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Great book for the person who is new to raw foods!,
This review is from: Raw Family Signature Dishes: A Step-by-Step Guide to Essential Live-Food Recipes (Paperback)
This book is unique among raw food books because of the amazing step-by-step photos and simple instructions. It makes a great addition to my library (currently over 40 books) and is the first one I will recommend to others exploring raw foods.
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Initial post: Oct 4, 2009 9:41:17 AM PDT
Wendy C. says:
HOLLY WOW!!!!! This book is AWESOME!!!! I have to say I have most of the raw food books on the market including all of the Boutenkos. I've hardly read half of them- I would get them and be so disappointed with the book layout or the recipes were too intense or in one there are no pics at all- yuk! So many sit on my shelf unread. We are not 100% raw but we are trying. It's challenging with homeschooling, 2 little ones and a baby! LOL I do the best I can. ANYHOW...3 recipes that were totally worth the price of this book were the Cranberry Scones (I used blueberries) , the Garden Live Burger and Igors Live Flat Bread. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the idiot proof pictures. I guess I am a visual learner because I whipped both of these up in the kitchen in record time AND for a change I had ALL of the ingredients. (SO many raw food books always call for ingredients I don't have on hand). TOTALLY worth noting is that not only did my steak loving husband enjoy all of these, my 5 yr old and 8 yr old are currently chowing down on Igor's flat bread with the garden burger mix in the middle. 2 thumbs up from both of them. They will try all of my recipes but if they don't like them, they are not required to eat them. My son likes Alyssa's stuffed portabello mushrooms, but my daughter does not....my daughter likes Matt Amsdens cucumber salad but not my son- to have them both like this gets a 2 thumbs up from ME! lol Weird combination I know but I didn't have any other 'dip' so I went with what I had. I have found with many raw books like Amsden's- his book is one of my favorites BUT that most of his recipes all have namu shoyu- tonnes of garlic and lemon- wayyyy too much for my kids to handle. I've been experimenting for about 3+ yrs now with the raw recipes and all of these by far would be the closest to 'SAD' food (in taste!). I don't eat anything SAD but my friends would totally love these. I'm going back for more! I LOVE the layout of this book, the pictures are beyond superb- crystal clear etc. Even if I didn't know what I was doing these would be uber easy to follow for the first timer and yet.... the recipes are so incredibly superb- well no wonder they call them their signature dishes. Way to go...you all inspire us! Keep making books like this that have awesome pics and I don't have to adjust the recipes or cross my fingers that I didn't just waste all those ingredients, this is a perfect 'out of the box' perfected recipes book- I would buy another in a heartbeat!
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