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  1. Mel

    Sometimes raw, sometimes vegan, ALWAYS healthy. 🙂

    I own your Practically Raw Desserts and am saving up, I plan on owning the full collection at some point to help and show my support. Thank you for sharing this recipe; I haven’t made it yet but I’m tempted to make it soon!

    Best wishes to you!

  2. Bobbie {the vegan crew}

    Beautiful torte — the color is so vibrant! Erik *loves* raspberry, so I may need to surprise him with this one day soon. I saw coconut flour in the bulk bins at Whole Foods the other day. Looks like I need to give in and pick up some the next time I stop in.

  3. Diane

    Hi Amber,

    I somehow missed your last post so am late commenting. Sorry to see you go (for now) but wish you all the best in your journey to restoring your health and the balance in your life on your own terms. Good for you. Thank you for all the work you’ve put into your blog and for sharing as much as you have. Take care and I hope to see you back soon.


  4. Heather Williams

    I adore hazelnuts but never buy them! Thanks for giving me a new recipe to make me want to start again!:0 I love this recipe because it takes a fresh spin on ingredients. So many raw food recipes use the same old, same old, which is why I love your blog!:)

    I also adore coconut flour and just can’t go without using it at some point in the kitchen. Now I have a new favorite!

    Thanks again:):)Hope you’re doing well!!

  5. Trish @ MyBigFatBundt

    Beautifully written, Amber. Just like the ‘goodbye-for-now’ post. I knew you’d get nothing less than overwhelming love and support. When you put it out there, it’s what you’ll largely pull back in. <3 I will def let you know when I get to the torte. Too many freaking delicious things to make…I don't know where to start next!

  6. Lina

    I was deeply saddened when I read your “farewell” post. I could not believe how close minded some people could be and treat another human being so cruel and mean. I hope from the bottom of my heart that you find your way and happiness, since life is too short to spend it worrying about what others want/think/believe….every person have a right to do what they believe is right for them without others judging.
    Thanks for your recipes, wisdom and humor all this time and I wish you the best. IF you decide to continue blogging, vegan or not, I will be here following/cheering you always!

  7. Amber

    Beautiful recipe, Amber! Lovely message. You sound so ready for this break and change. Good for you!

    I look forward to your return! 🙂


  8. Toni Manning

    Good for you to come out as an omnivore. I’m really sad that your are saying goodbye, but it’s totally understandable. I just recently discovered your blog and look forward to you sharing recipes with us in the future.

  9. Bliss Doubt

    I keep checking back in to see if you changed your mind. It is the brilliance of your recipes that I have enjoyed so very much. I also loved the pics of your wedding, unique in the world! I wish you peace and happiness, and glowing health. I’ll keep your link in my list until I’m sure you’re really hanging up that hat for a while, dear sweet genius.

  10. Bunny

    Not fair! I just discovered your amazing blog this morning, Amber, and I’m delighted. It’s exactly what I was looking for: a place where you can find appetizing recipes that aren’t so hard to make, and just so happen to be good for you. My health is on the rocks right now, so anything like what you’ve been posting is always a welcome addition. But I’m not interested in going vegan at the moment, nor am I going to switch into an endless sucession of strict diets that will make me unhappy about food (trust me, I’ve tried), no matter what others say. And then, recently, as I googled for chickory recipes, one link led me to another, and I found you! And oh my goodness, isn’t this place just right! How did I ever live without it?

    And now I’m learning you’re hanging your gloves? What?!? Fate is cruel.

    I do hope to have the chance to “meet” you “properly” (if there is such a thing over the internet) sometime in the future. Please, do enjoy your time putting together meals that cause you joy, while living your own life the way it feels right *TO YOU*. Meanwhile, know that there’s a bunch of people out here that will be waiting to hear all about it!

    So hello, nice meeting you, and see you soon. =)

  11. Marie

    Hello! I got your response to my amazon feedback. Thanks so much for taking the time to read those! I absolutely adore your practically raw book.. It’s the best cookbook Ive ever boughten. I ordered your dessert book too. Can’t wait to try it!

    I have a quick question/dilemma and i thought maybe you could help me. I tried your blog recipe of the chocolates with raspberry filling (so yummy) and inspiration hit me this afternoon that maybe I could make a cold pressed coffee filling for those chocolates that tastes similar to this chocolate eclair recipe I used to make years ago that was so amazing and make chocolate espresso candies..

    The cappucino eclair filling recipe (original):
    1 cup of brewed coffee
    1/2 vanilla beans
    1 tbs whipping cream
    5 tbs sugar
    1tbs cornstarch
    2 large egg yolks
    1/2 stick of butter..

    I was toying with trying to tweak your raspberry filling to Make a raw version of this with cashews and ground chia seeds, dates and cold brewed coffee.. Any thoughts/suggestions? I respect your work so much.. You are so talented!

  12. Rose Ravaux

    Hi Amber !
    Just discovered you last week.
    Your 3 day cleanse book got here sat.
    And am so jazzed to start ! You spelled it out…
    Took all the confusion away (@ where to start )
    Enjoy your life now, refresh, relax, renew !
    I will enjoy reading all your blogs, and facebook.
    See you later… ( I think your 1st little one will be
    A girl !) ♥ Rose

  13. Pop Chef

    Good read. There just seems no better substitute to coconut flour. Thanks for posting.

  14. Stephanie

    Hi Amber! This looks like a wonderful recipe and I will bookmark it to try in the future. I will definitely miss your blog posts and look forward to your possible return. In the meantime, we have your past posts and cookbooks to keep us busy in the kitchen 😉 much love!

  15. Meagan

    I’ve just recently found your blog. In 2 weeks, I have made 3 of your recipes (Paneer Tikka massala, Rotini with Walnut sauce, and Meatless Bolognese), and I LOVE them! I’m a new “semi-vegan” (I cook vegan, but we eat animal products when we go out to eat), so this plethora of tasty recipes has really helped my family’s transition to plant-based cooking.

    With many recipe blogs, some recipes turn out well, some turn out yuck. But I’ve been so impressed with what I’ve tried from your blog. You have a great way of writing recipes and communicating that process to others. I’m sad to hear that you’ll be discontinuing the blog, but maybe that will give me time to try out all your other wonderful recipes on here! 🙂 Thanks for all the time you’ve put into this blog. It is a blessing to our family!

  16. Sam Neil

    It loooks perfect for any festive meal,not just Christmas. I do love red, lol. And I hopewe will see you around again soon.

  17. Maurissa

    Hi there! I discovered your wonderful blog and cookbooks after seeing an article about your beautiful wedding. Since then, I started eating much more conscientiously and enjoying plant-based foods immensely. I absolutely LOVE your recipes (especially the stuffed peppers with sunseed hash- my favorite so far.)

    I am quite sad that you’ll be quitting for an undetermined amount of time. I hope that things start improving! <3 Thank you for such an amazing blog, books, and for treating people so kindly. I respect you for being true to yourself. Take care. 🙂

  18. A. Marie

    I purchased your book recently and couldn’t be more pleased. As a meat and potatoes girl with a huge sweet tooth, I have always struggled with trying to eat in the manner my heart would prefer. Thanks to your book and a few others, I can say my husband and I have been eating a raw, vegan lifestyle for all but one dayto two days out of the week. I think with time those few days will be cut down even more.

    What I appreciate the most about your book is the explainations of why because this has enabled me to use the 20 years of baking knowledge I’ve acquired and incorporate it with this new manner (for me) of preparing delicious dishes. Yes, there’s small differences, but I don’t mind them because the flavor is there and I’m having fun learning how to mimic textures so as to fool my tongue and not miss something.

    Your book has been front and vented in helping me make a lifestyle change that is having very positive results. I cannot thank you enough. I will be telling everyone I know who has sweet tooth’s about it too. This has been one of the best things to happen to me. Oh! I don’t think I can express enough how easy it is! I look forward to the holidays, because I already know the surprises I plan. Thank you!

  19. A. Marie

    That should be front and “center “. I wasn’t paying attention to the autocorrect. Lol

  20. Heather @ Dimples in the Wrong Cheeks

    This little piece of heaven is good for me? No way! Can’t wait to try!!!

  21. Polly

    I saw your book on amazon, and am really interested in getting your books since everyone says that you allow great flexibility in ingredients. My husband and son are allergic coconut, so I can’t make anything with coconut in there. I found it’s very hard for me to find many desert recipes without coconut in there. Is it really impossible to substitute coconut (flour, oil….)? Thank you.

  22. Melissa

    My favorite part is the “no bake”. Especially in the hot summer months!
    Thank you for the recipes:)

  23. Meredith_H

    Wow. Just stumbled across your hashimotos post while searching for hashimotos meal ideas and I’m amazed at your story simply because it follows my story practically word for word … Minus the part about starting a blog. Thrilled you’ve moved on and had children … That alone shows progress 😉 I’d LOVE to know what your diet looks like now and how you’ve come to grips with this disease that feels like life has been flipped upside down. I mostly struggle with eating the same things day in and day out and always looking for new meal and snack ideas. So great to find you, however disappointed not to be able to follow your story and progress further. Good information is so hard to find!