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  1. Hillary

    Yay! I know I’ve told you in person that I’m willing (and ABLE, this time around) to test. I don’t know if I’m counted in the already-signed-up group, though. I’d be happy to help, of course, and you know my equipment status. πŸ™‚

    Real reason for commenting: I’ve been fooding up a storm the past 12 hours, and that includes making your naked kale chips and strawberry coconut butter. Yum!! Also, hummus (traditional), raw zucchini chips, and some baked goods. Once my TSM is not over-run with chips, I’ll be giving the marinated broccoli and curry cashews a try. I’ll be posting/linking on my own neglected blog once I have everything done.

    Just wanted to let you know I’m getting great use out of your book :). Also, I miss you! We need to hang out soon!

  2. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I am very excited to hear about your new top secret project! Drooling over that tart pictured above.

  3. Emily

    Glad to hear you are doing well! Sounds like you have lots of exciting things to come-just emailed you! : )

  4. Glori

    Everything looks u-mazing! I wish I could taste test.

  5. glutenfreehappytummy

    those desserts look delicious! how exciting:)

  6. fitnessoversixty

    Getting worried about you; so glad you are hanging in! I think I would be a good recipe tester for the following reasons: 1. I have a fully equipped kitchen 2. I have your cookbook and tested several recipes already, 3. I use Russel James’ emails and ebooks 4. I want to expand on my raw/vegan knowledge, 5. other newbie raw/vegan cooks might like to know the successes of another newbie, 6. I have the time, and 7. I am dependable. πŸ™‚

  7. Emma

    Pick me, pick me! Would love to be a recipe tester for you. I’ve just emailed. Sorry to hear your still having to deal with health issues. Wedding planning and recipe creating sounds a lot more fun although exhausting I imagine.

  8. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt

    So glad to hear you are still coming along. Remember. Slow and steady often wins the race. πŸ™‚
    Just e-mailed you.

  9. johnna duke

    Amber, I’ve tried your email address to send you my information in an attempt to become a possible recipe tester – however no matter how I type it (with the word πŸ™‚ it doesn’t let me send the email – keeps giving me an error – I have even copy and pasted it exactly as you have it above.

  10. Veggie V! @ Veggie V's Vegan Adventure

    I just checked your blog yesterday to make sure I didn’t miss a post. (OK, I checked it because I’m linking back to you in an upcoming post raving about your book, but that counts! Right?!)

  11. Ashley H (@SouthnPurpleVeg)

    Wow you have been busy , I am so glad that everything is going good. I was worried where you had gone, but now I can understand you have a very full plate right now. I would love to be a tester but I have like no cooking skills in the raw department. However I do love raw desserts so much.

  12. johnna duke

    Amber, (I thought since this goes through moderation I’d just get my info about possibly being selected as a recipe tester to you this way)

    My name is Johnna Duke (FB: JohnnaMcRobieDuke) and I have a blog..
    http://www.mamadukesfarm.com (however I’ve decided to stop my blog and just use FB….long
    story there – but mostly do in part to the time it takes and i have a five year old
    and 13 acres to farm). Anywho, I’ve been dabbling in rawfood for about a year and
    probably own at least 20 raw food books by Alissa Cohen, Mimi Kirk, Jennifer Cornbleet, Ani
    phyo, Susan Powers and well, you get the picture.

    I do own a vitamixer, I do own an excalibur dehydrator and a heavy duty kitchenaid
    food processor, as well as many small kitchen gadgets … I grind my own grain for
    bread – so I have the grain mill and bread machine (I know this isn’t raw – but I’m
    not 100% raw by any means). Oh, I also have a juicer :-).

    My goal is to become at least 50% raw – one day at a time, one meal at a time.

    My family and I have a small farm where we grow as much of our food as we can –
    ie…garden veggies (unfortunately with the over 20 inches of rain we’ve gotten in
    the past two weeks – it’s kaput!), but we also raise our own pork, beef, chickens and
    eggs of course.

    My passion is food, baking, cooking or “un” cooking :-). My favorite is preparing
    desserts – probably the reason I stumbled into rawfood – in an attempt to find a
    healthier way to prepare it…so here I am…willing and able to test recipes for


    johnna duke

  13. johnna duke

    Amber – did that and it went through…I feel like a dork!! I really am fairly computer literate πŸ™‚ LOL…anywho….it has been sent…thanks again

  14. Kim Campbell

    Dang! I had to wait until I got home from work. Ah well, if anyone drops out add me to the list!

  15. veganhomemade

    Wow, all of that looks amazing! Can’t wait to find out more about your next project.

  16. Beth

    Shoot I missed it!! Maybe the next time around! I just started a 80/20 Raw foods diet a week ago and I am loving it! I am “cooking” like crazy! πŸ™‚ Have fun to all who get to participate! 25 plus new recipes sounds like a few weeks of fun in the kitchen!

  17. amber

    Hello sweet Amber,

    I was so glad to see a post from you in my inbox.

    What a wonderful, positive response for recipe testers.

    Good luck!!

    Looking forward to more updates.


    P.S. Your recipes look outrageous. Drool.

  18. Hannah

    Do, remember how you asked me to be your first recipe tester for this secret project? How about we amend that to chief dishwasher and chief couch-sleeper. Thoughts?

  19. hollyeatsinfrance

    Glad you’re being productive and hopefully feeling better too. Good luck on your next secret project!

  20. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}

    I’ve been thinking of you and hoping that your health is on the up and up. Kudos to you for plugging along! I look forward to hearing about your newest project!

  21. bitt

    you’ve been missed for sure! the new recipes look great. seems like a dessert theme?

  22. shannonmarie (rawdorable)

    So good to see you back on your blog. I’ve been wondering how you’ve been doing. Always sending healthy vibes your way.

    I really wished I got to be a tester on your last book, so I was excited when I first saw you were looking for a few more. However, it’s summer time with the kids around. There aren’t many recipes being made here these days. Usually, it is just grab and go foods, taking advantage of the fresh local produce. If you have trouble finding all the people you need, though, I can make it work for ya. I do have a sweet tooth.

  23. johnna duke

    Amber, have you already contacted your testers?

  24. johnna duke

    Oh my….that’s alot of emails!! thanks

  25. Heather

    OOh Amber, can’t wait to see what’s up your sleeve for the next project…. especially since it involves desserts!!!! πŸ™‚ Glad you have heaps of testers.
    Would love to hear how you’re doing health wise – have been wondering about that. xo