Synopses & Reviews
After her health journey led her to a plant-based diet, Gena Hamshaw started a blog for readers of all dietary stripes looking for a commonand#150; sense approach to healthy eating and fussand#150;free recipes. Choosing Raw
, the book, does in an in depth manner what the blog has done for hundreds of thousands of readers: addresses the questions and concerns for any newcomer to veganism; makes a plantand#150;based diet with many raw options feel easy instead of intimidating; provides a starter kit of delicious recipes; and offers a mainstream, scientifically sound perspective on healthy living.
With more than 100 recipes, sumptuous food photos, and innovative and wholesome meal plans sorted in levels from newcomer to plantbased pro, Hamshaw offers a simple path to health and wellness. With a foreword by Kris Carr,New York Timesand#150;bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet, Choosing Raw is a primer in veganism, a cookbook, the story of one womanand#8217;s journey to health, and a love letter to the lifestyle that transformed her relationship with food.
"Gena's inspiring collection of fresh, uncomplicated, and mouth-watering vegan recipes prove that a healthy diet doesn't have to be intimidating or time-consuming."--Angela Liddon, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Oh She Glows Cookbook
and creator of OhSheGlows.com
"A breath of fresh air -- and whiff of fresh cuisine -- Choosing Raw is a delightful take on food as is should be: colorful, beautiful, delicious. The recipes are a joy (they work!) and the informational portions of the book are Gena Hamshaw at her smart and friendly best, replacing the confusion that so often surrounds nutrition with good sense and great food."--Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan and director, Main Street Vegan Academy
"Warmly written and packed with recipes that are both simple and spectacular, Choosing Raw makes healthy eating fun, delicious and completely accessible. Gena's easy-to-digest nutrition information and foolproof food preparation techniques will let you explore the world of vegan and raw foods with complete confidence."--Virginia Messina, MPH, RD, author of Vegan for Her and Never Too Late to Go Vegan
An accessible plan for anyone transitioning to a healthy, plant-based diet that highlights delicious, easy vegan and raw recipes.
About the Author
Gena Hamshaw, C.C.N.,
is a pre-medical, post-baccalaureate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and plans to start medical school in the fall of 2014. Genas dream is to bring holistic wisdom and a compassionate viewpoint to the practice of internal medicine. Genas blog, Choosing Raw, has been featured on Glamour.com, on the Whole Living website, and was part of the first ever raw foods story in O Magazine
. She is a columnist at VegNews
magazine, and has been nominated for best blog in the magazines end of year Veggie awards” for three years in a row. She is also a regular contributor to numerous well known websites in the health and wellness world, including Kris Carrs Crazy Sexy Life site (to which she is a regular contributor) and One Green Planet. She gives numerous health and nutrition workshops at yoga studios, integrative nutrition schools, and Whole Foods markets. She is a corporate consultant and menu planner for the first ever pressed juice bar in D.C., and she frequently travels to blog and tech conferences nationwide. When shes not doing any of those things, she can be found tweeting obsessively.