As many of you know, I love raw and cooked food. I like a balance of both in my life and now there's a cookbook that supports that. Emily von Euw's The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook does exactly that -- provides you with a balance of raw and cooked meals with an emphasis on healthy. Just my cup of tea! It is truly a cookbook without a lot of fluff and the pictures are amazing. It's a glossy cookbook with pictures for almost EVERY recipe.
The first recipe I tried was the Garden Burritos. Picture collard green leaves filled with spicy mushroom nut meat, guacamole, and broccolini drizzled with tahini. It was surprisingly filling and tasty. The marinated broccolini in tamari was the best part -- very flavorful.
Another recipe I tried was the Chana Masala. Now this was not your typical chana masala -- instead, it is a quick and easy version that you could make on a school night. I'm talking chickpeas in a tomato sauce with ginger and garlic that can be prepared in no time! It won't knock your socks off, but you'll be amazed at how much flavor a little ginger and garlic can add to a very simple recipe.
Last, but not least, was my favorite recipe -- Fully Loaded Yams. Oh. My. Gosh. All you do is cook yams for an hour, then top them with black beans, green onions, and purple cabbage and drizzle on tahini miso gravy. They are loaded with delicious flavor and very filling. This has become one of my go-to meals.
Some other raw recipes that look incredible are the Epic Portabello Yam Burgers, King Oyster Mushrooms, Green Coconut Curry, Lasagna, and Spicy Noodle Bowl. Of the cooked recipes, there is the I Love Yu Choy, Tricolor Quinoa, One Pot Veggie Noodle Soup, and Penne Pesto.
The best thing about this book is that most of the dishes are simple and tasty. Some of them are just a few ingredients as well. You can find this book on Amazon here for approximately $12. Well worth it in my opinion!