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)

Or

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 http://tiny.cc/sw02aw”

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.

   

223 Responses to “Practically Raw Vegan Cookbook Giveaway”

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    Meg @ Sweet Twist — March 13, 2012 at 4:56 am

    I like Almost Vegan on facebook as well.

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    Kate — March 13, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I just bought a new dehydrator so im trying to get more into raw.. this book sounds perfect~

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    Liesel Bimmerle — March 13, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I “liked” you on FaceBook and am now following you on Pinterest! So excited to find you, learn about vegan baking, and find new recipes. I am not a vegan but am interested in learning!

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    Alexis @ Hummusapien — March 13, 2012 at 7:26 am

    This cookbook looks amazing! I make lots of raw cookie dough. Sometimes I actually prefer it to baked cookies!

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    julie — March 13, 2012 at 7:28 am

    I love juicing and things like summer rolls and salads

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    Teri Wiblemo — March 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I love anything with raw veggies. The whole family also loves to make the homemade peanut butter chocolate chip energy bars. We call them “wally” bars because that is what my 4 year old, Aquinnah, calls granola bars since she was a baby. We also love juicing!

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    Kayla — March 13, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I am very curious about the flapjack above- Can’t wait for that recipe to try!

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    Kayla — March 13, 2012 at 7:42 am

    I follow you and repinned on Pinterest!

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    Kayla — March 13, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Liked AV on FB

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    Kayla — March 13, 2012 at 7:44 am

    I follow you on FB:)

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    Ariel — March 13, 2012 at 7:45 am

    This book looks great! Kimberly Snyder had a delicious almost raw lasagna; it was time consuming but tasted great!

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    Mychie — March 13, 2012 at 7:49 am

    That lemon ‘spaghetti’ looks awesome!

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    hipveganchic — March 13, 2012 at 7:51 am

    i love raw wraps and meals but the desserts always take center stage. they are amazing and perfect and sweet!

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    Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler — March 13, 2012 at 8:02 am

    I always lean toward raw desserts, but I’d like to try more savory, veggie-rich raw recipes.

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    Shaunna Ulrick — March 13, 2012 at 8:03 am

    This would be a great book to win! :)

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    Vicki M. — March 13, 2012 at 8:04 am

    I think the raw caramels appeal to me most!

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    Jade — March 13, 2012 at 8:07 am
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    Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free — March 13, 2012 at 8:09 am

    like u on fb :D

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    Krystina — March 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

    I recently discovered that I am allergic to dairy. Needless to say, my choice is foods has had to change drastically considering there are many foods that have dairy that people have no clue about! Since the discovery, I have began cooking and experimenting more and more with raw and vegan food. I LOVE it! So much that I have completely done a 360 turn around on the decision of what I’m going to school for. (Went from Astronomy to Culinary Arts) Now my dream is to open up a restaurant that has food anyone can enjoy, rather it be a vegan, vegetarian, or any allergy someone may have. I can’t wait! One of my favorite raw recipes is the cookie dough balls. They’re so easy to make, and I can experiment with different kinds of ingredients for making different types of cookies.

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    Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free — March 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Follow Amber on twitter :D

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    Alex@Spoonful of Sugar Free — March 13, 2012 at 8:10 am

    Like amber on fb :D

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    Cynthia Lindow — March 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Had an awesome collard hummus wrap yesterday! Lots of problems here have lots of allergies dairy, chocolate, caffeine, nuts, tomatoes, dairy, and wheat. Not much else left to eat :-(
    Could really use the cookbook!

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    Amanda @ Hungry Vegan Traveler — March 13, 2012 at 8:12 am

    I like Almost Vegan on FB.

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    Cynthia Lindow — March 13, 2012 at 8:15 am

    “I entered to win the new Practically Raw Vegan Cookbook from @AlmostVeganChef in the @AverieCooks Giveaway http://tiny.cc/sw02aw”

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    Cynthia Lindow — March 13, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Love Veggies and Yoga Liked on Facebook

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    Cynthia Lindow — March 13, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Already liked Almost Vegan on Facebook

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    Cynthia Lindow — March 13, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I now Twitter Follow Amber @AlmostVeganChef

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    Vicki M. — March 13, 2012 at 8:20 am

    “Facebook Like LV&Y/AverieCooks” I did this!

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    Vicki M. — March 13, 2012 at 8:21 am

    “Facebook Like Almost Vegan” I did this a long time ago!

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    Vicki M. — March 13, 2012 at 8:22 am

    “Twitter Follow Amber @AlmostVeganChef” I did this too.

    Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine

    Instagram Follow Me

    Stumble Follow LV&Y & Stumble This”

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    • Vicki M. replied: — March 13th, 2012 at 8:23 am

      Oops, I twitter follwed Amber at @AlmostVeganChef, I didn’t meat to leave the rest of the list on there!

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    Karie — March 13, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Wow, those crepes look sooooo good. I have tried a few raw recipes and they have been really good.

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    Rachel — March 13, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I am new to cooking vegan, but it is so easy and delicious thanks to Amber Shea’s website! I am so excited to try more of her recipes! Thanks for helping me lose weight and get in shape for my wedding!

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    Jessica Caneal — March 13, 2012 at 8:34 am

    The one almost raw recipe I have made successfully is a chocolate avocado pie with pecan crust! It was divine! I don’t have a link, but will post recipe for you soon.

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    Jessica Caneal — March 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I followed @AverieCooks and tweeted about the giveaway! @jesscaneal

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    Julee Laur — March 13, 2012 at 8:35 am

    The Raw Pasta salad looks awesome!

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    Jennifer J. — March 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I have never made a raw recipe myself, unless you count a yummy salad, but I really want to incorporate raw dishes into my diet! Her book looks like the perfect addition to my kitchen and a great way to get started incorporating raw foods into my diet! :)

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    Jessica Caneal — March 13, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I Facebook Like LV&Y/AverieCooks.

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    Jessica Caneal — March 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I Like Almost Vegan

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    Jessica Caneal — March 13, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I Follow Amber @AlmostVeganChef on Twitter! @jesscaneal

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    Jennifer J. — March 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I liked Almost Vegan on Facebook!

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    Jennifer J. — March 13, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I liked Love Veggies and Yoga on Facebook!

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    Linda — March 13, 2012 at 8:43 am

    These all look so good, I want to try them all. Would sure like to win, the pictures are so lifelike!

    Hugs
    Linda

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    Jennifer J. — March 13, 2012 at 8:45 am

    Following you on Pinterest and repinned your glitter spoons…so cute love them!!

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    Chris M — March 13, 2012 at 8:47 am

    I love kale salads….with dried cranberries, apples…and a lovely balsamic vinaigrette. My goal is to eat more raw meals.

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    Neena — March 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I really love fresh crunchy salads, especially those involving fresh fruit.

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    Neena — March 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I follow you on FB.

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    Kimberly Hattaway — March 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I am particularly interested in learning raw breakfast options. I love the raw granola with buckwheaties, but it is expensive to buy and I don’t have a dehydrator to make my own. I’d love some raw cereal and breakfast smoothie recipes.

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    Dana — March 13, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I love working with kelp and asian sauces.

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