I Love Books- D.I.Y. Vegan
by Lisa Pittman and Nicole Axworthy
Years back I became obsessed with the iconic raw food book “Raw Food Real World”. Every day I would read it and drool over the pictures. The recipes were complicated and needed many ingredients. While I did pick up ideas and raw food techniques, ultimately I found preparing the food to be too time consuming.
Now that I have read “D.I.Y. Vegan” by Lisa Pitman and Nicole Axworthy I am revisiting this issue in a better way. This easy to use and pretty book is a sensible alternative. Right off the bat I saw easier variations of recipes that I have been making, such as raw mylks, cheeses, crackers, and spreads.
Great taste, less fat
For those of you who are diabetic, carb conscious, or just want to limit dairy, many of the recipes in this book are considered “raw food” which is uncooked food made with nuts and plants. Raw foods are a great way to incorporate nutrient rich whole foods into your diet. The nut mylks are very tasty and I really love the raw cheese in a yummy salad. (Keep tuned for future salad posts!) D.I.Y. Vegan also clearly explains how to sprout your nuts, which converts the way the nut is processed by the body and makes it easier to digest, adding beneficial enzymes, probiotics and vitamins to your diet.
The book is a selection of “best of’ recipes from their popular column on the vegan blog, vww.vegnews.com. These recipes have been road tested and are for your immediate enjoyment. All of the flavour, style, and nutrient packed foods can be created easily, with a small number of ingredients.
This is a great reference book to add to your food library.