Thursday, May 17, 2018

Welcome to author Reut Barak

Hello, Reut (of raw munchies), congratulations on the release or your new non-fiction cookbook. It looks like readers can discover plenty of delicious vegan meals here.

Let's hear a little about the book: 
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This book is all about the warm crunch: pesto,

fettuccine, pad thai, and even coconut chicken, all in their raw vegan version. It’s a great way to have a quick, impressive healthy meal.

30 recipes for 30 days of a spiralizing adventure. It’s a whole new way of cooking!

“It’s always great to share food with the people we love, and Raw Munchies book series is all about making something special to have together. It could be an exotic smoothie, a healthy spaghetti, or a portobello mushroom steak. It’s been my greatest challenge and joy to create this book series and open up to this new art: to bring popular and gourmet recipes from around the world to the raw vegan table.” Reut Barak

***What a wonderful concept! Now for a peek into the book:

Excerpt: 
FARFALLE

An impressive noodle dish, with a rich cream and fun, crunchy noodles

Dressing

Chop tomatoes, bell pepper, and chives and mix with the rest of the Dressing ingredients.

Dehydrate on a Teflex sheet at 108 degrees Fahrenheit (42 degrees Celsius), for 2-3 hours.

In a food processor or high-speed blender, blend the dehydrated Dressing ingredients.

Fresh Vegetables

Chop parsley and chives and add to the Dressing.

Farfalle

Using a spiralizer triangle blade, spiralizer zucchini, and then cut into smaller pieces, creating large farfalle. Mix with the rest of the Farfalle ingredients.

Add the Dressing (and the Fresh Vegetables).

DRESSING

2 tomatoes
1 red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chives
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon rosemary
½ teaspoon paprika
sprinkle of chili flakes

FRESH VEGETABLES

2 tablespoons parsley
1 tablespoon chives

FARFALLE

1 zucchini
1 cup rocket leaves
the juice of 1 lemon
2 teaspoons cold-pressed olive oil

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Waiting time: 2-3 hours

Serves Two 

Youtube Video for this recipe https://youtu.be/K6PzFEfwq4I

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***Very nice! 
***My thoughts about the book (Review): 
I'm not a vegan myself, but I love vegetables and am trying to eat healthier. And like most people ( I assume), I'm looking for ways to get good taste along with health-filled benefits in food. Reut Barak's book seemed like a good fit, so I gave it a try. A free copy was given to me to review for an honest opinion.

The topics include such things as: About the diet, secret ingredients, a note on dehydration, recipes, world cuisine, and more. 

Reut explains that to be considered part of a raw vegan diet, the produce can't be cooked in temperatures higher than 108 degrees. She also explains the why: to detox, get more energy, and better health. She explains other concepts that might be new to some of her readers such as food combining. For those who know this stuff already, they might pick up a new detail or two that would be useful. Some of the questions she answers are fascinating such as how to make mushrooms taste like steak. I never knew, and now I do. There are many good tidbits in this book. 

Her explanation of Asian tastes in food I found useful as well since my family often enjoys this type of cuisine. Of course recipes from other parts of the world are included, and they are great as well.

This book was filled with many surprises (me being an omnivore and all). When I saw that there was a part about dehydration, I was thinking she'd advise eating watermelon or something. She meant a process of food preparation though. I had to smile about my own ignorance upon this matter.

With recipes like Quinoa Noodle Salad or Rainbow Noodles, readers can find various delicious new things to try. I know this is a book about veganism, but I'm going to go out on a limb and admit something here: non vegans can get a lot out of this book too. One can perhaps have a vegan night for taste or detox, or one can enjoy the various recipes every single day.

Us omnivores could enjoy these tasty treats along with or our regular fare. People from different backgrounds can get a lot out of this book. And those pictures...the large pictures add to the allure of the book. It's nice to see what the dishes look like. Also, a perusal of ingredients will convince one to do themselves a favor and try these dishes out. Put into the right combination, not only will they provide fabulous nutrition, but they taste good as well. It's going to be fun going through and trying different recipes. I may even experiment with these concepts myself. This book is recommended. -Laura Hogg****

About the author:


RawMunchies.org is a raw vegan website dedicated to making healthy, gluten free recipes, that are delicious, easy and great for detox.

Reut Barak has been an online influencer in the Raw Vegan world since her transformation in 2015, “I started cooking when I was 7, on my own making Challah bread. I was brave. The result was what could only be described as beginners luck.I have since had every possible failure in the book (and some of my own). 

But I always succeeded in the end, and over the 25 years in the kitchen I mastered cooking. I could make anything I wanted to make. Until I went raw. 

A chance night of late Googling on May 25, 2015 exposed me to this new great challenge and I learn new things every single day. Join me! Love, Reut”

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Reut-Barak/e/B06XWY27SS


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Monday, April 30, 2018

Welcome to author Josanna Thompson

Hello, Josanna, how great that your historical fiction romance is out. Congratulations on the release. 


Let's hear a little about it. 

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Sarah Campbell is a rarity among women in her time. Raised by her Scottish father and the natives of a remote island in the South Pacific, Sarah and her father embark on a perilous journey to Scotland. Their crew betrays them and murders her father for the purpose of selling Sarah into slavery. She is rescued by an unlikely hero, Hassan Aziz, the most feared pirate on the Barbary Coast. She quickly discovers that she is unprepared for the complex world that is suddenly thrust upon her. Sarah must find a way to survive in a world that intrigues and terrifies her.


**Sounds cool. I like those Scottish stories.

Now for an excerpt:


“Explain it in a way that she can understand,” Hassan shouted. “I want her to understand your treachery. Tell her now, or I will cut off your ears, your nose, and every part of your body until you confess your sin.” While several of his crewmen held Emile steady, Hassan pressed his saber against the doctor’s ear. “This is your last opportunity to confess,” he warned as he pushed his saber deep enough to draw blood.

Beads of sweat rolled down Emile’s forehead. “I deceived you, Sarah.” His voice quivered as he spoke in English. “We intended to murder your father when we decided to give you passage to France.”

“What murder?” Sarah asked.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Josanna Thompson is the author of A Maiden's Honor and The Woman from Eden series. She has lived in many different places in the United States, including the Southeast, the Midwest, California, and the Northeast. When she is not writing; she enjoys traveling, exploring, and scuba diving.

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