I hope that raw Wednesday was great! And I’m so glad that the young coconut tutorial was helpful. I encourage you all to pick up your cleavers and try these out at home!
For those of you who don’t know Ani’s work, you can find a link to her first book in my Raw Foods 101 tab. Her first book, Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen, belongs in every aspiring raw chef’s library. It’s beautiful, informative, and stocked with absolutely delicious raw recipes. Best of all, it’s simple: what makes Ani so special is her easy approach to raw foods: all of her recipes demand minimal prep time, minimal kitchen appliances, and minimal stress.
Ani’s new book is a trim, adorable collection of her favorite desserts. Those of you who have experimented with raw desserts have probably noticed that most are fairly labor-intensive and extremely high fat. Ani’s are healthy, quick, and nourishing. I plan on doing a review of the cookbook soon, at which point I’ll have a chance to show you some of her recipes up close and personal, but in the meantime, it’s my and Jenna’s pleasure to offer one of you a copy! All you have to do is respond to this post with a comment telling us your favorite raw recipe thus far in the challenge. It can be a simple salad or one of your raw snacks: anything that has captured your imagination in these two weeks. Good luck!
In other news, Ms. Gina–aka The Fitnessista–is visiting new york with her friend Megan next week. We’re trying to put together a blog lunch!! If you’re interested in joining us, please shoot me an email, or visit Gina’s blog and leave a comment on this post! I would love to meet NYC bloggers and readers I haven’t met yet, and I’m very excited to meet Gina. Melissa of Fitness NYC will also be there. Let us know!
So you’ll notice that I’m not at the Animal Collective show. Unfortunately, I’m just not feeling up to it tonight. This breaks my heart, since Animal Collective is by far one of my top bands, but sometimes you need to listen to your body: I’m still tired and very queasy, and I’m flying out at the crack on dawn on Friday. Sigh. I’m sure it’ll be a night to remember.
On that note, I’m off to rest. Good night, guys!