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 Post subject: Practically raw desserts by amber shea crawley
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:42 pm 
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disclosure: I received an advanced copy from the publisher

Anyone have this book yet? Or made anything from it?

The book is gorgeous, is organized so well, and there are TONS of food photos. I've been reading the introduction and later plan to pick out some recipes to try. I look forward to making my own homemade sunflour as a substitute for nut flours! Amber really put a lot of thought into this book, there are substitute and variations galore for each recipe (especially for those of us with food allergies), and instructions for making the recipe raw, dehyrdrated, baked, frozen, etc.... You can tell she is really passionate about practically raw desserts (and the raw life diet in general, she has another cookbook too) and wants to make her recipes accessible to as many people as possible.

I'll be doing a full review on my blog sometime soon and I look forward to picking some recipes to try!

http://www.amazon.com/Practically-Raw-D ... 129&sr=1-2

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Practically raw desserts by amber shea crawley
PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:52 pm 
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I just picked this up! I really love all the variations and substitutions; her other book was super flexible, too.

I haven't made anything yet but I just about fainted when I saw the tahini caramels.


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 Post subject: Re: Practically raw desserts by amber shea crawley
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:49 am 
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so you can use the oven as a dehydrator sub? i have been getting into raw-ish food but have no dehydrator.

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 Post subject: Re: Practically raw desserts by amber shea crawley
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:24 pm 
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yup, you can totally use an oven.... her goal of the book is to make raw desserts as accessible to as many people as possible, spreading the raw love you know ;) of course if it's baked, it's not truly raw, but amber is not one of those strict labeling types of peoples, she seems to encourage flexibility in her recipes....

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:52 am 
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I was a tester for this book and most recipes were nice.

My favourites were: Individual Cherry Crumbles, Chocolate Protein Power Pudding & Chocolate Protein Bark.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:53 pm 
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bought it!

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 11:02 pm 
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i am going to try and bust out the detox macaroons soonish!

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Just made the enlightened carrot cake and it was really good! :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 6:34 pm 
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so i want to make & share the detox macaroons. it calls for coconut butter - you think using coconut oil will be okay with these? she said both are inner-changeable for most of her recipes.

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For those interested, I shared the recipe for her chocolate protein bark as well as a a chance to win the cookbook here: http://tastespace.wordpress.com/2013/11 ... -giveaway/

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