View Full Version : I Got My Book, and it's a BIG book!
02-10-2005, 04:05 PM
I had no idea the book would be this big! Lots of before/after stories, recipes, and info. It looks like very educational reading!
And my spiral slicer came today, too, so I'll be in zucchini pasta heaven tonight!
02-10-2005, 04:09 PM
i got mind today as well :) yipee... well i know what you and i will be doin tonight :)
02-10-2005, 04:25 PM
Cassy provided a tip for the zucchini pasta - lay it on paper towels to drain and it will really be tasty!
Both of you enjoy - it really is on the top of my list as a raw food book and yes, it is a big one, which makes it great!
Cheers on your journey
02-10-2005, 04:30 PM
I got mine about three weeks ago and am still reading and re-reading it. Wait until you get to some of the recipes. I have only tried a few recipes and did find one that I didn't like so far. The stories are great inspiration. The book is in plain english which helps me relate to what Alissa is trying to convey. Not like some of the books I have read like Rainbow Green.
02-10-2005, 07:59 PM
Raw Granny, which one didn't you like? I tried my falafel recipe today, and um, well wasn't too impressed. There was rosemary and basil in it and the rosemary was too strong for me.
Oh well, I am still trying to find out what I like. I have had one raw day this week and 75 % raw most of the time. I have been slowly adding more raw and I think I am detoxing because I have the worst little pimples all over my forehead, and I have NEVER had a pimple on my forehead in my life. Weird.
02-12-2005, 06:29 PM
theres no rosemary or basil in the falafel recipe. Are you sure you were making the falafel, if so you should not be adding basil or rosemary! it calls for cilantro and parsley! and these are amazing!!!! i think you must have the wrong recipe here?
02-12-2005, 09:49 PM
Yes ladies it is a big book, and I have since bought some others which I am learning from but Alissa's is one of the best.
02-13-2005, 09:25 AM
How long does it take to get the book? I ordered mine last weekend. I can't wait!!!! :p
02-13-2005, 09:28 AM
4-10 days. you'll have it soon ;)
02-13-2005, 12:44 PM
yeah...of all the raw books I have, Alissa's is the only one that's always laying around the house. All the others get read and put away!
Her marinara sauce is so awesome!
02-13-2005, 08:23 PM
It is a different falafel recipe than from yours (I meant the one I posted). I haven't gotten your book yet, so I have to pick up what recipes I can from the internet and other sources. I do have several raw books, but many recipes are just too dang time consuming for me.
02-13-2005, 08:40 PM
Wendy--you'll have to try Alissa's falafels...I really enjoy them...
in fact I just ate some for dinner! They were easy to make and didn't take
to long at all. Plus they made a lot. And NO rosemary and basil. That is an odd herb combo for falafels. And with rosemary I think you either love it or hate it...not too many people I meet in the middle there.
As for Alissa's book it is very straight forward and the least intimidating
of most of the books out there. It is my newest (i have around 13 or so)
and I have used it more than all my others. Just wish I got it 2 years
ago when I 1st got into this lifestyle. Can you tell it's one of my faves?
I absolutely love it and all the recipes I've tried so far were very good.
I highly recommend it for someone just starting this lifestyle or someone
that is interested and wants to learn more. And the recipes are not too
lengthy like some of my other cookbooks. I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do ;)
02-13-2005, 08:55 PM
Yes, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of said book! We have about 8 raw books as my hubby was interested in it years ago when we met. He was stuck in the salad mode and I burn out on salads very quickly. Plus, he would make making the salad an event, taking an hour or so to make one in front of the tv. Too long for me! So, this time around I am learning to make things we both like and that can be done quickly.
Yes, I thought rosemary and basil was weird. My hubby is lebanese and that is NOT how you spice falafel, but hey, that's what the recipe said!
If I can have the right ingredients at the time I make recipes, it is SO much easier. What I really need, and I think someone said Alissa has in the book, is a grocery list and menu for the week. I need to know what needs to be soaked or sprouted or bought ahead of time and have a mealplan for every day. If I am hungry and I have no idea what to make, I get very frustrated....
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