yesterday we had a wonderful day. we managed to get many things checked off our list to-do, both personally and business related. though our to-do list continues to grow with new projects.
we finally got around to going to our local farmers market here and forgot how much we love going. we had stopped going there for awhile. no real reason why besides the cost factor. though now we are realizing it is so worth the extra bucks for local foods, especially our local greens and now duck eggs. we enjoyed a lovely local kale avocado veggie salad last night and it was delicious. the flavor of the kale was amazing!
moving onto today’s post. remember our post from yesterday discussing inspiration. well we have a dear blog friend that inspires us everyday. it’s so inspiring for us to see a friend follow her passion and make a career out of it! Amber is not only an amazing raw foods chef, she is very similar to us in our way of thinking!
we love her open mind and attitude about foods and health. that is where practically raw fits in so nicely.you don’t have to be perfect at something all the time. you just do what you can when you can.
we were asked to review Amber’s cookbook Practically Raw. we were so excited to take a look and make a few of her yummy looking recipes. we absolutely adore this cookbook. love how she dedicated chapters to hummus and kale chips!!! so awesome we must say.
we browsed the cookbook making notes on what recipes we wanted to make first. then we realized it was just about everything in there. seriously it all sounded so good. and Amber does a great job of letting you keep the recipe RAW or cook it. so again you can do what fits for your lifestyle. don’t be afraid of trying new things. we love that the cookbook gives you that flexibility of raw or cooked, as we have learned our bodies do best with a little from both worlds!
we finally decided to make her banana bread squares. we adore bananas. and loved banana bread growing up so making this raw version seemed perfect. and it was!! the bread texture was so soft and tasty. plus the recipe was super easy to make!
we loved every bite of this bread. we ate this banana bread plain because it was that good as is. but putting some nut butter on top would be amazing as well.
thanks again Amber for letting us review your cookbook! now if you are looking for some great and easy recipes that can be done either raw or cooked then this cookbook is for you! go out and get yourself a copy now.
we hope one day that our paths will cross and we get to meet the lovely Amber and make yummy raw foods together!
we already booked a few more recipes to make like her graham crackers, cashew-macadamia nut hummus, chocolate kale chips, and oh so much more.
Twins Question: what are your thoughts on cookbooks that provide raw recipes along with cooking options? do you like to incorporate some raw foods into your daily life? what is your favorite raw foods recipe?
till next time,
lori and michelle