Carrot and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Peas

Carrot and Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Peas

Oh man you guys, I’m super excited to share today’s recipe! Not just because it’s healthy, flavorful, mouthwatering delicious and all that jazz (which btw, it truly is). The real excitement comes from the fact that I have the honor of sharing a recipe from Gena Hamshaw’s new cookbook, Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat, with you!

Gena is a dear friend who I met online through blogging and had the pleasure of meeting in real life last year. You can find her blog here: Choosing Raw.

Since my early days of blogging I have admired Gena’s writing skills (she really does have a way with words) as well as her knack for coming up with creative, healthy, fuss-free vegan recipes. Interestingly enough it was Gena who inspired me to try massaged kale for the first time. I owe her major props for that — massaging the kale is a game changer when it comes to eating raw kale salads.
Naturally I was pumped when I heard Gena would be publishing her first cookbook this year and anxiously awaited its arrival.

Last month I received a copy from the publisher and over the past few weeks I’ve been reading through the book and trying out some of the recipes.
As the title of the book suggests, it’s a cookbook — with over 125 recipes (all of which are vegan, many raw) — but it’s also a lifestyle guide. Gena addresses the many questions and concerns that newcomers to veganism may have and provides a bunch of delicious plant–based recipes.
I have quite a few raw food cookbooks and what I enjoy most about Choosing Raw is the fact that the recipes feel…

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