I have released four recipe books so far:

The Best of the Sunny Raw Kitchen
The Best of Raw Freedom Community
Delightfully Raw and
Deliciously Raw

These feature some of the most delectable creations to have come out of my raw kitchen and will appeal to anyone interested in a healthier diet, regardless of their level of knowledge and experience. From easy one-step everyday fare to more elaborate and involved gourmet dishes and layered cakes, they offer something for everyone and every occasion. Incredibly tasty smoothies, creamy and comforting warm soups, sexy salads, delicious nut cheezes, satisfying entrees and scrumptious guilt-free desserts...

Healthy food never tasted so good!

To learn more about my recipe books, click here!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Piece O' Pie, Piece Of Art

Food lovers will agree that long before you put something in your mouth, you get to 'taste' it with your eyes first. If you don't like what you see, there is a pretty good chance you won't be overly impressed by the flavor either.

Well, the raw enthusiasts who attended Ottawa's Simply Raw Festival last weekend sure had an eyeful, as they got to admire and yes, even sample, the 30 entries to the second annual Raw Pie Contest.

If you're still not sure about food prep being an art, this should definitely do the trick! Don't think I've ever seen such an array of scrumptious creations gathered in one place before!

Here you go... But let me give you a piece (yet another! lol) of advice: careful not to short-circuit that keyboard of yours!

Even my gifted and beautiful friend, Fairygirl/Heathy, put her talent to the test with her Strawberry Mm-Rawgarita Pie!

Mmmmmmmm indeed!

Although she wasn't planning on participating at first (the contest was booked up!), Heathy was given a last minute opportunity to whip up something of her own. Here's what she came up with:

Strawberry Mm-Rawgarita Pie
Date/nut crust
Green lime cream
Layer of strawberries
Thick strawberry lime topping
Pipped into ridges for the swirls is a strawberry sauce
Shredded coconut as the "salt" around the rim
Lime slices

"Next year, the festival will be 2 days," says Fairygirl/Heathy, "and I can't wait! I have a year to come up with a winning pie!!!"

Oh-oh, better watch out! I have no doubt that the one I've nicknamed 'The Ultimate Dessert Queen' (read this post and you'll see what I mean!) will be back with a yummilicious revenge of unprecedented proportions!

If you'd like to visit the webpages for other Simply Raw Festivals, including top pie entries and recipes, you can do so here:

Photo Credits
All photos from Simply Raw Festival's site except for Photos # 1 and 7 by Heathy

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  1. what great pictures. beautiful pies. beautiful people.

  2. Yes, thanks so much for your wonderful blog! I always have a happy smile when I have time to "blog-hop" and see there is a new post waiting for me on the Google Reader...

    (Having said that, I know how busy it can get, and am also always happy looking through old posts for new gems and great recipes!).