My whole thing is vegan junk food, so it might surprise some of you to know I actually enjoy eating raw snacks and meals.
The problem is, however, I don’t know how to prepare a decent raw meal for myself. Of course I can make a salad or fruit platter, but I’m talking about raw creations that are inventive, delicious and well-balanced.
If you are like me and lack confidence in your skills as a raw food creator and would like to know how to improve, you will be interested to know you can win a high quality raw cook book from one of the most-respected people in the field.
Read on to enter!
Annelie Whitfield is a fascinating person. A former Hollywood stunt person and TV presenter who recovered from a serious car crash and lives in the Costa Rican jungle with her family, Annelie is also a raw food recipe developer and expert. Makes you feel kinda lazy, right?
Her new book Annelie’s Raw Food Power is packed full of fascinating ideas and recipes for nutritious, raw eating. From breakfast juices to decadent cheesecakes, Annelie has all bases covered. I recently asked Annelie a few questions about raw food and the book. You can read her answers below and then find out how you can win a copy of your own!
Fat Gay Vegan: Raw can be such a daunting endeavour for a lot of people. What can you tell us to help demystify raw food preparation?
Annelie Whitfield: It’s not about trying to prepare the most gourmet raw food meal, it’s about bringing all your favorite veggies, fresh herbs nuts and seeds and other fresh ingredients together. Making one delicious raw veggie salad a day with a delicious dressing is so easy and so quick.
FGV: A lot of raw food books require dehydrators, expensive processors and other equipment. Can a raw diet be followed without top range gadgets?
AW: Absolutely! I recommend buying a few very basic raw food recipe books that specify no dehydrator needed.
FGV: Share with us your number one reason why raw food is a positive choice.
AW: My number one reason to include more raw food in your diet is so that your body is receiving food at a higher vibration; exactly what our body and mind craves! Eating this way optimizes our greatest potential therefore making life much easier. Eating food that is in its natural state also means you absorb more minerals, vitamins and of course those essential enzymes imperative for digestion.
FGV: Your motivation for eating raw food appears to be the health benefits for you and your family. Are you also motivated by animal welfare or environmental concerns?
AW: Absolutely! It’s just such a terrible state of affairs when it comes to animal welfare that it’s so much easier to know that you can receive enough protein from wild greens, nuts and seeds and super foods.
FGV: If I only wanted to dabble in raw food, would your book be of any use to me?
AW: My book is perfect for people who want to seriously upgrade their health with some new delicious smoothie, chocolate or snack recipes, so yes!
FGV: To wrap up, tell us about the recipe in your book of which you are most proud.
AW: The full spectrum birthday cake is mind blowingly good. I like to think of myself as a bit of a chocolatier and this particular recipe has such a creamy chocolatey richness but leaves you feeling super energized and really rather blissful.
For your chance to win a copy of this fabulous and inspiring book, leave a comment telling me about your most amazing raw food experience to date.
The comp will run until midnight on Friday May 17, 2013 UK time. I will pick the answer that tickles my fancy the most and organise for a copy of the book to be sent from the publisher. I will not pick my friends, family or enemies.
In order for me to contact the winner, please leave an email address or Twitter handle with your entry.
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If you can’t wait to see if you are a winner and feel you must have the book instantly, buy it on Amazon. I don’t know about you, but I could really go a piece of raw chocolate cake right about now.