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. My favorite raw food is your kale chips, I have them every day!

  2. Hehe, my favorite sort of raw recipe is cookie dough, of course! Here is a link to some slightly healthier dough I made:

  3. Your friend looks like a great cook and seems as though she has some great, healthy recipes. I enjoy cooking with mostly fruits and veggies and my treats tend to have health properties too. I made a similar no-bake carrot cake ball recipe: although I did not put raisins in my recipe, and I think this would have been great!

  4. I love making raw chocolate puddings and shakes!

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  6. I love a great, big salad.

  7. I FB like ya

  8. I FB like AV

  9. The type of raw/no-bake recipes that I like the most would have to be desserts! (in other words, sweet things!)
    Mostly because they are a quick, simple and easy thing to make when you are feeling like something sweet, and did I say that they were quick to make? And being healthy that just makes it a plus! Oh, and delicious! Did I mention that they are delicious? :D

  10. I would absolutely LOVE to win this cookbook Averie! I have always eaten very healthy ( veggies and very little processed food and sugar) and I believe I am now very ready to embark on the raw life. This book looks like the perfect segue to do so, especially for the fact that you mentioned she does not have exotic ingredients. I liked retweeted, liked both of you on FB and am following you on Pinterest. Really hope to WIN!

    P.S. Great move on renaming your blog!

  11. Im constantly looking for new vegan and raw recipes. Her recipes look great!

  12. All raw recipes appeal to me! I’m new to the raw food thing and I have many allergies so I really need the ideas.

    Liked you on facebook yesterday. Does that still count? lol

  13. Avocado pudding is my favorite raw treat!

  14. Salads and nut based cookies are my favorite raw foods

  15. I love smoothies and raw oatmeal raisin cookie bites ( . . .when I make them, they’re never in the house for long.

  16. …and I follow you on Instagram!

  17. Your raw pasta is most appealing to me! Yum!

  18. I’ve made a few mostly raw, simple things like salad, energy balls, etc. I follow Choosing Raw, but sometimes I feel like its a lot of work to be raw, and while some of the creativity is awesome, the novelty and mixing of unexpected ingredients can give me the heebie-geebies. This book looks like a great place to start.

  19. I follow you on Instagram.

  20. The homemade energy bars sound great.

  21. I am new to the whole raw foods arena (limited in the past to salads primarily), but I am very interested in learning all about raw foods since recently giving up all meat.

  22. Cookies are my weakness so I love all the raw cookie dough bites.

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