Saturday, January 22, 2011

Living in the Raw - Cookbook Review

Enter here before 7 p.m. on Monday, January 24 for a chance to win one of four cookbooks!

Living in the Raw contains an assortment of raw fare. It opens with some general info. on raw living, such as sprouting and transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. For these recipes you will need the usual weapons of a well-tooled raw kitchen: food processor, blender, and dehydrator. We chose to make several dips, since we do not have a dehydrator, and were very pleased with each of them.

My only complaints are against full pages reserved for short recipes, like zucchini chips, that could have easily fit the two other recipes like it. This only occurred in a few places, however. When it came to the juice section, pages were happily shared between recipes.

For the newbie interested in trying raw recipes or others who want to add a few to the collection, this book would make a great addition.

Avocado Dulse Dip

If you like avocados, you'll like this :) This seaside guacamole is just as friendly as it's cousin.

Spinach Herb Dip

This was a very nice, herby dip. I would recommend using it as a topping on pizza or on a sandwich coupled with something like the "Crab Delight." On its own it's decent, but it is best paired with something else. We only had 1/4 lb. of spinach left and the dish calls for a full pound. I love the creamy taste of avocado and was just fine without the extra spinach. The herb combination was good and I'm excited to revisit this when I have some fresh herbs in the garden!

"Crab" Delight

This was our favorite! Perhaps because we've never really made anything like this. It's made up mostly of almonds and is oh-so-filling. We added in some dulse flakes and a little veganaise to make dipping easier. I also liked the additional creaminess from the veganaise, making it a perfect sandwich filling ;)


Anonymous said...

I am glad there are some recipes that can be made with a dehydrator. Those dips look wonderful!

blessedmama said...

Thanks for the review. The book looks great!

Carissa said...

That avo dip sounds great! I hope I win!!! *Cross fingers*