I really like the notion of eating foods that are less processed and closer to its original form. I know from personal experience that when I eat local and fresh foods, I do feel more energetic. Plus, preparation time is reduced giving me more time for other things.
With that said, I'm a bit on the fence with Raw Food for Real People. The recipes were extremely simple to prepare and I found it very easy to substitute local seasonal foods. Moreover, most of the food tasted pretty good, even those that didn't look so appetizing.
Unfortunately, most of the recipes were quite time consuming, requiring sprouting, soaking, or dehydration time. I think that this would be fine if a person was committed to making raw foods a lifestyle choice. However, for the average person, it might be a bit too much to ask.
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Tami Brady (trbrady)
A Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome diagnosis in 1996 introduced me to alternative health therapies. Inmy quest to ease my suffering,I became interested in the Whole Health approaches used in … more
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“True beauty begins from the inside, and eating living foods is the best makeover for any age. Rod makes raw delicious and easy. Your inner and outer beauty depend on it!” — Bobbi Brown, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
“Rod’s expertise and passion for raw food are inspiring. He gives delicious options for making raw a powerful choice for your and your family’s health.” — Mariel Hemingway, actress and author of Mariel’s Kitchen
“Man has evolved back to the original concept that food has energy and food can heal in its raw form. Rod Rotondi’s Raw Food for Real People has made it possible for everyone to eat this way. If you, too, want to become evolved, I suggest reading Rod’s book, as it will enlighten you as it has me.” — John Salley, talk show host, actor, and retired professional basketball star
“Whether you are ready to go 100 percent raw or 80 percent or just want to begin to dabble in the raw-food experience, Rod is the perfect guide. His recipes are easy to follow, and he can lead you gently into a tasty and healthy culinary lifestyle. There is enough variety to satisfy every palate. Bon appétit — this book is a treat!” — Laura Ziskin, motion picture producer and cofounder and executive producer of Stand Up To Cancer