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06-04-2005, 05:06 PM
I have a question about Alissa's book, I am thinking about purchasing it but I'd like to know before hand about the recipes. Are there a lot of recipes that don't require condiments like olive oil, salt, bragg etc..I am looking for most of the recipes to be whole, natural fruits and veggies, nothing else. Is it good for what I am looking for?
06-04-2005, 05:23 PM
A lot of them do call for those condiments, but you could always omit them or substitute. For example, celery and lemon give a natural saltiness; if the recipe needs to be oily/fatty, use avocado; if the recipe calls for bragg's/nama shoyu, don't worry about it.
I've never tried making any of the recipes using those substitutions, but I'm sure if you already don't miss salt and oils, then you could do well with the recipes adapting them to suit your needs. But before making that purchase, perhaps it's best to get an answer from her about if such substitions or leaving condiments out would work well with her recipes....can't have you coming back here saying "RAWKINLOCS!!! YOU said.... :mad: "
BTW, I don't know of any off hand, but you may want to find out if there are any books by natural hygienists - like Dr. Doug Graham or someone...see if they have recipes or a recipe book because I know for sure they will probably offer just what you're looking for!
06-04-2005, 05:25 PM
Thanks Rawkinlocs, have you tried a lot of her recipes? Are they good?
06-04-2005, 05:28 PM
With over 200 of 'em...I haven't even scratched the surface! LOL! But most of the ones I've tried were anywhere from pretty good to DARN good. I mean, some things I didnt' like, but that's with any cook/recipe book...no one will like every single thing - but they are indeed good...especially the desserts! YUM!
06-04-2005, 05:30 PM
OH! One other thing...keep in mind that Alissa's big 'ole book is about waaayy more than just recipes. I mean, the first half of it alone is (IMHO) well worth the price to get all the knowledge, personal stories, before and afters, guidelines, inspiration, etc.
06-04-2005, 05:34 PM
Well.... as I was exploring Alissa's recipe's today, she made a comment in the beginning that one would want to probably adhere to the actual recipe the first go around, and then tweak it once they have experienced it "as is". The reason for this is that different textures, etc, could have a major impact on the results, and until one is accustomed to a recipe, it would be best to do it in this manner.
However, I could say that there are quite a few recipes that don't have all of the extra condiments per say. Some extremely simple recipes calling for for variations of fruits and veggies....
Plus, it has some great tips and inspiration. I feel that all in all it would be a wise investment in your raw journey.
06-04-2005, 06:00 PM
I have made many raw recipes (Alissa's and others) without adding Bragg's or tahini or other things I find disagreeable. If you decide to purchase A's book, I'm sure you'll be able to experiment and find suitable substitutes for many of the recipes, or leave it out without any problem.
I agree with the others that the first part of the book is well worth the price alone.
06-05-2005, 12:10 AM
Well thanks everyone! I definitely feel like buying the book now, I feel it will help me tremendously on my raw journey! Now I just need to find out how much for shipping to Canada!!
Alissa's was the 5th book I bought and now the main one I use. It has both recipes with condiments and without. I lent it out to a friend for a week and was lost! I highly recommend it for the recipes and the information.
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