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Increased energy. Clear, glowing skin. Decreased risk of cancer. These are only a few of the benefits of a raw foods diet; some studies have even shown that this diet can actually slow down the aging process! Whether you're looking to go completely raw or just incorporate some raw aspects into your diet, this book is your one-stop guide to a healthy lifestyle.
In The Everything® Raw Food Recipe Book, you'll find 300 delicious recipes, including:
Cherry Pomegranate Smoothie
Spicy Coleslaw with Cashew Mayonnaise
Curry and Pumpkin Seed Crackers
Pad Thai with Almond Sauce
Nori protein Roll with parsnip Rice
Raw Vegetable Lasagna
Banana Vanilla Ice Cream with Blueberry Sauce
Eating raw is not only delicious-it's also fun! The recipes are easy to prepare and take less prep and cleanup time than cooked food. You'll be absolutely amazed by how great you feel after whipping up these mouthwatering raw gourmet meals!
About the Author
Michael Snyder (Portland, OR) is the president of TheRawDiet.com, and an expert on vegetarian and vegan raw foods nutrition. He has been active in the raw foods community for the past nine years. He has studied with Viktoras Kulvinskas, the founder of the modern raw foods movement and with Gabriel Cousens, one of its best known proponents. As a health coach, Snyder assists clients worldwide in transitioning to raw foods. He provides keynote addresses and presentations, food prep demonstrations, seminars, and teleseminars throughout the Pacific Northwest and across the country.
Nancy Faass, MSW, MPH (San Francisco, CA) is a full-time freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco. She holds a master’s in public health from UC Berkeley. Nancy has coauthored seven books in health and medicine. She is a local chapter board member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and a member of the American Medical Writers Association and the Northern California Science Writers’ Association. Nancy has just launched a new website on health, nutrition, and fitness at www.TheFitFoodie.com.
Lorena Novak Bull, RD (Riverside, CA) is a graduate of the Nutrition and Dietetics program at Loma Linda University. She has spent the last fourteen years working as a registered dietitian in public health and has more than twenty-five years of experience with vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan lifestyles. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association.
Table of Contents
1 Welcome to Raw Foods Cuisine 1
The Benefits of Raw Foods 2
A Brief Raw Foods History 3
The Benefits of a Raw Food Diet 4
Transitioning to Raw Foods 6
Getting Started in the Kitchen 8
Advanced Food Prep 10
Key Ingredients 14
2 Superfood Smoothies 19
3 Fresh Juices and Beverages 39
4 Fruit Salads, Parfaits, and Other Treats 51
5 Classic Breakfasts 63
6 Salads and Vegetable Dishes 77
7 Breads, Crackers, and Snacks 99
8 Soups, Salsas, and Dips 123
9 Pâtés and Nut Butters 141
10 Gourmet Vegetarian Yogurts and Cheese 153
11 Homegrown Sprouts and Cultured Foods 165
12 Burgers, Wraps, and Sandwiches 183
13 Entrées and Comfort Food 203
14 Sweet and Savory Sauces 225
15 Cookies, Bars, and Other Treats 235
16 Divine Desserts 249
Appendix A Raw Food Resources 271
Appendix B Soaking and Sprouting Guide 275
Appendix C Glossary 277