Oh, man are you all in for a treat, literally, today! I practically did a cartwheel when Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life asked me to review her new cookbook, “Rawsome Vegan Baking”. She is basically a raw food goddess. While, I love to bake cakes and cookies, I have really fallen in love with raw recipes this year. They tend to be healthier, without processed ingredients and just taste so fresh. When you get a hold of one of Emily’s recipes, or have tried one, you will see what I mean. Her food is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but her recipes are easy and healthy! You all know I am about easy recipes.
Many of her recipes in this gorgeous book are with minimal ingredients. Truly, anybody can make them with ease. They are all so incredibly simple, whole food ingredients and most of them only take a few minutes to put together. Take this recipe for example…..Rawdical Raisin Cacao Cookies With Oats….
Emily gives you the option of eating these raw, just like glorious cookie dough, or……
….you can “cook” them in your dehydrator. I loved them both ways, but quite honestly, think I preferred them as cookie dough because they were super sweet that way. I happen to have a HUGE sweet tooth! If you want this awesome recipe, then you’ll need to order her book here or enter the giveaway below. 🙂
Don’t cry though, I am going to share one of her wonderful, easy recipes today with all of you….peanut butter cookies. SO good and addicting. I kept poking my face back in the fridge and grabbing one. Only 4 ingredients (plus salt)!! Bam!
“Who didn’t love peanut butter cookies while growing up? They are a favorite of mine due to my love of peanut butter, and so I figured I’d better create a raw version to satisfy my childhood treat–based cravings. This recipe hits the spot! You can use whatever nut butter you like; cashew butter is delicious, for example. The salt sprinkled on top is optional but adds another texture and enhances the flavor. Eat these the day after you make them—they taste better!” -Emily
Peanut Butter Cookies Makes 9-12 cookies (released with permission from the author)
- 1 cup raw almonds (145 g)
- ⅓ cup raw peanut butter (87 g)
- 1 cup pitted Medjool dates (175 g)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Salt to sprinkle on the tops
- Add the almonds to a food processor and pulse until a flour forms. Add the remaining ingredients, except for the salt and blend until a dough forms.
- Using your hands, shape the dough into balls and place them on some parchment paper. Press each ball down flat and indent with a fork going each direction. Place in the fridge to chill overnight. Eat!
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You can enter the giveaway below for a chance to win Emily’s cookbook. Or, if you are dying with anticipation to have it now, understandably, then you can order it here.
To qualify, you must be a verified follower of this blog and a US resident and enter the giveaway below. I will notify the winner by email April 23rd, so make sure you have subscribed. Good luck!