Synopses & Reviews
Raw, cooked, and gluten-free meals from the founder of the national award-winning healthy-snack company Two Moms in the Raw
Within just a few days, Shari Leidich, a mother of three,and#160;went from working out daily and hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains to beingand#160;barely ableand#160;to hold a pen. The diagnosis: MS. Gradually, thanks to a diet rich in raw foods,and#160;she returned to her former energetic self. For the long term, though, she knew sheand#160;had to create meals that she would find satisfyingand#160;and that her husband and threeand#160;children would love as well. And they had to be quick and easy.
Many of the 130-plus dishes, like Brunchy Poached Eggs on Spinach with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, or Plum and Tatsoi Salad, are riots of color. Most can be on the table before the kids can even complain theyand#39;re hungry. Indulgent snacks like Creamy Olive and Artichoke Dipand#160;and Butternut-Lemongrass Soupand#160;satisfy cravings, and chicken and fishandmdash;Single-Skillet Chicken Puttanesca, Chard-Wrapped Mahi-Mahiandmdash;come bolsteredand#160;with plenty of raw produce and grains. Desserts ditch processed sugar in favor of natural sweeteners and power nutrients.
The story of a quest for healing, Two Moms in the Raw is a keep-it-real guide to eating well for anyone who wants to get back on track, enjoy greater vitality, reduce stress, and achieve their best health.
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is a vibrant, energizing, and inspiring cookbook and raw-food adventure guide that feels friendly and accessible for chefs of all ages and styles. The combination of stunning, colorful photography, mouthwatering (and nutritious!) recipes, and tips to make new prep techniques easy and fun has me excited to play in the kitchen. As a fellow mom, I can really get behind Shariandrsquo;s principles of a andldquo;half-baked dietandrdquo; andmdash; a happy and satisfied family is a healthy one! This is a fresh, contemporary cookbook that everyone will love, and the food is just totally delicious.andrdquo;
andmdash;Maria Rodale, chairman and CEO, Rodale Inc.
andldquo;Two Moms in the Raw is a book about how the best food can nourish us and create our health anew. But instead of preaching or being about deprivation, this is a book that entices us into the kitchen. I would love some of Shari Leidichand#39;s Nutty Goji Millet Crispy Treats or Beet Shaksuka or Kelp Noodle Salad with Tamarind Dressing right now. Best yet, this is food she feeds her kids. Thereand#39;s hope for all of our kids in this book.andrdquo;and#160;
andmdash;Shauna James Ahern, James Beard Award-winning author of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day
andldquo;Diet changes critical for creating more health and vitality in our lives are hard to adopt andand#160;even harder to sustain. Two Moms in the Raw will makeand#160;that task so much easier.and#160;You and your family will love the food and the better health that follows from using these easy, great tasting recipes!andrdquo;
andmdash;Terry Wahls, M.D., author of The Wahls Protocol
andldquo;Two Moms in the Rawand#160;is beautifully photographed and designed. Shari is to be applauded as someone who not only took charge of her own health, but also has inspired others by bringing them delicious healthy food. The recipes are inviting, uncomplicated, nutrient rich, and accessible for everyone to enjoy!andrdquo;
andmdash;Ann Boroch, C.N.C., author ofand#160;Healing Multiple Sclerosisand#160;andand#160;The Candida Cure
In Two Moms in the Raw, Shari Koolik Leidich transforms some of natureand#39;s most powerful, nutrient-dense foods into tantalizing recipes that will easily find their way onto your table any day of the week. As a holistic nutritionist, I know the power the food has on our overall wellness, from the inside out. Bold, colorful, and full of flavor, Shariand#39;s recipes are simple enough for even the busiest of moms - and theyand#39;ll nourish your body as well as your senses.
andmdash;Diane Sanfilippo, New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox
For the many people who are intrigued by raw food but simply don't know how to make the transition from what they're eating now, an in-demand nutritionist shows how in "The Raw Food Detox Diet." Whether readers prefer meat and potatoes, or tofu and tempeh, they can incorporate the flavor and lasting health benefits of raw food into their lives.
A guide to achieving maximum health benefits through a raw-foods diet counsels readers on how to make a safe and simple transition to eating raw foods, flush out toxins that have built up in the body, and lose weight, in a volume complemented by stage-specific recipes. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Why you're going to love The Raw Food Detox Diet
You will . . .
- never count calories, fat grams, or carb grams, or measure foods again;
- see results even without deliberate exercise;
- eat liberal amounts of rich, satisfying foods; and
- open the flood gates for improvements in every area of your life.
Natalia Rose's proven program will set you on a course toward greater energy, a slimmer figure, a radiant complexion, and amazing natural health—whether you aim to lead an all-raw lifestyle or simply want to lose weight while still eating the foods you love. The book also features more than eighty irresistibly fresh and simple gourmet recipes for all meals, occasions, and Raw Food Detox Diet levels, including
- mouthwatering salad dressings such as Liquid Gold Elixir and Amazing Raw "Peanut" Sauce;
- sumptuous soups such as Raw Harvest Butternut and Coconut Soup;
- cleansing pasta and lasagna dishes and delicious, guilt-free pizzas;
- Thai delights such as Spring-in-Your-Step Rolls with Raw Teriyaki Sauce;
- decadent desserts such as Cheesecake Pudding and Raw Cinnamon Apple-Pear Pie; and
- Raw Ice Creams and Sherbets.
Raw, cooked, and gluten-free meals from the founder of the national award-winning healthy snack company Two Moms in the Raw
About the Author
Natalia Rose works with some of the world's most health- and body-conscious men and women. Her private practice is in the heart of midtown Manhattan, where she is sought after by a wide variety of clients, including models, actors, socialites, and media personalities. She has been in private practice for more than ten years and has also served as the nutrition director for the Elizabeth Arden Spa on Fifth Avenue and the Frédéric Fekkai salons and spas.