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Ani's Raw Food Essentials: Recipes and Techniques for Mastering the Art of Live Food by Ani Phyo

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Raw foodists will go on and on about the health and environmental benefits of their diet, but if you've never had the courage to try it, let Ani Phyo make it a whole lot easier: Her new book, Ani's Raw Food Essentials: Recipes and Techniques for Mastering the Art of Live Food, contains more than 250 recipes for natural, unprocessed foods that are accessible (and delicious).

Get her take on classic dishes, like sandwiches, quiche, soup, pizza, and then follow her instructions and guidelines for putting your own finishing touches on the meals to see just how simple a raw food diet can be. (Ani's Raw Food Essentials, $28)

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