I recently received this book for review and I am excited to share it with you.
This book is very well illustrated with marvelous photos for every recipe (already a plus in my opinion!) The outlay is beautifully done and a joy to look at and read.
The author, Dunja Gulin, has chosen many delightful recipes covering drinks, breakfasts, salads, soups, mains, snacks and desserts.
There are a few recipes containing non raw ingredients such as greek yoghurt and goats cheese but these simply open up the scope for those either just transitioning to the raw food lifestyle or those of us who are not 100% raw. I like this factor which is rare to see in most other raw food books.
There is a great introduction leading to the ”whys” and ”whats” of raw food and offers information on what is needed to embark on this journey. There are nutritional facts for ingredients throughout the book too and even a ”how to” in sprouting at home which is clearly put and helpful for the beginner.
The recipes themselves are beautifully put together and offer ‘easy to follow’ instructions.
My only wish was that this book was available when I first started out on this raw food adventure!!
I couldn’t resist trying the TRIPLE TOMATO SOUP recipe (P62) from this delightful book.
The recipe is easy with not too many ingredients (also my moto as you may well know) and simply put, this was sublime! I enjoyed the differing textures of the same ingredient and it was very refreshing and tasty.
I added more fresh thyme on top instead of the suggested rocket salad, only because I didn’t have any!
Overall, I recommend this book especially if you are just starting out on this raw food adventure and need some guidance on where to begin. As I said before, for me, one of the best parts about it apart from the delicious recipes are in fact the ‘eye candy’ photos for EACH recipe. I look for this in any cook/un-cook book as I appreciate seeing the end product before I create it myself.
Well done Dunja!!!