The RAWvolution Continues // Book Review + Recipe


The Living Foods Movement in 150 Natural and Delicious Recipes

By Matt and Janabai Amsden

RAWvolution Continues_Final Cover

I was so excited to open this beautiful book. Euphoria Loves Rawvolution has been one of my favorite go to spots in LA for a long time now. I love the comfortable and accessible setting and the friendly service, the menu is full of interesting and delicious foods! One of my personal favorites is their coconut jerky with cashew sauce! If you’re ever in the area, you most stop in. I was impressed by this book for many reason; the time and care put into it, the recipes are new and exciting, the personal touches and the pictures are absolutely beautiful. 

Why I Love It as a Raw Food Chef: 

I’m attracted to beauty (who isn’t!?) This book is beautiful; it’s beautiful visually and it’s beautiful in heart. The colors and recipes are inspiring and the thought put into the content is obvious. I’m in the middle of finishing up my book (currently untitled, due out Spring of 2014) and this book really has given me the inspiration I was needing to finish it up. One of my favorite parts of the book are the personal stories and the Rawvolution Hero’s: little exerts about people who have inspired raw food and health. I love this book for its simplicity, as a raw chef I’m always looking to develop recipes that are easy to make and convenient for everyone. The Rawvolution Continues does this very well without compromising flavor or beauty.

Why You’ll Love It:

You’ll love this book because the recipes are not rocket science, they are gorgeous, tasty but simple to make! For me, that’s really important. I don’t have a lot of time to make raw food dishes that take 4 days. This is a book that covers everything and everyone! The children’s section is brilliant! They have included some wonderful tasty recipes for the little ones. As a mother to be, this is key for me when buying food books. This book makes preparing raw food and partaking in a raw food lifestyle easy.

Recipe Ease:

On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the most difficult, I think the overall recipe ease is about a 4. What a 4 means to me is that anyone with common food knowledge can make these recipes. They are simple enough for everyday and the ingredients are readily available.


Try a Recipe

This is an example of how easy and delicious these recipes are…and how lovely they can be!

Dragon Rolls



Makes 4 rolls

1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Coconut Aminos or Nama Shoyu

8 Garlic Cloves, Peeled

3-inch Piece Fresh Ginger, Peeled

1 1/4 Cups Olive Oil

4 Sheets Nori

2 Cups Baby Greens

1 Avocado, Sliced Into Spears

In a high-speed blender, combine the lemon juice, coconut aminos, garlic and ginger. While the blender is running, add the olive oil slowly in  a stream until the dressing thickens and emulsifies. Set dressing aside.

Lay out 1 nori sheet on a clean , dry surface. place 1/2 cup of the greens in a narrow layer along the length of the nori sheet, about 1/2 inch from the edge closest to you. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the dressings across the top of the greens. Layer on-fourth of the avocado spears along the top, keeping all the ingredients in a narrow line. Fold the edge of the nori closest to you over the filling. Gently roll the nori away from you, tightly and evenly, into a firm, snugly wrapped roll. Seal the exposed edge of the nori to the roll by wetting it with pure water or dressing. Repeat to make 3 rolls. Cut each roll along a diagonal into 2 pieces with a sharp knife.




  1 comment for “The RAWvolution Continues // Book Review + Recipe

  1. June 20, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    When I first started making raw food, Matt’s book was always a great resource. And I still go back to it often for fantastic recipes. Green Dragon Rolls is one of the best…so simple and delicious.

    The Brand Fam

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