As a professional vegan chef who’s worked in raw-food restaurants, Rachel Carr is well versed in the intersection of these two cuisines. Following the high raw vegan style of eating, which is a mostly raw diet with allowance for some vegan meals, Rachel’s first book brings lots of creative raw recipes that go way beyond simple salads as well as some fully cooked vegan dishes to warm things up. Her blog, Plant Craft, boasts delicious vegan and raw recipes that are both visually appealing and easy to execute at home.
With raw dishes like Walnut Chorizo Tostada with Mexican Jicama Rice and Eggplant Manicotti with a delicious macadamia nut ricotta, this book appeals to those who want to follow the high raw diet without sacrificing creativity and depth of flavor. Following this popular way of eating, some hot vegan dishes are more than welcome and Rachel includes such mouth-watering treats as the Smokey Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger or the Portobello Steak with Potatoes Au Gratin, Red Wine Reduction and Pan-Seared Asparagus—giving health-conscious plant-based eaters more freedom and flexibility than a strictly raw diet.
Bringing her expert knowledge, Rachel makes raw and vegan meals simple and attainable for home cooks looking to get healthy or incorporate more plant-based meals into their home menu.