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A collection of more than seventy mouthwatering comfort food recipes using nutrient-rich, raw ingredients—a healthy, affordable, and accessible alternative to familiar processed and packaged foods.
Can spinach really taste like chocolate ice cream? YES!
Just try Stacy Stowers’s Happy Shake—cupfuls of nourishing greens, plus a dash of raw cacao, a big handful of blueberries, and a few other delicious fixings that you can blend up every morning and enjoy with a spoon!
Stacy travels the country teaching families like yours how to add more whole, raw, unprocessed foods into their diets in the simplest, most satisfying way possible. Her clients soon discover they stop eating out of bags, bottles, cans, and boxes—and start feeling healthier, lighter, and more energetic. Eating raw is easier and tastier than you think. The gift of Stacy’s approach is that it’s not about becoming a “raw foodist” or joining some food religion; it’s about adding foods that will make you thrive.
What are the potential benefits of eating raw? Weight loss and management, more energy, relief from chronic pain and allergies, better moods, and a younger appearance—to name just a few! From Stacy’s comforting and crispy Cheatos and enticing Rainbow Fajitas, to her rich, delectable Chocolate Macaroon Fudge Bars, her more than 70 recipes will give you and your family an irresistible nutritional boost.
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About the Author
In 2007, Stacy Stowers realized a remarkable recovery from the debilitating effects of fibromyalgia and chronic pain after switching to a raw food diet. Now she tours the country living with individual families, and helping them to make the switch to a raw, nutrient-rich diet. When she’s not staying with her clients, she lives in New York with her family.
Table of Contents
My Raw Story x
Why Eat Raw Food? xi
Where Do I Get My Protein? xiv
Take Me to a Steakhouse xv
Nourish Your Kids… Without Them Knowing xvi
Stuff for Making Stuff: Your Tools and Staples xvii
1 A Salad in Disguise 1
2 Dress Up Your Greens 9
3 The Bakery 43
4 Family Favorites 73
5 Things Get Heated 105
6 Let Them Eat… Dessert! 115
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Eat Raw, Not Cooked. Stacy Stowers Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews. I've an extensive collection of cookery books, from some very old ones found in second-hand shops, to more recent ones based around different foods or chefs. At age nine my youngest child decided she would no longer eat anything that had to be killed for food, so the collection added much more vegetable and fruit based ones. She's now early thirties BTW and still doesn't eat anything that has to be killed. There's a huge market now compared to the 80's in vegetarian food, but looking at some of the ingredients I can see why they're anything but healthy! So this book intrigued me – I always thing we – and I’m guilty too – don't make enough of our vegetables, and though I love fruit raw the thought of raw veg, apart from traditional salads has me head shaking and thinking “what can I do with this to make it appetising???” Well,this book was a real eye opener for me. There are some amazing photos, and when I read the recipes I would never have connected the ingredients to what I was seeing. I love the way Stacy has taken the ready fast foods everyone loves, and produced something that looks very similar but is far, far healthier. Presumably it tastes good too, from what I’d read. At first I thought I was just going to get a book of salads and more salads as that’s all I could thing of, but here we've a complete menu from starters and tasters, to Stacy’s version of pasta, chinese and thai traditionals, tortillas – even the ubiquitous Burger makes an appearance...and the desserts.... wonderful creations and the most mouthwatering chocolate delights. Though there are few “gadgets” needed, Stacy does give her essential kitchen preparation implements, and for those who don't have the all singing, all dancing, but very expensive blender, she recommends soaking certain foods beforehand – nuts mainly – so they are easier to blend. I was interested too in how to stop nuts becoming a nut butter or paste when you want them to become flour...If you want more than just a raw food as occasional meal it's essential I think, from what I read, to buy a dehydrator. In the UK these tend to be a specialist thing – I don't know if they're more common in US? I guess maybe its another example of a “divided by a common language” thing. Again, same as for foods, a quick google search has shown me they're easily available online. Many of the foods mentioned – chia seeds, and green papaya for example – are not commonly seen here in rural UK. Maybe in cities where there are lots of smaller specialist/ethnic food shops, but again the internet means its easy to get most things, or find an adequate substitute. I'm glad Stacy won the battle to include soups in her Raw food book, like her I think a diet without something warming on a cold winters day would be sad...soups are a compromise and a great way of ensuring nothing is wasted too. That appeals to the side of me that hates food waste :) I think this book is great for those of us who are thinking post Christmas about a more healthy diet, and the recipes are in the main very quick and simple. There's some I’m determined to try out, and if the cash comes along and isn't earmarked for something else, I’d love to but a dehydrator as I can see that it makes a more inclusive raw food diet easier to incorporate and so much more varied and interesting. I'm a yoghurt addict and Stacy points out how unhealthy many of the ingredients are in commercial versions, and her substitute looks so easy I’ll certainly try that out. There aren't long lists of difficult to find ingredients, but mostly based around food that can be found locally, with a few more specialist things that can be ordered from the internet. I think by starting with the easily sourced ingredients and adding a few extras to our normal diet, it would be a small step to take things further and get more involved in a Raw diet. Certainly less of a shock to the average stomach! One of the great things in our hard pressed for time society is that many of these recipes can be partly prepared earlier and as they don't need lots of cooking they're incredibly quick to assemble. Once again I think much as I love my kindle, this is a book that is best as a traditional print version. Until I’d read a few non fiction books I hadn't thought about this, but its clear that for me fiction is best in ebook, but other books, reference ones, gardening and recipes etc, work best a print versions. Its easier to flick though and find what you want, and you do need colour to appreciate best these amazing, mouth watering illustrations. Stars: five. One of those books where there really is something for everyone as far as food goes and one where anyone interested in food can learn so much. ARC supplied by Netgalley
I found this on accident and am so glad i did!!! Bought it after reading it for five minutes at the store. Packed full of beautiful, color photos (I love this in a cookbook) this book makes me excited to eat raw! She helps you think about the food you eat in a different way. Stop eating chemicals and start eating REAL food! The book is full of great info on the nutrition of the food in the recipes, which is why we eat, but also she shows you how to get the tastes you love & crave (which is also why we eat!)...using real, whole food. Yummy!
I became a pescatarian about four years ago, and since then I've been inching forward toward healthier eating. I'm not always that good at it. Sometimes dinner will be some greasy chips, or a pint of ice cream. But other times I'll eat something like an uber-healthy meal of a raw marinara made with tomatoes and red peppers, served over steamed spaghetti squash. My life is a measure of two steps forward-one step back. The book is chock-full of great ideas for eating raw foods. Why eat raw? Well, what could be healthier? When you are eating food raw, you are eating it whole, with its fiber intact and without the nutrients cooked out of it. Not cooking it also means saving calories that may be added when cooking in oil or butter. That's healthier eating all around! The author came to healthy eating at 39 years of age after finding herself plagued with health issues, which started with a valley fever infection at the age of 22. The book stresses eating alkaline, as when our bodies enter an acidic state, we feel lethargic, bloated, dehydrated, and some suffer from chronic pain. The author has since converted her family to her diet by showing them how good the food can be! One thing I was surprised to see was the use of the dehydrator in raw food preparation. It seems it gives it more of a "cooked" feel, when removing some of the water from the vegetables. The pictures of these dishes made in the dehydrator looked and sounded so good, I was inspired to buy a dehydrator (although I haven't had time to try it out yet). Dishes like the Rainbow Fajitas and China Bowl. My final word: Looking to eat healthier? Cut calories? Eat whole foods? Check out this book and the benefits of eating raw. You won't regret it!benefits of eating raw. You won't regret it!