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Don't you wish you knew which raw food book to buy? Well now you
Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You'll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you'll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. A "How To" section on putting together a raw food diet that is nutritionally sound ensures that you receive the nutrients you need as you achieve your natural weight.
Cecilia Says: This is a great book for people who are new to raw food because it gives you a nutritional framework in which to proceed with the raw food diet. This is is the only raw food recipe book available that has a nutritional analysis for each recipe. It is really well done and especially good for those who would like to loose weight.
Cecilia Says: This is the latest book from the folks at Cafe Gratitude and is focused just on raw desserts. I eat at Cafe Gratitude often and I can personally tell you that the desserts are amazing! Now you'll be able to learn all their sweet secrets!
I Am Grateful
With locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Marin, and Los Angeles, Café Gratitude has become well known for its inspiring environment and distinctive, flavorful organic foods. The book’s gorgeous, full-color photographs accompany easy-to-follow recipes for the café’s most popular items, making it easy for readers to prepare live foods at home. Recipes include café favorites such as the “I Am Luscious” raw chocolate smoothie, “I Am Bountiful” bruschetta, “I Am Elated” spicy rolled enchiladas, and “I Am Amazing” lemon meringue pie with macadamia nut crust.
What Cecilia Says: I take for granted that I can visit Cafe Gratitude any time I want. For those that aren't so lucky I definitely recommend this book. If you are a big raw dessert fan this book is a must! The desserts are to live for!
Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
This is the ultimate gourmet,
living foods “uncookbook” for busy people.
What Cecilia Says: One of my favorite easy raw food cook books. The recipes are simple and delicious what more could you ask for!
Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People
Getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day has
never been so delicious and easy. Jennifer Cornbleet, the well-known
Chicago-based cooking instructor, shares her favorite no-cook recipes,
in smaller quantities ideal for one or two. While full of gourmet
flavor, these recipes are surprisingly simple to make, calling for
common equipment and ingredients found in any well-stocked grocery
store. Essential time-saving tips and techniques, along with Jennifer's
clear instructions, prove you don't have to toil in the kitchen in order
to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food.
What Cecilia says: This book is such a great resource because Jennifer really does make it easy for you. The recipes are simple, the ingredients are easy to find, and she gives you guidelines on how to prepare and store ingredients in advance. It also has a great resource section. A wonderful book for beginners.
Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine
Medical researchers have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet, combined with environmental pollutants and stress, can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body collectively known as chronic degenerative disease. Here holistic physician Gabriel Cousens provides a dietary regimen that may help reverse this process by introducing whole, natural, organic, and raw foods into the diet. These restorative "live" foods can reverse chronic disease and bring back health and vitality. This eclectic cookbook shares 250 delicious vegan recipes from chefs at the Tree of Life Cafe. Dishes include Avocado Salad with Rosemary, Green Dragon Broccoli, Raw-violis, Lavender Milk, and Carob Coconut Cream Eclairs. International entrees, juices, and aromatherapeutic remedies are also featured.
What Cecilia says: If you have candida/yeast related issues this book will show you how to make delicious low glycemic recipes.
The latest food trend is so retro it’s practically primeval: fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts untouched by temperatures greater than 108°F. In THE RAW TRUTH, restaurateur and consultant Jeremy Safron exalts the delicious simplicity of this back-to-basics cuisine. In a down-to-earth, no-fuss style, Safron teaches the fundamentals for soaking or sprouting ingredients like almonds and sesame seeds to make many appetizing, hearty, proud-to-be-raw dishes. But these dishes aren’t only tasty, they’re healthful too: raw foodists claim that raw foods contain all the enzymes needed to break down on their own, plus more vitamins and nutrients than their cooked counterparts. So whip up such rare and healthy creations as Creamy Red Pepper Soup, Carrot Almond Essence Bread, and Carob Hazelnut Torte, and make your next meal totally rawesome!
What Cecilia says: This book is great for you if you are lacking creative inspiration. The recipes are so original and creative I never cease to get inspiration from this fabulous book.
Raw Food/Real World
Top New York chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney and his partner, Sarma Melngailis, had been thinking of opening a Moroccan restaurant. But one night they were invited to a raw food restaurant -- and it changed their lives. They instead opened Pure Food and Wine, a restaurant devoted to creative, tasty raw food, and it has been drawing rave reviews. Dishes such as Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne, Golden Squash Pasta with Black Summer Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Cream have given raw food a sexy new appeal.
What Cecilia says: Okay so you've been doing the raw food thing for awhile and now want to get gourmet. Impress your friends and family with the intricate recipes in this book. Even though the recipes are fancy in this book, I find them easier to prepare than the other famous "gourmet" RAW cookbooks on the market. The pictures are great too!
Douglas J. Lisle, ...
A wake-up call to even the most health conscious people, The Pleasure Trap boldy challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today's contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change. Authors Douglas Lisel, Ph.D., and Alan Goldhamer, D.C., provide a fascinating new perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.
What Cecilia says: Will change your views on diet and happiness, and give you insight to understanding the evolution of our species. Highly recommended.
Unlike other books on healing from so-called "Medical Mysteries," If I Only Had a Brain Injury encourages readers to chart their own inspirational journeys. The book's structure follows The Wizard of Oz storyline (Dorothy's journey begins with a concussion), guiding readers to a "yellow brick road through recovery." A collection of personal examples, alternative treatments and spiritual growth exercises, this book also offers wisdom from thirteen contributors, including Robin Cohn (Vice President of New York State Brain Injury Association), Dr. William Padula (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association), Dana Reeve, and Kay Strom.
What Cecilia says: This book is for anyone who has a so called incurable disease such as a brain injury, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, and other so called medical mysteries.
There Is a Cure for Diabetes lays out a three-week plan for reversing the negative genetic expression of diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being. Dr. Cousens’s method, widely tested at his famous Tree of Life centers, is to reset the DNA through green juice fasting and a 100% organic, nutrient-dense, vegan, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high-mineral diet of living foods in the first twenty-one days.The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels; and the diabetic shifts into a non-diabetic physiology within two weeks. The third week focuses on live-food preparation, featuring 100 delicious raw recipes.
What Cecilia says: A must if you have diabetes or blood sugar issues.
What Cecilia Says: I use the mega garden to grow my own basil, cilantro, chard, spinach, and peppers on my apartment balcony. They can be used indoors or out.
What Cecilia Says: This is what we use to grow wheatgrass and sunflower sprouts at home.
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Music for Healing
What Cecilia says: This CD isn't music in so much as it's soothing tones. I don't know what it does to my brain but I feel relaxed the minute I put it on. Good for massage and mediation too.
What Cecilia says: This CD is amazing it sounds like angles singing. It's a Brazilian artist with incredible orchestral arrangements combined with angelic voices, prayers, and catholic chants all in beautiful Portuguese. The best C.D. I've ever bought. Can be used for mediation and massage as well.
Journey Into Meditation
What Cecilia Says: In this C.D. Lisa offers three meditations. The first is a chakra balancing waterfall meditation which is very relaxing. The second meditation/visualization is about accessing information from your guides and higher self, and the third meditation is about visualizing the things that you want to manifest in life such as vibrant health and financial abundance. Her voice is soothing, the music is not overwhelming, and the visualizations are pleasant. My absolute favorite meditation C.D.
The Secret DVD
In this DVD you will discover The Secret . . . and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want. You will learn how to use The Secret in every single area of your life. You will hear from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used The Secret to achieve health, prosperity, relationships and happiness. They share their incredible stories of using The Secret to eradicate disease, acquire massive wealth, overcome obstacles, and achieve what many would regard as impossible. Through them, you will begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that is within you, and the true magnificence that awaits you in life.
The Secrets of the Power of Intention
(6 set Audio C.D.)
Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and
examples on ways to make the connection. Dr. Dyer identifies the
attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as creative,
kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive,
explaining the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In
Part II, Dr. Dyer offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply
the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating
description of Dr. Dyer’s vision of a world in harmony with the
universal mind of intention.
What Cecilia says: This CD set is deeply inspirational as Wayne Dyer teaches you how to connect with source and manifest your dreams.
What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD)
"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's a documentary. It's a story. It's mind-blowing special effects. This film plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated - where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.
What Cecilia says: This movie reminded me that we have the power to create our own destiny through the power of our thoughts. It's a good thing to be reminded of everyday!
With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.
I'm sure that many of you are reading Oprah's book club book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61). But on the rare chance that you haven't read it yet; I highly recommend it!
What Cecilia says: In the book Louise explains how we are responsible for our own reality and that limiting beliefs are often the cause of illness, especially feelings of unworthiness and self hatred. She outlines how to change your thinking and improve your life with positive affirmations and mental exercises to foster self love and acceptance. The book has been redesigned with beautiful illustrations and it has been a pleasure to read.
With a minimum freezing temperature of –4 degrees F, the Simac Gelato Junior takes only about 30 minutes to satisfy your craving for a frozen confection. Plus, the built-in compressor freezer operates continuously, so you can turn out multiple flavors of ice cream while your guests finish their dinner. A 60-minute electronic timer frees you up for other activities, and an automatic safety mechanism sounds a warning beep if the integrated spatula blade gets stuck. A removable 1-quart bowl, transparent lid, and slim ingredient window all simplify operation, and the unit is also useful for crafting frozen drinks and chilled soups. Though not lightweight at 31 pounds, the Gelato Junior is fairly sleek for its class, measuring 11 by 14 by 12-1/4 inches. Simac includes a booklet of tasty ice cream, sorbet, and dessert sauce recipes, as well as an ice cream scoop.
What Cecilia says: If you want raw ice cream in 30 minutes then this is the ice cream maker for you! I've found it works better than traditional ice cream makers. So far I've used coconut milk or almond milk mixed with fruit to make incredible tasting non dairy ice cream; the possibilities are endless!
finger sensors that track your body's heart rate variability and skin
conductance, you move through enchanting and mystical landscapes using
the power of your thoughts, feelings, breath and awareness. Wise mentors
guide you throughout the realm, empowering you with yoga, breathing and
meditation skills needed to complete over 40 biofeedback 'energy'
events. Build stairways with your breath, open doors with meditation,
juggle balls with your laughter, and so much more. The Journey makes
biofeedback, a popular method of alternative healthcare, easily
accessible and empowers you to take mind-body wellness, literally into
your own hands.
What Cecilia says: If you want to get stress under control and really take your health into your own hands biofeedback is for you. For the same price as one biofeedback session you will have unlimited access to the most powerful self regulation training tool on the market!
What Cecilia says: I use this little citrus squeezer everyday for my recipes that include lemons and limes. It's small and it works great.
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What Cecilia says: These wide mouth Mason Jars are what I use to set up my raw pantry. I use them for storing nuts, seeds, seaweed, vanilla beans, sun dried tomatoes, and other super foods!
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