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01-13-2005, 12:56 AM
HI,My name is Rootstotoot, I am new on the forum. Can you tell me if the recipes in Alissa's book are easy to make? I have another book and they are so involved that I don't use it at all. I thank you in advance for your replies.
Roots <>< :)
01-13-2005, 06:11 AM
welcome, and absolutely they are easy to make and very good as well. There are a few more involved but her book is so much more than just recipes. She gives examples of grocery lists, weekly menu, loads of inspiration. The dvd shows you how easy versus just reading it. Its a great combo.
01-13-2005, 07:35 AM
I've only had Alissa's book for a week and already I've recommended it to a person just starting out. I love the recipes. They are easy to make and taste wonderful. I have several books, and as you said, some are just too involved - but Alissa's is great.
You definitely have to make the date nut torte ... couldn't be simpler and is totally yummy.
01-13-2005, 07:59 AM
Let's just say it's worth every penny. It's easy to use, very informative and the recipes are designed to make the transition into raw foods uncomplicated.
Her book is designed to make you feel like Alissa has come to you as a coach and she goes through the process starting with her story, what raw and living food is and isn't, shopping for living food, tools for the living food kitchen, how to start, four week shopping/preparation guide (including recipes), etc.
It's my Raw & Living Food Bible ... and I've been raw only since November. I got the book about three weeks ago. Wish I could've gotten it sooner.
Rootstotoot, go for it! You'll be glad you did.
01-13-2005, 10:09 AM
You're always free to simplify a recipe or edit it to better suit your needs and tastes. I'm guessing you've got Juliano's book where some of the recipes are 20 ingredients long. I've had success using half the ingredients of any given recipe.
With raw "cooking" it's not like a cake will flop. Sure, sure, sometimes a recipe might be a little more juicy than you want. But is that all bad? Yum Yum! Some of my recipes call for dehydration, speaking of juicy. Such as the "meat loaf." It's so tasty it never manages to get that far...
The pumpkin seed "cheese" is a favorite of mine. I've made it a few times and found I like it better with cilantro and chipotle rather than parsley and jalapeno.
01-13-2005, 10:13 AM
I read every raw book and recipe book I could get my hands on, and for recipes and practical, everyday guidance, Alissa's was by far the best! It has many simple but yummy recipes, is very well put together and I highly recommend it.
01-13-2005, 10:49 AM
I have several different raw books, and time and time again, I like the taste of Alissa's dishes the best! :)
01-14-2005, 12:11 AM
Thank you so much. I will order it the 1st of Feb.
Now .can you tell me, does anyone have Shazzie's book Detox your world?
Is it a good book? Is there anyplace in the USA that I can order that one?
Rootstotoot AKA Roots <><
I made the No Bean Hummus tonight. Didn't have any Raw Tahini so I just used all sesame seeds instead and it turned out great!! Thank you. :D :) :)
01-14-2005, 11:41 AM
Here's a post from the recipe discussion forum on people's favorite recipes from Alissa's book:
Should get you started! Most everything I've tried from her book has been easy and tasty and it's one of my favorite guides to going raw!
01-14-2005, 12:42 PM
In my opinion Alissa's book is one of the best out there, easy to make recipes with a few more creative ones thrown in. Anyone wanted a great starter book should pick this one up. :)
01-15-2005, 04:27 AM
Root....Shazzie's book is full of great information and you can probably get it at rawfood.com. Alissa's book is number one for recipes and positive motivation and inspiration.
01-15-2005, 10:27 AM
I love Alissa's book the best too- her recipes are basic, and so good! There is alot of room for you to add your own special tastes too! I like that she doesn't use too many 'weird' hard to find ingredients as well. I have Julianos book and I tell you trying to find some of that stuff is impossible! And if you do find it, it is usually very expensive because it isn't 'common.' So another 'cheers' for Alissa's great book! :D
01-15-2005, 10:38 AM
I ordered Shazzie's book from Nature's First Law a couple of days ago www.rawfood.com
I don't have it yet, but am looking forward to it, she's such a riot. Do get Alissa's book--I have checked out over a dozen raw recipe books and hers is the only one I ended up being able to use. Most of the others were very gourmet with 25+ ingredient lists etc. Expensive.
I'll let you know what I think of Detox Your World!
Have a wonderfully raw day~
have you read carol alt's book yet? very simple rescipes and you dont need a sprouter or a dehydrator.
01-16-2005, 05:08 PM
Alissa's book is easy to use and the best one out there.
01-17-2005, 05:20 AM
I just saw Juliano's book in our local bookstore (only Raw book in the shop) and it was $80!!!! (Australian that is...) So I will DEFINATELY be ordering Alissa's which is only $65 on the Net from the Aussie distributors. Have heard SO many good things about it, I'm dying to get it...even though I can't really afford it...That's what credit cards are for, right??...lol
01-17-2005, 09:54 AM
I have Carol Alt's book. So far I have liked all the recipes, and they are easy to make. BUT... there aren't very many.
01-17-2005, 10:04 AM
Juliano's book is beautiful and everything looks delicious--but it's not practical at allllll. The ingredient list for most recipes is HUGE! Its very gourmet. Alissa's book is one that you can use everyday, and that makes a huge difference.
Just so you know!
01-20-2005, 01:57 AM
I'm glad you posted that about Juliano's book. I was just thinking of buying it, but won't bother now. I don't need another book I won't use. Thanks!
01-20-2005, 02:06 AM
Sweetgoddess, Let us know how you like Shazzie's book.
Thanks to all of you. I will get Alissa's book.
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