Announcing the Winner of the Second Awesome Rawsome Giveaway!

entertaining in the rawThree weeks ago saw the beginning of the second giveaway on Awesome to be Rawsome. Over the following two weeks, there were 21 qualifying entries with lots of new recipes submitted. Some of the entries had more than one recipe—one even had three! How, you ask, do you choose who is to get the beautiful entertaining in the raw? By the way, the book is a $35 value but it’s currently going on Amazon for $23.10. But back to the business at hand. Actually, it’s a deep dark secret how I select the winner but, if you promise not to tell a soul, I’ll let you in on it. And remember, YOU PROMISED!

First, I go through the posts and determine which ones meet the requirements and this time they were tougher than the ones before. Then I assign numbers, in sequence, to the entries. After that, I double check to make absolutely sure I didn’t leave anyone out or number them incorrectly. And now for the real secret in all this…There is a site called RANDOM.ORG that truly randomizes the picking of numbers by atmospheric noise. Don’t ask me how. I don’t know. All I know is, I have no idea who is going to win until I go there and plug in the numbers from 1 to, in this case, 21. I click the “Generate” button and there it is! The winning number!

So…today, I took the list of entries and printed off the recipes for comparison and they balanced. Then I went to RANDOM.ORG and put in the numbers. I could imagine them whirring out there in CyberSpace for a nanosecond and then it popped up—15! I consulted my list and the winner is


It was her Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa that made her the winner tonight! Shari played the game and played it well. In 11 entries, she had 15 recipes, total. The woman could write her own uncookbook.

So, Shari, you don’t have to send me your address because I have it from the first gift exchange on the forum. The book will be on its way soon so keep an eye out! You can sing Anticipation along with Carly. Not quite the same as what she’s singing but more like the ketchup song.


And now a note about what will happen with the recipes. Will you have to search my blog over for them when you remember that one that caught your eye ‘way back in August 2009? No! Sometime in the near future, I will consolidate all of them on their own page so they will be easy to find. They will be listed in the Pages section to the right of this post.

Another giveaway will be coming up in September! Keep watching this space for the announcement on September 6.

4 Responses to Announcing the Winner of the Second Awesome Rawsome Giveaway!

  1. Shari August 23, 2009 at 11:17 pm #

    Yippee skippee!!! I am so happy!!!!! I’ve wanted that book for some time now and it’s a long time to Christmas or my birthday! It will be a going-back-to-school present!

    As many of you know my school burned down last May and we will be in temporary quarters for an entire year. I promised Chef I would help her find ways to educate the budding chefs in our Culinary class. (I work at a technical high school where they teach trades.) My plan was to introduce raw food to these high school know-it-alls. This is going to be fun and the book was one that I looked at and I know there are some recipes in there to knock their little socks off.

    Thanks Tommie!


    • Tommie August 24, 2009 at 6:14 am #

      Once again, congratulations and I’m so glad it’s made you a happy camper!

      When you get your kitchen back, you’ll have lots of ammo. Be sure to share which recipes are doable and delicious—both are my requirements for good raw food.

      You’re welcome!

  2. Cassandra August 24, 2009 at 10:14 am #

    Congrats Shari!!!

  3. Peach August 24, 2009 at 9:12 pm #

    congratulations Shari, I know you will make good use of that beautifull book. Let us know if there is any fantastic recipes we should make…

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