A gorgeous giveaway

***************EDITED TO SAY: This giveaway has ended as of 7/13/09 0800.

Hey everyone! HAPPY FRIDAY!

I’ve got a seriously amazing giveaway to kick off the weekend….

Remember this cookbook that I got (and have been experimenting with a little this week)??

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I talked to Sarma, founder of One Lucky Duck and co-founder Pure Food and Wine, and she has graciously offered a Fitnessista reader a signed copy of her new cookbook!!!

This cookbook is outta control amazing. The recipes are easy to follow, don’t require a ton of obscure ingredients or fancy schmancy equipment and demonstrate that raw food doesn’t have to be complicated to be beautiful and delicious. It also includes a boatload of information on nutrition and the raw lifestyle, yet reads like an email from a good friend. I read the book in it’s entirety within 2 days.

It’s also a feast for the eyes with stunning photos…

Recipes for juices….

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Salads, soups, snacks and impressive entrees….

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Cocktails and desserts….

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Are ya sold yet??? 😀

Here’s how you can get 2 chances to win this beautiful cookbook:

  1. Leave a comment stating why you’d like to win this cookbook and/or what you’d like to make first if you win
  2. Link back to this post on your blog and send me an email (fitnessista at gmail dot com) with the link to your post. If you don’t have a blog, no worries, just send me an email and I’ll get your extra entry in

I’ll post the winner at 8am EST on Monday, July 13th

***************EDITED TO SAY: This giveaway has ended as of 7/13/09 0800.

See ya after lunch and work 😉

xoxo,

G

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272 Comments

  1. Frances Worster on July 11, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Hey!
    I would LOVE to win this book because I've gone High raw in the last 2 months and am feeling VERY adrift: I don't know any fellow vegans, let alone raw foodists and am trying to figure out this diet for myself while representing it to others. I am a recent university graduate with limited funds and a desperate thirst for resources and assistance!
    Frances
    fworster@sfu.ca

  2. Maria Peters on July 11, 2009 at 1:20 am

    It would be fabulous to win this cookbook as I have been experimenting a lot with raw recipes this last week and am really loving it. It would be absolutely amazing to have a Raw cookbook that includes some raw supper recipes that my husband would eat and enjoy!

  3. Jessica on July 11, 2009 at 1:23 am

    I would love to win this book! I would have to try the pumkpin pie in a bowl recipe first!

    Thanks Gina!

  4. fraysh1@hotmail.com on July 11, 2009 at 1:27 am

    I would love to win this cookbook because I don't have any other raw cookbooks and I'm just getting into the lifestyle! and I would make a wonderful raw meal to show my friends and family how delicious raw food is.

  5. Scuzzie on July 11, 2009 at 2:28 am

    I'd love to win this cookbook because I'm trying to incorporate more raw foods into my diet, but it's hard to find new and exciting ways to liven up my meals! I'd really love to get my fiancé to try out this lifestyle, too– so I need all the help I can get! 🙂

  6. M on July 11, 2009 at 3:47 am

    I would love to win this cookbook and make some of the dessert recipes! Thanks for the lovely giveaway 🙂

  7. Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) on July 11, 2009 at 4:42 am

    If I don't win it, I'll probably buy it! It looks fantastic!

  8. Jocelyn on July 11, 2009 at 5:32 am

    I would love to win this cookbook because I have Sarma's Raw Food Real World book and I am a big fan of it as well as one.lucky.duck! What's not to love!?

  9. RunToFinish on July 11, 2009 at 7:39 am

    ohh this would be an amazing treat! As I've continued on my raw journey I keep coming across new fruits and veggies and wondering how I could incorporate them in to dishes

  10. Kate on July 11, 2009 at 8:06 am

    I would la la love to win this cookbook! I have always been a fitness and health nut, but am new to the raw eating movement. I need some raw recipes to get me started.

    Just discovered your blog a month ago and LOVE it..thanks for the inspiration Gina!

  11. Erin on July 11, 2009 at 8:12 am

    I want this! I've been enjoying more and more raw foods, but have yet to get an actual raw cookbook. This would be great!

  12. Lea on July 11, 2009 at 8:25 am

    what a rawesome giveaway. sorry i couldn't resist.

    my diet is very raw as is, but i would love to try newer recipes rather than the same 'ol stuff i've been eating thus far.

    that choco + coconut thing in the pic looks divine.

  13. nicoleishappy on July 11, 2009 at 8:29 am

    i would make those bars in the last photo! those look great! i want to win this bc i am always trying to find new healthy yummy recipes

  14. Christina on July 11, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I'd love to win this cookbook because all the raw ones I've read have such complicated recipes!

  15. Ashley on July 11, 2009 at 9:36 am

    I would love this cookbook!! I'm learning more about raw foods each day and this would be a huge help!

  16. Loni on July 11, 2009 at 9:39 am

    OOOhhh I have been keeping an eye out at the library for this glorious book, no luck. I would love a copy! What an inspiring read!

  17. CaSaundraLeigh on July 11, 2009 at 9:40 am

    I think this cookbook would be really neat to win because I am interested in the whole new "raw" food trend–thanks for the fun giveaway! =)

  18. Kelsey on July 11, 2009 at 9:43 am

    sarma is so cool! id love to win this book and try to recreate some raw entrees into my diet, instead of just snacks and salads!

  19. Melissa on July 11, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I would LOVE to win this cookbook because I'm a full time college student and work. I've changed how I look at food in the last couple of years and would love to be able to try new raw foods rather than just you basic salad or fruit bowl.

    I would LOVE to make the vanilla chi pudding! sounds amazing!!!!

  20. Trisha on July 11, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I would love to win this cookbook to get more ideas on raw foods. I've been trying a few things already but would love more ideas and awesome pictures that like always make me want to try the recipes!

  21. Erin S. on July 11, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Hi! I recently started trying to adapt cooking more at home with fun and healthy recipes. I would love to win a copy of this cookbook as I am interested in cooking to try some new recipes to incorporate some new raw foods into my diet.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    – Erin

  22. Jess on July 11, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Hi Gena- I'm fairly new to your blog but I would love to win this book because I've been a vegan for about 2 years now and I'm trying to transition into a raw-based diet. The thing is, I'm not ready & don't have the cash to splurge on a dehydrator and the like so this cookbook would be so helpful for getting me started. Right now is also the perfect time for me to go raw because local farmer's markets are in full swing and there's so much delicious produce! I have a sweet tooth too, so I'd love to try some of the desserts from the book!
    Thank you!

  23. Katherine on July 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I would love to have access to Samara's book! I struggle with balanced eating (your post about eating enough to maintain your metabolism really spoke to me), and am looking for new things to eat instead of my unembellished menu. I eat healthy, but boring because I'm working on finding healthy ways to eat delicious things! I don't know anyone else meatless, so it'd be awesome to have a resource of recipes to make (instead of eating each ingredient separately because that's the only way I know how!).
    I would love to try some of the dessert recipes first because I have not had a cookie to eat in over a year! Since I've struggled with eating, I am always too anxious to eat whatever is available. I'd love to put healthy things together, knowing that there is nothing processed/unnatural, and then enjoy a special treat!
    Also, I'd love to try some lentil/bean recipes. I don't know where to begin with those ingredients, but know they can be great staples!

    Thanks!
    Katherine

  24. Lara on July 11, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I would love this book because I am just learning about the world of raw foods and would love a great cookbook to start trying some recipes.

  25. Kayona on July 11, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    I would love the book because I am always striving to feed my family more healthy foods. I would want to try everything and would have a hard time choosing just one.
    kayona_barnes at yahoo dot com

  26. april on July 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook so I can make recipes for my family! They are interested in eating more veggies but don't know what to do with them.

    I would make some sort of dessert first!

  27. Renee G on July 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook because I'm trying to get my family to eat healthier.

    rsgrandinetti@yahoo.com

  28. Val on July 11, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I'd love to have a copy of this book! I've been wanting to eat more raw foods so this would be a great boost!

  29. Caitlin on July 11, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    I would LOVE this cookbook because I am very interested in incorporating more raw foods into my diet. I'm not the most creative when it comes to this stuff so this cook book would make my life so much easier and healthier!
    I'd like to start with the juices! I want to try having one each morning but am scared to just throw stuff in there!
    Awesome giveaway!

  30. Anonymous on July 11, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I've been coveting this one for a while!! I need chia pudding!-monica
    rideit4@comcast.net

  31. Anonymous on July 11, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Hi there and Happy raw summer! I would absolutely love to dive into this cookbook and start with the delicious looking layered dessert. I started raw with Sarma's orgininal cookbook~took a 2year hiatus from raw and am now back at high raw forever! I had to dust off the original of course. =)

  32. lifesdelights on July 11, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I'd love this book b/c I've heard it un-complicates raw "un"cooking. I'd like to try some tasty main dishes to expand my horizons beyong salads.

    Metta

  33. Danielle on July 11, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I would love to win this book because I want to experiment with raw foods and this book would be a perfect starting point.

  34. Megan on July 11, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook because I'm new to the raw food lifestyle and would love some delicious ideas. Thanks!

  35. Bethany on July 11, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I would love to win this because I am trying to eat more raw foods but feel like I am eating the same thing over and over.

    Great giveaway!

    blw_22@yahoo.com

  36. eclecticFLgirl on July 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I'd love to win this cookbook because I eat mostly raw and it would be great to have new recipes. I'm also a college student, so money's pretty tight and winning the book instead of having to pay for it would be great!

  37. Lara (Thinspired) on July 11, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    OMG what an awesome giveaway, Gina! I am *just* starting to learn about the raw movement! I got the Natalia Rose Detox Diet book and today bought a juicer, so I so enthusiastic right now about learning more recipes!!

  38. earthmother on July 11, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    I've LOVED Sarma ever since her first book (with Matthew Kenney). In fact, I want to be her when I grow up.

    How cool is her tat!

  39. jesstyler on July 11, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I"d love to get that book! I'm loving raw foods right now 😉

  40. EatRunLitigate on July 12, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I'm loving all the raw food I've seen on the food blogs lately and would love to check out this cookbook!

  41. Amber on July 12, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Sarma's first raw book is like my cookbook bible, I would LOVE her seocnd book!

  42. AzLinda on July 12, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Hey there!

    I would just love to win this cookbook. I have about 60 lbs to loose and I just started with clean eating and daily exercise. I am really interested in learning more about raw food and incooporate it into my life. What an awesome giveaway. I'll link it in my next post 😀

  43. Tasty Health Food on July 12, 2009 at 6:08 am

    I would love to win this giveaway because I've started cooking healthily for my entire family, and honestly, I'm running out of ideas. 😛 This book looks amazing!

  44. Erika on July 12, 2009 at 9:12 am

    I would love to win this cookbook! I am trying to start off slow and be "rawish" and this would def help. I might make the taco shells first becuase yours looked so yummy.

  45. mandy m on July 12, 2009 at 9:58 am

    i'd like to win this cookbook basically because i'm bored! i've been a vegetarian for some time but want to branch out and look for different ways to make my meals.

  46. Sleepdreamdress on July 12, 2009 at 11:26 am

    I would love that book because I am slowly adding more raw meals into my diet and I desperately need a recipe book…a girl can't live off of internet recipes all the time!! Thank you sooo much!!

    Maggie

  47. Jess on July 12, 2009 at 11:56 am

    Ohhh fun giveaway!
    I would love to win this cookbook for more inspiration for raw meals. Since going more raw I have had an easier time managing my food allergies and better pain management. It would have some great ideas for dishes that I could make for people who don't understand raw or think salads are boring! I'm also interested in what Sarma has to say about raw food. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Joanna Steven on July 12, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I'd love this book because Sarma's recipes are always so yummy and amazing. The 1st thing I'd like to make is these awesome looking bars you took a picture of. Thanls 🙂

  49. Allison on July 12, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Looks like a great cookbook! I'd love to give some easy raw food recipes a try 🙂

  50. Lauren on July 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    I would love to win this cookbook! I'm pregnant and need to watch my sugar intake…so this would be PERFECT! I need to figure out some more healthy snacks & meals.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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