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A delightful surprise - so glad I bought it
on November 18, 2010
Ever see something, then read something, or hear about something just often enough as it crosses your path again and again that you begin to think "Ok! You've got my attention. I'll check it out".
Well, that's what happened with this book as it just seemed to pop up here and there.
I must say I'm absolutely delighted with this book and so glad I bought it. This is definitely a book that you will find yourself getting extra copies to share with others. It would make a perfect 'group' reading book, and I concur completely with so many (well written) reviews here that describe it perfectly.
It truly is a 'go to' book; a great tool or reference or guide. It is written so profoundly simple that it is an easy reading book for people who are completely new to the raw concept and also to the experienced one because the recipes are so good.
It is a book about cleansing, and also transitioning to the raw food diet whether someone wants to be occasionally raw, partially raw, or completely raw, and therefore, yes, there are a few healthy cooked recipes included also. I'm glad Penni included them and I attribute the success of her book to just that attitude of loving, sincere, helpfulness for those who will journey along this healthy path.
I'm so glad I found this book and expect for word to get around in no-time and see the number of reviews really take off.
In view of our aging; sick, population; the economic crisis and peoples' concerns about their health care (rather 'sick care'), I believe more and more people will come around to taking control of their health and learning about it.
This is the book I believe would be most instrumental in sharing the message as to just how easy it is to improve your health, and just how much of a difference you can make yourself.
I have some comments that I feel is important to share and they are meant constructively and as an FYI for the purchasers.
There are a very few, minor things that I feel could have been more helpful and better for the person planning their cleanse.
First, each set of cleanses lists the suggested type of juices, etc to drink each day. They are usually listed like this:
Morning Meal: 32 oz fresh fruit/vegetable juice
Lunch Meal: 32 oz fresh vegetable juice
On another day's plan she shows:
Morning Meal: 32 oz Raw Cleanse juice
1) The different description and wording makes you think they are different things otherwise, why not word it the same? But I see no differentiation in the recipe pages?
2) The recipes for the juices are all lumped together. It would have been more convenient if they were separated by type: Fruit/Veggie juices; Fruit Juices and Vegetable Juices. When you are choosing two of each kind to make for yor day, it is much easier to go directly to that page and pick, rather than glance through each recipe to see if it's a Veggie, or a Fruit/Veggie. I ended up marking them all so I can see at quick glance.
3) I don't see anywhere how much each juice/smoothie recipe makes. As you need 32 oz of this, and 32 oz of that, are we to assume that each recipe conveniently will make that much? As it doesn't say one way or the other, I guess I would have to make it and see how much it actually makes and then make the notes and adjustments accordingly. It would have been nice if that was already done for you or at least if it said, but it doesn't.
If somebody just assumed it did and did all their grocery shopping based on the recipes, they could be very disappointed.
Since I am planning to do this with a group of people, I don't want to be caught in 'the raw' (Ha!) without being prepared, so will make the revisions ahead of time for everyone participating.
Hopefully, this is helpful. The recipes all look amazing. Everything Penni Shelton does is truly a work of art.