Here are 150 recipes that show you how to create - with the right tools, premium ingredients and a good handful of love and patience - amazing gourmet raw cuisine for every day. So why eat raw vegan? Because eating live, nutritionally-dense, organic, uncooked and unprocessed plant foods contributes to optimum health and wellbeing. Most people find becoming vegan really improves their health because there is significantly less stress on the digestive system. The book divides into three sections: 'Raw Materials', 'Staples' and 'Recipes'. Raw Materials runs through essential kitchen tools and pantry items; Staples takes you step-by-step through making up a range of key basics that can be prepared in advance ('dairy' basics, salts, sauces, sprinkles, infused sweeteners); then come the Recipes, for breakfasts, soups, salads, tarts, desserts and chocolate - delicious, nourishing food that's clean and full of goodness for body and soul.
Omid Jaffari is the driving force and creative vision behind Botanical Cuisine, a Melbourne-based business with three main parts: a line of gourmet organic sustainable raw vegan foods; a teaching academy that runs courses for home cooks and aspiring raw vegan chefs; and a pop-up alternative dining space. This is his first book.