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Live Raw Around the World Recipe Book Giveaway

Recipe books or cookbooks offer us a portal into another person’s food passion and culinary perceptions. I love perusing through different recipes especially if they are raw and/or international.  These recipes introduce us to a variety of foods and food combinations we may never have thought of on our own.

Being a raw vegan I find myself unable to resist the newest raw recipe books to hit the bookstore shelves. Hot off the press is Live Raw Around the World, International Raw Food Recipes For Good Health and Timeless Beauty by Mimi Kirk. If you’re not familiar with the author, here’s a little bulletin.  Mimi became a raw vegan at the seasoned age of 69 and just one month before her 70th birthday, she won the title” Sexiest Vegetarian over 50″ in a nationwide contest.  Wow, diet can bring out our eternal youth and Mimi has proven Raw

This is Mimi’s second book and it’s loaded with 17 chapters of exciting and health purposed wisdom and recipes that she gleaned from her travels all over the world.  From this book you will ascertain and accumulate the real essence of what it means to be a raw vegan, a planet and plant conscious eater. Some of the recipes will call for special equipment like a spiralizer, food processor, juicer and a dehydrator. This book is also brimming with big gorgeous colorful photos that tempt the palate.

We may not have had the opportunity to travel and taste the diverse and succulent foods different countries offer, so this recipe book will bring them home to our kitchens. Mimi shares delicious recipes from Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, India and Thailand. Although I have been to Italy, France and Germany I never really got the farmers market experience.

tomato soup spain2I’m a huge tomato soup fan so I eagerly made the Spanish Gazpacho (chilled tomato soup with assorted veggies).  This sapid soup was so easy to make and divine to eat.  Made from fresh tomato’s, bell peppers, cucumber, shallots, an apple, mint and dates.  It’s incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. The Chocolate Caliente is a delicious rich chocolately drink that is just too yummy to share.

Germany, a land of Koo Koo Clocks, yodeling, beer and chocolate. When we think of German cuisine, decadent  desserts usually come to mind. Being of German heritage I enjoyed making several of Mimi’s recipes. The German Pancakes were very easy to create and they only need 2 1/2 hours in the dehydrator. I absolutely loved the Sweet Potato Noodles with Cheesy Cheese Sauce.  Everyone in my family wanted more, it tasted so good and the sauce can be used on other foods as well.  Apple Strudel is one of the all time favorite desserts in Germany and this raw recipe is sublime. I also made the Minestrone Soup from the Italy recipe choices.

You’ll find as you create these mouth watering recipes you can really taste the favors of the raw foods, and you start preferring them to cooked.  You don’t have to be raw to enjoy these wholesome recipes, just include them into your diet. I love this recipe book and would highly recommend it to beginners and seasoned raw eaters.

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48 Responses to “Live Raw Around the World Recipe Book Giveaway”

  1. scott macmillan says:

    Raw Yam Burgers & Daikon Fries.

  2. Lakshmi says:

    pizza and any kind any kind of fruit pie

  3. Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:


  4. Kitty says:

    I want to convert my lasagna recipe to raw!

  5. Joanie says:

    Raw thai-style vegetable curry sounds amazing!

  6. sarah says:


  7. Dorothy Teel says:

    I think a veggie pizza would be great with cheese, yummy

  8. Gaye M says:

    Blackberry Cobbler.

  9. Vanessa says:

    I’m definitely interested in a raw pizza. I don’t even know how that would work, haha.

  10. Karen says:

    Peach pie.

  11. Wilma P says:

    Apple Pie

  12. Dianne says:

    Coconut Cream Pie

  13. Laura says:

    Definitely pizza!

  14. Amber G. says:

    I would like to figure out how to make a raw curry dish.

  15. Gail Williams says:

    What can I do with raw pumpkin?

  16. Renee G says:

    I’d love to have a raw tamales recipe

  17. Christine Beasley says:

    a chutney

  18. latoya says:

    I’d love more raw dessert recipes, I don’t know that I have just one in mind

  19. Becca F says:

    French Silk Pie!

  20. Michelle L says:

    I would ik to convert a pizza

  21. Katie K says:

    mashed potatoes & gravy

  22. french fries, if that’s even possible.

  23. Stephanie Larison says:

    Spaghetti and meatballs

  24. Charmaine T says:

    Mashed potatoes and gravy

  25. angel d says:


  26. Marissa M says:

    Pizza or fries!

  27. Julia says:

    I would love to make raw gazpacho. My husband makes it with bread.

  28. alena svetelska says:

    i want convert my veggie pizza to raw

  29. DanielM says:

    a veggie pizza!

  30. The Peace Patch says:

    Raw cannoli. :)

  31. Tiffany Mann says:

    I want to make a raw version of lasagna that omits the fatty cheese but still has a ton of flavor.

  32. Elena G says:

    Banana cream pie and different kinds of cookie recipes.

  33. Lydia Claire says:

    I’m not sure yet as I’m just looking into eating raw foods.

  34. gaby says:

    how cool! I love trying different ethnic cuisines and love traveling!

  35. roger simmons says:

    nything full of grease that tastes good…pizza, burgers, fries, shrimp kebabs

  36. Natalie says:

    Mac and cheese

  37. Maggie Fout says:

    I am thinking peanutbutter cookies!

  38. JohnZ says:

    Potato Pancakes

  39. kayla hyde says:

    I’m thinking meatloaf!

  40. Ryan D says:

    My wife and I love trying to “cook” raw. It has opened us up to a whole new world of food and food combinations. We’ve been pretty successful at finding raw recipes online. I really want to try a “cheesecake” recipe but we haven’t yet. I would also like to know how to eat certain foods raw like potatoes or varieties of squash.

  41. Paula Tavernie says:

    Pizza for me!!!!

  42. Samantha says:

    Pizza! I love it too much to give it up to be healthier!

  43. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to convert a peanut butter cookie to raw

  44. Mihaela D. says:

    my pizza

  45. Lily Kwan says:


  46. Michelle C says:

    French Fries

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