After her health journey led her to a plant-based diet, Gena Hamshaw started a blog for readers of all dietary stripes looking for a common– sense approach to healthy eating and fuss–free recipes. Choosing Raw, the book, does in an in depth manner what the blog has done for hundreds of thousands of readers: addresses the questions and concerns for any newcomer to veganism;After her health journey led her to a plant-based diet, Gena Hamshaw started a blog for readers of all dietary stripes looking for a common– sense approach to healthy eating and fuss–free recipes. Choosing Raw, the book, does in an in depth manner what the blog has done for hundreds of thousands of readers: addresses the questions and concerns for any newcomer to veganism; makes a plant–based diet with many raw options feel easy instead of intimidating; provides a starter kit of delicious recipes; and offers a mainstream, scientifically sound perspective on healthy living.With more than 100 recipes, sumptuous food photos, and innovative and wholesome meal plans sorted in levels from newcomer to plantbased pro, Hamshaw offers a simple path to health and wellness. With a foreword by Kris Carr,New York Times–bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet, Choosing Raw is a primer in veganism, a cookbook, the story of one woman's journey to health, and a love letter to the lifestyle that transformed her relationship with food....
|Title||:||Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Choosing Raw: Making Raw Foods Part of the Way You Eat Reviews
Disappointed that there was only a small section with actual raw recipes. Majority was recipes that required cooking or baking at high temperatures, making most recipes not raw. I know this book is about incorporating more raw foods into your diet, it's not specifically a raw food book. But it really let me down.
I feel so lucky that my local library had this book in stock. Normally, raw "cook"books are over the top - requiring tons of ingredients, new equipment, and lots of dogma - but this isn't the case with 'Choosing Raw.' It is very accessible. Having listened to podcast interviews with Gena on Our HenHouse & Victoria Moran's show, "Main Street Vegan" I knew that Gena is amazing - she's all about incorporating more raw foods into your life. Plus, you do not need to outfit a new kitchen to make her recipes, and don't necessarily even need to go to a health food store or whole foods to pick up ingredients. BUT, I say this as someone who has a Vitamix, a few good cutting boards, one fantastic knife, silpats, and many quality mixing bowls. The only thing that I'm thinking of getting a spiralizer, to make life easier, it's something I've been considering for a while). The recipes I've made thus far are Gena's cashew cheese great, chia pudding, chocomole, museli, and almond milk. The almond porridge is BRILLIANT (!!) - such a great way to use the leftover almond pulp when you don't have a dehydrator. The recipes I wasn't a fan of were the flax crackers and pumpkin soup, but others liked them enough but didn't request them again. I Plan to try more recipes until I have to return this book. This is a book you could give to non-raw, non-vegan, non-health conscious family and friends for Christmas and birthdays. Be warned, the first hundred pages of the book are information on what foods to have around, supplies, philosophy, etc. - after that comes the nearly pornographic pictures of food that will drive you wild.
Fixing up my review of this book. Gave it a far too many stars. This is a really good cook book. I like it a lot. Problem is, there is far too less raw foods in this book than what I think should be. I understand this is a cook book to help curve people to adding raw foods to their diet but most of the recipes in the book are cooked, and not lightly cooked. I love the idea and premise of gradually introducing raw. Some raw cookbooks I find too strict and I think scare people away. But I think in the case of this one, it's not enough. I still recommend this book. Lots of delicious healthy recipes to nosh on. But be forewarned, don't expect too much raw. Another book to introduce you to the raw life but also include cheats for recipes or ways to help you slowly incorporate it into your life would be Amber Shea Crawley's Practically Raw. She has both a savory book and dessert book.
Very good book on adding raw foods to one's toolbox of recipes supporting a plant based lifestyle, without being preachy about eating only raw foods. First half gives the why, what and how of plant based & raw food dining, sharing the author's raw foods journey, and debunking a lot of the popular misconceptions about this way of eating. Second half is recipes, including basics, like making one's own nut milks, condiments, snacks & juices; with recipes going from beginners to advanced. Not all recipes are raw, keeping to the book's subtitle, making raw foods part of the way you eat. Excellent index. Very good listing of resources and references.Beautiful photography by the very talented Hannah Kaminsky, who has her own series of vegan cookbooks.
This book covers all the bases for people who want to transition to what is now being called a "plant-powerful diet." Idk if this is just a trend, but the basics in all the new books and blogs I've been reading seem really healthy. This book has some overview chapters, then three different sections from beginner to advanced, each of which has breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes. At least there is a list in the back that compiles all the like recipes together. There are also meal plan, snack and dessert sections. I enjoyed the advanced recipes, which were all raw, the best (earlier recipes were both raw and cooked). The food styling and photos were beautiful.
This book is awesome! Lots of healthy meals to make a transition to eating more raw food. As the author says in the book, not all of these recipes are raw because she finds a high raw diet doesn't agree with her health. But she includes a lot of healthy raw foods in her diet, and the cooked meals she includes are also super healthy. The recipes are creative and most importantly, VERY delicious! The information regarding health in the book also aligns to what I've read in other studies from scientific sources about the impacts of raw or vegan diets, so I feel like she knows what she's talking about. Also, the prep for most of these recipes is super easy and fast! Love it.
I love trying new recipes! This book had some really tasty, simple, and healthy dishes that my husband and I loved. However, there were also some recipes that had unique ingredients or just seemed a bit too putsy for me to be tempted to try them. Overall, I liked it and have found some new favorites!
For a raw cookbook, the majority of the recipes involved cooking or using cooked items. The dehydrator was also heavily used. Because of the dehydrator, recipes take 6 to 10 hours to create which is unrealistic for most folks.
I liked the author's story, but the title she choose is misleading. There's very few recipes in the book, not nearly enough photos to entice me, and lots of the recipes aren't even raw! It's more of a story than a cookbook, and not a very good one at that.
I bought this book thinking it was a fully raw cookbook, which it isn't but still a good read with nice recipes.