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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw

Raw food is more than a salad and a carrot stick. But armed with the knowledge of how good it is for you and the desire for that glowing skin, increased energy and fabulous feeling it can be hard to know where to start!

On my intensive training course with co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw, Mark Reinfeld, I got a glimpse into just how great eating only raw food can be. And the strange thing was with so much direct nutrition I ate much less.

As a comprehensive guide to the nutritional and practical aspects of eating raw The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw does its job well. I dive into this book whenever I’m stuck for a outstanding dessert, a rich and glorious pate, a new twist on a usually cooked main and for the best breakfast recipes yet.

Many of the recipes can be assembled without the high speed blender and dehydrator but to be honest if you’re heading down the raw food path or just wanting to incorporate more into your diet then you’ll be wanting the hardware.

Psst and don’t tell anyone who’s seriously raw but occasionally I blast some of these recipes over a flame for a brief moment 🙂

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw


Asian-inspired vegan recipes

Celebrating yet another spice filled, lime infused, mouth watering workshop, I thought I’d let you in on a little secret. It’s all about fresh produce and good recipes. And not surprising my muse is The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. In a comprehensive soiree around Asia, this book indulges your senses with cardamon-scented, spice filled recipes of India; coconut, lime and lemongrass-laced dishes of Thailand; hot and sour soups, dumplings, and dipping sauces of China; elegant tofu and sea vegetable cuisine of Japan; as well as an array of Asian fusion dishes that take us as far away as Tajikistan!

The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East: 150 Asian-Inspired Recipes–from Soba Noodles to Summer Rolls