The Best Raw Food Books
The following is a list of my recommendation of the best raw food books, to help get you started off on the right foot. I love my books and it gives me great pleasure to share these books all about raw food diet for health, healing and weight loss, with you.
If you are keen on making some truly scrumptious, raw food treats such as desserts, cakes etc., then be sure to check out this page: Raw Food Books – Desserts
Raw Food – Real World: 100 Recipes to Get the Glow
My pick of best raw food books. In this lushly photographed book, Kenney and Melngailis share some of that magic — and show that preparing and eating raw does not mean bland, unsatisfying, or impossibly time-consuming meals.
Using dehydrating, Vita-Mix blending, a nuanced understanding of spices, and unprecedented creativity, they explore a whole new outlook on raw food that transfers beautifully and easily from their kitchen to yours — no matter what your present diet. And you’ll immediately begin to reap the benefits of healthful, delicious, life-giving raw food.
Top New York chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney and his partner, Sarma Melngailis, had been thinking of opening a Moroccan restaurant. But one night they were invited to a raw food restaurant — and it changed their lives. They instead opened Pure Food and Wine, a restaurant devoted to creative, tasty raw food, and it has been drawing rave reviews.
Dishes such as Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne, Golden Squash Pasta with Black Summer Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Cream have given raw food a sexy new appeal.
The decision to go raw was shocking at first for these two ex-carnivorous chefs, but they soon found that preparing and eating raw food made them and their guests feel their physical best. Melngailis noticed a difference almost immediately — “Light, clean, natural, and alive foods make you feel light, clean, and more alive. And sexy.”
This new way of life has changed their outlook on eating and cooking and connects them to the world around them. As Kenney says, “Raw foods and the lifestyle associated with it are so compelling and complex that we will be forever learning and growing. Already it seems that we have discovered some of the magic that life offers.”
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The Raw Food Detox Diet
The Five-Step Plan for Vibrant Health and Maximum Weight Loss: This is a great first book if you’re looking to switch to a raw food lifestyle or just slim down in a healthy yummy way. Natalia Rose provides great ways to transition with delicious recipes and a comprehensive understanding of nutritional healing.
If you are intrigued by the current trend of eating real food, want to take this concept to the next level but are skeptical as to how to implement the raw food lifestyle on a practical everyday basis, pick up a copy of Natalia Rose’s “The Raw Food Detox Diet, for a fast and fun introduction that does not require a cold turkey approach to eliminating cooked foods.
On the practical side, the book abounds with menu plans, recipes, and suggestions on what to eat in a restaurant or at social occasions. For the aspiring raw foodist, separate chapters are dedicated to detoxifying all aspects of your lifestyle including your bathroom, your living space, your kitchen, your family, fasting, traveling, holidays and your colon.
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Ani’s Raw Food Essentials:
Ani’s Raw Food Essentials proves that you don’t have to sacrifice taste to reap the benefits of raw foods, all while living a greener lifestyle. Recipes include: Broccoli and Cheeze Quiche, Kalamata Olive Crostini, Cashew “Tofu” in Miso Broth, Grilled Cheeze and Tomato Sandwiches, Cheeze Enchilada with Ranchero and Mole Sauce, Pad Thai, Pesto Pizza, and many more.
Ani’s Raw Food Essentials is packed with absolutely everything you need to know to master the art of live food. She shows you how to whip up simple, fresh recipes using what you’ve already got in your kitchen while also offering tips on dehyrating and more sophisticated techniques.
Looking for innovative meals that are healthy and delicious? There is everything from classic comfort foods like nachos and burgers to Reuben sandwiches and bacon, along with more gourmet dishes like risotto, angel hair pasta, and her “you-won’t-believe-they’re-raw” desserts.
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The Raw Gourmet
Whether you’d simply like to add more fruit and vegetables to your meals, or want to change your lifestyle in a more dramatic way, The Raw Gourmet is the complete guide to one of the world’s fastest growing nutrition and health movements-the living-foods diet.
In the first book of its kind, Nomi Shannon opens a door onto a refreshing new world of food preparation…Learn how fresh, non-cooked fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains can boost your vitality while lighting up your palate.
Try exotic dishes like chilli rellenos, spinach mousse, and vegetable nori roll-ups. Or, on a more familiar note, serve up a living foods version of old favorites like pizza, tomato soup or apple pie. Whatever you choose, this book brings a rich variety of flavors and textures to your table and offers everything your body needs to stay healthy and vigorous.
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Raw Food: A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day
An eminently practical, full-color guide—perfect for a raw-food newbie or for someone who has embraced the lifestyle for years. With dozens of recipes accompanied with beautiful, full-color photographs, Erica Palmcrantz and Irmela Lilja prove that eating raw foods can be simple, inexpensive, and delicious.
No one should have to sacrifice time, money, or flavor to enjoy the astounding health advantages of going raw.
Learn how to soak and sprout vegetables and nuts to increase the nutritional value, what types of kitchen tools are best for preparing raw food, and which foods to have on-hand for use in raw recipes. From creative salads to spicy burritos to chocolate mousse, every recipe will broaden your raw-food horizons.
Complete with recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, desserts, and side dishes, Raw Food is an innovative approach to a wholesome way of eating. 122 Color
Get it here: Raw Food – A Complete Guide
Everyday Raw is an exciting new cookbook that will introduce the benefits and pleasure of eating healthful food that is organic, fresh and good for you! Preparing and eating raw food does not mean bland, whether it is a smoothie, a salad, or a mid-morning snack, you will love the tantalizing and delicious recipes included here.
Chef Matthew Kenney has been preparing raw food for years and offers up a variety of delectable recipes including-Chocolate-Cherry Smoothie, Red-Chile Pineapple Dipping Sauce, Sesame Cashew Dumplings, Portobello Fajitas. And a Lemon Macaroon Cheesecake Tartlet that will leave you wondering why you haven’t started eating raw food sooner!
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Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipes
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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Raw Food Cleanse
Follow the delicious and hunger-satisfying raw-food diets offered in this book and you will lose weight, gain energy and feel vibrantly healthy while clearing your body of toxins. Raw Food Cleanse offers four customized plans that provide you with everything needed for an easy and powerful detox, including: • toxin self-assessment • day-by-day programs • mouth-watering recipes • real-life success stories
3-Day Energy Boost Cleanse – Give your body an all-natural weekend to start your Monday feeling great.
7-Day Rejuvenation Cleanse – Enjoy a week of delicious raw foods to thoroughly refresh your system.
14-Day Deep Detox Cleanse – Go longer to experience better skin and hair, a clearer mind and a slimmer body.
28-Day Total Reset Cleanse – Give the body a full recharge with an intense, nutrient-packed month of raw foods
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12 Steps to Raw Foods:
How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food
Rather than simply praising the benefits of raw foods, this book offers helpful tips and coping techniques to form and maintain new, healthy patterns. Learn how to make a raw food restaurant card that makes dining with co-workers easy and enjoyable.
Discover three magic sentences that enable you to refuse your mother-in-law’s apple pie without offending her. Find out how to sustain your chosen diet while traveling. These are only a few of the many scenarios that Boutenko outlines.
Written in a convenient 12-step format, this book guides the reader through the most significant physical, psychological, and spiritual phases of the transition from cooked to raw foods. Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all aspects of life.
Boutenko touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people who don’t share the same point of view on eating. Already a classic, this enhanced second edition is aimed at anyone interested in improving their health through diet.
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Living Raw Food:
Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine
No juicer? No dehydrator? No problem! Sarma shows that raw food preparation doesn’t have to be daunting, and she helps you work your way from the fastest, simplest, freshest recipes to immensely satisfying main dishes that you’ll have a hard time believing are raw.
A definitive list of ingredients, tools, techniques, and sources make raw food a snap, while information-packed sidebars introduce the world’s most powerful superfoods, from kombucha tea to chia seeds. And Sarma is refreshingly honest and real as she describes her personal breakthroughs – and struggles – living on raw foods.
Whether you’re snacking on the run, having a quiet dinner at home, or throwing a festive cocktail party, eating raw food makes you feel alive. Filled with sensuous, sexy, and energizing food, this book is sure to enrich your life, whether you’re a carnivorous epicure or a raw-foods junkie.
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Becoming Raw: The Essential Guide to Raw Vegan Diets
A major contribution to the raw foods movement Becoming Raw contains a wealth of information on the raw food lifestyle. Nutrition experts Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina once again provide the essential information needed to safely embrace a new dietary lifestyle.
As they did for vegetarians and vegans in Becoming Vegetarian and Becoming Vegan, they present the first authoritative look at the science behind raw foods. And both old converts to raw foods and new recruits alike will be fascinated with food historian Rynn Berry’s presentation of the first narrative history of the rawfoods movement in the United States.
More people are jumping onto the raw foods bandwagon either to lose weight, fight chronic health problems, or simply to benefit from the high level of nutrients found in uncooked or sprouted foods. Readers will find science-based answers to tough questions about raw foods and raw diets, easy-to-follow nutritional guidelines, and practical information on how to construct a raw diet that meets recommended nutrient intakes simply and easily.
A section of over forty-five recipes provides dishes for any time of day and every occasion. Nutritional analyses are given for each recipe. Also included is a section on what foods and equipment are needed to get started and what raw food preparation basics are good to master.
Get it here: Becoming Raw