Beautiful on Raw, by Tonya Zavasta
Beauty Is as Beauty Eats...
Discover a natural way of eating that can dramatically improve your appearance and your life!
Frustrated with costly, ivasive or ineffective ways of improving your appearance?
In her eye-opening first book, Your Right to Be Beautiful, author Tonya Zavasta shared the natural way she helped herself become noticeably more attractive. How? With the raw food lifestyle.
Now with her new book, Beautiful on Raw, Tonya responds to the two questions most often raised by her enthusiastic readers:"Can you tell us about other women who achieved the same remarkable results? and "Where can we find recipes to help us make the this transition?"
In Beautiful On Raw, you will read about the experiences of Tonya and 10 other women, ages 35 to 65. The stories of their astonishing results with the raw food with inspire you, and help you see that you can do it too!
Hate cooking? I do too. What if I promise you that you do not have to cook ever again?
It is a well-known fact that the less food has been processed, the more sound it is nutritionally. So why process at all? Why not trust the Creator of human life with food as well? Why not recognize the laws of nature instead of looking for a way to go against them? To process food is an arrogant notion - we seem to be saying that God's menu needs improvement.
Human beings cannot create life and yet we assume that we can manufacture better foodstuffs. The only food fit for human beings is raw plant food from God's table such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. But we replace this ample and nutritious diet with the cook's concoctions.
By cooking our food we are killing nutrients that keep us alive and healthy. Cooking removes the goodness of food. Fresh fruits and vegetables have a life force that is carried by enzymes, the biochemical catalysts that constitute the difference between life and death.
Nature's plan calls for food to deliver its own enzymes to assist the body with its digestion. But enzymes are killed when temperature rises above 118° Fahrenheit. Cooked food depletes the body's own enzyme reserve and curtails its rejuvenating power that has to keep you healthy, youthful and beautiful.
'Beautiful on Raw - UnCooked Creations' by Tonya Zavasta. The book starts with Tonya's own amazing health and beauty transformation story and continues with many other womens stories. Inspirational in that they all cure health problems and become sleek and younger looking. The second half of the book is recipes which are presented in an unusual format that we really like. There is a page with the recipe and a page with lots of nutritional info. about the main ingredient - what a powerhouse of valuable facts this is. Recipes sections are sprouting, juices, salads and dressings, living soups, appetizers, entrees, snacks, cookies, pies, cakes, shakes and smoothies. Try lusty, luxurious lasange, pizza, meatless meatballs or satisfy a sweet tooth with macadamia cheesecake, chocolate sheet cake or blueberry pie.
Review from www.veganfamily.com
Tonya Zavasta overcame many obstacles to achieve her radiant health and beauty. With practical simplicity, she shares her story, showing how the principles of the raw food lifestyle can help you stimulate and sustain your body's rejuvenating ability, which will significantly improve your health and help you become truly beautiful.
I have to write you to tell you how much I love your new book, "Beautiful on Raw." Everyday, I am motivated to continue towards a raw food diet by something I read in your book. Your interviews with women who are, like you, succeeding on the raw food diet are inspirational. Your own journey is awesome - and you look so beautiful. Your recipes I have tried so far have been delicious. And, I am even more motivated to eat the truly healthy raw fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds after I read your descriptions of each in your book. Thank you for writing such a fabulous, encouraging and insightful book. I will certainly tell my friends and family about your book.- Angela Curtis
But Beautiful on Raw contains more than just Tonya's experiences-it includes extensive interviews with other women who have achieved the same astonishing results. Their stories will inspire you with the confidence to believe that you can do it too!
Have really enjoyed "Beautiful on Raw", and have shared it with several others. Thanks for the excellent research, writing, and delicious recipes. Thanks.- Judy Berneske
Tonya and the other women discuss:
I let out a little shout of joy when I saw your book in Wild Oats this weekend. I'm loving it!!!! And I love the beautiful cover.
The timing was perfect, as once again, I am trying to eat almost 100% raw. I will not begin by attemping 100% again but perhaps one day. However, I will be very close to it. I KNOW you are right. The testimonials of raw foodists are unlike anything I have ever seen in all of my studies of nutrition. These people are not just free from illness; they live life on another plane from the rest of us. I want to be on that plane. -Susan Fincher
Beautiful on Raw makes this possible with 100 delectable recipes celebrating the 100 (and only) ingredients you'll ever need. You'll love making the…
Why not join the adventure and find a beauty that glows?
'Beautiful on Raw - UnCooked Creations'
is different from your 1st book, but as Great, as useful, as helpful and more and more and I love it so much.
I use it and read it and learn from it every day.
It is so useful everything you are teaching that the more I know, the more I wish to transform my life. Many thanks for all this Great Work.- Helene Tremblay from Canada.
In creating these recipes great respect was exercised in the treatment of original "from scratch" ingredients. Every effort was made to preserve their color, taste and texture. You will love to prepare these simple but delicious servings without destroying the nutritional value of God's given food. This book will make it easier for you to follow the raw food diet and nature in turn will safeguard your health and beauty.
Some of the recipes include:
"Fountain of Youth" Salad with "Raw Beauty" Dressing This is the king of salads! It exemplifies variety and makes salad a complete meal. The nutrient content and flavor is boosted by adding little known veggies can be 10 times more nutritious than the usual ingredients such as iceberg lettuce. To activate the rejuvenating ability of your body, the salad is topped with colorful dressing made from exotic but easy to find fruits. It looks so beautiful you will want to admire it before you eat it!
Vibrant Veggie Nori Rolls
The unusual combination including almonds and vegetables in the filling tastes somewhat like crab meat. Sunflower seeds make them crunchy. The rolls can be served as an appetizer or as a main course. You can also use a veggie roll as a sandwich replacement. Nori rolls are great for taking to parties. Everyone will be impressed with their gorgeous yumminess. Veggie rolls are extremely versatile and can be made in endless variations.
Primavera Pistachio's Pate on Romaine Lettuce
Primavera means spring! This is an excellent way to enjoy spring on your table all year around! This gourmet sandwich, an excellent substitute for a green salad, is vibrant with colors. It is easy to prepare but makes a sophisticated looking meal. The pate is filling but surprisingly low in calories while being tasty and full of texture. Created from delicious organic vegetables, it is full of living enzymes to keep you youthful and healthy.
Clever Carrot Cake
This guilt inducing dessert has been transformed into a raw creation devoid of forbidden calories. Carrot cake is made with carrots, walnuts, almonds, shreds of coconut and cinnamon. It is glazed with creamy cashew frosting in place of the usual artery clogging cream cheese. Its intense nourishment, opulent look and celestial taste usually elicits cries of "It tastes better than baked".
"Better than Chocolate" Mousse
Nourishing and lavish with nutrients this is a healthy substitute for chocolate lovers. This is a delicious, quick and easy recipe for a luscious, silky carob shake fortified with raw-food goodness. Coconut, bananas and tahini make it a high protein, high fiber and high energy shake that will keep you satisfied for hours. Kids love it and will never know they are getting a dessert packed with potassium from the bananas as well as other health and energy building ingredients.
Heavenly Healthy Halva
It is an oriental originated sweet. First created as a royal dessert. It is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, Turkish dessert going back over a 1000 years. The word halvah means literally 'sweetmeat'. The favorite halva is made with sesame seeds. The tantalizing tahini (from sesame seeds) is rich in calcium, zinc, iron, phosphorous, protein, niacin and lecithin and many B complex vitamins. A beautiful blend of tahini, coconut oil, and raw honey, decorated with swirls of carob sprinkled with walnut, it melts in your mouth. Halva provides protein as well as vitamins and minerals, making it healthy choice for an after school snack that is still sweet and rewarding.
You will wish you had known about this cake when you were a child. No destructive refined sugar, no glue forming denatured flour, no fattening artery clogging butter. Just Omega-3 rich flax seeds, cancer fighting filberts, sun-ripened raisins, delicious pineapples, mangos, blue berries, and tangy lemon peel blended into rich, nutritious, nutty fruit cake that is full of fruit flavor. It combines old fashioned goodness, traditional festive appeal with a holiday spirit. For optimal satisfaction, chunks of fruits and whole nuts are used. It is finished off with a carob glaze and decorated with fruits and nuts.
Apple Ambrosia Pie
Fresh apples and pears are combined with fluffy macadamia cheese for a unique experience. A sumptuous apple-pie is the quintessential autumn dessert. Apples are abundant and rightfully begin to dominate the market. In contrast to traditional apple pie which bakes into a squishy, mushy, shriveled mass requiring a load of sugar before it can be eaten, this pie is crispy and the luscious scent of the green apples is heaven! The presence of original fruit colors and flavors guarantees that the nutritional value has not been destroyed. It is topped off with crushed walnuts, lemon rind and cinnamon. No sugar, no flour and no butter! Only the wholesome goodness! Your perception of apple pie will be changed forever. Best of all, this apple pie is very easy to make.
Beautiful on Raw is the sequel to Tonya Zavasta's Your Right to Be Beautiful: How to Halt the Train of Aging and Meet the Most Beautiful You, which is nominated for 2004 Health Book of the Year by ForeWord magazine.
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