Easy Sexy Raw: 130 Raw Food Recipes, Tools, and Tips to Make You Feel Gorgeous and Satisfied: A Cookbook

Easy Sexy Raw: 130 Raw Food Recipes, Tools, and Tips to Make You Feel Gorgeous and Satisfied: A Cookbook

by Carol Alt

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      The ultimate raw food book, for raw newbies and experienced raw foodists alike, with 130 recipes and shopping and swapping lists. 
      Nearly twenty years ago, thanks to a raw food diet, Carol Alt cured a world of headaches, stomach issues, and fatigue and became healthier, more energetic, and slimmer than she’s ever been. In Easy Sexy Raw she shares how anyone can experience the benefits of the uncooked lifestyle. 
      Carol takes all of the intimidation out of going raw, providing straightforward advice, easy tips, and 130 super-simple and delicious recipes that will make the transition a snap. Useful tools—such as a swapping list of raw substitutes for favorite cooked items and a “Turn It Raw” section that shows you how to gradually convert favorite dishes to raw (even chocolate chip cookies!)—will help both new and seasoned raw eaters to build a recipe repertoire. And the dishes, including contributions by raw food authorities and chefs like Ani Phyo, Sarma Melngailis, and Raw Chef Dan, are tasty and filling—even for those who are just trying out raw for the first time:

   • Yellow Squash Fettuccine with Creamy Pine Nut Alfredo, Lemon Basil, and Green Olives
   • Good Stuff by Mom & Me’s Salad Pizza with Tomato Sauce
   • Gingery Squash and Coconut Noodle Soup
   • Indian-Style Papaya Salad
   • Abundance Burgers with Marinated Mushrooms and Jícama Fries
   • Apple Marzipan Pie 
   • Triple Orange Salad with Pistachios and Mint
   • Maya Chocolate Pie

      Carol offers tips on the best equipment to use; demystifies methods like soaking, sprouting, and dehydrating; and even discusses raw dairy, good and bad fats, and which sweeteners are best for your body.
Easy Sexy Raw is the must-have primer for anyone who wants a healthier lifestyle and a natural way to feel sexier and more beautiful.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307888709
Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,156,765
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Carol Alt is one of the raw movement’s most recognized names and faces. In addition to gracing the covers of more than seven hundred magazines, she has been featured on calendars and posters, and has made exercise videos, all of which have sold millions of copies, and has appeared on stage, television, and in more than sixty-five movies. An accomplished spokesperson for raw food and frequent guest on talk shows, she is the author of Eating in the Raw and The Raw 50. Visit her at CarolAlt.com.

Read an Excerpt

Quinoa and Pesto–Stuffed Tomatoes
Serves 4; makes 4 stuffed tomato halves
2 medium tomatoes
Sea salt
1 ½ cups sprouted quinoa
1⁄3 cup pesto
Freshly ground black pepper
Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
4 fresh basil leaves
Shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (optional)
Cut the tomatoes in half crosswise and scoop out the flesh. Set the shells aside. Strain the flesh through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl, pressing on the flesh to extract all the tomato juice. Reserve the juice for another use and chop the tomato flesh and set aside.
Rub a little salt into the insides of the tomato shells and place upside down on a paper towel–lined plate. Set aside for 30 minutes so the tomatoes soften a bit.
In a medium bowl, combine the tomato flesh and quinoa. Add the pesto and stir to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon the quinoa mixture into the tomato halves and drizzle with oil. Top each one with a basil leaf and some cheese, if using.

Table of Contents

foreword nicholas j. gonzalez, M.D 8

introduction 12

uncooked 101 what you need to know to go raw 23

How to Know What's Really Raw 24

Raw Equipment: What You Really Need (and Some Fun Gadgets) 27

Kitchen-Ready: Your A-to-Z Raw Shopping List 31

the methods 35

Soaking and Sprouting 36

Slow Cooking, aka Dehydrating 40

Fermenting 43

Juicing 45

getting to know your food (in all its raw glory) 47

Real Dairy and Eggs 48

Sweeteners 52

Seasonings 55

Oils 58

Other Staples 59

the recipes

turn it raw 63

breakfast like a king 75

drink up 85

spreads, condiments, & dips 99

salads & salad dressings 121

soups 141

small bites & sides 149

the main attraction 163

desserts 195

dehydrator crackers, breads, & snacks 215

menu ideas 233

swapping list 234

thank you 238

sources 239

appendix: in my opinion … what it means to be raw 245

index 252

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