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I heard about this book long before it was published and I was looking forward to it having had several of their raw chocolate snack range sent to me by a friend in the US. It was probably stupid of me not to investigate further, but I did expect the book to be a raw food recipe book - even the title would suggest this. However, when it arrived it turned out to be a very mixed bag - raw, cooked, vegan, vegetarian, meat, fish, dairy. That tiny round orange sticker on the cover actually says " raw, cooked, and gluten-free meals" if you look closely enough at it. I didn't look closely at it before I ordered it because I was going by their raw snack range and thought the book would be similar. It wasn't. Also disappointing to find that the recipe I wanted the most from their raw snack range isn't included in the book. I returned the book. According to amazon two stars is equal to "I don't like it" so 2/5 it is.
Wasn’t a fan, as a busy Mom of 3 children I did not find these recipes simple or quick or family friendly. My children wouldn’t touch half of the food in the book. Great for someone who doesn’t have picky eaters I guess, and has a bit more freedom to spend time cooking.
I "happened" to stumble onto Two Moms in the Raw products at a health food store a couple of years ago, and especially love the variety of energy bars they have. I've sought the bars out in other stores, and found them at Amazon.com where I can find just about anything in the world I'm looking for !
The Two Moms in the Raw cook book is fabulous. Starts out with why Shari Koolik Leidich was looking into alternative ways to eat, then goes on to describe the food ingredients and their relevance to helping us have healthier bodies. She then provides wonderful recipes, and insightful thoughts on how to actually make the recipes in a regular, non-fancy, domestic kitchen. BRAVO ! Great job !
We just started our 3 year old on a GF/CF diet change due to him having a high sensitivity. This book is packed with information and incredible recipes! I love reading about Moms helping other Moms and after reading this book I feel like I have a friend in the kitchen with me. Helping me every step of the way.
This is such a great book for those of us who want to feed our families better foods, have tasty meals and have a general awareness of what we are feeding ourselves. I will be buy this book for holiday gifts, for sure!
Has some nice suggestions and explanations on what to use for what ailiments, etc. (albeit, that info is easily found online.). Overall though, the recipes are not very good. At least not much liked by my bunch.And for reference, we generally eat clean - occasionally we indulge in whole wheat bread, chocolate, ice cream, but for the most part my kids are used to eating whole foods, and I make bars and shakes here all the time and the stuff I've made has been better than some of the stuff I've tried. I love the concept of the book and the idea behind it (Kudos, moms), and to be fair, I have not tried every recipe.
Anytime I read someone else's journey to recovery by making changes, sometimes dramatic, with a positive outcome, I take it seriously and read on. There is only one suggestion in the book I hesitate on and that is juicing stinging nettles raw...not that I'd do it after cooking, but this is the first book I've read to raw juice the weeds. LOL. Have to smile. Sometimes experimentation is the only answer for some of us and with shockingly good results. Kudos!
WOW! CLASSY & COLORFUL, EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND - HERE COMES THE BEST PART - THE RECIPES ARE DELICIOUS!! EVEN MY PICKIEST EATERS ARE BEGGING ME FOR MORE! THE DIPS AND SALMON DISHES ARE THE FIRST THAT I MADE TO GREAT APPLAUSE! THERE ARE MANY COOK BOOKS OUT THERE BUT NONE (IN MY 40+ YEARS OF COOKING) HAVE EVER COME THIS CLOSE TO ACHIEVING A HEALTHIER WAY OF EATING: THANK YOU, SHARI, & GOD BLESS FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPE SECRETS WITH US!!
The books title is so misleading. I wanted to love the book, but I don't. The title Two Moms in the RAW implies there are lots of raw food recipes in the book. Unfortunately, I didn't see lots of raw food recipes. Instead it is filled with mostly cooked meals. I knew from enlarging the photo there was some cooked, gluten free foods in it, but most of the book is cooked foods. It would of been ok if they were vegan meal, but there are lots of meat recipes in it. On the positive side, each recipe has a photo which is nice. That is the only thing I really like about the book. It's so disappointing that I am not going to keep it. The title really misrepresents what the contents of the book are about.