When I came across this book I didn't know just how varied and delicious raw food recipes could be.
|Title:||Living on Live Food|
This book is for those who are just starting out on the raw food diet and those who wax and wane going back to cooked foods and then returning to living foods. It is also for those who seek variety in their food.
The book is in three parts. In Part I the author:
Part II of the book is dedicated to a wide variety of scrumptious raw food recipes ranging from dips and spreads to recipes that mimic traditional dishes but consist only of living foods. She has recipes for raw cheeses, creamy sauces, pizzas, breads, chips and crackers all from raw foods. She has recipes for salads and salads dressings, desserts and drinks. There are colour photographs of some of the dishes and it is hard to believe that they have not been cooked.
The last Part of the book lists resources such as:
Most of the resources are based in the US but some of the websites are based in other countries and they supply food as well as equipment.
This is a very readable book and the author's enthusiasm is quite infectious. She spent a lot of time developing raw food recipes that look and taste like cooked foods that we are used to. For example, you can use a spiral slicer to create angel hair pasta from raw courgettes/zucchini. You can then eat the pasta with raw marinara sauce. There is a recipe for something that looks and tastes almost like tuna but is made from sprouts and almond butter.
I particularly liked the wealth of information, the author's use of real live examples and the testimonials that stress the health benefits associated with the raw lifestyle.
Alissa Cohen is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and raw food chef and consultant. She is also a Fitness Trainer, Nutritional Consultant and Mind-Body Therapist.