Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People is a good book for someone just starting out in the kitchen who wants to follow a raw food diet. It would also be good for someone who may just want to include some raw food recipes into their diet as a way to improve their health.
Well Known Chicago based cooking instructor, Jennifer Cornbleet, shares her favorite no cook recipes in smaller quantities ideas for one or two people. Essential time saving tips and techniques, along with Jennifer’s clear instructions, prove you don’t have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food.
Raw Food Made Easy Review:
This cookbook has a very detailed section at the beginning that discusses everything from kitchen setup to pantry staples in order to help you be successful in your raw food lifestyle. There are directions for sprouting seeds, soaking nuts, and cleaning your produce. Next is a chapter for breakfast suggestions and another for lunch and dinner recipes. The last chapter is a desert selection which is followed by a glossary of terms and a list of resources.
I felt that some of the included information was a little TOO basic for my liking. There are directions on how to chop onions and a ‘recipe’ for a fruit smoothie that just says to put the peeled fruit in the blender and puree. Most of the recipes are more complicated than that but I guess the author wants to make sure you have the basics down before starting anything more complicated.
As I mentioned in my previous post regarding raw food, some raw foodists are vegan and others include raw milk, cheese, eggs, and meat (like sushi) in their diets. This particular cookbook is almost all vegan, although I did notice one salad recipe that suggested blue cheese crumbled on top.
There is a nice selection of recipes for salad dressings and quite a number of cold soups as well. The deserts didn’t sound as appealing to me as, say, a traditional plate of cookies or brownies, however they do include a flourless chocolate cake and a couple of no bake fruit pies. I do wish there were a few more pictures since I am not familiar with this type of ‘cooking’ I would have liked to see more of the finished products.
Overall, I think this is a good book for someone just starting out in the kitchen who wants to follow a raw food diet. It would also be good for someone who may just want to include some raw food recipes into their diet as a way to improve their health.
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Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.