Erini Loucaides the author of Soar on Raw and I have been living parallel lives in different countries; getting married and starting a family in the same year, battling weight gain and fighting our food demons are some of the similarities in our lives. When she contacted me to write the foreword for her new book I firstly blushed with surprise to be asked to do the honours and then I happily accepted. This book is amazingly well thought out and practical for every day fast paced life.
195 beautiful pages with colour photos throughout make this a definite kitchen shelf keeper.
See my foreword below and grab yourself a copy for motivation and fantasy in your life.
"Shortly before a planned trip to Cyprus in December 2006, an email arrived from Erini Loucaides asking if I could send a copy of my book. Seeing as I was going to be in Cyprus, I asked if she would like to meet so I could deliver the book in person. Erini didn't hesitate to agree.
Erini was at the start of her journey into raw food at the time and, being from similar backgrounds, we immediately hit it off. This was the start of a beautiful long distance friendship. The following year I returned to Cyprus and helped Erini prepare and sell raw food meals and super foods at the Mind Body Spirit Festival. I distinctively remember that this is when Erini mentioned she had plans to write a book.
Quite often an idea today is forgotten tomorrow however, Erini is incredibly motivated and passionate about the raw food lifestyle. She never stopped working towards her goal, even after having two children and holding down a full time job. That alone makes her a huge inspiration to me and other women, mothers and raw foodists alike.
So here I am, five years later, with the manuscript in my hand and the honour of writing the foreword.
I believe a recipe book should be mouth watering, colourful, easy to follow, motivating and inspirational to its readers before a recipe is even attempted. Erini has captured all of the above in Soar on Raw. It is an extensively researched book packed with delicious, everyday recipes that are not only easy to make but do not require expensive equipment or obscure ingredients. The recipes have all been tried and tested through Erini's own personal raw food journey. As a fellow working mum of two, I can appreciate the simplicity of the recipes and the delicate ingredients that produce satisfying and tasty dishes - to nourish the God/Goddess in us all.
The combination of Mythology and Mother Nature make this book an original and inspirational read before you've even picked up a knife and chopping board. These simple yet delectable recipes will encourage and enchant even the busiest of people to try them Erini has pioneered to bring raw food to the beautiful island of Cyprus; her passion and dedication have helped her almost single-handedly persuade people from a nation of meat eaters to sample this fresh healthy lifestyle. Soar on Raw is the perfect tool kit both for initiating newcomers to a raw food lifestyle and for those who have tried it before but need more guidance. For the already established raw foodists, this book will add more variety to mealtimes.
Tap into the God/Goddess in you and try these amazing recipes!"
Greek author and long time raw foodists Flora Papadopoulou has produced a wonderful recipe book full to the brim with colour photos and delicious recipes.Mediterranean...
Raw Food Works offers a set of principles that provide a holistic and scientific framework for how the optimum diet works. This framework has one...