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!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

One Candle

Today marks the one year anniversary of The Sunny Raw Kitchen. Wowsers! Has it really been that long?

Well, I certainly didn't expect that sharing my latest culinary experiments with the cyberworld could be so much fun (not to mention addictive! lol) Don has gotten used long ago to waiting patiently while I take endless photos each time I whip up something new, and also to making mental notes when he comes up with an original creation.

Some of the highlights of our year of huddling together in this virtual kitchen include:

- The recounting of my adventures In Sandy's Sunny Kitchen

- The launching of Raw Freedom Community, a warm online community to share and exchange about raw foods, health and a bunch of other topics

- The release of my first ebook "The Best Of The Sunny Raw Kitchen”

- A recent uncooking marathon with my dear friend and raw Chef, Heathy/Fairygirl

- Feature posts on a variety of dishes...

I've also looked in depth at a number of topics, giving my best tips about...

How to be raw on a limited budget
Foraging Wild Edible Plants
Making Sauerkraut
Equipping Your Raw Kitchen
And how to celebrate the Holidays and party in the Raw

Oh, and I have also set up an Index to help you find at a glance the recipes posted on this blog. I know I'm a little behind (oops!), but I'll do by best to keep it up to date. Call it my New Year's resolution. ;-)

My Faves
I've enjoyed a lot of incredible recipes over the last twelve months - most of which I've already shared with you. So I thought I'd do a little recap of my favorites before attacking a new epicurean year. Now, I gotta tell you that this was no easy task. I tried going with the usual 'Top 10' idea, but it was a desperate 'no can do'. And so I've settled for 27 (I like symmetry.) I still had to overlook a whole bunch of gems, but hey. *shrug*

Without further ado...

My Top 27 Raw Recipes for 2007:

(In no particular order)
  1. Jennifer Cornbleet's Cream of Zucchini Soup
  2. Don's Green Celery Soup
  3. Snowdrop's Ranch Dressing
  4. My House Dressing
  5. Kate Wood's Sauerkraut Salad
  6. Pansy's Famous Onion Bread
  7. Ani Phyo's Black Sesame Sunflower Bread
  8. Vee's Badabing Bruschetta Bread!
  9. Raw Pleasure Australia's Savoury Nori Snacks
  10. Tropigal's Chewy Crunchy Garlicky Toasts
  11. Ocean's Tuna Salad
  12. RawFoodRightNow's Raw Deviled Egg-less "Egg" Spread
  13. Fairygirl's Pasta Primavera
  14. Cherie Soria's Crab Cakes
  15. Snowdrop's Sesame Nuggets
  16. Russell James' Fennel & Cherry Tomato Balsamic Tart with Macadamia Cheese
  17. Russell James' Spinach & Wild Mushroom Quiche
  18. Samosas and Curry Sauce
  19. Rawvolution’s Burgers
  20. My Lasagna Magnifica
  21. Pizza (any kind, but our usual fare is with pesto, tomato sauce, Rich Cheddar Sauce and marinated veggies)
  22. Vanessa Sherwood's White Chocolate-Strawberry Cheesecake
  23. Snowdrop's Blonde Fruitcake
  24. Fairygirl's Chocolate Orange Cake*
  25. Fairygirl's Blueberry Chocolate Cheesecake*
  26. My Strawberry Shortcake
  27. Ginger's Best Coffee Ever
* Recipes available in her upcoming raw dessert ebook

Looking forward to another rawsome year with you all!

Raw blessings,



  1. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year! You must be sooooo proud of your awesome blog. It's amazing.

    I'm wishing you loads of success this year and always. Cheers!

    Kristen's Raw

  2. one year and so much. wow! your blog is truly incredible. information, photos, recipes, etc. so very well done. happy anniversary to you. beautiful work. looking forward to another excellent, abundant year!

  3. You're making my hungry. Happy anniversary. Thanks for the icing recipe. I use it in everything ... but don't worry, I've given you a heaping serving of credit on my blog :-)

  4. Thanks for your kind words and support! It sure has been an incredible ride. Now let's see how this new year has in store...

    I'm glad you're enjoying the whipped cream so much. I just found out that you bring raw treats to work. Lucky them! ;-)

  5. Wow, I had no idea you could do so much with raw food . . . even make bread? Incredible. Thanks for all the recipes and info, I will be trying some of them in the new year, though I´m not sure if I can get all the ingredients down here in Guatemala. :D


  6. Wow, what a year eh?! And so many more exciting things to come!
    I wonder what's in store from The Sunny Raw Kitchen...maybe Divas Part 2 ?!?! :D

    Great work as always dear Carmi - you are changing the world, one raw dish at a time!