Thursday, April 29, 2010

"The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw" Review & Giveaway!

*Giveaway Closed*
I love fresh food!
I love eating it fresh from the garden, right off the plant, vine, tree or shrub! And my favorite section in the grocery store is the produce section!
I did not really think about what cooking does to your food until I started studying about whole foods and herbs. Wow. No wonder so many people are sick, groggy and have to take (or need to take) so many vitamins and supplements!
Since I have learned how important it is to eat food as fresh or "raw" as you can, I have been wanting to learn how to prepare meals that have more raw foods for my family.
"The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw" is just the book I needed!
"The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw" covers everything you need to know if you are wanting to start a raw foods diet/lifestyle, or if you are like me and just want to add more raw foods to your menu, and want to learn how to be a more creative cook!
"The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw" covers:
the benefits of eating raw, myths, going green by eating raw, superfoods & the future of food, shopping & raw food storage, tools to help you succeed, raw techniques and raw transitions (learning how to integrate raw food into your everyday life, fasting & cleansing, and a great 4 week raw success program)!
There are over 150 recipes for:
"Appetizers & Spreads",
"Salads and Dressings",
"Sublime Sauces and Toppings",
"Sumptuous Soups",
"Nutmilks and Cheeses",
"Bountiful Beverages",
Unbeatable Breakfasts",
"Filling Wraps and Sandwiches",
"Pizzas, Crackers and Breads",
"Delicious Main Dishes",
"Puddings, Pies and Parfaits",
"Cakes, Cookies and Energy Bars".

Beside each recipe, there is a box to tell you the calories, total fat, protein, etc. that is in a serving size.
There are also "Extra" boxes throughout the book, with interesting information such as "Tasteful Tips", Healing Foods", Raw Deal", and "de-f-i-ni-tion".
I was very excited about the technique section in "The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw", which covers preparation basics, how to soak and sprout seeds, juicing, pickling, and the advance techniques on dehydrating and culturing!

Are you looking for a healthier diet? Want to learn more about eating raw and how to get more vitamins and superfoods in what you eat? Or maybe want to lose weight or even open up a wholefoods restaurant/diner? I highly recommend "The Complete Idiots Guide to Eating Raw"!

Now for the Giveaway!
Thanks to the great people at Idiots guides, one of my readers will win a copy of "The Complete Idiots Guide To Eating Raw"!!

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This giveaway is open to US and Canada and Ends on May 26th. at 12 am central. The winner will be chosen at random using The prize will be sent directly from Idiots to the winner.

For purposes of this review, I received a copy of this book.


  1. Hi Hannah!

    We have been trying to learn more about raw too! I would also like the Idiot book on organics! :-)

  2. You are offically all over my new and humble blog! LOL!!!

  3. I would love to have The Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Living.

  4. I follow Idiots Guides on Twitter @adthomas.

  5. I follow your blog.

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  7. I love many I would love..
    making cheese
    eating well on a budget

    Love these books!


  8. I follow you on Twitter @adthomas.

  9. I tweeted this giveaway.

  10. The Idiot's Guide to Organic Living--trying, but not quite there that guide would be an awesome way to start!

    reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

  11. I just went to a raw food workshop at a friend's house....soooo interesting and the food was sooooo good. I was really suprised I liked it. I'm a healthy eater...but not that healthy!
    I'm a follower!

  12. Another one I would like is The Complete Idiot's Guide to Solar Power for Your Home. (contact info on blog profile)

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  22. I would like to have the book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Composting

  23. The complete idiot's guide to raising girls might be a helpful read for my husband! :)