Let’s start with the brand new, ready for purchase Living Raw By Grace UnCookBook! Yes folks, it’s finished! It has almost fifty recipes, two pages of color pictures to match to recipes, and lots of information about appliances, shortcuts, and even a brief explanation of my own raw walk. It’s spiral bound so that it can lay flat on your kitchen counter as you work out of it. It is single sided so you can take plenteous notes and add/subtract/substitute for a recipe that works to YOUR tastes. It’s only $15 or $25 if you would like to purchase one for you and one for a friend. You’ll enjoy recipes like “Sweetheart Ice Cream Cake,” “Where’s the Beef & Broccoli,” “Cheezy Sauce,” “Apple Strawberry Banana Granola,” “Incrawdible Lasagna,” and many more!
In order to have it finished by September I had to stop adding recipes. I am already working on the next edition of the uncookbook and have over fifteen recipes so far. As I hold Raw Recipe Nights, I create recipes just for those evenings and I will add them to the next book. For example, the Tiramisu and Italian Dressing from the Italian Night are in the next edition of LRBG’s UnCookBook, and the Chocolate Mousse Pie and Peach Cobbler from the Ice Cream Night are in the next edition as well. I’ve had several requests for the next UnCookBook, like a chapter devoted solely toward Green Smoothie recipes, an Ice Cream chapter, and of course, plenty of desserts.
Interested in buying your own? Go HERE! If you would like it shipped to you, it’s an additional $3 a book. Or you could meet up with me when you see me and get one for a flat $15.
There has been quite a bit of change regarding Raw Recipe Nights. Living Raw By Grace had eight Raw Recipe Nights scheduled for September, but due to low attendance has had to cancel two and has reassessed how Raw Recipe Nights are to held. From now on, any scheduled events will be held in my home, to keep rent and travel expenses minimal. This means that groups as small as three and as large as fifteen can be held. I will be hosting two events a month at my place, the rest will be Raw Recipe Parties.
I just held a Raw Recipe Party at a friend’s house in Peoria – she picked an Italian theme with Fettuccine Alfredo, a side salad with Italian Dressing, and Tiramisu. So easy and DELICIOUS!
I have another Italian Party planned for the end of September in Buckeye, AZ, as well as an Asian Party, with California Rolls and Strawberry Cheesecake for dessert, planned for the middle of September. September is pretty full with classes and parties, so if you are interested in hosting a party, start taking a look at your October and November schedules. Saturday evenings, Sunday afternoons, and Monday and Wednesday evenings or afternoons work great for me. As for the 31 flavors of Raw, please go HERE to choose a theme.
LRBG's UnCookBook news
I was officially finished with my UnCookBook and was determined to get some estimates regarding having it printed. I went to Office Max, Staples, FedexKinkos, and tried a few places online. According to my current needs, each book would cost around $15 to PRINT! Oh no, that's way too much. So, I talked to a few know-it-all's and couldn't get the price dropped much. They suggested I find a way to pare down my color printing. So I was chatting with my wonderful friend tonight who gave me a great idea. What I was planning on doing was having a photo next to each recipe so you can see what it looks like. Well, that's a LOT of pages in color. Soooo...my friend's awesome idea was that I simply have a few pages in the middle of the book (or end, I'm thinking), of ALL the pictures with the page numbers for each recipe. That way it's much cheaper for you and for me! So, this puts the book back a few days. I'll be working on it a little tonight and tomorrow and I'm still hoping I can get it printed before September 1st. Kinkos said they could have them printed and bound next day...so I think I still have plenty of time! :) So, it's coming, everyone!!! LOTS of recipes! VERY easy! Tips, Shortcuts, even a glossary! Oooh, fancy-shmancy.
One woman I talked to asked me why I was writing a cookbook when there are a billion out there written by, well, you know.."real chefs". HA! I briefly explained what I do and her eyes about fell out of her head! I gave her a card, and I whole-heartedly expect her to come to a class. ;) I may not be a formally trained chef...but I love what I do and the Lord has given me the gift of teaching. That's all that matters to me! I'm not "Chef" Living Raw By Grace! Just a plain ol' gal who wants to share what she has learned!
Raw Recipe Nights Revamped
I love my Raw Recipe Nights. I love showing people how to make healthy food and add it to their lifestyles. I love that almost everyone comes with an open mind and soaks everything up like a sponge. I love that most also implement what they learn and become healthier one step at a time.
I do not like losing money. So the Raw Recipe Nights will be growing in a new direction. First, I will only host two classes a month in which I will pick the topic and you can sign up and come. Okay, now the new direction is exciting. If you have ever been to a tupperware party, a pampered chef party, a slumber party ;)....you have an idea of what I'm about to say. I'm going to start offering Raw Recipe Parties. Say you want to host a Raw Recipe Party...... You find 6+ friends and your admission is free, you get to pick the topic (ice cream, Mexican, Asian, Italian, dips, pies, cookies, etc.), AND you get to keep the leftovers. You pick the day (within reason), and I will bring ALL the supplies, food, and information. So easy. This way I'm not planning events on days that no one is available, or topics that few people are interested in. :) Please contact me if this sounds like something you would like to do!!
Another idea I'm throwing around is to cater small events. Say you want to get together with a few of your friends. You all pitch in $10-$20 and get a four course Raw meal! You can choose off a menu and it will come either prepared for you, or I will prepare it in front of you for an extra fee. Whatcha think? Would anyone be interested?
About the Blogger
Haley is passionate about Raw Food and how God has used it to heal her. She loves to share what she knows with anyone who is curious, and finds herself talking to everyone around her about her lifestyle.