Easy Living Food: Over 200 RAW Recipes Designed for Great Taste
Single printed book
In Easy Living Food, we guide you through the practical steps necessary for you to join the millions worldwide that are choosing to eat ‘more raw’. From setting up your pantry to improving your knife skills, we’re with you every step of the way. For the experienced raw foodie, we also have lots of tasty secrets to share.
To make this journey as delicious as it is healthy, Easy Living Food is overflowing with our best recipes. Tried and tested by our 1000s of ‘Eat More Raw’ class participants here in South Africa, Easy Living Food recipes are:
• quick and easy to make – more than half of the 200+ recipes require minimal to no equipment
• designed for great taste – guaranteed
• loved by kids and carnivores
• packed with all the benefits of eating raw, helping you to boost your energy and shed excess weight
• ideal for those following gluten-free or dairy-free diets
From our kitchen to yours, Natalie & Noel
About the Authors
Natalie Reid and Noel Marten are the raw food chefs behind award-winning raw creations such as Earthshine Kale Chips and Vivo Pizza takeaways. They have been delivering delicious raw food recipes and expertise to receptive audiences in Cape Town for several years, and now share more of their tasty goodness with you in Easy Living Food.
Natalie has a flair for creating raw food with a handful or this and a dash of that; using her laboratory and scientific skills to work these creations into recipes that are repeatable, reliable and deliciously practical.
Noel is an acclaimed landscape designer, permaculturist and a champion for authentic food. Strong design skills, combined with a passion for organic gardening, allow him to bring seasonal, fresh and nutritionally rich creations to the kitchen.
Praise for Easy Living Food
Through my practice I have come to see first-hand, over and over again, what I have always felt and known to be true – the food we eat is possibly one of the biggest influences on our health. The inherent potential for food to either heal or harm is no longer questionable.
Today, I guide my patients towards including as many plant-based foods, in a natural state, as they can into their diets to dramatically improve their treatment outcomes and speed up recovery. Easy Living Food is a welcome guide to support and help those looking to make healthier food choices whilst not losing out on variety, excitement and flavour.
Dr Yesheen Singh MBChB MBA – Health Nation
“Natalie and Noel turn raw vegetarian ingredients into a feast of delicious meals. Their recipes are simple, making this book incredibly valuable for those wishing to add more healthy meals into their everyday lives. Packed with their own original recipes this book stands out amongst others as a treasure in the kitchen!”
Jenny Louw, Author of Earthartist: Natural Gardening, Eating and Living
Paperback: 228 pages
Publisher: Earthshine (December 2012)
Dimensions: 210 x 20 x 240 mm
The making of…
Easy Living Food, like a lot of Noel and Natalie’s food, really is a home grown affair, born out of numerous requests from some of the thousands of class participants over years of developing and improving some of the best raw recipes ever.
Eventually when the timing was right a team was pulled together and production started. Recipes were developed in Natalie and Noel’s kitchen and when perfect, photographed by Noel in their home made studio, in the dinning room! At night they would recess to what used to be a lounge, but now a production office, to write and plan the following days work.
After many months of hard work, and a lot of fun, the book content was moving ahead well and it was time to turn the attention the design. Sue Reid of Mercury Moon and also Natalie’s Sister was the natural choice for graphic designer, being familiar with the needs and being a super excellent designer too.
Funds needed to be raised to keep the whole production on track and a carefully orchestrated crowd funding campaign was launched to the greater earthshine community and beyond. The campaign was ambitious, to raise R150,000 in just 6 weeks. In a bold and unique move, it was decided to run the campaign from their own local website in Rand, without the use of one of the typical crown funding partners. This involved some clever IT customisation and extra work from the team, but the result was worth it, the community of class participants, customers and friends all pulled in and pre-ordered (and paid for) hundreds of books up front. This allowed Natalie and Noel to keep working and all the production costs to be met timeously.