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11-30-2007, 11:03 AM
I'm looking at getting Alissa's book (of course!), and a few others.....
I'm looking for recipe books that suit what I have in usual ingredients.
I eat a lot of basic veggies and fruit, not much nuts. If I do eat nuts, it would only be almonds.
I do not have access to specialty asian ingredients or avocados or coconut (other than dried).
Which recipe books would be more to my liking????
I saw that cafe gratitude was thought well of.....and rawvvolution?
11-30-2007, 11:12 AM
Have you checked our Recipes of this Forum? There are Lots of them here.
11-30-2007, 01:49 PM
Sorry, but you can't mention other raw books/DVDs here -- your post will be deleted.
12-01-2007, 01:50 AM
I saw in the past others mentioning other books to get other than Alissa's.
I was under the impression that it was standard talk.
I have my own recipe book I made, but wanted to add to it.
I am getting Alissa's book, just thought I'd add to it.....
I swear I saw RawkinLocs on a message about other books......and she's a moderator....
12-01-2007, 06:05 AM
It sounds like Shazzie's books (www.detoxyourworld.com) would be pretty suited to you - there's not too much nuts used, lots of fruit and veg, and lots of easy to find ingredients. Good luck!
I don't see mentioning other books being a problem - I think its just if you were to say something like "don't get Alissa's book, its rubbish, get this one insteas" or something along those lines. I don't know, the censorship on this board gets me a bit uncomfortable at times.
12-01-2007, 09:58 AM
Huh, I posted about Jennifer Cornbleet's new DVD, "Raw Food Made Easy for 1 or 2 People", and my post got the ax. She's 100%, in accordance with the "rules" of the board.
Anyhow, it's really AWESOME! Somtimes a DVD is a nice change of pace from a book and I am really more of a visual learner, so I like that.
Great! I am glad we can help you out with some other titles!! :)
Books I have and also really like are:
Ani Phyo / Ani's Raw Kichen
Renee Loux / Living Cuisine
Clement & DiGeronimo / Living Foods for Optimum Health
Boutenko / Green for Life
I would love to get Shazzie's book. Her website is probably the first thing that got me turned on to raw.
Lady Green Jeans
12-01-2007, 09:56 PM
I have probably most of the raw books and it's kind of funny because I adore reading them and have made an effort to try recipes from them, but the only book that is embarassingly very spilled on and written on all the pages is Alissa's. It is not all about heavy, nut-laden dishes, there is a nice variety and so many are staples for me--Indian Spinach Dip, Sunny Pate, and Butternut Squash Curry--well the list could get way too long.
Maybe her book would be a good start for you and go from there. Her DVDs got me solid on the raw food path--as soon as you view them, you may say as I did--Oh that is just so easy.
Best of luck in your search.
12-02-2007, 10:56 AM
The "I am grateful " cook book, is another good one. The cookbook is based on the food that is prepared at the well know " cafe gratitude" restaurant based in California. This cookbook has dessert recipes that I seen in no other cookbook. For instance there is a recipe for a lemon creme pie, that actually looks like lemon meringue pie. I have find that using recipes from several books helps me to customize meals and snacks that work for me, then you just seem to start doing your own thing.
12-02-2007, 10:10 PM
Are any of these books laden with cashew recipes.....cause we have a severe allergy here and can't use them?
I would really like to pick and choose, and try one book than another,......but I live overseas. Dh is coming this week and I am trying to get some books shipped to him to bring back for me.
These will be my new books this year. And I would like more than Alissa's book.
If anyone has any more input.....???
12-02-2007, 10:20 PM
I really enjoy Alissa's book and am glad that I purchased it. I often feel I am missing out by not having the dvd as well??? Her recipes are less gourmet, meaning the ingredienst list is not outrageously long and the ingredients are typical of any health food store. Very attainable recipes. And very customizable.
Like your blog and left you a comment there also. :D
12-02-2007, 10:24 PM
I feel Alissa's is THE best one out there. When I first went raw I bought every raw book I could get my hands on and hers is the one that I continuously go back to.
One other I use however is Victoria Boutenko's "Green for Life". THAT is an excellent compliment to Alissa's book. All about those two words:
GREEN SMOOTHIES! Which are also an excellent compliment for one going raw...
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