Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes
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Ani's Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes

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by Ani Phyo
     
 

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This is the ultimate gourmet, living foods "uncookbook" for busy people. You don't have to sacrifice taste or style to reap the benefits of raw foods. These delectable, easy recipes emphasize fresh, animal-free ingredients and how to include more organics into your daily diet. Chef Ani offers delicious raw, animal-free versions of: breakfast scrambles,

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This is the ultimate gourmet, living foods "uncookbook" for busy people. You don't have to sacrifice taste or style to reap the benefits of raw foods. These delectable, easy recipes emphasize fresh, animal-free ingredients and how to include more organics into your daily diet. Chef Ani offers delicious raw, animal-free versions of: breakfast scrambles, pancakes, chowders, bisques, and other soups, cheezes, mylks, lasagna, burgers, cobblers, pies, and cakes, and more. Included are recipes for dishes such as Stuffed Anaheim Chili with Mole Sauce, Ginger Almond Nori Roll, Coconut Kreme Pie with Carob Fudge on Brownie Crust, Mediterranean Dolmas, and Chicken-Friendly Spanish Scramble. Make your own kitchen more living-foods friendly with Chef Ani's tips on Essential tools, Key ingredients, Stocking your pantry, and How-to kitchen skills.

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Library Journal

Model Alt's first book, Eating in the Raw, was more about the details of her switch to a raw-foods diet, though it did include about 40 recipes. Her new book includes menus with recipes for lunch and dinner and ten recipes each for breakfast, drinks, and snacks. The recipes are fairly simple; however, as is often true of raw-foods dishes, many require advance prep such as presoaking or dehydrating. Alt also includes a handful of case studies of people (including her sister) whose health problems have apparently been solved by a raw-foods diet. Expect demand.

Phyo is the chef for SmartMonkey Foods, a source for vegan and raw ingredients and foods. She offers more recipes than Alt-most of which are quick to make-and they call for fewer hard-to-find ingredients. Phyo also emphasizes "living green," and she includes helpful tips and suggestions for recycling and related topics. Her book is more substantive than Alt's and is recommended for any subject collection.


—Judith Sutton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600940002
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
548,059
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author


Ani Phyo is an Executive Chef overseeing everything created by SmartMonkey Foods, the premier resource for vegan, raw and living cuisine that’s full of flavor, design, creativity and packed full of fresh local organics. A sought-after speaker and educator on the topics of health, fitness, and overall wellbeing, she is based in Portland, Oregon.

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Ani's Raw Food Kitchen 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am relatively new to the Raw Food diet, but I have been boning up on everything Raw I kind find. This is one of the best books I have found. She gives easy recipes that don't take too long to make, as I am busy and don't always have time to dehydrate. And the recipes are some of the best I've tried. Plus she throws in all sorts of little tips on living Raw as well as going green.
songcatchers More than 1 year ago
This is a great "uncook book" for raw food beginners. The vast majority of the recipes don't require a food dehydrator. This made me happy because I don't have one of those yet. If you have a food processor and a blender then you'll be able to make most of these delicious recipes. Also, sprinkled throughout the book are little tidbits on green living. This is a fun book with easy recipes that I can't wait to try!
Loving_LifeMJ More than 1 year ago
I quickly flipped through this book at Whole Foods and I immediately decided to buy it. What interested me most were Ani's recipes' short ingredient lists. We have several raw foods cookbooks where the finished products are exquisite--great for special occasions--but are so preparation intensive that they are impractical for everyday use. I really wanted to find a book with recipes that my family could use on a daily basis. As an additional surprise, we discovered that we only needed a food processor, a blender (we already had a Vita-Mix and couldn't live without it), and a knife. Awesome! For two weeks straight, we easily and quickly made the recipes from this book. I love how her recipes are for four people only, which is perfect for raw foods because you really need to to prepare raw foods fresh everyday. Recipes we love are the Sun Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomato Catsup, the cheezes, the mylks, the Polenta with Mushroom Ragout, and Sweet Corn Chowder among others. The only reason that I gave the book four stars instead of five is that while the various recipes taste great individually, the flavors repeat (at least in my taste perception) and the recipes start to taste like each other. I suppose this repetition should be expected with a short ingredient list. For people who are new to raw foods, veganism, organic foods, and environmental issues Ani has included a lot of nice educational information. Eating raw, eating organic, being vegan is a lifestyle. We are used to spending a lot of time and money on our food. Food as medicine is one of our family's passions and our lives practically revolve around it. Those who are just trying out the lifestyle for the first time might naturally encounter resistance to the cost of raw organic foods, the prep time, not to mention physical, mental, and emotional resistance. I advise you to proceed slowly, to accept and work through the challenges, and know that feeding your body well is one of the most greatest gifts you can give yourself. Thanks Ani! Mira www.philippejacquin.com
lustrousowl More than 1 year ago
As a beginner in raw food I have found Ani's books to be so easy to use and inspiring. I decided I wanted to get this book for my Nook so it's easy to take with me everywhere. However after reading over the recipes I realized that quite a few of the ingredients have question marks in place of numbers!! Not so good when you're cooking and need quantities. I think I will be purchasing bound cookbooks from now on, most definitely this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen is the 3rd raw food cookbook I have purchased and is by far my favorite. I have made the butternut squash rice and the stuffed anaheim chiles with mole sauce so far and the were both excellent. It seems that it would be important for you to know that I am not a die-hard raw foodie. I like the variety, I like the health and because I avoid sugar and am allergic to gluten and milk, I like knowing that every single ingredient in a cookbook will be ok for me to eat. One MAJOR plus in my eyes is that Ani does not use a lot of specialty appliances and she does not have many recipes that call for dehydrating. One of the other cookbooks I have calls for nearly everything to be dehydrated.
Raw_Jake More than 1 year ago
I am very new to raw living and have been searching books for months now. I only wish I would have come across this book first. This book has a type of bread you can make that is still raw that will help you replace that wonderingful all american cheeseburger bun or sandwich breads. Ani is so creative with her recipes and they are incredibly easy to make. I found in alot of hardcore raw food books everything is kinda on the bland side. Ani's raw recipes are tasty and portable if your always on the go. No worries about what you will need to buy, Ani has the shopping list ready for you to go. I don't ever write reviews, but this one was well worth it!
Kat72 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. I purchased it after seeing some of Ani Phyo's videos on another site. Her recipes are so simple to make. I actually made the Spanish Scramble and was very impressed with the simple recipe. it tasted great. I can't wait to make alot of the other recipes illustrated in her book. I also have bought Raw Cacao Powder and Raw Maca Powder and these have helped with my depression and anxiety immensely. I believe that proper nutrition can help any ailment people are dealing with. Since incorporating Raw Foods into my diet I have noticed less depression and anxiety, and I have increased energy. Ani Phyo's book also gives you her background story as to why she started eating Raw and she has a checklist for new Raw Foodist on what to stock in the pantry. The desserts look delightful. In a nutshell I think anyone, young or old cand benefit from this wonderful book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Be careful with using a lot of her recipes, or any recipes that use a lot of nuts. If you are not extremely physically active, you may gain weight. So use these recipes with other recipes that do not include nuts. "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth" is very informative. Good information. We highly recommend "Rainbow Green"; "The Green Foods"; "The Raw Food Revolution Diet"; and "Raw 50" are very informative books. "Complete Idiot's Guide To Eating Raw" is a good book to start with for learning about raw food. It has good recipes and a simple layout. We also recommend "The Sprouting Book" by Ann Wigmore; "Ani's Raw" by Ani Phyo (but be careful with using all recipes with nuts - you'll gain weight); all Moosewood books (they are not all raw, but have good raw and not raw recipes) "Moosewood Restaurant Cooks At Home" (best simple starter); "Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special"; "Simple Suppers"; "Moosewood Restaurant Celebrates"; "Sundays At Moosewood Restaurant"; and "Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites" (although I don't recommend "low-fat" - just use healthy fat - you can see the difference "The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth" by Jonny Bowden)
sgtravels More than 1 year ago
the presentation of this book is great. full of pict. and tips on every page. even though there are recipes, it's the type of book you can read from cover to cover.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easy to read information.
veganbeing More than 1 year ago
This is by far the best raw food book I've bought to date! Plus, she inspired me to start creating my own recipes and I haven't had to buy another book since. I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fun to explore. I was really excited to try the recipes. Those I have tried have been good. I particularly liked the sesame seed bread. As a general rule, however, they are way too high in fat.
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