Eat Well Eat Raw: A Raw Food Diet Cookbook

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Many people are talking about a raw food diet these days.

I have been wondering for some time what that means.

In his new cookbook, Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes, Douglas McNish describes a raw diet as this:

“Raw food cuisine is based on combining raw ingredients to create a dish. It can be as simple as a kale and tomato salad or as complex as a sprouted buckwheat pizza crust with uncooked tomato sauce.”

Food is eaten raw or, if it is heated, is not heated to a temperature over 118 degrees Fahrenheit.

Raw food recipes are vegetarian or vegan and based on plant based living foods, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and whole grains.

Eating raw utilizes several processes to get the most out of food, both in terms of taste and health benefits. Grains are sprouted, and food is marinated, juiced or dehydrated to create textures that suit our western palates.

Some of the tasty raw food diet recipes that Douglas includes in this interesting cookbook include:


Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes
 
  • Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
  • Walnut Portobello Burgers
  • Caramelized Peach Tart
  • Pear and Walnut Pancakes
  • Squash Mac ‘n’ Cheese
  • Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips
  • Endive, Mushroom and Walnut Salad
  • Ginger Sesame Snaps
  • and “Roasted” Red Pepper and Eggplant Salad

I am not sure I could go so far as to eat a diet entirely composed of living raw food, but Douglas sure is the man to look to for fantastic raw food recipes.

He is an executive chef, cooking teacher and raw food consultant who is passionate about sharing his knowledge about the raw food lifestyle he has discovered.

He is also a believer in the health benefits of a raw diet having lost 100 pounds in 2 years since starting to follow the diet.

This cookbook is a great introduction for anyone who has been curious about what a living food diet is all about.

Many of the recipes actually look quite good and will be of interest to anyone who wants great tasting gluten free recipes, vegetarian or vegan recipes.

Douglas’ instructions are easy to follow and his recipes cover everything from easy breakfasts to soups, salads, main courses and desserts.

In addition, there is a great deal of information on how to properly prepare the ingredients to enhance their nutritional value.

Douglas also includes a handy and comprehensive “raw pantry” information section in his book.

Here is what one purchaser of Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes, has to say about the raw food diet book:

By rawfoodie:

“A must have!!!

This is a great recipe book for people who adhere to any diet! The recipes are easy to follow and taste amazing!!!! Also included are lots of great tips as well as tips on equipment, kitchen techniques, etc. The banana cream pie smoothie is to die for and I love the raw red beet ravioli with cashew cheese, delicious!”

If you want to explore recipes for a raw food diet, the healthy diet that is quickly becoming more mainstream, you really should have a look at Douglas’ fantastic living foods “cookbook”.

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