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Raw food diets (where food is eaten raw and if heated, the temperature can't exceed 118 degrees Fahrenheit) are becoming increasingly popular today for a variety of reasons: a quest for weight loss and increased energy, reduced risk of diseases, an aversion to animal-based foods or simply a desire to consume more whole, nutrient-rich ingredients. Whatever each person's reason, raw food diets and/or lifestyles are certainly becoming more mainstream.
This wonderful collection of recipes will appeal to both novices and veterans of the raw food lifestyle -- they are imaginative, feature easy-to-follow instructions and are incredibly delicious. From hearty breakfasts that get your day off to an energized start, to satisfying soups and sumptuous main courses, to lush decadent desserts that will satisfy the most discriminating sweet tooth, these recipes reflect author Douglas McNish's talent and commitment to the lifestyle.
Eat Raw, Eat Well includes dishes such as:
- Pear and Walnut Pancakes, Banana Cream Pie Smoothie
- Jicima, Corn, Quinoa and Lime Hot Pot, Perfect Guacamole
- Cauliflower Risotto, Spicy Kimchi, Black Lentil Sloppy Joes
- Quinoa Pilaf, Sweet Potato and Squash Mac 'n' Cheese
- Walnut Portobello Burgers, Moussaka
- Caramelized Peach Tart, Pear Crisp
- Buckwheat Pretzels, Sour Cream and Onion Kale Chips, Pizza Bites
The first step into a new craft can be overwhelming: Where to start? What tools to buy? What projects to begin with? Thanks to author and internationally acclaimed woodcarver Chris Pye, this guide is filled with everything a beginning woodcarver needs to know.
Pye's Woodcarving Course & Reference Manual is akin to having a one-on-one course with a master carver. You'll learn what to look for in a workbench, the importance of commissioning your carving tools-there's more to it than just sharpening!-and how to make exacting cuts and execute a variety of techniques. Like any good instructor, Pye includes practice exercises to make you comfortable with the tools and techniques, so you can build your skills and carve with confidence.
Pye's conversational teaching style will encourage you as you follow the step-by-step instructions and work on a number of motifs, as well as projects for low, high and pierced relief, and in-the-round.
- With Pye's help, you'll learn to carve:
- Four types of molding
- A beautiful koi project in three levels of relief carving
- A realistic baseball cap in-the-round
- A charming wren in-the-round