Nourished: Comforting Raw Foods for Winter eBook [Review + Giveaway]

What dish first comes to mind when thinking about comforting foods? I’ll admit that in the winter months, you could feed me soup non-stop through an IV and I would be a happy girl. I’ve been interested in adding more raw food to my diet, however, because of their awesome nutritional properties and general deliciousness. I don’t profess to be an expert in raw cooking, which is why I was delighted when Tanya of BetterRaw asked me to try out her eBook, Nourished. Tanya has a pretty inspiring story relating to her journey to healthy living; it’s definitely worth the read! The eBook has recipes for every occasion, as well as tips for raw cooking, choosing produce, and using raw cooking equipment. Tanya has been generous enough to allow me to share a recipe with you, as well as providing three lucky readers with a copy of their own! Keep reading to see what the eBook is all about, and to enter to win a copy of Nourished!

Tanya shares recipes to fit many palates, ranging in difficulty from simple to more complex. Upon first opening the eBook, I mentally bookmarked several of recipes that I wanted to try; I know you’ll be tempted too!

Apple and Cinnamon Chia PuddingApple & Cinnamon Chia Pudding: Unlike the chia pudding I usually make, this is blended up with whole apples and fewer chia seeds, making it a bit thinner in consistency. The cinnamon indeed made it a warming and enjoyable breakfast, even after a chilly morning run! I topped mine with hemp seeds for an extra boost of protein.

Warming Avocado FriesWarming Avocado Fries: Don’t let the name deceive you, these are neither warm in temperature, nor are they fried. What they were was GOOD! The cayenne pepper in the coating certainly gave me a heated kick!

Sweet and Tangy Cabbage SlawSweet & Tangy Cabbage Salad by Tanya Alekseeva 

Simple, green, delicious. I had nearly all the ingredients on hand, and dirtied nary a kitchen appliance. Measure, chop, mix, mmmm!


  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 1 c. frozen raspberries
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 1⁄2 tsp. Himalayan salt


  • Slice the cabbage into thin strips or grate it instead. Let the raspberries defrost and squash them with a fork.
  • [Tip: Raspberries are out of season during the cold months, but frozen berries sold in supermarkets are usually collected over the time of harvest when they were in season and ripened naturally. They are usually the sweetest and most nutritious berries available to purchase in winter.]
  • Stir the remaining ingredients in with the berries and then mix the dressing with the cabbage.
  • I like to leave this salad at room temperature for 4-6 hours before serving, so the cabbage gets to really soak up the flavours, but it is just as tasty served right away.
  • Store in the fridge in a glass or ceramic jar for up to 2 weeks.

Still on my list to try is Tanya’s Cream of Mushroom Soup, Hearty Kale Salad, Root Veggie Satay Noodles, Curry in a Hurry, and Frozen Acorns (grapes dipped in a chocolate coating; yum!). As you can see, there is a great variety of recipes to choose from in Nourished. My only criticism is that many of the recipes require a dehydrator, an appliance I do not have the luxury of owning. Even if you don’t own a dehydrator, however, you will still be able to enjoy many of Tanya’s recipes.

Don’t you want to get cooking more raw foods now? Well, now is your chance; enter for your chance to win a copy with the handy, dandy Rafflecopter widget. In case you don’t win, Tanya’s eBook is available for online purchase on her website! The contest is open internationally and you can enter each day for more chances to win. The winners will be selected and notified next Wednesday December 4th. Good luck!

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About Suzanne

runs on plants. eats out of mason jars. bends like a straw.

27. November 2013 by Suzanne
Categories: Food, Recipe, Review, Vegan | 7 comments

Comments (7)

  1. I’m -very- tempted to say that raw cacao is my favourite food, buuuut I think I’m going to go with avocados since I’m currently obsessed with those suckers and they can be used in so many different ways. Those fries sound -amazing-.
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  2. Glad you liked the e-book. I reviewed it a couple of months ago on my blog too and really enjoyed the recipes I made. I’m crazy about the raw ranch dressing :)
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  3. Mmm what delicious sounding recipes! Totally adding raspberries to my next cabbage creation.
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  4. Yum! Gotta love the simplicity of raw foods. My raw peppermint patties have been a recent favourite. :)
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