A Thumbs Up Book Review
Recipes for Life: A Raw Food Cookbook
By Becky Mauldin
Review by Sally Fallon
A raw food diet helped Becky Mauldin regain her health, and once her health went from mediocre to excellent, she put together this attractive collection of recipes.
Most all-raw cookbooks lean heavily towards juices and salads, but this one includes many intriguing raw meat entrees from around the world–from Kibbeh Nam, a raw lamb dish from the Middle East, to Juniper-Marinated Arctic Char from Norway.
Actually, the book is not quite all-raw. Mauldin makes excellent use of a dehydrator to produce flat breads, pastries, “baked” apples, tarts, cobblers–even pizza! Her own diet includes steamed vegetables, soups and barely cooked meat.
For the dairy intolerant, Mauldin provides a wonderful macadamia kefir, which can be used as a substitute for sour cream.
Many recipes are based on crispy nuts, including some terrific gluten-free crackers.
Beverage recipes include a delicious Mango Lasse, made with yogurt and mango, and a blended liver tonic.
Recipes for Life is self-published and can be ordered from her for $15 plus $5 for shipping and handling. Send a check or money order to Becky Mauldin, 8111 Banks Mill Road, Douglasville, GA 30154. For questions, contact Becky Mauldin at beckymauldin (at) hotmail.com.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Winter 2005/Spring 2006.