Amanda is a qualified Raw Food Teacher, Chef, Coach, published author and founder of The Raw Food Kitchen. She can also be found blogging about raw food on the The Huffington Post. Amanda loves connecting with and inspiring people to get on their raw journey, with live events, workshops and retreats in Sydney and Bali, as well as offering transformational online programs.
Amanda, better known as Raw Manda, is a colorful raw foodist thriving on an abundant life full of vibrant fruits and veggies. Her philosophy on health is simple: feel your best by eating fresh, natural, living, unprocessed foods.
Amanda was deeply moved by documentaries exposing the truths about the food industry and became vegan overnight. She decided to create an Instagram account (@raw_manda) to hold herself accountable for the meals she was eating.
Find more of Amanda’s recipes at www.RawManda.com
Amanda is a twenty-something Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Manager turned food blogger living just outside of Boston. She spent the last 5 years working a 9-5, climbing the corporate ladder…and then she got completely burnt out. She moved 3,000+ miles from Boston to San Francisco and then back again, learning more about herself in that year than she had in the previous four, and trading her fears for motivation to create the life she wants.
In the last year, Amanda quit her 9-5, leaving safe, but stagnant to pursue what she loves – writing, specifically about healthy, vegan food.
Amanda blogs at Pickles n Honey and can also be found on Twitter.
Amber Shea Crawley is a linguist, chef, and author specializing in healthful vegan and raw food. Known for her flexible recipes and friendly voice, she was classically trained in the art of gourmet living cuisine at the world-renowned Matthew Kenney Academy, graduating in 2010 as a certified raw and vegan chef. In 2011, she earned her Nutrition Educator certification at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Her first cookbook, Practically Raw: Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make is 100% vegan and debuted in March 2012.
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I am a certified raw food chef but my real training takes place daily in my home kitchen where I unleash my passion for preparing healthy dishes. I personally believe that each person needs to discover how to feed their own body. We don’t live in a world were one diet fits all. We are all so unique and individualized and our daily menus must cater to that if we want to live in optimal health. I strongly believe that we need to add in fresh, whole foods into our day to day eating and in return this will automatically start to crowd out the not so … optimal foods. It is all a journey and that journey ought to be fun, exciting and filled with great tasting food! Through my recipes I hope you find inspiration that will make your journey a positive and healthy one!
Amy is passionate about real food. She is the recipe creator at Fragrant Vanilla Cake, a blog specializing in raw, vegan, vegetarian recipes. She graduated with a degree in studio art from Bethel University. Currently she uses her eye for art to create food that is pleasing to eat as it is to look at and nourishing to the body as well. She has been an elite runner, so she knows how important it is to treat your body well including nutrition. It is her mission to revamp classics to make them healthier as well as create new and interesting dishes that taste delicious as well as make the body feel good.