Practically Raw Vegan Cookbook Giveaway

I recently received a copy of Amber Shea Crawley’s new cookbook, Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make

I’ve known Amber for three years and not only is she sweet and kind, she has a hilariously dry and witty sense of humor which I adore, but she’s also an amazing chef and now published author. And we both happen to have a big sweet tooth, another reason I love her.

Here’s a sampling of the raw or practically raw vegan food found on the pages of Amber’s new book:

Parisian Street Crepes

Mushroom Nut Burger

Flaxjacks with Miso-Maple Butter

Deconstructed “sushi” bowl

Build-Your-Own Energy Bars

What I love most about Amber recipes, not only in her book but also on her blog, is that she provides:

Substitution options and variations. If you don’t want to use maple syrup, use agave. If you don’t have basil, use parsley.

Cooking and baking options. You don’t have to be 100% raw to appreciate her recipes.

Her ingredients are also pretty mainstream and not too many “specialty” and hard-to-source ingredients.

She is also budget-conscious and does not have you running to the store to buy exotic and pricey ingredients to then use 1/2 teaspoon of it.

Also included in the book is a comprehensive first chapter covering nutrition, kitchen and cooking equipment, ingredient and pantry lists, and her overall , philosophy.  The last chapter of the book includes sample meal and recipe plans. She did not miss a beat with this book.

Here are a few of my own favorite easy, raw, vegan recipes:

Raw Pasta Salad with Creamy Lemon & Herb Dressing

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Oatmeal Raisin Carrot Cake Bites (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Fresh Vegan Spring Rolls and 2-Minute Peanut Sauce (No-Bake, Vegan, GF)

Raw Vegan Caramels (GF)

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

I can’t wait to dig into Amber’s book and get busy in the kitchen.

If you’d like to enter to win a copy of Amber’s Book comment below to enter.

1. What type of raw or almost raw recipe appeals to you the most? (links welcome)


Have you ever made raw/almost raw or no-bake recipes? (links welcome)

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow @AverieCooks and and then tweet the following:

“I entered to win the new Practically Raw Vegan Cookbook from @AlmostVeganChef in the @AverieCooks Giveaway”

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like LV&Y/AverieCooks

Facebook Like Almost Vegan

Twitter Follow Amber @AlmostVeganChef

Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine

Instagram Follow Me

Stumble Follow LV&Y & Stumble This

or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Thursday, March 15, 2012 and winner will be chosen randomly. Open to continental U.S. residents only.


  1. I follow you on pinterest (as snoozinchat) and repinned your yummy pic of your strawberry banana bread!

  2. I had raw falafel once at the Chicago Diner, and I’ve been looking for something that comes close ever since!

  3. I love fresh raw slaws — so good and crunchy! :) All the pictures look delish!

  4. For some reason, the recipes without nuts appeal to me first. And I love nuts!

  5. I would really love to try and make a raw dessert! Thry sound delicious!

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  7. I don’t have twitter or Facebook but I’d like to enter! yay!

  8. This looks awesome – would love to win!

  9. Raw works for me because it takes less time. It would be nice to win her cookbook. Thank you.

  10. I love raw cookie dough balls. So yummy!

  11. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  12. Already Liked Love Veggies and Yoga on FB!

  13. Already instagram follow you too!

  14. My favorite raw recipe is veggie wraps similar to the ones you made. I use avocado, cabbage, lettuce and carrots. Although, as far as dessert goes you can’t beat your Dough Balls!!!! :)

  15. I facebook like LV&Y.

  16. I facebook like Almost Vegan.

  17. I follow you on Pinterst and just repinned the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Can’t wait to try it!!!! :)

  18. yum!! this book looks delicious! just starting to add more raw food to my diet this book would be kickass

  19. I have never used any raw recipes before I cannot wait to try since I am now Vegan. The Mushroom Nut Burger sounds really good.

  20. the raw & almost raw dinner recipes I would love to learn from!

  21. Fast and easy, but delicious.

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