Sunday, July 22, 2012

KathyMarie & Mimi—a New Direction

 Live Raw is my favorite raw recipe book!

I stumbled upon an idea last week that I keep tumbling over and over again in my mind.

I watched the movie Julie & Julia from the library, and something clicked. Maybe I identified with Julie being an aspiring writer and blogger, maybe it was my love for food and enjoyment of preparing it, maybe it was just the characters themselves that I found delightful, but anyway, I loved this movie for all that it was—deliciously cooked foods and all.

If you remember having watched it yourself or have seen the movie trailer, Julie Powell was a real-life blogger who was enamored with Julia Child and her cookbook: Mastering the Art of French Cooking. She had this phenomenal idea and read here what she says about herself from her blog:

Government drone by day, renegade foodie by night. Too old for theatre, too young for children, and too bitter for anything else, Julie Powell was looking for a challenge. And in the Julie/Julia project she found it. Risking her marriage, her job, and her cats’ well-being, she has signed on for a deranged assignment.
365 days. 536 recipes. One girl and a crappy outer borough kitchen.

In just one year she made all 536 recipes from Julia's French cookbook! It really is amazing.

So I started thinking about my favorite cookbooks and of course I was inspired.

My autographed copy of Mimi's Live Raw - Raw Food Recipes for Good Health and Timeless Beauty is a gorgeous book, with large full color photos, lots of information and tons of nutritious raw food recipes. There are eight chapters that highlight recipes, from Herbs, Spices, and Condiments to Sweets, and many in-between. I thought I would take one chapter to work through at a time, but not on any crazy time limit like Julie. Oh no. I'm not quite that deranged and I do have another life. It's just for fun and to give myself a little direction.

So I'll start with Chapter 5: Smoothies, Juices, Warm Drinks, Mocktails, and More. I urge you to get the book—gee, right now it's on sale at Amazon for only $11.32 and this oversize book has 225 pages! Or visit Mimi at her website and get your own autographed copy for only $16.95 (a great gift) Young On Raw Get the book or one of your own choosing and you'll be glad you did. I'm giving myself the option that if I can't find an ingredient (there are a few strange ones here and there) or I can't eat an ingredient listed (I'm on an anti-inflammatory diet remember) I can skip or modify the recipe.

So, check back or join me in your own raw food recipe exploration and be good to yourself!

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