The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook Review + Giveaway!
Emily's photography also just keeps improving, and you can see a clear difference in each book. This latest one shows off her increasingly thoughtful photo composition, each page begging to be gobbled up. The fresh produce always contrasts beautifully with the creamy, crunchy, mouth-watering final recipes. You'll want to make every recipe in this book the moment you get your hands on it!
When we chose the recipe to make, we wanted to pick something simple, savory, and satisfying. We went with Emily's Cream of Carrot Soup, because it looks just perfect and is a great, easy winter-time meal. Oh, and did we mention we're giving away one FREE copy of this cookbook to one of YOU?! Read on, ladies & gents, and be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom to enter the giveaway!
I always forget how much I love soup- until I make a bowl of soup. This is perfect for a cold, rainy day, made with fresh carrots from the farmer's market or your own garden. Option: Switch out the potato for yam.
2 1/2 cups (592 ml) water
2 cups (303 g) chopped carrots
1/3 cup (51 g) chopped potatoes
3 peeled garlic cloves
1 small onion
1 tablespoon (14 g) chunk peeled ginger
1 teaspoon dried thyme, plus more for garnish
1 teaspoon paprika powder, plus more for garnish
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, plus more for garnish
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons (30 ml) extra virgin olive oil (optional)
1 teaspoon sea salt
Throw everything in a pot, except the olive oil and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and let everything cook in the water for 10-15 minutes, or until the onion is falling apart and tender and the potatoes are at least soft enough to poke through with a fork.
Transfer everything into a blender, adding the olive oil and salt now, and blend until smooth. Adjust according to taste, adding more salt or other spices if desired.
Pour into bowls and garnish with cracked black pepper, more olive oil, fennel, paprika and thyme, and perhaps a sprig of basil or other fresh greens. Curl up with a blanket and enjoy!
This is where you can enter to win one of your very own copie of 'The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook' from Emily Von Euw. One lucky winner will be chosen on February 29th. Be sure to enter as many ways as you can below- each completed action is a SEPARATE entry- so you have more chances to win! A HUGE shout-out and thanks to Emily at This Rawsome Vegan Life, who you should follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, because she is truly awesome.
Giveaway open to US + Canadian residents only. Sorry mates!
If you don't win, or don't even want to wait to find out who does, you can order your own copy of Em's book here. Otherwise, good luck!
(Soup image credit to Emily Von Euw + Page Street Publishing Co.)