Widely followed blogs have what they call give-aways. Usually a sponsor offers up something to the blog readers, or companies send freebies to the writer or whatever. The blogger then asks for comments and usually picks a number/name at random to see who wins whatever product was donated.
Well, thank YOU Mr. Random-Number-Generator! Earth Mother over at In The Raw teamed up with Snubbr to offer a give-away for a raw food cookbook of your choice. Woo-Hoo! It seriously made my day, I was so excited!! I love surprises, so I asked Earth Mother to choose between 2 books for me and just surprise me. I fear my email was misread because she ended up sending me one I already had! It's ok though...no tears here...she sent it because it really is one of the best (in my opinion).
Raw Food/Real World by Matthew Kenney and Sarma Melngalis.
My dear sweet husband bought me a few books back when I first got in to raw food prep a few years ago. He handed me this one and said, "I don't know if it's any good, but the pictures are pretty and so are the people in it." Ha! Well if any of you have looked at this book you'd have to agree. Matthew and Sarma make Raw Food sexy. But you know what? They also have some of the best recipes. 3 come to mind that are staples in my house; Cranberry Maple Granola, Maple Cinnamon Crispies, and Quinoa and Grape Salad. I have made quite a few of their other recipes and have never been disappointed. In fact it's one of the first cookbooks I recommend for folks who want to get started with raw recipes right away. If they are interested in the "How?" and "Why?" I usually recommend Dr. Cousens books Conscious Eating or Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. Raw Food/Real World has info in it (cleverly spattered about the colorful pages), but it's their easy, beautiful, fresh recipes that make it pop into my mind first when people ask for recommendations.
I've loaned out my own copy so many times I am thrilled to have another copy. But guess what?!?! What goes around comes around and I am all about spreading the **Raw Food Love**. So I am having my first give-away. Don't laugh now. I realize I only have like 25 followers, but it just makes your chances that much greater, right?!?!
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post about why you're interested in raw food. That's it! How easy, huh? I have NO idea how bloggers keep track of who twitters/posts/FaceBooks things for other entries, so I'm keeping this one simple. A comment gets an entry...easy as raw strawberry pie! I'll close the comments on Sunday night at 9pm (March 21st) and announce the winner Monday morning.
On another note...my dear friend Andrea over at Four Flights of Fancy nominated me for a Blog Award.