Vancouver-based Emily von Euw woke up one day and decided to change her life. She became a vegan, got into raw food, and now spreads the healthy word on her blog, This Rawsome Vegan Life. She’s also published two books: Rawsome Vegan Baking and 100 Best Juices, Smoothies & Healthy Snacks. Currently a student at Canada’s Simon Fraser University majoring in history, von Euw dreams of one day having a small farm in Costa Rica or Mexico. With a pet pig. Below, she shares her holiday gift picks with Yahoo Food.
Photo: Emily von Euw
What are your top 5 food-related gift ideas for the holidays?
1. Raw chocolate! Photo: Emily von Euw
What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
A Whole Foods gift card. I bought a box of organic bananas with it. I like the simple things in life.
What’s the best gift you’ve ever given?
My love, in the form of poetry.
What are your plans for the holidays?
Spend Christmas with the fam, then head north with my lover to relax in a cabin in the woods for a week or two. It’s gonna be a great winter.
What will be on your holiday dinner table this year?
Cranberry sauce made with just cranberries and orange juice, baked yams, roasted veggies with peanut sauce, and brown rice! Dessert will be raw vegan chocolate cake and spiced pumpkin pie with soft serve banana ice cream.
What’s a great last-minute gift?
Mariah Carey’s Greatest Hits. #obsessed.
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