Sprouts & Chocolate: Uncooked eBook + Big Announcement!

Earlier this year, I posted goals that I wanted to complete before my next birthday, which included releasing my own eBook for my blog anniversary. I am pleased to say, I can cross that goal off my list. After many recipe tests, photography shoots, technology meltdowns, bottomless coffees, and endless dirty dishes, my eBook is complete! Yeeppeee!! Sprouts & Chocolate: Uncooked Cover Starting a new and challenging project can be intimating and, I admit, I stressed out over details and logistics. I didn’t know where to start and I had the longest list of ideas from just vegan to raw vegan to paleo-vegan. Looking back, I am so glad I didn’t go with these ideas since they did not ring true to what Sprouts & Chocolate is about. I wanted recipes that are simple, approachable and made with whole, fresh ingredients. I named Sprouts & Chocolate this way to highlight vegan recipes that were sometimes healthy and sometimes decadent. I decided to stick to my guns and work with this philosophy throughout my eBook but with simpler recipes.

This is the big announcement part….

Moving forward, each recipe featured on Sprouts & Chocolate will be 12 ingredients or less! My archived recipes will remain on my site for you to access but any new recipe posted will follow this new rule. What counts as an ingredient? Any ingredient that isn’t water, salt or pepper.

I am excited to start this new chapter of my site and I hope you readers love these easy methods and ingredients! Within this eBook, there are over 15 vegan and gluten free summer recipes that don’t require an oven or stove PLUS are 12 ingredients or less. Recipes include:

Frozen PB+ Fudge Squares (on cover)

Rainbow Kale + Cabbage Slaw Sprouts & Chocolate: Rainbow Kale + Cabbage Slaw No-Cook Tomato Sauce over Zoodles Sprouts & Chocolate: Sneak Peek Black Cherry Nice Cream Sprouts & Chocolate: Black Cherry Nice Cream. Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Pops Sprouts & Chocolate: Sneak Peek! This project was challenging but whenever I started to waiver, I remembered that any accomplishment started with trying. I feel a lot of us drown ourselves in the details of a project, creating long to-do lists and feeling defeated before we even started. I know I did with this eBook but I just looked at my list and started. Just start. The first thing I did was pick a topic, and from there, one by one, my tasks list became smaller. A person can only do one thing at a time, so pick your one thing and start today! You just have to try. 

You don’t have to do it alone. Two months ago, I knew nothing about creating an eBook so I reached out to fellow bloggers. With their experience, they become an invaluable source of information to me. I attended The Healthy Maven‘s How to Create an Ebook seminar and purchased Minimalist Baker‘s How to Publish and Sell Your eBook video tutorials. With these resources, I went from being technology-illiterate to creating my own eBook. A huge thanks to Minimalist Baker for creating the best and most comprehensive video tutorials. If you want to create your own eBook for your site, I highly recommend purchasing this tutorial package.

Crossing this goal off my list has made the unpleasant parts of this experience worth it. Yes, even that time I had to restart my entire eBook because my external drive wasn’t plugged in all the way. Each struggle I faced getting to my goal has made the accomplishment that much better.

So how do you get your FREE copy of Sprouts & Chocolate: Uncooked? Subscribe on the sidebar, confirm your address and you will receive an email on how to download it to your device at zero cost to you.

Thanks again to my readers for continuing to follow me throughout this experience! Here is to another year blogging! 


Jessica DeMarra
Sprouts & Chocolate


  1. says

    Congrats! So proud of you!! I can’t wait to check it out, especially the Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Pops.
    I can only imagine the amount of time and effort, tears and love that went into this e-book. The pictures look gorgeous, I love how you kept the recipes simple, yet delicious sounding. You are a total inspiration =)

  2. says

    You make so many things with so much taste and ease.I tried some of your recipes and they were wonderful, both looking and taste.

  3. says

    Thanks for the beautiful and yummy recipes. Sorry we didn’t meet at VVC, but happy to see your successful site and e-book. I’m sharing it now on my own blog and with my raw cleanse group.


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