s contents. Practically Raw is due out on March 15, 2012, but it’s available for preorder on Amazon right now!
The recipes in Practically Raw are all:
- packed with substitution options
- adaptable to any kitchen, whether you have a dehydrator or not!
Let’s explore the book chapter by chapter, shall we?
Chapter 1: Raw, Practically is my lengthy introductory chapter, containing an explanation of the benefits of raw foods, the story of how I got into raw food, a nutrition guide, money-saving and make-ahead tips, a detailed ingredient guide, a raw vegan pantry checklist, an equipment guide, and basic techniques and recipe guidelines. As I told a friend recently, this chapter took almost as much work to write as the whole rest of the book combined, and I’m quite proud of it. I hope you’ll take the time to browse it and perhaps learn something new!
Chapter 2: Milks & Smoothies contains recipes for a variety of nut and seed milks as well as an array of colorful, nutrient-packed smoothies, such as Peaches ‘n Creamsicle Smoothie, Tropic Thunder Smoothie, and this Cocoa Corruption Smoothie.
Chapter 3: Breakfast & Brunch contains lots of morning favorites, from Biscuits and Sausage Gravy to a Breakfast Banana Split to this Apple Pie Oatmeal.
Chapter 4: Bread & Crackers offers a variety of raw vegan bread recipes, like Rosemary-Garlic Bread and Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bread, and cracker recipes, like Basic Flax Crackers and Zesty Corn Tortilla Chips.
Chapter 5: Cheeses, Spreads, & Sauces is a condiment lover’s dream, with multiple raw cheese recipes (like my Christmas Cheese Ball, above) and dips both sweet and savory, like Chocolate Silk Ganache and Garden Fresh Salsa.
Chapter 6: Kale Chips is just that—an entire chapter of kale chip recipes! Cheesy Chili Kale Chips, Pizza Kale Chips, and Chocolate Kale Chips are some of my favorites.
Chapter 7: Hummus is dedicated to my favorite food of all time! You choose your base recipe (Classic Chickpea, Zucchini, or Cashew-Macadamia Nut Hummus), then add a variety of seasonings to craft creative variations.
Chapter 8: Soups & Salads will show you how to make Butternut Squash-Chipotle Soup, Chilled Watermelon Soup, and Kale-Tahini Salad, among others.
Chapter 9: Main Dishes is a monster of a section containing nearly 20 delectable entrées, like Vermicelli with Pecan Cream Sauce, Stuffed Peppers with Sunseed Hash, Sopes (Mexican Corn Cakes) con Mole Poblano…
…Deconstructed Sushi Bowl…
…and Fiesta Taco Roll-Ups with the most amazing raw taco nut-meat you’ve ever had.
Chapter 10: Snacks & Sides contains a bundle of easy, no-advance-prep-needed recipes, including a quartet of seasoned nuts (clockwise from top): Mesquite Candied Pecans, Baklava Nut Medley, Curry-Glazed Cashews, and Cocoa-Dusted Almonds.
Chapter 11: Desserts may well be my favorite! Learn to make Cinnamon Crumble Coffee Cakes, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles, Spiced Pumpkin Spooncream…
…White Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bites…
…and Raspberry Lemon Mousse Tart, among others.
Chapter 12: Menus & Resources gives you a variety of themed menu ideas and a list of where to find raw vegan ingredients, equipment, and educational resources.
Are you excited yet?!
Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make debuts March 15th, but again, is available for preorder on Amazon right now. Have you reserved your copy yet?
Now that I’ve whet your appetite, I’m planning to share a recipe straight out of Practically Raw later this week, and I want you to choose which one I post! Please comment below and let me know which of the following recipes you’d like to see:
a) Apple Pie Oatmeal
b) Sopes con Mole Poblano
c) Deconstructed Sushi Bowl
d) White Chocolate Coconut Fudge Bites
I’m looking forward to seeing what you choose!
Thank you all so much for your support of Practically Raw…I can’t WAIT for you to see the book!
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2 years ago this week…
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1 year ago this week…
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