Howdy everyone! I'm back! That wasn't too long this time, was it?
Oh my, what a welcomed change of weather; it's absolutely gorgeous and sunny where we are right now! Makes me wanna drop all the computer stuff and run outside!
First I want to tell you about a couple of things before I do just that...
Raw Beauty Calendar 2011
Tanya Wood, a Montreal based artist, has put together a very unique and original calendar featuring 13 Real People Gone Raw. Tanya writes, "My goal with this project was to create something beautiful and honest that could help inspire greater health and well-being this coming year."
She asked her friend, photographer Nick Rudnicki, to help her make an eco-friendly calendar that would feature real raw foodies in the “raw”. The diverse group of participants, men and women aged between 18 and 62, represented in Raw Beauty 2011 showcases the idea that it's always the right time to begin gaining health and wellness. It also promotes to non-rawbies that anyone can add a little more raw to their lives.
Additionally, Raw Beauty 2011 features seasonal easy to prepare recipes that anyone can make. They call only for simple pure ingredients available in markets everywhere and use the most basic kitchen utensils (an ordinary blender or food processor are all you need).
I recommend you hop over to Raw Beauty 2011's website to find out more about it!
Delightfully Raw Giveaway
I'm happy to report that I'm making very good progress on my upcoming recipe book, Delightfully Raw: Recipes from Carmella's Sunny Raw Kitchen. I finished the front cover this morning and now just need to finalize the back cover and a few details like the index and page references. If all goes well, it should be available in electronic format any day. Hee hah!
I woke up in the middle of the night with my mind buzzing with ideas. (Gotta let all that creative flow come through when it's happening! hehe) It occurred to me that it would be good to include a few words/comments about me and my recipes in the new book. You know, to give people that aren't already familiar with what goes on in my Sunny Raw Kitchen a better sense of what they might expect.
Enters you, dear reader!
And what better way to do this than to have a giveaway?
All you have to do is write a few lines about me, my blog and/or my recipes and leave them either in this blog's comments section or in my inbox at sunnyrawkitchen(at)gmail(dot)com. Also please leave your name (it could be an alias if you feel more comfortable) and general location for me to add to the quote. For example: "Linda, Washington" or "Michael, New York".
I will pick my 3 favorite comments on Saturday morning. These contributors will receive a complimentary e-copy of Delightfully Raw.
I realize that it's a bit short notice; I should have thunk of that before, but hey. Hopefully it will still give you enough time to enter the giveaway! The winners will be announced here and on Raw Freedom Community on Sunday afternoon.
By the way, if any of you would be interested in reviewing Delightfully Raw on your blog, drop me a line at sunnyrawkitchen(at)gmail(dot)com.
Thanks guys for your help with this!