Two Moms in the Raw: Simple, Clean, Irresistible Recipes for Your Family’s Health

Shari Koolik Leidich, photos by Iain Bagwell. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $22 (288p) ISBN 978-0-544-25325-4
When Leidich (creator of the Foodie Award–winning raw snacks company Two Moms in the Raw) faced a multiple sclerosis diagnosis, she met it head on with a raw, gluten-free, and whole foods diet. She also faced another challenge: how to create delicious versions of healthy meals that pleased her family. Leidich is now winning the battle on both fronts. Her debut cookbook presents 130 family-friendly, immune-boosting recipes. Leidich’s recipes are created with anti-inflammatory, organic ingredients that are free of and sugar, gluten, and yeast, and they explode with flavor, texture, and color. She’s serious about self-healing with smoothies and tonics, like a Brussels sprout, apple, dandelion, and turmeric juice and a green power juice. The collection includes breakfast dishes such as egg-topped beet shakshuka, dips and condiments, soups, numerous salads, and veggie mains. Leidich advocates eating plenty of protein and provides recipes for fish, chicken, and bison. She doesn’t skimp on desserts, even outlining rules for “cheating eating.” She also includes household advice and instructions for making homeopathic remedies. Home cooks may be daunted by her inclusive list of basic “exotics”—including gomaiso, ashwagandha, coconut aminos, and psyllium husks—but her kid-friendly “coconutty” chicken breasts and raw key lime pie bring a fun nutritional boost to the family table. (May)
Reviewed on: 05/04/2015
Release date: 05/05/2015
Genre: Nonfiction
Open Ebook - 288 pages - 978-0-544-25314-8
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