12 Steps to Raw Foods

Paperback $16.95

North Atlantic Books | May 08, 2007 | 288 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781556436512

  • Paperback$16.95

    North Atlantic Books | May 08, 2007 | 288 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781556436512

  • Ebook$16.95

    North Atlantic Books | Mar 03, 2009 | 288 Pages | ISBN 9781556438455

Praise

“The first edition of this book (published in 2000) was excellent. The second edition is masterfully outstanding.
—From the foreword by Gabriel Cousens, MD
 
“Sensational! The why and how of a raw-foods lifestyle in a nutshell. A must-read for those who want more vitality, happiness, and success in their lives.”
—Victor M. Vieira, DC, fellow of the International Academy of Clinical Acupuncture
 
“A marvelous book full of useful information for people seeking a better understanding of the relationship between nutritional factors and optimal health. Victoria Boutenko asks probing questions and searches every avenue that can lead to new answers. Her conclusions are remarkable, often surprising, and always illuminating.”
—Melvyn L. Iscove, MD
 
“Imagine what would happen in a society wherein people would take responsibility for their own health and wellness. Victoria Boutenko’s book provides the basis for this healthier shift in our thinking and daily lifestyle.”
—Jeannette Vos, EdD, co-author of The Learning Revolution and The New Learning Revolution  
 
“For those new to Boutenko, this is a great introduction to her ideas, methods and life experiences, the latter of which includes the inspiring account of how she healed her families illnesses through healthful eating and exercise.”
—Spiritualitea.com
 
“Victoria Boutenko’s revised and expanded 12 Steps to Raw Foods is magnificent! If you have ever attempted to incorporate raw/living foods into your diet to any degree, and hit the wall of resistance, you absolutely must read this book… Victoria’s 12-Step outline, which is very loosely derived from her personal research into AA and OA, has helped countless people rise above the struggle of changing behavior, and into an empowered state of raw consciousness.”
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Table Of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Gabriel Cousens . . . xi
Author’s Note . . . xv
Part 1 Why Raw Food?. . . 1
Chapter 1 Where My Search Began . . . 3
Chapter 2 What Was Missing in Our Raw Food Plan? . . . 13
Chapter 3 Ode to a Green Smoothie . . . 15
Chapter 4 Modern Science Studies Un-Cooking . . . 25
Chapter 5 What Is Life? . . . 36
Chapter 6 Your Body Never Makes Mistakes . . . 41
Chapter 7 What the First Humans Ate . . . 49
Chapter 8 Convenience versus Health . . . 59
Chapter 9 How My Family Eats . . . 65
Chapter 10 Bacteria–Nature’s Brilliant Invention . . . 70
Chapter 11 What About Insects? . . . 76
Part 2 Human Dependency on Cooked Food . . . 83
Chapter 12 Is It Really a Dependency? . . . 85
Chapter 13 How Important Is It To Be 100% Raw? . . . 90
Chapter 14 The Addictiveness of Common Foods . . . 96
Chapter 15 Looking for Comfort in Cooked Foods . . . 107
Chapter 16 Feeding Inner Hunger . . . 112
Part 3 How to End Your Dependency on Cooked Food. . . 117
Step 1: Becoming Aware of the Problem . . . 119
Step 2: Nourishing Your Body to Eliminate Cravings . . . 130
Step 3: Acquiring Skills and Equipment . . . 134
Basic Formula for Delicious Soup . . . 146
Basic Formula for Delicious Nut Burgers . . . 147
Basic Formula for Delicious Candy or Cake Dough . . . 147
Formula for Delicious Dressing . . . 148
Basic Formula for Delicious Nut or Seed Milk . . . 148
Step 4: I Love You No Matter What You Eat . . . 149
Step 5: Avoiding Temptations . . . 161
Step 6: Getting Support . . . 169
Step 7: Gratitude and Forgiveness . . . 175
Step 8: Actualizing Dreams . . . 181
Step 9: Embracing Other Healthy Habits . . . 189
Step 10: Gaining Clarity . . . 202
Step 11: Searching for One’s Spiritual Mission . . . 207
Step 12: Giving Support to Others . . . 213
Part 4 Recipes . . . 219
Raw Family Green Smoothies . . . 221
Apple—Kale—Lemon . . . 221
Peach—Spinach . . . 221
Mango—Weeds . . . 221
Strawberry—Banana—Romaine . . . 222
Pear—Chard—Mint . . . 222
Raw Family Green Soup . . . 222
Valya’s Stupendously Magnificent,
Outstandingly Exceptional,
Green Spinach Soup . . . 223
Real Rawssian Borscht . . . 223
Chowder . . . 225
Chili . . . 226
Gazpacho . . . 226
I Can’t Believe It’s Just Cabbage . . . 227
Igor’s Crackers . . . 228
Live Garden Burgers . . . 229
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Live Burgers, Low-Fat Version . . . 230
Live Fries . . . 231
Tomato Basil Sauce . . . 231
Live Pizza . . . 232
Nori Rolls . . . 234
Nut or Seed Cheese . . . 235
Valya’s Spicy Almond Cheese . . . 236
Sunny Spread . . . 236
Sergei’s Hummus . . . 237
Generic Cake Recipe . . . 238
Sergei’s Young Coconut Dream Cake . . . 239
Un-Chocolate Cake . . . 240
Sergei’s Amazing Truffles . . . 241
Alla’s Cranberry Scones . . . 242
Sergei’s Butternut Squash Cookies . . . 242
Sesame Cookies . . . 243
Morning Cereal . . . 244
Nut or Seed Milk . . . 244
Notes . . . 245
Bibliography . . . 257
Index . . . 259

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