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Going Raw: Everything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home Paperback – May 1, 2011
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Going Raw combines the beauty and flavor of a gourmet cookbook with everyday recipes that are practical for the real-world home chef. There are utilitarian books that offer a lot of great basics but do not illuminate the content with stylish and instructional photography. Going Raw promises the basics (kitchen gear, pantry ingredients, how to plan your grocery shopping and menus, prep and storage techniques) and delivers delicious, simple recipes for the starter raw foodist. A 30-minute bonus DVD features various food preparation techniques, finished presentations, and “raw food 101” lifestyle tips and advice as well.
About the Author
Judita Wignall is a raw and natural foods chef and integrative nutrition health coach from Los Angeles, California. A former commercial actress, model and musician, she discovered the healing power of raw foods after health challenges made her reassess her diet and lifestyle. She left the entrainment industry to follow her passion for great-tasting food, holistic health, and wellness. She's a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute, Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Rouxbe Cooking School. In between her many creative projects, she continues to run her online health boutique, teach classes, host retreats, and coach clients around the country. Learn more at www.juditawignall.com.
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Fun Fact: Judita used to front an all girl rock band and was the inspiration and CGI model for the character Judy Nails in the Guitar Hero video game series.
Top Customer Reviews
A great feature of the book is the planned menus, and the clear and easy nutritional information. She seems to have covered all the FAQs, including what she herself eats in a day.
And...the bonus DVD, tucked inside the cover, features Judita demonstrating recipes and techniques, which just brings it all to life.
Even if you're not into raw food, the book itself is a beautiful piece of art for its design and photography alone. Just a lovely thing to look at and admire.
I can't recommend this book highly enough if you're a beginner, and need guidance on how and why and what to do.
Her recipes aren't crazy unique, but they are all wonderful and everything I've tried have all come out amazing. Also, like most raw food books, there is a great deal of information on sprouting, dehydrating, technique, and reasons to be raw. Though most raw food books all say the same thing, I still managed to learn new things and think about things I already knew in different ways, which I really appreciated. And the fact that she has a method for blooming wild rice the raw way and have it turn out just as good as cooked rice is reason ALONE to get this book! I seriously love everything about this book, so don't hesitate to go for it!
There are 98 recipes in this cookbook, not including the salad dressings.
24 recipes need a blender
13 recipes call for a high speed blender such as Blendtec or Vitamix.
26 recipes use a food dehydrator.
17 recipes need a food processor.
4 recipes use a mandoline.
4 ice cream recipes use an ice cream maker, which I think can be made with a high speed blender.
A few recipes use a mortar, spiralizer, coffee grinder, nut bag or a chocolate mold.
18 recipes don't use any special equipment. Many of these are salads.
I'm not saying don't buy this book- I like it a lot. After buying a Blendtec, I can make a lot of the recipes- soups, smoothies, salads. But I'll need a dehydrator to make anything substantial. There are also good recipes that come with the Blendtec blender- smoothies, milk alternatives, salad dressing, sauces, soups- that are or can easily be turned raw.
What I'm trying to say is, if you're seriously considering going raw, you'll definitely need a blender (probably high speed) and a food dehydrator. Then you'll want to get food processor, a sprouter and mandoline and nut bag. And this book! It does have very good recipes that you just know will taste great.
Creamy Tomato Fettuccine- I am becoming more amazed at how raw foods are really delicious. For a junk foodist like me to actually like this cold, raw zucchini pasta is saying something.Read more ›
"Going Raw", like most other raw food cookbooks, require:
- Vitamix - centrifugal juicer - masticating juicer - bamboo mat - zester - wisk
- mandoline plane - slotted spoon - citrus juicer - dehydrator - food processor
- ice cream scoop - spiralizer - Ice cream maker - Cocktail shaker - wisk - microplane
- pie/tartlette pan - Colanders (varying sizes)- ceramic knives - quality boilers (tea; melt cocoa)
- Lg glass + SSteel mixing bowls - TONS o mason jars (+ sprouting top) - tongues
- Bamboo cutting boards - molds - rubber icetrays - glass measuring cups (vary sizes)
- spice mill/grinder (incl stone AND ceramic) - SSteel Sieves (varying mesh density)
- SSteel/plastic dry measuring cup
So, we're talking about some serious cash! Not to mention the obscure nutritional supplements, sea veggies, nuts and seeds, herbs, spices, fermented goods and the like. And once THAT'S all taken care of, you'll need the TIME to actually do this stuff. Perhaps that's why it's called a lifestyle. Perhaps that's also why the USA thinks that it's considerably more expensive to eat healthier, when in fact it really isn't.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent the recipes are yummy and healthful and the pictures are awesome. You did it again Judita!Published 1 month ago by Angela W.
Easy to follow recipes gives more unique meal options for the family when you're tired of the same old stuff.Published 2 months ago by Sabrina Koebel
The use of oil in many of the recipes is counter to a healthy whole food plant based raw diet and took away much of the value for me.Published 3 months ago by cabby
Perfect for someone new to raw foods because she shows you how to make some of the basic recipies, like how long to soak your nuts, basic red pepper wraps, etc. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eva
Great book with very tasty recipes and great variety. I love that the author photographed so many preparation techniques - so much easier to follow than written directions alone.Published 4 months ago by Laura M
This book is so great that it actually inspired me to write a review. (More to the point, this is the very first review I've ever written on Amazon and my husband and I have... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cori B.
lovey cookbook with delicious recipes, easy instruction and lots of color photosPublished 5 months ago by palmmomma