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Raw & simple : eat well and live radiantly with 100 truly quick and easy recipes for the raw food lifestyle
Wignall, Judita.
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Beverly, MA : Quarry Books, 2013.
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176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Fresh, raw foods can nourish your body, calm your cravings, and energize you. Wignall shows you how to eat simpler and live better. It's healthy, fun, and easy!
Chapter 1: Why raw rocks. What is raw? ; Benefits of a raw-food diet ; Making it work for you ; Building a lifetime of great health ; Raw pitfall: sugar overload -- Chapter 2: The raw kitchen. Shopping tips ; Just the basics: stocking your pantry ; Equipment ; Techniques, tips, and tricks ; The raw food groups ; An overview of alternative sweeteners ; Superfoods ; Raw in a cooked world ; Timesaving tips -- Chapter 3: Raw and simple recipes. Tips on following recipes ; Breakfast ; Smoothies ; Beverages ; Soups, sides & starters ; Salads ; Mains ; Fermented foods and beverages ; Condiments ; Desserts ; Raw & simple snack ideas -- Glossary -- Resources.
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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 ingredients100 delicious, simple recipes for breakfasts, soups, sides, starters, salads, main courses, snacks, and dessertsEasy fermented recipes to help improve your digestion and strengthen your immune systemNo processed foods, trans fats, refined sugars, artificial flavorings and colorings, or preservativese"just real, wholesome foods, made simpleAll gluten-free recipes, with plenty of low-sugar optionsThe nutritional benefits to keeping foods as close to their natural state as possibleHow to get all of your essential nutrients from a raw dietTips and tricks for stocking your kitchen and living the raw lifestyleLifestyle 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 foode"it's about feeding your whole body and fueling your life!

Author Notes

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



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. Excerpted from Raw and Simple: Eat Well and Live Radiantly with 100 Truly Quick and Easy Recipes for the Raw Food Lifestyle by Judita Wignall All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 6
Chapter 1 Why Raw Rocksp. 8
What Is Raw?p. 9
Benefits of a Raw-Food Dietp. 9
Making It Work for Youp. 12
Building a Lifetime of Great Healthp. 13
Raw Pitfall: Sugar Overloadp. 22
Chapter 2 The Raw Kitchenp. 24
Shopping Tipsp. 25
Just the Basics: Stocking Your Pantryp. 26
Equipmentp. 27
Techniques, Tips, and Tricksp. 28
The Raw Food Groupsp. 31
An Overview of Alternative Sweetenersp. 32
Superfoodsp. 34
Raw in a Cooked Worldp. 36
Timesaving Tipsp. 37
Chapter 3 Raw and Simple Recipesp. 38
Tips on Following Recipesp. 39
Breakfastp. 40
Smoothiesp. 50
Beveragesp. 59
Soups, Sides & Startersp. 73
Saladsp. 96
Mainsp. 112
Fermented Foods and Beveragesp. 134
Condimentsp. 140
Dessertsp. 145
Raw & Simple Snack Ideasp. 165
Glossaryp. 166
Resourcesp. 169
Acknowledgmentsp. 170
About the Authorp. 170
Indexp. 172