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Raw and Simple

Eat Well and Live Radiantly with 100 Truly Quick and Easy Recipes for the Raw Food Lifestyle

Raw and Simple
Format: Paperback, 176 Pages
ISBN: 9781592538201
Publisher: Quarry Books
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8 x 10
Weight: 0.06 lb.
Published: Feb. 1, 2013
Price: $24.99
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Find Your Balance. Simply.

Fresh, raw foods can nourish your body, calm your cravings, and energize you. And with raw food chef Judita Wignall’s Raw & Simple, it’s never been simpler to eat and live better. It’s healthy, fun…and easy. Inside you’ll find:

No dehydrator necessary! Basic preparation techniques with easy-to-find ingredients 100 delicious, simple recipes for breakfasts, soups, sides, starters, salads, main courses, snacks, and desserts Easy fermented recipes to help improve your digestion and strengthen your immune system No processed foods, trans fats, refined sugars, artificial flavorings and colorings, or preservatives—just real, wholesome foods, made simple All gluten-free recipes, with plenty of low-sugar options The nutritional benefits to keeping foods as close to their natural state as possible How to get all of your essential nutrients from a raw diet Tips and tricks for stocking your kitchen and living the raw lifestyle Lifestyle and weight loss strategies to help you achieve vibrant health

Making smart, delicious food choices in a short amount of time is now easier than ever. Raw and Simple provides easy (and incredibly tasty!) recipes that will feed your body and spirit without requiring hours of prep work. Recipes include:

Oatmeal Walnut Raisin Cookies Apple Pie Smoothie Winterland Salad Cucumber Basil Soup Creamy Kale Salad with Capers and Hazelnuts Maple-Dijon Brussels Sprouts Thai Veggie Noodles Root Vegetable Slaw Cherry-Hemp Muesli Watermelon-Fennel-Mint Chiller Strawberry Spinach Salad with Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette Colorful Cabbage Salad Cauliflower Couscous Carrot-Ginger Coconut Soup Orange-Cranberry-Apple Relish Herbed Pecan Pate Orange-Almond Truffles

Raw food chef and instructor Judita Wignall fully integrates her raw food platform with holistic health and wellness. It’s not just about food—it’s about feeding your whole body and fueling your life!

Judita Wignall is a raw and natural foods chef and integrative nutrition health coach from Los Angeles, California. A former commercial actress, model and musician, she discovered the healing power of raw foods after health challenges made her reassess her diet and lifestyle. She left the entrainment industry to follow her passion for great-tasting food, holistic health, and wellness. She's a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute, Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Rouxbe Cooking School. In between her many creative projects, she continues to run her online health boutique, teach classes, host retreats, and coach clients around the country. Learn more at www.juditawignall.com.

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I. Why Raw Rocks
What is Raw? The Nutritional Lowdown Making It Work For You Raw Pitfall: Sugar Overload Building a Lifetime of Great Health
II. The Raw Kitchen
Ingredients Tools Shopping List Sample Menu Tips & Tricks
III. Raw and Simple Recipes
Beverages Breakfast  Soups, Sides & Starters Salads Mains Desserts Fermented Foods Snack Ideas
IV. Glossary
V. Resources
VI. Index
VII. Acknowledgments
VIII. About the Author

What Is Raw?
Raw food is food that has not been heated above 118°F or denatured by chemicals, pasteurization, or irradiation. By keeping food as close to its natural state as possible, we preserve the nutritional content by up to 70%–90%. Vitamin C and B vitamins are especially sensitive to heat degradation, along with the enzymes that help our food digest more efficiently. Raw preparations like blending and food processing keep the nutrients intact and allows us to create wonderfully tasty raw dishes.  
The major raw food groups are fruits, leafy greens, vegetables, sprouted nuts and seeds, and sea vegetables. The early pioneers of the raw food health movement were vegans and did not include animal products, but today some raw foodists include raw dairy, eggs, meat, and fish. I find a plant based diet is more cleansing and alkalizing, especially if you are switching from a Standard American Diet (SAD), so I’ve only included vegan recipes in this book. If you choose to eat raw animal products, make sure you get them from a clean and humane source.