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- More About The Rawvolution Continues by Matt Amsden; Janabai AmsdenOverviewWorld-renowned raw food chefs Matt and Janabai Amsden have been at the center of Los Angeles' vibrant health food community for more than a decade. Through their cafe, Euphoria Loves RAWvolution (ELR), they help to nourish bodies, minds, and souls through endless bowls of Superfood Soup, progressive ideas, and community. ELR has become a guiding light in the pure food revolution, a place where people come together, learn from one another, and build relationships around health, consciousness, responsibility, compassion, and joy--all while eating delicious, unprocessed food.
With The RAWvolution Continues Matt and Janabai welcome home chefs everywhere to this wholesome, healthful feast. Featuring more than 150 mouthwatering recipes for shakes, drinks, elixirs, appetizers, soups, entrees, and desserts, The RAWvolution Continues guides you through simple steps to creating fare that is truly natural and truly delicious.
You'll learn to prepare Almond Butter Shakes and Goji Lemonade, Spicy Sesame Soup and Deep Dish Spinach Pizza, and how to whip up decadent desserts like Chocolate Ganache Torte and Cool
Cherry Cream Parfaits. There's also a section on making raw basics like cream cheese, corn chips, and chocolate, as well as sample menus with creative suggestions on how to pull it all together.
The RAWvolution Continues is one of the most comprehensive raw cookbooks available, with family-friendly resources like easy recipes for kids and tips on traveling raw--all with gorgeous color photographs by Andrea Gomez Romero.
The RAWvolution isn't just about changing how you eat--it's about changing how you live. Perfect for vegetarians, vegans, people who care about the environment, DIYers, and anyone with lactose or gluten intolerance, The RAWvolution Continues is a manifesto for clean living, a guide to recharging your system, and an invitation to join the hundreds of thousands of people all over the world who are ready to eat well.
Publishers Weekly Reviews
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-08-26
- Reviewer: Staff
Matt and Janabai Amsden, the husband and wife owners of Los Angeles's raw food Euphoria Loves Rawvolution restaurant, have been serving up raw and vegan food for years. This follow-up to 2006's RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine cookbook gives raw foodies 150 more options for every meal of the day. Yes, there are the ubiquitous smoothies and salads that make up virtually every raw/vegan/healthy cookbook, but there are also options like a green tea latte, taquitos, pad thai and even a raw food version of a Reuben sandwich to give followers more options and help those new to the movement ease into raw foods. One thing both new and old devotees will need to steel themselves for is the complex and time-consuming preparation these dishes require. Some soups require a from-scratch soup base in lieu of broth, wontons need homemade cream cheese and wraps, and nachos call for DIY corn chips and "taco meat" (made from walnuts, coconut aminos, spices). This prep-heavy approach to cooking, along with arcane ingredients like dulse flakes, sea lettuce, and lucuma powder, will likely cause many a reader to throw their hands up in frustration. Raw foodies with plenty of time on their hands and/or access to well-stocked health food store will surely find new inspiration here, but many others will likely look elsewhere instead. (Aug.)