Raw Food/Real World--100 Recipes to Get the Glow
This book is a great complement to Underkoffler's Living Cuisine. The authors own a restaurant in New York and their recipes are as tasty as Underkoffler's. My favorite recipes are the Soft Corn Tortillas (very authentic), the Macaroons, the sushi rolls (exceptional), and the Thai Veggie Wraps. The book has main meals, fruit smoothies, juices, desserts, soups, salads, cocktails, and some excellent spicy flax crackers.
Their personal stories of dieting and detoxification are inspirational. The book is colorful, well-illustrated, and easy to read. Also, the authors personally know Renee Underkoffler and their book seems to intentionally cover things that Underkoffler does not, such as supplements and detoxification. The one problem with the book is that the authors use several foods that, although raw, are not healthy. These include maple syrup, peanuts (hard to digest), and chocolate (caffeinated). The discerning cook can easily make substitutions.
They have a website that offers helpful info and is a resource for some of the hard-to-find ingredients in the book:
From the inside cover of Raw Food/Real World:
Top New York chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney, and his partner, Sarma Melngailis, had been thinking of opening a Moroccan restaurant. But one night, they were invited to a raw-food restaurant--and it changed their lives. They instead opened Raw Food and Wine, a restaurant devoted to creative, tasty raw food, and it has been drawing rave reviews. Dishes such as Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagna, Golden Squash Pasta with Black Summer Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Cream have given raw food a sexy new appeal.
The decision to go raw was shocking at first for these two ex-carnivorous chefs but they soon found that preparing and eating raw food made them and their guests feel their physical best. Melngailis noticed a difference almost immediately--"Light, clean, natural, and alive foods make you feel light, clean, and more alive. And sexy." This new way of life has changed their outlook on eating and cooking and connects them to the world around them. As Kenney says, "Raw foods and the lifestyle associated with it are so compelling and complex that we will be forever learning and growing. Already we have discovered some of the magic that life offers."--From Raw Food Real World