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Raw Food for Dummies

Format:  Paperback,

362 pages

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

Publish Date: Dec 2012

ISBN-13: 9780471770114

ISBN-10: 0471770116

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The easy way to transition to the raw food lifestyle

Celebrities like Demi Moore, Sting, Madonna, and Woody Harrelson as well as experts in diet and nutrition have drawn attention to the newest trend in eating: raw foods. As the demand for raw foods increases, so does the demand for informative and supportive facts about this way of life. "Raw Food For Dummies" shares reasons for incorporating raw food into your diet and life, tips on how to do it, and includes nearly 100 recipes.

Whether you're interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, or transitioning to a raw foods-only diet, Raw Food For Dummies will help. Main areas of coverage include the benefits of eating raw foods, tips for avoiding undernourishment and hunger, information on transitioning to the raw food lifestyle (including where to buy and how to store raw foods), along with coverage of the popular methods of preparing meals, including sprouting, dehydrating, juicing, and greening.Features nearly 100 recipes covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, and snacksIncludes advice on transitioning to the raw food lifestyleWritten by a veteran vegan chef and culinary arts teacher

"Raw Food For Dummies" is for anyone interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, as well as people interested in transitioning to a raw foods-only diet.

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: Dec 2012
ISBN-13: 9780471770114
ISBN-10: 0471770116
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 362
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.26
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.25 x 9.25 x 1.0

Chapter outline

Introductionp. 1
About This Bookp. 1
Conventions Used in This Bookp. 2
What You're Not to Readp. 3
Foolish Assumptionsp. 3
How This Book is Organizedp. 4
Part I: Exploring the Basics of Raw Foodp. 4
Part II: Embarking on Your Raw Journeyp. 4
Part III: Enjoying Raw and Revitalizing Meals: The Recipesp. 5
Part IV: Taking Your Raw Lifestyle to the Next Levelp. 5
Part V: The Part of Tensp. 5
Icons Used in This Bookp. 5
Where to Go from Herep. 6
Exploring the Basics of Raw Foodp. 7
Raw Food 101p. 9
Exploring the Raw Food Lifestylep. 10
Going beyond roots and shoots: What is a raw food diet?p. 10
Understanding how cookedfood harms your healthp. 11
Boosting planetary health with vegan choicesp. 12
Embracing a lifestyle, not a fad dietp. 13
Examining Different Ways of Eating Rawp. 13
Getting Proper Nutritionp. 15
Getting enough protein without meatp. 16
Dishing out the facts on dairyp. 17
Staying nourished all day longp. 17
Integrating Raw Foods into Your Lifep. 18
Planning aheadp. 19
Dining out and staying rawp. 19
Joining the raw communityp. 20
Checking Out Raw-some Foodsp. 23
Finding Out What's Raw and What's Notp. 23
Choosing the good stuffp. 24
Knowing what food and drink to avoidp. 25
Enjoying the Perks of Living Rawp. 26
Feeling energetic and balancedp. 27
Easing digestionp. 27
Cleaning out the toxinsp. 28
Improving weight managementp. 29
Retaining youthful vitalityp. 30
Saving moneyp. 31
Getting Essential Nutrientsp. 33
Procuring Plenty of Proteinp. 34
Figuring Out Full-Spectrum Eatingp. 35
Sizing Up the Food Groupsp. 36
Figuring in fruitsp. 37
Vindicating vegetablesp. 37
Enjoying nuts and seedsp. 38
Including grains and legumesp. 39
Considering meat and dairyp. 40
Including Elusive Nutrients in Your Planp. 41
Getting enough vitamin B12p. 41
Exposing a need for vitamin Dp. 43
Concentrating on calciump. 44
Fermenting foods for active probioticsp. 44
Making friends with fatsp. 44
Exploring enzymesp. 45
Adding superfoodsp. 46
Combining Foods to Aid Digestionp. 46
Embarking on your Raw Journeyp. 49
Going Rawp. 51
Easing, Not Rushing, into Rawp. 51
Understanding the attachment to cooked foodsp. 52
Going all raw: Is it necessary?p. 53
Setting Up a Raw Food Plan for Your First Monthp. 55
Making Mealtime a Family Affairp. 59
Detoxifying: Out with the Old!p. 60
Feeling the toxic burdenp. 60
Choosing a detoxification programp. 61
Conducting a cleansep. 62
Figuring out fastingp. 63
Gear and Gadgets: Setting Up Your Raw Food Kitchenp. 67
Equipping a Raw Kitchenp. 67
Gathering essential toolsp. 68
Acquiring helpful appliancesp. 70
Stocking Your Pantryp. 72
Choosing staple ingredientsp. 73
Enhancing your meals with specialty ingredientsp. 76
Using select not-raw ingredients for extra appealp. 78
Stocking the Refrigeratorp. 80
Buying Organic Essentialsp. 83
Buying Seasonallyp. 84
Looking at Locally Produced Foodsp. 86
Visiting a farmers' marketp. 86
Finding and joining CSAsp. 88
Shopping for Organics at the Groceryp. 89
Navigating the produce sectionp. 90
Making the best choices availablep. 90
Reading labelsp. 91
Shopping Onlinep. 94
Making your money go fartherp. 95
Stocking up on sprouting seedsp. 96
Discovering Raw Food Preparation Techniquesp. 97
Using a Juicerp. 98
Powering Up High-Performance Blenders and Food Processorsp. 100
Using a high-performance blenderp. 101
Using a food processorp. 102
Using a Dehydratorp. 103
Growing a Kitchen Gardenp. 105
Soaking and sprouting seeds and nutsp. 106
Growing greens indoorsp. 107
Fermenting foodsp. 110
Creating Flavorful Foodsp. 112
Understanding the five basic flavorsp. 112
Balancing flavor in raw cuisinep. 113
Understanding how fat influences flavorp. 114
Developing Cooked Texturesp. 115
Thickening the raw wayp. 115
Substituting raw ingredients for cookedp. 119
Enjoying Raw and Revitalizing Meals: The Recipesp. 121
Getting Started - No Experience Requiredp. 123
Whipping Up Easy Smoothies, Soups, and Saladsp. 123
Staying Satisfied with Easy Snacks, Entrees, and Dessertsp. 131
The Supporting Cast: Tasty Condiments, Sauces, and Morep. 141
Creating Raw Condimentsp. 142
Preparing Wraps, Crackers, and Other Toppersp. 148
Making Your Own Tofu and Cheesep. 156
Mixing It Up: Smoothies and Elixirsp. 161
Simplifying Smoothie Makingp. 162
Entering the Enticing World of Raw Elixirs and Juicesp. 170
Nourishing Breakfastsp. 181
Enjoying Raw Breakfast Basicsp. 181
Making Your Own Nut Milksp. 188
Fixing Up Fabulous Fruitp. 192
Appealing Appetizersp. 195
Digging In: Tasty Dips and Spreadsp. 196
Sampling Small Bitesp. 205
Sensational Soups and Saladsp. 213
Savoring Soupsp. 214
Building Sumptuous Saladsp. 217
Salad Dressing and Toppingsp. 221
Sumptuous Side Dishesp. 231
Taking Veggies Beyond Saladp. 231
Enjoying Seeds and Grainsp. 237
Gourmet Raw Entreesp. 245
Making "Meaty" Main Dishesp. 246
Noshing on Fruit and Vegetable Noodlesp. 258
Snacks and Nutritious Nibblesp. 263
Making Fresh Nibbles and Noshp. 264
Preparing Make-and-Take Snacksp. 268
Sweet Endingsp. 273
Creating "Baked" Dessertsp. 274
Making Ice Creams and Frozen Dessertsp. 278
Creating Chocolaty Confectionsp. 281
Taking Your Raw Lifestyle to the Next Levelp. 289
Planning Menus in the Rawp. 291
Coming Up with a Planp. 292
Making appealing choicesp. 292
Narrowing your optionsp. 294
Getting Food Ready ahead of Timep. 295
Prepping produce for saladsp. 296
Keeping healthy fats ready for recipesp. 298
Making Everyday Meals Specialp. 299
Feeding Friends and Familyp. 302
Deciding which dishes to servep. 303
Considering texture and mouthfeelp. 303
Celebrating raw with festive foodsp. 304
Eating Raw on the Gop. 307
Ordering Raw in Restaurantsp. 307
Finding restaurantsp. 308
Perusing the menup. 308
Making special requestsp. 311
Going prepared with a stash of goodiesp. 312
Brown Bagging Raw Lunchp. 312
Traveling Rawp. 314
Staying raw on road tripsp. 314
Finding raw food during air travelp. 315
Eating raw at a hotelp. 316
Packing a portable kitchenp. 316
Gathering with a Raw Communityp. 319
Joining a Local Groupp. 319
Logging in to Online Supportp. 320
Creating a New Communityp. 321
Hosting a Dinner Eventp. 322
Deciding on a menup. 323
Preparing the venuep. 324
Enjoying the eventp. 325
Creating an Educational Eventp. 325
The Part of Tensp. 327
Ten Reasons to Go Rawp. 329
Looking and Feeling Betterp. 329
Reducing Health Risks and Healing from Diseasep. 330
Avoiding Premature Aging and Promoting Longevityp. 330
Achieving an Ideal Body Weightp. 331
Increasing Energy, Vitality, and Staminap. 331
Enhancing Memory and Mental Clarityp. 331
Reducing Colds, Flus, and Allergiesp. 332
Forgetting about Cleaning Dirty Pots and Pansp. 332
Demonstrating Kindness to Animalsp. 333
Protecting the Environmentp. 333
Ten Foods Best Eaten Rawp. 335
Nuts and Seedsp. 335
Avocadosp. 336
Dark Leafy Greensp. 336
Broccolip. 337
Citrus Fruitsp. 337
Berriesp. 337
Sauerkrautp. 338
Sea Vegetablesp. 338
Green Juicesp. 339
Nonsweet Fruitsp. 339
Appendix: Metric Conversion Guidep. 341
Indexp. 345

Book description

The easy way to transition to the raw food lifestyle

Celebrities like Demi Moore, Sting, Madonna, and Woody Harrelson as well as experts in diet and nutrition have drawn attention to the newest trend in eating: raw foods. As the demand for raw foods increases, so does the demand for informative and supportive facts about this way of life. Raw Food For Dummies shares reasons for incorporating raw food into your diet and life, tips on how to do it, and includes nearly 100 recipes.

Whether you're interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, or transitioning to a raw foods-only diet, Raw Food For Dummies will help.

Main areas of coverage include the benefits of eating raw foods, tips for avoiding undernourishment and hunger, information on transitioning to the raw food lifestyle (including where to buy and how to store raw foods), along with coverage of the popular methods of preparing meals, including sprouting, dehydrating, juicing, and greening.

  • Features nearly 100 recipes covering breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, and snacks
  • Includes advice on transitioning to the raw food lifestyle
  • Written by a veteran vegan chef and culinary arts teacher

Raw Food For Dummies is for anyone interested in incorporating raw foods into an existing meal plan, as well as people interested in transitioning to a raw foods-only diet.

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