"This was THE book that started me on my path to raw food. I had been interested in raw food for a few years but it always seemed to odd and difficult to do. This book made the lifestyle seem more mainstream."
"Since I am the only one changing their lifestyle - the kids get the benefits by proxy, I needed a recipe book that did not create too many servings. I am only home on the weekends so I cannot even try to refrigerate left overs."
"I was completely enthralled by the history of this author. She lived the majority of her life on raw foods, so I really enjoy her experience as it affects her books and recipes. She is also a big fan of simple processing - not a lot of dehydrating going on in this book. I enjoy her different take on this lifestyle."
"This book introduced me to food combining. I could not figure out why I was gaining weight while on a raw food lifestyle. I found that if I watched my food combinations then my weight came off. Her theory basically boils down to waste equals weight and bad food combining causes you to retain this waste."
"This book was recommended to me by a friend who went to a holistic doctor and was given a treatment plan of raw and whole foods. It is a great beginner book.This book gives just enough of a teaser about the lifestyle that you want to go and buy every book on the subject."
"This is a great reference book. It has more natural, whole foods recipes than dehydrator and vita-mix recipes. I remember this book being on the shelf eons ago and never gave it a second look. After a revision it is simply the best no non-sense type of tome that should be on every raw foodist's book shelf."
"Chia is hard to initially eat. First of all, you have to get the Scooby Doo Chia Pet image out of your head. Secondly, you have to understand that even though chia starts out as a dry seed, it ends up tasting like mini-tapioca pearls. In fact, some books use chia seeds to make a raw bubble tea. This is by far a staple in my raw diet, jelly-ness and all."