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.

223 comments on “Practically Raw Vegan Cookbook Giveaway”

  1. I Love making breakfast vegan recipes. Yum!

  2. My fav recipe are those choc chip cookie dough balls!

  3. ::big smiles::


    That is all.

    Thank you Averie! <3

  4. I like making raw pasta dishes with spiral-cut zucchini; but those cookie bites look heavenly!

  5. I love Raw Dateballs or any something sweet like that. I have been hankering to try some recently!

  6. Thanks for hosting this contest!

    An easy, sweet and yummy raw recipe I like is yours: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls.

  7. I follow you on twitter on already and I tweeted the message.

  8. I already like you on Facebook.

  9. That crepe looks amazing!

  10. Already like Chef Amber on Facebook!

  11. Now following Chef Amber on twitter.

  12. I am excited about Amber’s kale chips in the book! Among other things. I want a copy of this one!

  13. I like amber on facebook

  14. I follow amber on twitter @cherrycobbler

  15. I made a raw pecan pie that was pretty darn awesome once. ;-)

  16. Wow! These recipes look amazing, would love to make
    Some or All of them…

  17. Pinterest followed you and re-pinned your Avocado Cream Cheese puffs

  18. Everything looks so good!! The only raw thing I’ve made are date balls–dates and nuts pulsed into dough. I’m clueless about other raw good. This book would be perfect to expand my knowledge!!! I’ve always wanted to try so many raw recipes…

  19. I’ve made several raw recipes, but since the rest of my family is “cooked”, this cookbook sounds like it would be very helpful since it has cooked options. I also hate to have to buy ingredients that I never use again! I love the idea of providing substitutions, too. Would love to try some of her recipes.

  20. Obviously I can’t enter, but so proud of Amber! YAY!

  21. My favorite no-bake recipe to make is guacamole. Simple to make, healthy, and delicious.

  22. I Facebook Liked LV&Y/AverieCooks!

  23. I Facebook Liked Almost Vegan!

  24. I love raw chocolate mousse made with avocados! (: So yummy.

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