Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen
Author: Ani Phyo · Subject: Cookbooks
Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen is the ultimate gourmet, living foods “uncookbook” for busy people. You don’t have to sacrifice taste or style to reap the benefits of raw foods. These delectable, easy recipes emphasize fresh, animal-free ingredients and how to include more organics into your daily diet. Chef Ani offers delicious raw, animal-free versions of foods like breakfast scrambles, pancakes, chowders, bisques, and other soups, cheezes, mylks, lasagna, burgers, cobblers, pies, and cakes, and more.
Included are recipes for dishes such as:
- Stuffed Anaheim Chili with Mole Sauce
- Ginger Almond Nori Roll
- Coconut Kreme Pie with Carob Fudge on Brownie Crust
- Mediterranean Dolmas
- Chicken-Friendly Spanish Scramble
Make your own kitchen more living-foods friendly with Chef Ani’s tips on Essential tools, Key ingredients, Stocking your pantry, and How-to kitchen skills.
About the Author
Ani’s the author of “Ani’s Raw Food Essentials”, “Ani’s Raw Food Desserts”, and “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen,” awarded “Best Vegetarian Cookbook USA 2007”. Ani has received 4 Best of Raw 2008 Awards for Best Chef, Favorite Cookbook, Favorite Educator, and won Sexiest Raw Vegan Woman in both 2008 and 2009.
Ani is the host of “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen Show”, the award-winning #1 uncooking show on ‘YouTube’. Ani has been seen on the Travel Channel’s Bizarre Foods, Channel 7 ABC, and has been featured in numerous magazines including Food & Wine, Alternative Medicine, Oxygen, VegNews, Delicious Living, Vegetarian Times, and Get Fresh.
Additionally, Ani has developed living food vegan menus for Carnival Cruise Lines, Adidas headquarters, STOMP, and Whole Foods Markets, amongst others. Adidas fitness center depends on Ani to consult their athletes on how to ‘fuel up’ with raw nutrition for optimal performance. Being an athlete herself and excelling in fields such as gymnastics and track and field in high school, Ani has a thorough knowledge of nutrition and understands the importance of fueling your body well in order to achieve maximum performance.
Her charity work includes teaching and speaking at events to help raise money and awareness for organizations like In Defense of Animals, Animal Acres, Farm Sanctuary and organizing cooking play shops for children ages 5-16. In addition, Ani volunteers at Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization providing 1,300 free meals per week to HIV and cancer patients, and teaches underprivileged kids how to garden and make food in urban areas at Community Services Unlimited in South Central LA.
“A cookbook dedicated to raw food appears oxymoronic to the uninitiated, but people who aim to pursue a raw vegan diet soon realize that eating uncooked foods involves more than simply chomping into whatever sits on grocers’ produce shelves. Phyo shows how to create more complex flavor harmonies. Nutmeats of all sorts serve as a basis of many recipes, offering a spectrum of uses from cheese substitutions to pie crusts. Dates stand-in for the sweetness less healthfully derived from refined sugar. Raw zucchini strips mimic fettuccini. A close reading of the nutritional analysis for each recipe reveals the high levels of dietary fiber this diet introduces. Although most of Phyo’s ingredients are readily available, she does occasionally call for unfamiliar items such as liquid aminos, a replacement for soy sauce. Phyo also provides recipes for raw vegan dog food. Illustrations consist mainly of photographs of the author.” – Knoblauch, Mark
Your Daily Vegan Review
“Since I’ve gotten the book, I’ve made a ton few of the desserts. Because, you know, someone had to taste test it to tell you all about it… Right? I ate those delicious desserts for you. Anyway, I’ve made some desserts from this book and haven’t yet found one I don’t like. Throughout the book are helpful eco-friendly and green living (Sorry! I hate to use that term but it fits here.) tips like making your own beauty treatments or household cleaners. Phyo also includes some information about being considerate to our environment. I love, love, love this book.”
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