I have released four recipe books so far:

The Best of the Sunny Raw Kitchen
The Best of Raw Freedom Community
Delightfully Raw and
Deliciously Raw

These feature some of the most delectable creations to have come out of my raw kitchen and will appeal to anyone interested in a healthier diet, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience. From easy one-step everyday fare to more elaborate and involved gourmet dishes and layered cakes, they offer something for everyone and every occasion. Incredibly tasty smoothies, creamy and comforting warm soups, sexy salads, delicious nut cheezes, satisfying entrees and scrumptious guilt-free desserts...

Healthy food never tasted so good!

To learn more about my recipe books, click here!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Beyond Blogging

While searching through Blogger's Help pages the other day, I came upon some general guidelines about blogging. Amongst other things, they were recommending to keep posts short and to the point. Oopsie!

Outside The Box
Internet newbie that I am, when I created The Sunny Raw Kitchen, I had no real idea what blogging was 'supposed' to be like. In fact, I had only (and very briefly) visited a couple of other blogs. So I ended up doing what I know best how to: I 'sat back', so to speak, and let it rip; allowing for things to unfold. In retrospect, I'm really glad I did. I can't imagine keeping a lid on my creative bouts!

And so, The Sunny Raw Kitchen has evolved into a strange cross between a journal, a chronicle, a newsletter, a visual 'how to' gallery and a recipe collection, interjected with the occasional commentary on Life as perceived by yours truly, and lots and lots of mouth-watering photos.

Well, whatever this blog has developed into, it looks like it's working. The response has been way beyond anything I could have ever imagined! A little over 3 months after its launch, TSRK has something like 120 regular subscribers and hundreds of visitors dropping by every week. Wow! I remember telling Don that if what I had to share assisted a single person on their raw journey, it would be well worth all the energy I pour into it.

If you'd have told me 2 years ago, when we still didn't have a phone of our own, that we'd one day be interacting with thousands of people from all over the world, I would have laughed in disbelief. This is not to say that I get surprised easily by Life. (Don and I call it "The Ultimate Roller Coaster Ride"! lol) Still, in more ways than one, I'm in shock at the unexpected directions that this blog has taken.

What Next?
With the warm weather setting in and a new major project in the works, I can feel that a change in format is being demanded, but it's all good. Certainly the posts will be shorter and less involved. This will allow all of us to spend more time outdoors, enjoying the many blessings of the season, rather than staring at a computer screen.

Regardless of how this blog continues to evolve, my intention remains the same: to provide my readers with quality information, recipes and tips to help you on your journey to Raw and a healthier lifestyle. Oh, and have fun in the process too!

One thing is for sure; there is no shortage of ideas for exciting future posts. In the coming weeks, you can expect to learn about sauerkraut making, my special sprouting technique, and suggestions as to how to best equip your raw kitchen. In the works are also a post about Asian food in the Raw, as well as the 'Simply Raw' Series in which I'll be sharing lots of awesome recipes that can be prepared in a flash. Perfect for summertime!

My heart-felt thanks to you, my readers, who keep coming back, week after week, to find out about my latest 'rawdventures'. Without you, The Sunny Raw Kitchen would be a very lonely place. (Plus, this is soooooooo much more interesting than to be talking in my head to myself by myself! lol)



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  1. I'm so glad you have never kept your posts "short and to the point". :) I love them exactly as you have them!

    Thanks for keeping such a great blog.

  2. i do enjoy reading your journal/blog. sometimes i may not have the time to sit and read it at the moment, but i certainly come back to it.

  3. Carmella -

    Yes, there are lots of sites out there with "rules" about how to blog.

    But you have offered us all something special, and that is a peek into your own unique raw world. Your post about chocolate is traveling all across the Internet, and it was just the right size for those of us who love raw chocolate!

    Just keep doing what you're doing. We're all loving it!

    <3 ~ Heidi

  4. It's wonderful that you have a heart to share your knowledge and expertise with those of us who are just learning the raw way of life. There are few places where we can get this quality of information and not have to pay for it. Your desire to help without asking for monetary compensation is admirable and appreciated. RawFoodTalk is another expection and I've learned so much from both this site and that one. Blessings to you, Carmella!