Simple Vegan Recipes: Raw Food For Real People by Rod Rotondi

Simply put, Raw Food For Real People is inspiring, informative, and easy to implement into your life today.

Now for the details. Raw Food For Real People is a hands-on, user-friendly cookbook and raw food guide all in one.

This book is the one source you need to transform your diet to one that promotes health, vitality, and good living for you and the planet.

Handbook on Eating Healthy

Rod Rotondi has created a masterpiece for the cooking world—that is the lay person’s cooking world—with Raw Food For Real People (New World Library). In this light, humorous yet highly informative book you’ll learn all the ins and outs of eating a raw food diet. Whether you are a raw food junkie or a junk food junkie tired of feeling lethargic, sickly, and weak, Raw Food For Real People will further your ability to serve yourself and family great raw food meals. And if you’re a beginner, it will give you the exact directions you need to assimilate raw foods into your life.

This easy to read handbook on eating healthy for life takes you step-by-step, chapter-by-chapter into the theories working behind eating a raw food diet, then teaches you how to make these foods a part of your daily life: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course snacks, appetizers, and yes, deserts too.

Considering Raw Foods? A Must-Read Book

Fruit Splashing in WaterWhat I really like about this book is that it doesn’t just advocate raw food diets by throwing a bunch of facts, figures, and theories at you. It doesn’t simply give you a list of recipes and tell you to make them. It is a comprehensive look at the typical diet of the Western world, the accompanying state of health, and then takes you on a brief personal journey into the author’s own transition to eating raw. But he doesn’t stop there. Rotondi then brings alive these raw foods with vivid and colorful photographs along with amazingly easy to create raw food recipes.

In these fourteen chapters you’ll learn about how our SAD (Standard American Diet) is really wreaking havoc on our lives through slowly damaging our bodies, minds, and souls with lack of nutrients, what a raw food diet can do for you, the precise equipment and tools you need to get started, and more.

Rotondi has included tips on must-haves for your pantry and a section on how to get your kids to eat raw foods. As a mom, I really appreciate this section. It breaks down what to do and how to do it when it comes to raw foods and kids of all ages. Kids resist eating anything we label as “healthy,” and Raw Food For Real People gives you ways to break down the resistance to open the door to optimal nourishment for our most precious resources: our children! (Hint: Think smoothies!)

Rotondi Offers a Rich History of Raw Foods

It’s obvious by Rotondi’s knowledge and clever presentation of the facts and recipes that he’s a true genius when it comes to eating raw foods that taste not just good but incredible. What’s really inspiring is how Rotondi tells the reader to notice how the body feels after you feed it these amazing raw food meals. Basically, it’s a try-it-and-see-how-you-feel approach. I’m in!

Book cover Raw Food for Real PeopleRotondi should know what he’s talking about. After all, he opened the soon-to-be franchised first all-organic restaurant in Los Angeles, Leaf Organics, now with three locations. Included in Raw Food For Real People are recipes enjoyed by the likes of Woody Harrelson, Mariel Hemingway, and Jenny McCarthy, all frequent flyers to his L.A. location of Leaf Organics.

Raw Food For Real People is a must have for all kitchens. If you want to feel good, look great, and live disease and pain-free for many years to come, I highly recommend getting your hands on a copy of this book and giving it to those you love.