The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger!, by Cherie Soria. Read the book reviews.
FEAST AND LOSE WEIGHT! Enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare cuisine...without feeling deprived.
GAIN ENERGY AND FEEL YOUNGER! Experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive.
GET PRACTICAL TIPS! Choose the raw diet plan that's right for you, use handy menus to get started, and find up-to-date nutrition information.
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The Raw Food Revolution Diet is a successful, tried-and-true approach to permanent weight loss centered on flavorful, satisfying raw food recipes you can enjoy for a lifetime. It's more than a diet; it's a lifestyle that brings balance to the body, mind, and spirit!
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"This is my third raw food cookbook trial, but only the second one I actually want to use. The first was the Raw 50, which didn't capture my attention, the second was Ani's Raw Food Kitchen, which offers simpler recipes that I found some natural appeal in, and now I find myself with this book in my hands, wishing I had discovered something like it many years ago.
I don't think I am uncommon in my foodie ambitions. I want to eat healthier, enjoy good food, and not feel too restricted by any particular diet. I am intrigued by the raw diet, but nowhere near ready to dive in head first. I currently enjoy a salad and a smoothie almost daily, but raw food is still on the lesser half of my diet. It would be great to start incorporating some more raw snacks and the occasional raw meal, but it seems many raw cookbooks are filled with (numerous) sales pitches for the raw diet and time-consuming recipes instead of practical guides and easy recipes that will safely appeal to newbie taste buds.
The Raw Food Revolution does start by explaining the health benefits of the raw diet, especially from a weight loss perspective. Yet, the book moves on to explain how to get the nutrients you need, the types of food and equipment you will use, and starter menus. All in all, the introduction is 100 pages, and well worth every sentence. Then, the recipes begin .
The recipes are very unintimidating and any potential questions that a newbie or veteran may have about an ingredient or process are addressed right then and there. But, what I found most fascinating about this cookbook is that it truly isn't focused on being 100% raw. The authors encourage and even aid readers in easing into the raw food diet by offering "almost raw" techniques and emphasizing that it isn't essential to demand that every single ingredient is raw, particularly when first starting out. For this reason, the recipes are not surprisingly a bit more appealing from both a taste and preparation perspective.
I just recently received the book, but have already ear-marked at least thirty recipes that I want to trial. On the tops of that list are the Mangoes in Lemon-Ginger Sauce, Basic Nut Cheese, Apples and Walnuts on Baby Greens w/ Poppy Seed Dressing, Broccoli with Bon Bon Sauce (I do love broccoli!), Figgie Nutins' and Carob-Banana Pudding. I immediately made the Banana Endurance Drink, which according to the author balances potassium-rich bananas and sodium-rich celery (yeah, celery, but I decided to chance it) to replenish electrolytes and energize muscles. I added a generous dash of nutmeg to my servings, which I think rounded this tasty, yet simple beverage out nicely!
Though many raw cookbooks claim it is okay to gradually become raw, their recipes, tips, and pitches take on 'all or nothing' or nothing air. It was refreshing to discover this nutrition-first cookbook which I am sure will actually help this avid home baker to increase her raw food intake (at least a bit) rather than running in the other direction to a pile of fresh-from-the-oven cookies."
author, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook
"Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, and Vesanto Melina are highly professional people in the plant-based food field and know as much as anyone about this topic. If you want to consider really getting healthy and staying healthy, this a very good place to start."
T. Colin Campbell, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University,
author, The China Study
"The Raw Food Revolution Diet is a smart and prophetic contribution to the most important dietary trend in the 21st century. The authors' acute and stirring presentation is fueled by the science that supports this common-sense approach."
Brian Clement, PhD
Director, Hippocrates Health Institute,
author, Hippocrates LifeForce
"Whether you want to follow a totally raw diet or just add more raw food to your daily intake, this book provides sound fundamentals to get you started and delicious recipes to keep you inspired."
Joel Fuhrman, MD
author, Eat For Health
"The Raw Food Revolution Diet is brought to you by a trinity of authorities on human nutrition: Cherie, Vesanto, and Brenda. They've written the perfect book for your health, the health of the planet, and the health of the animals. Read, eat, and enjoy the rest of your life."
Howard Lyman, LLD
author, Mad Cowboy