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The Complete Book of Raw Food: Healthy, Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine Made with Living Foods Paperback – May 24, 2005
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Every raw food lover would appreciate having The Complete Book of Raw Food on the kitchen bookshelf. -- Vegetarians in Paradise
More than 350 creative recipes from fifty raw food experts...a beautiful anthology. -- VegNews
This is a terrific book to get you started. -- Vegetarian Journal
About the Author
Lori Baird is a former food and travel editor at Yankee Magazine and has contributed to cookbooks including The New England Innkeepers' Cookbook. She lives in New York City. Julie Rodwell, a consultant for new communities and small businesses, was converted to the raw food lifestyle after attending a weeklong retreat with the Boutenkos, two of the country's premier raw food chefs. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
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Some of the recipes are abstract, and aren't always practical, but so many more are delicious!
Karyn's Tomato and Pea Salad (63)- Crunch, light and good. I would use less Bragg's.
Lentil Salad (63)- Pretty good.
Quinoa Tabouli (68)- Great in small quantities because the flavour is so potent.
I Can't Believe It's Not Waldorf Salad (79)- Quite good, but not spectacular.
Butternut Squash Soup (95)- Pretty good, but bland. I used ½ the amount of water for desired consistency.
Carrot/Orange/Pumpkin Soup (95)- Good, I used fresh onion and garlic instead of powdered. The recipe didn't include a liquid, so I added two cups of water.
Ants in a Canoe (110)- Almost as good as Ants on a Log.
Ants on a Log (110)- A person could easily live off of this!
Mesquite Melts (124)- Absolutely terrible. The texture is very unpleasant.
Spring Rolls (131)- Good, can be almost anything wrapped in anything.
Corn Torillas (169)- very good, they've got some kick. Nothing like tortillas though.
Jameth and Kim's Original Flax Crackers (168)- Good, easy and flexible.
Sweet Golden Crackers (176)- Not so good, but edible.
Barbecue Chips (177)-Okay, just don't add too much cayenne and skip the beat.
Almond Milk (182)-Tied with hazelnut for the best milk I ever had.
Almost, Hazel, or Sunflower Milk (184)- Can be done with pretty much any nut or seed. I used soy and added maple syrup and vanilla. Strain it in a cheesecloth.
Quickest Tahini Milk (186)- So, so terrible.
Banana Bites (193)- Good, but no very exciting.
Granola/Grawnola (194)- Made a combination of these two recipes and it is wonderful, takes a long time though, so make a lot.
Spiced Strawberry Granola Crunch (197)- Very tasty, would be better with less allspice because it's pretty overpowering.
Viktoras' Secret Raw Horamola (198)- Terribly bland.
Italian Rawsage (202)- Very very filling and pretty good.
Italian Style Zucchini Pasta Pesto (202)- NEVER put 1/4 cup of salt, I put 1/8 and it was still not edible.
Mock Spaghetti (205)- Okay, but boring.
Avocado Burritos (208)- Very boring and way too many tomatoes.
Chinese Wild Rice with Tender Vegetables (217)- Good but I would use less ginger.
Chow Mein Memory (218)- Wonderful! I would add more tamari.
Curried Kofka Ball in Cashew Tomatoes Curry Sauce (219)- One of the best recipes in the book, especially the sauce. I upped the spices a lot.
Easy Sushi (221)- Fast, easy, good and flexible.
Roast Tofu with Satay Sauce (223)- Good and simple. Don't overhydrate mushrooms. I added ½ can of coconut milk, some garlic and some chile pepper to the sauce.
Falafels (220)-SUPER! Just as good or better than traditional falafels.
Live Gardenburgers (232)- Delicious. Next time I will add garlic.
Neat Balls (234)-Really good, but again, better with garlic.
Pecan Almond Stuffed Mushrooms (237)- Pretty Bland so spice at will. Cut pate recipe in half or you will run out of mushrooms.
Spinach and Potato Latkes (241)- Just awful. I like spinach, but this has a fishy taste.
Sun Garden Burgers (242)- Really good, mild flavour. Easy and fast, makes 14 large patties.
Thai Crane's Nest in Coconut Curry (244)-Tastes pretty ok, but I was unable to form nests because they fell apart.
What's for Dinner Loaf (247)- Very good! I made them into patties and dehydrated until crisp on the outside.
Carrot and Tomato Spread (250)- Okay, but bland.
Miso Mayo (254)- Good, but a very strong miso flavour.
White Sauce/ Salad Dressing (270)- Not more than ok.
Guacamole (274)- Pretty great.
Pine Nut Sour Cream (276)- Good Base for any dip.
Ranch Dip or Dressing (276)- Easy, fast and super yummy.
Raw Hummus (277)-Pretty good, not spectacular.
Salsa Fresca (278)- Good and fresh tasting.
Tahitian Almond Dipping Sauce (278)- Really, really wonderful.
Raw Candy (295)- Good, but not at all like chocolate as the book would suggest.
Whip the Mister (327)- Yum! Mix with 50% frozen almond milk.