Chocolate - Raw Vegan Superfood Style! A book of powerful cacao based recipes that are easy to make right at home.
Thanks for checking out my project! I'm Lauren, and I am writing and self-publishing my first recipe book! This is no ordinary recipe book, it's a raw vegan superfood chocolate recipe book, titled, Homemade Chocolate in the RAW!
I learned how to cook and prepare food at a very young age and have always loved it. It's a major creative outlet and I have made food for myself (and often others) everyday since I was in middle school. I absolutely love raw vegan chocolate. When I turned 25 moved across the country, I transition to a raw vegan diet and started a youtube channel through which I have shared over 200 videos of recipes, techniques and experiences. This continues to be such a rewarding experience and now it is time for a recipe book! I am compelled and so excited to write this book to share my recipes!
The Recipe Book
The book will contain over 50 of my own recipes, featuring a variety of superfoods, herbs, spices, nutrient dense raw foods, and of course, raw chocolate(cacao). Each recipe will be accompanied by a beautiful photo, clear instructions, and notes about variations, storing and serving suggestions. I'm also including basic foundation recipes to serve as building blocks for creating your own unique chocolate recipes. There will be a section devoted to fun and easy presentation ideas and technique tips to make working with raw chocolate easier and more fun! In addition to all that, there will be a resource guide for related books, online inspiration, as well as recommendations for where and who to buy from. Keep scrolling to see a rough draft of the table of contents.
There will be recipes for molded chocolates, tonic elixirs, dessert smoothies, ice creams, using cacao in savory recipes, chocolate bark, making colored chocolate, chocolate dipped fruit, fudge, granola cereal and bars, snacks, recipes for kids and other recipes that you can get their hands dirty with! All raw and vegan, of course.
Here is a rough outline of the table of contents:
Raw, Vegan, Superfood Defined
Foundations - Basic Recipes for Chocolate Making
Basic Pourable Chocolate
Basic Nut/Seed Milk
Basic Nut/Seed Butter
Basic Ice cream
Molded Chocolates and Barks
Beverages, Smoothies, Ice Cream
Cacao in Savory Recipes
Garnishing & Plating
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About the Author
I will be publishing this as a printed soft cover book, ebooks, and for the iPad in iBooks. To get the book out as soon as possible and to avoid major upfront costs, I have decided to self-publish.
To complete this project, I need to buy loads of ingredients to finish perfecting the recipes. I need to pay a photographer and pay for professional design services. There are other costs involved in self-publishing, like ISBN# and copyrighting, as well as ordering the first shipment of printed books!
My goal is to get funded $1,700. If I get funded past my goal, I will use the extra money on additional professional services, like editing. I plan to have the book published and shipped out to my backers by March 2013. Getting fully funded allows me to work on the book full time and get it finished and out into the world as soon as possible.
With a Kick Starter campaign, I only get the funding if I reach or exceed my goal, so I need your help in making that happen, to spread the chocolate love in a big way! Pledging even a small amount helps and you get a cool reward! If you don’t have the means to pledge money, you can share the project with others in your social circles and networks to help get the word out.
When you pledge, you get great rewards in return, such as a signed copy of the book, a mention in the acknowledgments, cool chocolate molds, chocolate making ingredients, a recipe named after you, youtube videos made for you, a recipe on a post card sent to one of your friends, and much more! Check out the pledge rewards on the right side of this page and choose what works for you.
Thanks for taking the time to watch the video and check out my project! It means so much to engage in this kind of exchange with you. You backers are awesome! I'm so full of gratitude!
Recipe Sneak Peak
For a sneak peak at a few chocolate recipes I already have on video, check out this YouTube Playlist!
Check out some other yummy raw vegan recipes on my YouTube Channel!
Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
I realize that a lot of work and many steps go into completing a recipe book and since this is my first, there will be a lot to learn. Taking longer than expected to complete the project is a possible challenge. My plan is to work full time on the recipe book and create deadlines for each aspect that goes into completing it.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Oct 19, 2012 - Nov 18, 2012 (30 days)
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Special post card with a recipe from the book + A big Thank You shout out to you on Facebook and twitter! + My eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
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Ebook + a special post card with a recipe from the book to one of your friends + your name listed in Acknowledgements + My eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
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Signed copy of the book (OR two ebooks) + a special post card with a recipe from the book to one of your friends + your name listed in Acknowledgements + My eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $15 to ship outside the US
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Signed copy of the recipe book + "Recipe in a Jar": Everything you need to make one (1) of the chocolate recipes from the book! + one (1) nifty chocolate mold + a special post card with a recipe from the book to one of your friends + Your name listed in Acknowledgements + My eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Ships within the US only
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Two (2) signed copies of the recipe book + I will make a youtube video dedicated to you of one recipe you choose from the book + three (3) nifty chocolate molds + a special post card with a recipe from the book to two (2) of your friends + Your name listed in Acknowledgements + My eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $25 to ship outside the US
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Three (3) signed copies of the recipe book + one (1) ebook + four (4) nifty chocolate molds + I will make youtube videos dedicated to you of two (2) recipes you choose from the book + 1 hr skype session or phone call with me + a special post card with a recipe from the book to three (3) of your friends + your name listed in Acknowledgements + My eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $35 to ship outside the US
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Five (5) signed copies of the recipe book + 5 nifty chocolate molds + 1 hr skype session with me + you and I collaborate on a recipe to be included in the book and named after you + I will make a youtube video of the recipe, dedicated to you + a special post card with a recipes from the book to three (3) of your friends + your name in acknowledgments + my eternal gratitude!Estimated delivery: Mar 2013Add $50 to ship outside the US
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Five (5) signed copies of the recipe book + one (1) 1 hr Skype session or phone call with me + I come to you and do a chocolate making class for you and up to 4 of your friends. I supply ingredients and you supply the location + your name in acknowledgments + my eternal gratitude! *For California residents only.Estimated delivery: Apr 2013Ships within the US only
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0 backers Limited (1 of 1 left)
Five (5) signed copies of the recipe book + one (1) 1 hr Skype session or phone call with me + I come to you and do a chocolate making class for you and up to 4 of your friends. I supply ingredients and you supply the location + your name in acknowledgments + my eternal gratitude! *For U.S. residents only.Estimated delivery: May 2013Ships within the US only