The Raw Food Gourmet: Going Raw for Total Well-Being (Paperback)

Going Raw for Total Well-Being

By Gabrielle Chavez, Victoria Boutenko (Foreword by)

North Atlantic Books, 9781556436130, 199pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2005



WARNING: The raw food recipes in this book are so delicious they may change your life
The phrase 'raw foods' conjures up images of food as punishment think uncooked carrots and celery, with perhaps a spinach juice cocktail as a chaser. However, uncooked doesn t have to mean unappetizing, as this combination cookbook and guide to the raw foods lifestyle shows. Gabrielle Chavez explains how to use the wide range of fruits, nuts, grains, vegetables, spices, and seasonings for delicious, healthful and healing dishes. Anytime entrees from Stuffed Portabellos with Mushroom Gravy to Thai Hazelnut Pesto are here, along with seasonal treats like Halloween Soup and basics such as Simple Sweet Bread, with ingredients expressed in both metric and American measurements. In addition to current information on raw foods nutritional value and success as an alternative for people with food allergies and disorders, The Raw Food Gourmet takes readers on Chavez's personal journey as she discovers the physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of this diet.

About the Author

Gabrielle Fackre Chavez began her professional healing journey in the 1970's through a study of the connections between nutrition and health. A degree in biology and religion at Yale University provided the foundation for a career in practical healing arts and spirituality. She is an accomplished herbalist, gardener, flower essence practitioner, Reiki master, and founding pastor of Christ the Healer United Church of Christ, an interfaith spiritual community in Portland, Oregon. In 2001, after embracing a raw and living foods diet for its spiritual value as well as increased vitality, she trained as a raw food chef, hosted a weekly gourmet raw potluck, and founded Share the Love Catering to feed a growing network of persons searching for food that nourishes the soul as well as the body.

Praise For The Raw Food Gourmet: Going Raw for Total Well-Being

"Filled with sincere stories, charming humor, and great recipes, The Raw Food Gourmet is a gift to humanity that will inspire people all over the world to become healthier."
- Victoria Boutenko, author of 12 Steps to Raw Foods: How to End Your Addiction to Cooked Food