Raw food recipes sometimes require soaking and/or dehydration and thus take many hours to prepare, which can be downright discouraging for would-be living foodists. Enter Alive in Five, by Angela Elliot, a small book filled with scores of recipes that take minutes to prepare but still look and taste great.
If you're getting bored with your raw diet, it might be time to start traveling - with Ani's Raw Food Asia. This cookbook will amaze you with raw versions of classic dishes from China, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as the author Ani Phyo's inventive East-West fusion recipes.
Sometimes it seems like raw foodists get short-changed in the sweet department. You need cream to make ice cream, and cakes and cookies have to be baked... right? Not according to Ani Phyo, who offers "85 easy, delectable sweets and treats" in her eponymous book.
Ready to go raw, or just interested in adding a few live food recipes to your repertoire? Either way, Ani's Raw Food Essentials is here to help. With sections on essential kitchen tools, the raw pantry and fridge, and shopping - not to mention 250 recipes - this book has everything you need to get started.
A raw diet can be incredibly healthy if you know what you're doing, but with so much conflicting information, it can be very difficult to make informed decisions. Becoming Raw is an in-depth, scientifically-based look at the nutrition available in raw food, offering detailed information about how to get all of the essential vitamins and minerals from a raw diet that is entirely free from animal products.
Is "raw food chef" an oxymoron? Can only cooked food be complicated and delicious? If you've got the time and experience to try some of Matthew Kenney's recipes in Entertaining in the Raw, then the answer is a resounding "no!"
In the mood for something sweet and decadent? You can make uncooked, dairy- and egg-free desserts with a little help from Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw for Dessert. From fruit to chocolate, there are delicious treats for everyone at your table.
Peter and Beryn Daniel are raw food chefs and owners of a raw food store in South Africa. They emphasize the health and beauty benefits of a raw foods diet, and offer an assortment of recipes in 13 delicious chapters.
Don't know what the big deal is about raw food? According to the authors of The Raw Food Revolution Diet, it will help you lose weight and keep it off, increase your energy and stamina, require less sleep, have fewer colds and allergies, and give you a more positive attitude.