"Sweet Gratitude" offers more than ninety easy-to-follow recipes for delicious raw vegan desserts as well as a philosophy of celebrating life and love. Tiziana Tamborra and Matthew Rogers, both raw dessert master chefs, convince readers that healthy desserts are satisfying and just as decadent, flavourful, and appealing as mainstream desserts. They argue that the food decisions we make influence our lives and the health of the planet. Filled with colour photos throughout, "Sweet Gratitude" is a cookbook for anyone looking for healthier dessert choices as well as a valuable resource for people with special dietary needs, including those who are unable to eat dairy, gluten, or refined sugar.The recipes, including I Am Perfect Pecan Pie, I Am Creative Pumpkin Pie, and shortbread thumbprint cookies with goji jam, range from simple and quick to advanced and detailed, showing how versatile commonly used fruits and nuts are in creating innovative and beautiful desserts. Cafe Gratitude restaurants are strongly involved in promoting positive values - from staff training to menu descriptions to creative cooking. The restaurant supports local farmers, sustainable agriculture, and environmentally friendly products. In "Sweet Gratitude", this philosophy of loving your life, adoring yourself, accepting the world, being generous and grateful every day, and experiencing being provided for is emphasized.
"Whenever I have the opportunity to visit Cafe Gratitude, I am usually so overwhelmed by the joy and wonder of the dessert menu that I literally skip my meal and just have one or more of the delicious raw, organic desserts."
--David Wolfe, author of "The Sunfood Diet Success System, Naked Chocolate, "and" Amazing Grace "and founder of Sunfood Nutrition
"The recipes in "Sweet Gratitude" can seem involved at first--they may entail learning to use unfamiliar ingredients such as Irish Moss (a sea vegetable) or learning to create your own liquid vanilla--but once you've learned the techniques, the recipes aren't as complex as they first seemed and the results are oh so worth it. With regular desserts, you can expect only sin and guilt from your indulgence, but with these recipes you get living enzymes, protein, and healthy fats. I've been blown away by every recipe I've tried."
"Forget that these are the healthiest desserts you will ever eat. Matthew and Tiziana have taken their genius and put it into a collection of the most creative, delicious, purely decadent, over-the-top-amazing recipes I've had the pleasure to eat and admire!"
--Elaina Love, founder of Pure Joy Planet, executive chef and co-owner of Cafe Soulstice
"These recipe are alive with love, charm, and true passion for life!"
--David and Cynthia Briscoe, co-founders of Macrobiotic America
"The format of the book is built like a self-help book but with the comforts of food...This is truly an inspirational and educational book I enjoyed reading from cover to cover."
"The recipes are entirely raw, packed with nourishment, with no compromise in flavor, texture or beauty..."
--"Breathe Deep Productions"
""Sweet Gratitude" is amazing... Many easy-to-follow recipes... they all look fab!"
--"Vegan Raw Ranch"
..".When I saw this festive pomegranate cheesecake in the raw recipe book "Sweet Gratitude," I knew I f
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 14th October 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 17.8 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.48