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Eating Without Heating: Favorite Recipes from Teens Who Love Raw Food Paperback – December 15, 2002


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 147 pages
  • Publisher: Raw Family Publishing,US (December 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970481977
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970481979
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,156,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Eating Without Heating... stands on its own as a valuable contribution to any raw food kitchen -- Viktoras Kulvinskas MS, Author of the best selling book Survival in the 21st Century

I couldn't put this book down. The message is strong and real! I recognized my own deep thoughts, feelings. -- Marco Ranzi, 12 years old, Ramsey, NJ

No matter which recipe of Sergei and Valya's I make, my kids eat it all up! -- Diane St Jean, mother of four, Montreal, Canada

About the Author

Sergei Boutenko is 17 years old and lives in Ashland, OR with his family. When Sergei is not in college, writing books, or preparing delicious raw food, he is outdoors running, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding, practicing Brazilian Capoiera, and jumping into icy cold rivers!

Valya Boutenko is 16 years old and also lives in Ashland, OR with her family. Valya is in her third year of college majoring in Art. In her free time Valya enjoys playing the flute, reading non-stop, writing poetry, and drawing. Her more active pursuits include: Unicycling, running, biking, swimming, and hiking.


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Customer Reviews

Great book, small, but jam packed with easy to make and delicious recipes.
Judy Koot
I highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to know more about eating raw foods, or for those who have been eating raw foods and want more variety.
Rose Vasile
The recipe section of the book starts with beautiful full color glossy photographs of the authors, their parents, and the various recipes.
Michael Snyder

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142 of 145 people found the following review helpful By Robert Cohen on July 31, 2003
Format: Paperback
The book "Eating Without Heating", written by two
teens, displays wisdom beyond their years.
The book is magnificently illustrated with drawings by Valya.
"Eating Without Heating is a guide book to all things raw.
It is a treatise on the raw food philosophy. It is a cookbook.
It is a living testament to a family that bucked the school
establishment which tried to induce children to drink milk
and eat fast-food burgers for lunch. Their recipes are quite
a bit more sophisticated than just sliced cucumbers with dill
sauce. One example is an entire chapter on fermenting foods.
Sergei and Valya simply soak one cup of nuts in water overnight
and blend the resulting product in a blender until it is
smooth like heavy cream. They strain the mixture through
a sprout bag, pour into a jar, cover with cheesecloth,
and set in a warm place where the magic transfer of gases
and air through the mixture produces a tart yogurt-like
food. Try this with cashews and chopped mango.
They produce unique cheeses with the same method as
above. I'll soon be trying their sauerkraut and kim chee
recipes. I salivate at the thought of producing my own.
I've tasted raw breads, but have only wondered at the
mastery of culinary skills necessary to create such miracles.
From sprouted raw flax bread with kamut and walnuts to
chili corn chips, the Boutenko children make it all
seem simple, in easy-to-follow recipes. If you love
sourdough bread, you've got to try their recipe which
employs raw almond pulp with flax and caraway seeds.
These kids have timing! They save the best for last,
cookies, ice creams, and cakes.
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78 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Michael Snyder on April 11, 2005
Format: Paperback
I've been eating a raw vegetarian diet for

the past 5 years and I've added many raw

recipe books to my library. "Eating Without

Heating" is in my top 5. It has everything

you need in a recipe book.

The book begins by drawing the reader in

with the author's personal stories of raw

foods. They both healed themselves of

disease simply by adopting a raw foods diet.

Valya had a bad case of asthma and Sergei

had a bad case of diabetes. After adopting

a raw vegetarian diet, there is no trace of

disease and they are perfectly healthy. At

age 17, Sergei is now in his third year of

college! These kids are a great inspiration!

The recipe section of the book starts with

beautiful full color glossy photographs of

the authors, their parents, and the various

recipes. The food photos are amazing, they

have a wedding cake, chocolate truffles, raw

vegan deviled "eggs", buckwheaties cereal

with almond milk, pizza, borscht, cranberry

sauce, and more.

After the photographs is an excellent description

about how to prepare generic gourmet recipes.

You'll learn how to balance the various tastes in

a recipe using different foods, herbs, and

seasonings. These instructions alone are worth the

price of the book because they allow you to be

creative and start making your very own recipes. I

refer to this section of the book quite often.

This book is perfect for experienced raw gourmet

chefs, as well as those new to preparing food.
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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Judy Koot on June 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
Great book, small, but jam packed with easy to make and delicious recipes. There are at least a hundred, covering a complete range of topics: from salads and soups, to drinks, bread, crackers, ice cream, pies and more, divided in handy chapters. Some recipes require a dehydrator or juicer (which I don't own), but you can make most of them with a kitchen machine or by hand. I use a simple hand blender & chopper.

This book is not a fancy (un)cookbook by the way (read: thick, with glossy pictures and complex recipes) so if that's what you want (because we all love to drool over beautiful cookbooks, right?), this may not be what you're looking for. Except for some pictures (and -very inspirational- notes by the Boutenko kids) in the beginning, the rest of the book solely contains short recipes without photos. It's a very simple book, nothing fancy at all. But I think therein lies it's power: its practicality. I have two more books which are quite fancy, but for food prep inspiration I always grab this one. If I think: 'pie', I just look up the chapter, gloss over it and immediately get ideas to make my own version.

I'll be spending a year abroad soon and this is the raw food book I'd take along with me together with my hand blender & chopper.

If I had to describe this book in four words: small, simple, delicious and complete! I love it!
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Rose Vasile on February 7, 2003
Format: Paperback
This isn't just a recipe book. Sergei and Valya tell us how eating raw foods changed their lives dramatically. It's an interesting read for teens because the authors provide motivation to adopt raw foods in ways that teens can relate to. Also, parents are given advise about how to make it easier for their kids to eat raw foods.
Lots of yummy pictures of raw foods, including un-chocolate cake and live pizza!
There are 18 chapters of tasty, easy to prepare recipes. Each chapter starts out with helpful information about preparing the type of food in that section. For example, before the 14 delightful soups in the soup chapter, we're advised "If you want to make a vegetable soup, start by blending oil or avacado with some juicy veggie or fruit, then add spices and texture". This is only part of the info which will make readers confident to attempt these recipes, or create their own raw foods.
I highly recommend this book for anyone who would like to know more about eating raw foods, or for those who have been eating raw foods and want more variety.
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