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 For the last week I’ve been working like crazy to start and finish a book that I’ve been passionate about writing. It’s only about 74 pages. It’s a book called The Veggie Spaghetti Cookbook and Other Plant Based Favorites.

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I am learning that in the real world, you shouldn’t only be interested in writing books for your own pleasure,you should be writing books for the needs of others. So that’s what I did.

Caribbean Sauce and Noodles

To make a long culinary story short, you should try my Messy Spaghetti bake. It’s so delicious and my Caribbean Sauce with noodles will warm your heart ( pictured above) . I really worked hard to bring you these delicious spiral slicer recipes.

Chunky Tomato Mushroom sauce

Chunky Tomato Sauce with  Mushrooms

Finishing a book from start to finish in less than a two weeks came with it’s many sacrifices. But “ya” girl did what she had to do. Plus I had the help of an excellent book formatter by the name of Robin Krauss.

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Coconut Ice cream

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Beans

Sauce and Beans with Noodles

It’s available for purchase right now via Amazon. The recipes are off the charts delicious.

Here’s a pic of the Spaghetti bake which is one of my favorites from the book. Yes that is a mock meat loaf at the bottom.

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 Spaghetti with Easy Tomato Sauce cover

Here’s the books back cover.

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I really love you guys and I hope that you appreciate this book. Stay blessed and “Love ya self. ” Purchase book here.

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Lemon Curd

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Persimmons

by shernell on July 17, 2014

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1. The flowers on the persimmon tree are both male and female. The female flowers are white and the male flowers are pink.

2.  Persimmons originated in Japan.

3. Vegan Cheese and Persimmons pair really well together.

4. Permissions come it two varieties the astringent and the non astringent. The non astringent variety doesn’t have to be completely soft for you to enjoy them. ( pictured above).

5. Some people drink the leaves of the persimmon tree as a tea.

6. Did you know that the trunks of persimmon trees are sometimes made into wood wedding bands?

7. Did you know that Persimmons trees look so amazing ?

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Vanilla Plum Punch An Easy Raw Food Recipe

by shernell on July 16, 2014

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Have you ever had a drink taste so good that you inhaled it instead of sipping  it ? This easy raw food drink recipe will have you doing just that !

When plums are in season they’re juicy,sweet and bursting with a floral aroma. Pared with fresh vanilla bean and you have an ambrosia that is fit for a king or queen like me.

I am here typing away, feeling blessed that I’m able to connect with you through my writings. So much positive things are happening to me in my life ! I started my own raw food company.

I don’t want to get into all the details because I haven’t purchased my business name yet. However people are loving my products locally and that encourages me to keep going and create new flavors.

I’m also embracing my curvy frame and working out. Cloths shopping online is also now one of my favorite things to do.

Enjoy this easy raw food recipe below.

“I luv wanna bad” and keep connected because this is only the beginning of Shernell Cooke.com

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Vanilla Plum Punch An Easy Raw Food Recipe

Ingredients

  • Oh my goodness this blended juice is so delicious I didn’t want it to end while I was drinking it. Fresh prunes are so floral, fresh and vibrant.
  • 20 fresh prunes (plums)
  • 3 oranges
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients until well combined and strain well. Chill and serve.
http://therawfoodbeginnerchef.com/vanilla-plum-punch-easy-raw-food-recipe/

 

 

 

10 Incredible Ways To Use Pomegranates

by shernell on July 14, 2014

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I love pomegranates. They add a delicious tropical crunch to any raw food dessert recipe. Also they add a sweet tartness to any juice recipe. I really find fruits interesting and I wanted to share that with you.

3. Pomegranates add a juicy sweetness contrast to many savory salads.

4. Pomegranate granitas are easily made buy adding a little water,sweetener and pomegranate seeds to your blender and then freezing it.

5. Have you ever had cous cous before ? Then you know how boring it can be sometimes. Simply add these red jewels to your dish and watch it pop with color and flavor.

6. They also make delicious and attractive cheesecake toppers.

7. Raw chocolate topped with nuts and pomegranates seeds make for great holiday themed treats.

8. You can even add pomegranate seeds to your favorite homemade breads for added crunch and color.

9. Did you know that they’re pomegranate fortune cookies out there ? Yes,the juice of pomegranates can make any dessert recipe pop.

10. Creamy puddings deserve a crunchy contrast.

Enjoy them and add them to all your raw food recipes.

 

Peppery Green Mangoes an Easy Raw Food Recipe

by shernell on July 13, 2014

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Summer is here !This easy raw food recipe along with many others can be found in my book The Joy Of Raw and Vegan Cooking .

Growing up in the Caribbean has it perks. I had a mango tree in my backyard and when it was in season my whole family would enjoy these juicy- gems daily.

Sometimes we couldn’t wait for them to ripen and we would end up squeezing a little lime juice and salt on them and enjoying them each bite and face squint at a time.This recipe and so many others in my cookbook are based on my childhood experiences with food.

My E-book is available now on Amazon. Also you can order the hard copy from Barnes and Nobels.

Enjoy the recipe below.

Peppery Green Mangoes an Easy Raw Food Recipe

Ingredients

  • Green Mangoes can be delicious if you know how to spice them up. Here’s a quick
  • recipe that I know many of you will like.
  • 1 Kent green mango sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ jalapeno pepper thinly sliced or hot pepper of your choice
  • ½ a lime squeezed
  • ½ lime rind

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together and serve.
http://therawfoodbeginnerchef.com/peppery-green-mangoes-an-easy-raw-food-recipe/

 

White Chocolate Crunch Bars an Easy Raw Food Recipe

This is an easy raw food recipe . You don’t have to temper the chocolate for it to remain solid at room temperature. Plus because this is a white chocolate recipe you won’t experience those spike’s and jitters that you would experience with regular dark or milk chocolate.Enjoy this easy raw food recipe . Now onto the tea.

This week has been so revealing for me. I have learned a very important lesson about life. People who say they love you but don’t show it,really don’t love you.

I have had a close family member say that I was his number one. Yet he frequently hangs out with the very same people who tried to destroy my self-esteem as a child. Also everything I tell him, rather it be  good or bad, he repeats it to other people. That is not love.

I tried to talk to him about it and he said he didn’t care about what I had to say. So I had no choice but to tell him to stay out of my life forever.

Sometimes I feel so let down by people,especially close family members who’s job it was to protect me. I often feel like I’m living in a world where most people are heartless psychopaths. However as each person in my family continues to let me down, I hold on tighter to God. He is the only one who has never and will never let me down.

Maybe my expectations are too high.Love,loyalty and honestly might be to much to ask from people these days. Although I feel pretty much devastated, I’m not completely undone.I know that I have something living on the inside of me that is greater than any hardship that I’ve been through. My lesson for all the people who feel like their closest family members let them down is to remember that a great friend-friends is better than a bad family member any day.

 

White Chocolate Crunch Bars an Easy Raw Food Recipe

Ingredients

  • • 1 cup shaven raw cacao butter ( you can use a knife to shave the cacao butter)
  • • 1/2 cup cashews
  • • 1/2 cup maple syrup or any sweetener you like
  • • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • • 2 tablespoons raw pecans

Instructions

  1. Blend the first four ingredients, then stir in the cacao nibs.
  2. Pour the chocolate mixture into a small square pan,add pecans and freeze for 30 mins.
  3. Cut and serve.
http://therawfoodbeginnerchef.com/white-chocolate-crunch-bars-an-easy-raw-food-recipe/

 

Welcome To The launch Of Go Vegan Cards

by shernell on May 27, 2014

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First of all, the watermark that you see  on the card pictures below and on the go vegan cards website will not be on the cards that you buy.

Go Vegan Cards is a raw and vegan recipe greeting card company that I started to makes it easy for you to share great recipes. At Go Vegan Cards we believe that a recipe on the go will get created. You can easily stick these cards in your purse or pocket. These cards also make a welcoming gift for anyone and are guaranteed to put smiles on peoples faces

I know that some of you have been disappointed in me for not sharing free recipes anymore, however for this blog to be sustainable I have to value my gift and start building a real company. I don’t apologize for that because I know that many of you are reasonable and will understand.

I am currently selling to customers directly at this time.

I currently have two types of cards for sale:

Folded 5×4 greeting card $5.00 plus tax and shipping

5×7 flat greeting card $3.00 plus tax and shipping

We Ship Nationwide.

Purchase Go Vegan Cards

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I want to do something totally different with my blog.  This easy raw food recipe and other raw and  vegan recipes with be available as greeting cards and shipped  worldwide. So instead of just telling a friend or family member about my blog or writing down recipes manually,you can give them a greeting card that has a delicious raw or vegan recipe or fruit greeting.

This is also a great gift to give yourself because you can easily stick these cards in your purse on your way to the supermarket,pick up the ingredients and make something totally delicious. These cards also make a welcoming gift for people who are sick in the hospital especially when they’re about to be discharged.

This week I have a delicious,creamy raw food ice-cream recipe. It is a welcoming departure from your usual ice-cream flavors. So click this link,enter your address and receive your greeting. This service is always fast and the cards are beautifully designed.

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 Visit Go Vegan Cards

Back On Track Raw Vegan Juice

by shernell on April 17, 2014

_MG_0014 (800x1200) Seriously, who needs a back on track raw vegan juice recipe ? I sure do. I have indulged in a few,okay six fried vegan garlic fritters. What was I thinking ? I wasn’t thinking, just chewing.

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For some of the best tasting raw food recipes around purchase my book The Joy Of Raw and Vegan Cooking.

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Back On Track Raw Vegan Juice

Ingredients

  • 5 organic apples (when possible)
  • knob of ginger

Instructions

  1. Juice and drink and forget the past !
http://therawfoodbeginnerchef.com/on-track-raw-vegan-juice/

Shernell Cooke - The Raw Food Beginner Chef
Westchester, NY Westchester, NY 10501 US
Phone: 646-201-1741 Website: therawfoodbeginnerchef.com