The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw

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A raw food diet is a purely healthy diet.

More people than ever are turning to a raw food diet. In this guide, readers will find the secrets to raw food weight loss; how raw foods can heal the body and boost energy and enthusiasm; information on the anti-aging properties of raw food; and 100+ recipes that show how raw foods can be combined into delectable meals.

? Fully explains the benefits of this increasingly popular diet choice, plus presents a mini cookbook that gets readers started on their new regimen
? Recently published studies indicate that rheumatoid and fibromyalgia patients?who number in the millions?can benefit from an uncooked vegan diet rich in antioxidants, lactobacilli, and fiber

Customer Reviews:

  • Excellent Introduction to Raw Food
    This is a top book. It starts of by explaining facts about raw food which gives a good basic background to pros, cons and interesting bits of info.

    Lots of recipes - I haven't yet had time to use them but have already picked out a few that will be shortly tested. So glad I bought this book....more info
  • If you're new to eating raw--like me
    This publication is quite informative for those of us new to eating raw; however, I suggest you purchase a raw cookbook with quick meals to keep you inspired to eat raw as you dehydrate foods for meals in this publication. One suggestion is "Raw Food Made Easy for One or Two" by Jennifer Cornbleet. There is a transitioning section in "The Idiot's Guide", but again much of the foods require dehydration which can take days.

    The "Complete Idiot's Guide" is recommended by me for its informative take on raw eating and meal variety. There is helpful information on the pantry, tools to purchase and websites to check out. You'll be satisfied with this publication. Would have been given 5 stars if quicker meals were incorporated to transition you into raw eating....more info
  • Really Good Eating Raw book/guide
    This is a great starter book with lots of descriptions and how to blurbs. The book is packed with information and has good recipes....more info
  • Informative, Practical Earns a Raw Gold Star!
    Informative: covers who, what, why, when, how and where! Practical advice on needed or useful kitchen equipment; includes nutrition, food guides, fasts & cleanses, social situations, lots of easy to make recipes that actually are really good eating! And easy to read! ...more info
  • Excellent Guide to Raw Food Diet
    This is an excellent book! When I bought the book, I was hoping to be educated on how I could adopt more raw food into my diet. I did not expect to thoroughly enjoy reading the book. The book comprehensively covers the ins and outs of a raw food diet in a very clear and interesting way. I strongly recommend it....more info
  • buy this one first
    Since deciding to "go raw" I have bought a number of raw food books. This is by far the one that gives you the most information. No pretty pictures (which I like) but so much help in getting started....more info
  • Fan-freaking-tastic!
    This is a fabulous book for ANYONE looking into raw food. A great reminder for those who've been raw-foodists and why they choose it in the first place as well as a comprehensive first for those curious. I highly recommend this easily read and informative guide!...more info
  • Raw Foodist
    I enjoyed how it gave the nutritional information for each recipe, but i was dissapointed in how little of the things you were able to purchase at your local grocer. I know most of the items were to be organic and purchased at a farmer's market, but i dont even think most of my farmers' markets even include some of the ingredients. There are things that need to be fermented, juiced, pureed, dehydrated. I was in over my head to be honest. I have yet to try a recipe from this book due to its generic unavailability. ...more info
  • Fast Track to preparing and eating raw vegan foods!
    This is my first "The Complete Idiot's Guide" purchase. This book contains fantastic and delicious recipes that would appeal to beginning raw vegans and advanced raw vegans alike. I can personally attest to that. The Pad Thai has become one of my favorite dinners to make for my raw vegan to omnivore friends.

    The genius of this book is carefully explaining how to embark on a raw vegan quest in terms that everyone can understand with out loading down too much on all the ethical jargon and militant veganism so often associated with these types of lifestyles. It can be about health and good food as well as the political and social issues.

    Not sure if I would eat the book as Woody H. says!...more info
  • Great book!
    I was actually surprised to enjoy this book so much. I have many, many books and ebooks about the raw diet, lifetstyle, etc. and this one deserves a place on the beginner's bookshelf as well as on the experienced raw fooder's shelf. Great recipes. Good work! ...more info
  • Love these recipes!
    After making another wonderful dinner from this book tonight, I decided that I should write my impression of the recipes. I have a lot of raw uncook books, so I am familiar with many recipes and food preparation techniques. These authors seem to have perfected the ingredients for soups and breads, and they really understand the concept of taste. I first made the Sweet Vanilla-Almond Dip - so simple but so yummy! I love it with apple. Then I made two salad dressings, the Tahini Dressing and the Fantastic Flax Dressing - both perfect and delightful! I made the Blueberry-Vanilla Macadamia Nut Granola and it is quite good. Then tonight I had for dinner the Carrot Ginger Soup with a sandwich made with the Foccacia. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wishes to try raw cuisine, and I intend to keep exploring more recipes!...more info
  • Simply Wonderful
    I have a number of raw food books. The problem is they are too difficult or too boring. This book gives great info. It hits all the points you always read concerns about. I thought the recipes would not be interesting since this is a basic book. I was wrong. The chocolate-orange pudding is great. The choco tacos were really good. I almost didn't try them. You should. I seem to be the only person who doesn't care for almond milk. The cardamom-almond milk is great. The survivor's cereal is worth the price of the book. I am not a smoothie person and always looking for something else for breakfast. ...more info
  • Awesome Book
    I'm very happy with the book. Lots of great information and easy-to-follow (obviously, as it's for idiots!)....more info
  • easy to read, easy to reference
    I found this book both easy to read and easy to reference for later use. It provides much of the basics (and some intermediates) for incorporating more raw foods into your daily diet.
    I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to add more raw foods into their daily diet....more info
  • Wonderful, Delicious, Informative
    After diving into 100% raw and buying several cookbooks,I finally came across this gem. It is informative and easy to understand, but above all it has delicious recipes. I'm lucky enough to live in Portland where the writers' restaurant Blossoming Lotus Cafe resides. Great food!...more info
  • Accurate but Overwhelming
    I read the reviews for this book and thought it might be a nice place to start. I had one other raw food recipe book and thought its recipes tasty, but "involved." Since I am looking for a way to simplify my life, not complicate it, I have been in the market for recipes that can help me do that. The goal is to eat healthily, but not devote my life to kitchen time. (There is so much more to life... like three kids and managing a non-profit bookstore!)

    Well, this book didn't fit the bill for me. The recipes were far too involved--and I am not talking about dehydration time and sprouting. Just looking at the list of ingredients left me feeling overwhelmed. Maybe if I were single again with my life to myself. Today, however, I don't have the time to do that type of meal preparation. I needed a way to make this transition easy.

    A much better book, as far as I can see, is Raw Food Made Easy, for 1 or 2 people, by Jennifer Cornbleet. That book doesn't require you to purchase expensive items for your kitchen right off. It gives recipes with fewer ingredients (a.k.a. less prep time) and more easily found in mainstream groceries. She gives a list of what to fill your pantry with, and then a SIMPLE weekly shopping list for one. If you have multiple diners, just multiply by the number involved.

    The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw was accurate in the info it gives on dehydrators and other raw diet info, but the nuts and bolts (i.e. the recipes) were impractical for daily use for people with busy lives. (a.k.a.--people who don't dwell in their kitchens)...more info
  • Simple and Straightforwrd
    Awesome. I can't cook or prepare food. I am a Vegan who is trying to learn to be self sufficient even though my wife is an awesome cook. The book was great....more info
  • Tell your family and friends!!!
    Since getting this book,I've done nothing but spread the word.It's just simply put the best informational material for the average person.It has made my life so much more fun to see folks getting excited about eating better.....thank you so much!...more info
    As the owner of a raw cafe and wellness center, I would say this is one of the best raw books I have found so far for my customers! It offers a good overall explanation of the living foods lifestyle and wonderful recipes. Would and do recommened it to beginners and all raw foodies in between!!

    Kim Hostetter, owner
    Almond Blossom
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  • Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw
    Haven't read the info given, but it looks interesting. I did browse through the recipes and found some really interesting ones. I'm going to a potluck and I am making "Herbed Pine Nut Macadamia Cheese," pg 165, to take. I am going to stuff this in organic mushrooms, then put them in my dehydrator to allow the flavors to meld....more info