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Luscious, Eco-Friendly Food to Support Your Health and the Planet
Many have touted the health and energy benefits of raw foods, but few have presented recipes and instructions for making raw food appealing and#151; and satisfying and#151; to everyone. Chef Rod Rotondi demonstrates that going raw isnand#8217;t hard and#151; in fact, itand#8217;s fun, easy, and more delicious than youand#8217;ve ever imagined. You will learn all the fundamentals of preparing your own raw foods at home, including setting up your raw kitchen, transitioning to raw foods, sprouting, dehydration, and raising your kids on raw foods. Best of all, he offers a wealth of recipes for smoothies, breakfast, appetizers, soups, salads, dressings, entrand#233;es, and decadent desserts. Rod demonstrates that the best and#151; and utterly delectable and#151; way to go green and get healthy is to eat fresh food in its natural state.
Includes contributions by the foremost authorities on raw-food nutrition:
* Brian Clement, MD
* Gabriel Cousens, MD
* Compton Rom Bada
* Robert O. Young, PhD
Can the good-for-you be just plain good? Chef Rod Rotondi's irresistible, international recipes prove that raw-food meals can be as delicious and satisfying as they are health-enhancing. Demystifying the more esoteric beliefs some bring to the raw food movement, Rotondi concentrates on keeping it easy and fun while exploring the history and health benefits of living food, getting started and stocking a pantry, sprouting and dehydration, and the needs of growing kids. Most importantly, Rotondi provides step-by-step recipes for every meal, from smoothies and granola to Rawvioli with Mushroom Sauce, Mexican Corn Chowder, a Thanksgiving Feast, and even Really Raw Apple Pie. Ideal for both longtime raw foodists and curious once-in-a-whilers, this is everyday inspiration for any kitchen.
About the Author
World traveler and culinary eclectic Rod Rotondi uses his unique perspective to translate world cuisine into delicious, simple, and affordable raw and vegan offerings. Rod serves delicious raw and vegan food at his Los Angeles restaurant Leaf Organics and through catering and packaged products. He teaches courses through his restaurant, workshops, and a DVD series. A leader in the raw-food, vegan, and green movements, Rod lives in Los Angeles