Living Raw Food: Get the Glow with More Recipes from Pure Food and Wine

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Harper Collins, Jul 7, 2009 - Cooking - 384 pages

Picking up where the bestselling Raw Food/Real World left off, Sarma Melngailis invites us inside her glamorous restaurant, Pure Food and Wine, with dozens more recipes for fresh and vibrant juices, shakes, soups, simple dishes, main courses, desserts, and cocktails.

  • Whip up an antioxidant-rich Goji Tropic Shake or a sweet, cleansing Cilantro-Pineapple Shake for delicious nutrition on the go
  • Cool down with a Cucumber-Mint Gazpacho Soup and an Heirloom Tomato, Fennel, and Avocado Pressed Salad with Caper Dressing, Pistachio, and Mint
  • Find out what makes the Chanterelle and Kalamata Olive Ravioli the restaurant's most beloved entrée
  • Celebrate with a raw Thanksgiving dinner, complete with "dark meat" portobello, "white meat" large oyster mushrooms, stuffing, mashed celeriac, cranberries, and brussels sprouts
  • Satisfy your sweet tooth with a Classic Sundae and Caramel Bars

No juicer? No dehydrator? No problem! Sarma shows that raw food preparation doesn't have to be daunting, and she helps you work your way from the fastest, simplest, freshest recipes to immensely satisfying main dishes that you'll have a hard time believing are raw. A definitive list of ingredients, tools, techniques, and sources make raw food a snap, while information-packed sidebars introduce the world's most powerful super­foods, from kombucha tea to chia seeds. And Sarma is refreshingly honest and real as she describes her personal breakthroughs—and struggles—living on raw foods.

Whether you're snacking on the run, having a quiet dinner at home, or throwing a festive cocktail party, eating raw food makes you feel alive. Filled with sensuous, sexy, and energizing food, this book is sure to enrich your life, whether you're a carnivorous epicure or a raw-foods junkie.


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User Review  - jfoster_sf - LibraryThing

This book was nice in that in had a lot of information about raw food, what you should be eating, the best foods to get your protein, calcium, iron, etc, but I didn't realize when I grabbed this to ... Read full review

Nice book

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This is a wonderful book for people who love eating raw. The recipes are great and theres a lot of information about eating raw too. The only drawback I see to the book is that some of the ingredients are a little hard to find. Read full review


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Sarma Melngailis is the cocreator and owner of Pure Food and Wine and founder of the online boutiques One Lucky Duck and Shiny Happy Pets, through which she is expanding her reach with all things raw and organic. The coauthor (with Matthew Kenney) of Raw Food/Real World, she lives in New York City with her two cats.

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