Wow! What a neat book! Kind of overwhelming - and convicting. So, I am into organic food -as much as possible. I would go totally organic if I could afford it. I could even be a vegetarian and be TOTALLY happy. But, raw food is a whole 'nother level. I do remember my parents got a juicer in the 80's and kind of got into this raw food phase. I have heard of many people who have moved to a "raw" diet and been cured of various health problems. In particular, these foods are revolutionary in giving people more energy (as the title suggests).
This book is full of really interesting recipes, but the front half of the book is very informative - lots of interesting facts and research about eating this way. The recipes are not gross - they are actual real recipes with real ingredients that I actually recognize and kids will actually eat. There are a lot of smoothie recipes and even some neat desserts. Recipes include brownies, fudge, and Zucchini Chips - also a lot of useful recipes if you have fresh garden produce to use. There is a lot of blending and chopping, but basically the time and difficulty put into preparing these recipes compared with cooking is about the same, if not even easier. I can't wait to try all the bar recipes for my family when we go hiking. These are ideal recipes for backpacking, exercising, and even traveling, especially considering the energy benefits.You can purchase Raw Energy from the Storey Publishing site HERE -and what a neat website, too. Lots of neat books on preserving foods and gardening.
Retail Value: $16.95
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