Recently, my mother got married and I was seated at a table with a raw (or living) food advocate. Having heard her story how eating raw cured her husband from arthritis and having tasted a mock strawberry cheesecake made from cashew nuts and cashew nut butter (it was fabulous)...I rushed to buy the book that evening.
I am an extremely visual person, so getting a book that had pictures of the finished recipes was a necessity, as well as getting a book that outlined the raw food principles, fasting and more. To say the least, I was far from disappointed.
The recipes in this book include: burgers, tacos, vegetable chips, pizza, pasta, soups, dips, dressings, salads, smoothies, juices, teas, cheescakes, pies, cookies...and they all look mouth-watering. Even my meat-eating boyfriend likes the look (and taste) of these delightful recipes. The recipes aren't complicated...they just require a little time and effort, which is common of raw living. They do require a dehydrator (you can pick one up for 30 bucks at Sears), a juicer, a blender and a saladacco (a spiral pasta maker for vegetables)...however if you're just starting out like me, you can use your oven at a very low heat with the door open to "dehydrate" foods to get used to it, you can use a cheese grater to make zucchini spaghetti.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in dabbling in raw food...it's extremely tasty, simple recipes and best of all good for you...I mean would you pass up the opportunity to eat "pizza" with a side of vegetable chips and a slice of cheesecake AND it be good for you AND taste delicious? Packed with vitamins, minerals, fiber and goodness...Give it a whirl, I promise you won't be disappointed.