I recently received the long-awaited Raw Foods on a Budget by Brandi Rollins, and I’ve got to say it has been well worth the wait.
I’ve been watching Rollins’ posts about her journey to this book for the past year or so. This young woman has been working hard to build her program while she has been writing this book. Every recipe she has posted on Facebook has been truly interesting, inspiring, and … tasty! She has also posted ideas, here and there, as to how to manage a raw food diet on a budget.
The raw food diet on a budget has always been an issue. On various raw food email groups, I have dealt with people who complain that a raw food diet is too expensive. I have talked about how I managed while I was in college and graduate school. Other raw food sites have published on the issue of eating raw while on a budget. Still, no one has ever taken that mega-step to writing up all the raw-food-on-a-budget tips in one book, along with enough recipes to justify the book alone.
Rollins has pulled together “new to raw foods” information, as well as serious ways to look at how to manage a raw food diet on a budget. Further, she has included a number of original raw food recipes which are both budget-friendly and, also, tasty.
I’ve got all sorts of raw food recipe books, but this one is unique in its focus. I would definitely recommend it, both for those interested in learning more about or starting a raw food lifestyle, as well as for old hands, who want a fresh look at what they’ve always been doing.
Raw Foods on a Diet is also available as an ebook.(I prefer a cookbook I can lay on the table while I’m working, so I like the hard-copy Raw Foods on a Budget)
Rollins also offers a “starter package”, which includes the book as well as her 28-day raw food starter program, with a year of support for only a few dollars more than the book alone.
This is definitely a good bet to add to your raw vegan library, both for the extremely useful lifestyle information, as well as the delicious, innovative and budget-conscious recipes.