There's so much more to raw food than smoothies and grated carrots. More and more people are turning to raw food to give them energy, boost their immune system, clear their skin, lose weight and stay slim. There are so many dishes and ways of working with raw food to create an interesting, sustainable diet, without needing many hard-tofind ingredients or hours of preparation. This friendly cookbook is the perfect guide to introducing raw food into your life and understanding how certain ingredients, and their preparation, can be not only delicious and appealing, but also hugely beneficial to your health. With chapters on Smoothies, Breakfast, Soups, Salads, Mains, Snacks and Desserts, there's something here for every day, occasion and appetite. Try Gazpacho, made with the ripest tomatoes; pretty Fennel & Zucchini Carpaccio marinated in mustard and vinegar dressing; Sweet Cherry Temptations made with ground nuts and dried cherries; and fantastic Brownie Squares with Cashew Frosting. You'll be amazed at how much you can achieve within the principles of raw food, and how much better you'll feel — even if you only practise it from time to time in among your regular everyday diet.Dunja Gulin is the author of cookbooks Dorucak (Breakfast, published in her native Croatia) Raw Food Kitchen, The Vegan Baker and The Vegan Pantry. Apart from writing cookbooks and publishing healthy recipes on www.dunjagulin.com, she teaches healthy cooking, works as a personal chef and prepares Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic and raw food meals on yoga retreats and cruises around the world.