Tuesday, 4 March 2014

SNEAKPEAK INTO MY COOKBOOK: RAWSOME VEGAN BAKING


Hey, all. So today is an exceptionally exceptional day because my book, Rawsome Vegan Baking, which has been in the making for a year now, is being OFFICIALLY PUBLISHED! Order your copy from here. I use the term 'officially' here because apparently some of you have already gotten yours and it's already in some bookstores... but March 4th was the pub date I was given month and months and months ago, so I'm gonna celebrate, dammit! A bunch of other exciting stuff has happened in the past few days too, which I will be sharing in this post; as well as giving you a sneakpeak into the book. But for now, let's just take a moment to freak out.

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

All my dreams are coming true and I'm a little scared because what if I'm accidentally using up all my food fortune in just a few years and the rest of my days are spent lived in terribly poor luck!? *Push that thought aside. Keep freaking out in a totally positive, over-the-moon way.* Naaaah, it's all good.

I just cannot believe that my book is going to be in all these book stores I frequently visit, and just a couple years ago, daydreamed of selling my own books in. I actually cannot think of how my situation could be improved. Unless Ellen emailed me and wanted me on her show. Vegan lesbians unite. (Although I call myself pansexual, not lesbian, but still.) I mean, Rawsome Vegan Baking is being sold pretty much everywhere; AmazonBarnes & NobleIndigoBooks-A-MillionIndie BoundThe Book Depository and wherever else books are sold! It's also going to be in a bunch of local shops that I love to visit like Eternal Abundance, Nice Shoes, Banyen Books and The Soap Dispensary

Photo: Max Wall
Okay enough of that. Some other amazing things that have happened recently? I was featured on the cover of my university's newspaper, The Peak, and had a two-page interview inside! Raw vegan food is going mainstream (kinda)! I made my first recipe video, showing you how to create raw vegan chocolate truffles (it's gotten almost 1,000 views in one day!) It's pretty amateur and I realize this, but I will be working to improve my video skillz - yes, with the 'z' - and coming up with more vids for you soon. Watch it, give it the thumbs up, go easy on me. 


I found out my book is being sold at Costco, which is sort of a huge deal because Costco is about as mainstream as you can get (except maybe Walmart). My book is on VegNews' 15 most-anticipated books of 2014. The Saveur Best Food Blogs of 2014 are being nominated right now and I would love you forever if you nominated me. Just saying. And more generally speaking: I'm getting great reviews back on the book and have been in interviews out the whazoo to promote it, which is fun for me (nevertheless, we still have not confirmed the precise definition of 'whazoo'). All in all my life is incredibly exciting right now and I am so stoked for the future. I am ALSO stoked for you beautiful people to hold my book in your hands! Now I'm going to give you some details about it that I haven't shared before... hence the "sneakpeak" aspect of the post title. Hehe. 


Below is the table of contents for Rawsome Vegan Baking. If you think this kind of food is boring, think again. From just a handful of super healthy wholesome ingredients like nuts, seeds, dried and fresh fruit and coconut; you can come up with this many recipes:

Cakes & Cupcakes
·         Cashew coffee vanilla crème cake with cinnamon chocolate crust
·         Super sexy cacao cashew cupcakes
·         Buckwheat & berry cream cake
·         Neapolitan mousse cake
·         Rawified Reeses cake
·         Black forest cake
·         Vanilla chocolate chunk cheesecake with peanut butter & coconut
·         Strawberry banana cream cake with mint
·         Nut-free creamy coconut cheesecake
·         Chocolate cheesecake with chocolate chili drizzle
·         Mini beet mousse cakes with sweet cashew cream & spiced nuts
·         Rainbow cake with fruit layers & coconut cream frosting
·         S’mores cupcakes
·         Chocolate molten lava cakes with goji berries
·         Pink cherry ice cream cake
·         Vanilla herb cheesecake with walnut crust, rosemary, orange mint & fresh fruit
·         Blueberry strawberry banana ice cream cake
·         Triple threat chocolate cake with carob buckwheat pecan cake, avocado cacao ganache & ginger chocolate sauce
·         Blueberry fields forever cake with blueberry coconut & chocolate avocado layers
·         Berry cream cakes with chia pudding
·         Deep dish chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake 
·         Triple layer ice cream cake with cashew peppermint, banana strawberry & coconut vanilla layers
·         Carrot cake with cashew cream cheese frosting
·         Double decadence chocolate silk cake with hazelnut crust
·         Peppermint chocolate molten lava cakes
·         Ginger lime berry ice cream swirl cheesecake

Bites, Bars & Cookies
·         Caramel mocha bars
·         Cranberry bliss bars
·         Creamy peanut & oat squares with raw chocolate and blueberry topping
·         Ultimate shortbread bars with layers of salted caramel & spiced chocolate
·         Orange carob bars & almond chocolate bars
·         Loco coco bars
·         Super food brownies with chili cinnamon fudge frosting
·         Chocolate energy bites with pumpkin seeds, raisins & matcha
·         Almond joy candy bars with crunchy coconut center enrobed in raw chocolate
·         Piña colada bites with pineapple, coconut & pine nuts
·         Fruit crumble with banana ice cream
·         Crazy for coconut bars
·         Superior fudge
·         Maca cacao truffles
·         Spiced orange chocolate layered with fresh kiwi, orange & dried figs
·         Chocolate banana crêpes with coconut cream & berries
·         Chocolate nut butter cups, three ways
·         Avocado towers with dark chocolate mousse & salted pistachios
·         Go-Nuts Donuts with strawberry, chocolate and coconut frostings and dried papaya, golden raisin, goji berry, coconut and cacao nib sprinkles
·         Chocolate lava cakes with mint filling
·         Avocado mint cream bars with chocolate, two ways
·         Endless energy bars with nuts, seeds, figs, raisins & sweet coconut drizzle
·         Totally tahini cups with coffee cream filling
·         Fudge bites
·         Hippie halva
·         Pecan sesame truffles with camu camu, orange & vanilla
·         Almond butter and jelly sandwiches with apple bread
·         Maca miracle pyramids with chocolate goji berry filling
·         Raw chocolate cookies sandwiching vanilla cashew cream
·         Peppermint cream sandwich cookies covered in chocolate
·         Peanut butter cookies
·         Carob comfort cookies
·         Rawdical raisin cacao cookies with oats

Pies & Tarts
·         Jungle pie with chocolate crust, bananas slices & chunky coconut topping
·         Jewel fruit tart with caramel almond filling
·         Maple pecan pie
·         Naked fruit tarts (nut-free, coconut-free, fat-free)
·         Lemon dream pie with pecans & coconut vanilla whipped cream
·         Rhubarb almond crumble with maple oregano glaze
·         Cinnamon apple pie with date caramel
·         Peaceful peach cobbler
·         Chocolate banana cream pie
·         Almond ginger rosemary tart with coconut, chia & almond caramel
·         Fresh berry tarts with whipped vanilla coconut cream
·         Banana tart with chocolate cream, jungle peanut butter & candied ginger slices
·         Chia caramel pecan pie with cinnamon chocolate sauce
·         Fresh citrus tart with coconut lemon cream & lemon zest
·         Oversized oreo tart with vanilla coconut cream & chocolate ganache
·         Harvest pumpkin pie
·         Into the wild caramel tarts with pistachios, pumpkin seeds & chocolate trees
·         Banana ice cream tarts with salted nutmeg caramel
·         Strawberries ‘n’ cream tartlets
·         Boston banana cream deep dish tarts

Pudding & Ice Cream
·         Amazing avocado chocolate pudding
·         Cacao carob vanilla towers with macadamias & chocolate walnut garnish
·         Breakfast parfaits with layers of fruit & chia seeds
·         Chia vanilla pudding with cinnamon & raisins
·         Crème brulee of cashews, banana slices & lavender with cinnamon coconut topping
·         Coffee crème mousse with chocolate pecan crust
·         Rawky road ice cream with marshmallow & chocolate chunks
·         The real banana split
·         Ice cream sandwiches with rosemary almond cookies & berry medley ice cream
·         Banana ice cream / the best thing ever
·         Chocolate & vanilla ice cream sandwiches
·         Peppermint avocado ice cream with chocolate chunks
·         Strawberry cheesecake popsicles with coconut flakes
·         Vanilla ginger ice cream popsicles with chocolate coating
·         Deconstructed creamsicles with orange and vanilla layers
·         Heavenly banana almond cinnamon shake
·         The ultimate chocolate shake with coconut whipped cream & cacao sprinkles
·         Sorbet with strawberries, agave & mint

Basic recipes
·         Raw chocolate
·         Coconut cream
·         Hot cacao


Yep. I know. The world is so good to us, it's not even funny. I'm gonna laugh anyways though because I'm just too darn happy not to. I'm having an amazing day, week, month, year - and I hope you are too. You are the reason I am where I am. All my love goes to you. 

Em

44 comments:

Miachel @ Spiced Curiosity said...

This is amazing. Congrats to you, girl! :)

Jacqui said...

So amazing, congratulations! I've pre-ordered your book and am waiting for it to arrive here in Sydney with anticipation. Can't wait!! xx

Anonymous said...

Hippy Mom, Well, isn't your post filled with all sorts of different energy, Your so friggin cute on your video, I hope that you make many, many more. Its so cool to see you making your recipes and giving a new energy to the trvl blog. I super enjoy that, but not in a weird way, promise, your welcome. So I will be shopping at Costco this week and all definitely look for your book. Good nite your food looks amazing, Sweet dreams, you...

sarah@thesweetlife said...

Congrats Emily! That's so amazing!!! I preordered mine so it should be coming any day and I'll make sure to mention it on my blog!

Ötso said...

so psyched for my copy to arriive!

akeensecretidenitywriter said...

OH MY GODDDDD IT ALL LOOKS SO GOOD :D I CAN'T WAIT TO HAVE MY PREORDERED COPY IN MY HOT LITTLE HANDS!

soiliveinberlin said...

Congratulations! I really have to buy your book. I'm new into this raw food life and I really love it. The absolute best thing is all the raw desserts and goodies you can make. I love it!

And thank you for a really super inspiring page :)

Anonymous said...

Bought your book on Amazon yesterday. Can't wait to get my hands on it!! :D So excited! Keep it up!
Love from Norway <3

Elyse @myveganp said...

I have cleared my evening of any distractions in anticipation of the arrival of my pre-ordered copy. Eeeee! Congratulations Emily!

Amanda @ Create N Plate said...

This is so so exciting!! You rule and I am too excited to get your book in my hands! It's happening tomorrow, and when it does I'll be dancing around the kitchen for the rest of the day. Congrats on everything!! :)

Jill said...

I will deff need to grab a copy!

Jessica @ bakecetera.com said...

i love the video! you have an awesome spirit and it's enjoyable to watch!! huge congrats on the cookbook, and i love your site! (oh: AND THE TRUFFLES ARE TO DIE FOR!)

Alana said...

omg I'm so excited to get your book. I preordered it a few months ago and it's ON THE WAY. YAY! I went to your website to make something the other day and my internet was being so funky and wouldn't load anything (I blame your beautiful, beautiful pictures :P) and all I could think was "WHY DON'T I HAVE THE COOKBOOK YET!" I bet Ellen is totally gonna hit you up. hah! Can't wait to watch the video ... yummm truffles!! Congratulations lady! I haven't ever posted here before but I am a big fan of this site since a friend turned me onto it a few months back, have made a handful of AMAZING things off here, and I am trying to connect more with people I appreciate, even if they don't know me. So thank you and congratulations on your book! woohoo!!
Alana

Linda Bot, Holland said...

I love the pictures! I ordered your book and now have to wait 4 weeks to have it shipped to Holland. Thanks for so much inspiration

charly said...

it will be one of the easter presents that I will get *-* I am already so excited to hold it in my hands! congratulations!! :)

Alex @ delicious-knowledge.com said...

Congrats! So excited for you and the cookbook! Can't wait to get my hands on it :) those photos are gorgeous and the perfect tease!

Sibylle said...

Ze awesomeness! You so deserve this :-) Congrats!!

Kibby said...

Em! I am so happy for you and so proud of you! Your book looks AMAZING and I will be purchasing ASAP. I am working on a Tonic Alchemy Book for Kindle and iPad, etc. - and would love to have mine on the shelves like yours someday. Aim big, right! Yes, do more videos. They are down to earth, helpful and authentic. You have inspired me to get back to doing videos on my blog again too - it's been awhile.
I really love your recipes and have been making several each week. Chocolate is my go-to for making goodies too.
Again, so psyched for your success, happiness, and your book.
Love, Kibby

Gabby @ the veggie nook said...

Congrats lady! I have already made one of your recipes from it (yay advanced copy!) and it's just awesome. Now onto the next one ;)

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Allie said...

I got through reading the 2nd item on the table of contents and ordered a copy. Done & done. Can't wait to actually get it and drool over all the photos! ....and of course give my all at recreating heaven on earth. Congrats girls!

pdbats said...

Congratulations Em! You are a very clever girl and deserve all the success in the world. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing recipes with us. Can't wait to get a hold of your book! :)

Lois said...

Congratulations from Bowen Island!

Karen| Char Co. said...

Congratulations! You are so talented, and I love your recipes!

Anonymous said...

Emily I just ordered it!! I am so excited, it'll be at my house on saturday! The only problem will be which recipe to make first

Anonymous said...

I LOVE YOU EMILY!
YOU DESERVE ALL THE LOVE, HEALTH, PEACE AND HAPPINESS IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE.

YOU GOT WHERE YOU ARE FROM ALL YOUR CREATIVE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION PLUS YOUR RECIPES ARE TOTALLY DELICIOUS !!!

SORRY AGAIN FOR USING CAPS AM TOO EXCITABLE

love from Sophia Elle (stalker [a nice friendly not scary one] from your facebook, twitter accounts lol)

Anonymous said...

I pre-ordered your book on amazon.ca and they say I will only get it around the 20th :(
And I can't wait it looks so amazing!
Congratulations!

Emily von Euw said...

HAHA YOU'RE WONDERFUL THANK YOU <3

n vonk said...

YAY!!!! It just arrived from amazon today -it is GORGEOUS and I already know what my first recipe will be:
avocado mint cream bars with chocolate!!!!

Alana said...

ok so follow up comment! Love the video! I would promise to make those truffles but since i got your book that evening after I posted a comment I've been too busy staring longingly at everything in that book like it's an old lover's eyes. ANYWAYS. Making mad stuff out of your book, so so wonderful. Glad you are like... in the business! What a dream come true. :D Please make more videos! You are adorable.
Alana

eatgood4life.blogspot.com said...

You did a great job on your video. Nothing to be worried about. I will be making one of your book recipes and posting on Sunday :-) I can't wait.

Lauren said...

As a follower of your blog for more than a year, I can't express how excited I am about your cookbook! When I first went raw, your blog was my Bible. Thank you for all of your hard work and delicious recipes. You have an incredible gift; keep rockin' it!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily! I recently found your blog and immediately fell in love with it, and your spirit and photography! Quick question about your book....as I am a nonraw vegan (who LOVES raw desserts) I don't own a dehydrator and am wondering if most of your recipes require one before I order it. Thanks girl!

Anonymous said...

Love love love your blog and recipes!!!! More videos! And it would be so wonderful if you posted photos of your food being made (different steps in the recipe instructions). xx

Lucille Victor said...

I received my copy here in the UK yesterday (( before the official release date). It is amazing! I'm going to make the Black Forest Cake this Sunday for Mother's Day for myself. I really want something special on the day and, unfortunately, my other half could burn a boiled egg.
I've been following your blog for quite a while now and must say that your enthusiasm is infectious. When I started raw veganism I was totally intimidated by making anything bolder than a salad, I am now experimenting and substituting regularly, thanks to your very unintimidating approach to raw.

Jennifer McLean said...

Book is AMAZING! Everything looks so delish! So far tried the cranberry bars - yum, yum! My only complaint is that you did not use a newer picture of you! You look so beautiful in your new photos! Also managed to finally find cocoa butter in the store, it was in a burlap sack at Whole Foods - who knew? Look forward to trying many more recipes!

screwdestiny said...

Seriously, why isn't everyone vegan? I don't know anyone who is omni and eats as well as you. Plants are amazing! Cannot wait to try all these recipes!

Florian Over said...

Bought your book and it is amazing. :)
Everyone (Friends, Family and Coworkers) is psyched for the recipes and the pictures. Very good work!

Love from Germany,
Florian

Florian Over said...

Your book is amazing. Everyone (Friends, Coworkers, Family) is psyched over the recipes and the pictures.

Very good work!

Love from Germany
Florian

christine said...

This goes on my 60th birthday wish list for next month - it looks so good - I hope I can buy it in the UK:) Well done you!

Alexandra said...

Waaaait a second... Eternal Abundance... the soap dispensary... Banyen flipping books?

I'm ashamed to say I had no idea you lived in Vancouver (MY city!). This blows my mind and thrills me to no end. I've probably made 25 of your recipes without even realizing that you live here. I'm such a fangirl. Will you be doing book signings? (Maybe I should read your actual blog posts and then I'd know...)

Love you, love your work, thank you for being such a bright shining light.

that kate said...

Love the video so yes please make more! Now off to buy your book :)

Tasch said...

Congratulations Emily! You have such an inspiring spirit and happy-go-lucky attitude. You come through in your blog as truly lovely! I am buying your book for myself and for friends and family for Christmas presents - yuuuumy and thank you! xox

Sarah Fawcett said...

My friend posted a pic of the Caramel Mocha Bars on Facebook, I thought they looked delicious so I asked her where she got the recipe - just been previewing your book on Amazon - OMG it looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, it's top of my wish list now.

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