What’s the definition of a desert island book? If it’s the one and only book you pack when you’re traveling from Los Angeles to London for the winter… well, that makes Raw Magic my desert island book!
So much more than a cook book, Raw Magic is an encyclopaedia of every raw magic ingredient that has the power to make us feel good. It’s a potentially life-changing book. Seriously.
It’s hard to describe without sounding too far-fetched, but adding these superfoods to my existing diet has dramatically improved my sense of well-being, cognitive skills, mood, and my physical appearance. I’m happier, smarter, more stable, slimmer, and have better skin simply from adding a few of these delicious ingredients into my daily diet. Note, this isn’t about excluding things… it’s about adding a few delicious natural ingredients. Because these raw ingredients really are magic, hence the name!
I love Kate’s enthusiasm when describing how to eat deliciously and healthily. She is incredibly knowledgeable about these extremely rare ingredients, and she shares her knowledge in such a cool, easy to understand, and downright groovy way. There’s a zero dogma policy, a very inclusive philosophy that welcomes you, whatever your lifestyle. This book simply gives the facts, without judging or wagging its finger.
For me, this book is 80% about the opening 77 pages, where in-depth descriptions are given of the raw magic ingredients recommended by Kate. This is the portion of the book that I refer to regularly, the place that offers daily guidance about which of these powerful potions to enjoy at each moment.
That said, the 160 recipes that are contained in the rest of the book are also fabulously inspiring, with well-balanced flavours and practical instructions. They always work, always taste divine, and are very flexible if you decide you want to experiment with them.
So yes, I should declare that Kate Magic is one of the dearest friends, with a friendship spanning over twenty years and two continents. And yes, Kate has contributed recipes to OrganicFodee too! And what’s more, I did introduce her to the publishers, who are also good friends of mine! So this book is very close to my heart for these reasons…
But this gushing review isn’t swayed by these factors; it’s simply my honest opinion, backed by the actions I took when packing this book as my one and only cook book for the winter.
Treat yourself, pick up a copy of Raw Magic, and why not send one to a friend as well! There’s simply no better cookbook to detox this January, and to return to for inspiration throughout the year.
Review by Ysanne Spevack
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