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Raw Nut Cheese Recipe Book Review

Raw Nut CheeseThe following information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness.

The Raw Chef's Recipe Series: Raw Nut Cheese Raw Food Recipes by Russell James - The Raw Chef

In this lovely collection of recipes, Raw Chef Russell James invites us to taste his innovative and easy to make raw nut cheese dishes, which are both delicious and nutritionally dense, making them a perfect replacement for any traditional milk cheese.

UK born Russell James discovered his passion for raw food in 2004, while traveling in Thailand in the search for a remedy to a skin condition he had acquired while working in the fast food industry. He quickly fell in love with raw food and began spreading the word to his community about the benefits of raw foodism. Shortly, numerous people began approaching him for tips and recipes, and Russell found himself on a raw food life journey that has produced numerous live cooking classes, an active blog, several recipe books (also in digital form), a homestudy DVD course and more.

The first thing that gets my attention about any cookbook is how approachable it is for an amateur chef, and Russell's nut cheese recipes are truly accessible to the novice raw foodists, and even to those individuals who are completely unfamiliar with the raw lifestyle. This makes raw nut cheese a great place to start learning about raw foods.

The cookbook opens with a short intro where the Raw Chef explains concepts such as raw food and enzymes, and how they can benefit our health. Enzymes and critical vitamins and minerals may be lost or altered chemically when heated to temperatures of above 118 degrees, and that is why it is important to use other preparation techniques on our food, such as blending, juicing, sprouting, food processing and dehydrating, which preserve nutrients.

Russell promises that nut cheese is absolutely yummy and can be easily made using probiotic powder, which contains cultures of healthful microorganisms that aid digestion and fortify the immune system. The probiotics will help ferment the nut paste until it becomes similar to milk cheese. Another interesting element you will find in some of these ingenious recipes is irish moss paste, obtained from blended seaweed. Macadamia nuts, cashews and young coconut meat are the main ingredients that can be used to create tasty homemade nut cheese.

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The preparation process requires few pieces of equipment, and most people can probably get started right away. A good, high-speed blender is the perfect appliance for grinding all ingredients down. You will also be using a regular household sieve, weights or a heavy jar to press down the cheese during fermentation, parchment or baking paper, cookie cutters or metal rings to form the cheese and, last but not least, cheesecloth, which can be purchased at a supermarket or grocery store.

Once you have acquired all of the ingredients and the equipment needed to make your own cheese, you are all set to try out your cheese-making skills! 13 types of raw nut cheese, crispy garlic bread, delicious almond crackers, savory creme fraiche, sweet berry compote and fresh mango chutney await for you to unleash your culinary talents. All cheese types need to ferment for a period of 24 to 48 hours, so if you're planning to surprise your friends or family with an exotic caraway, fennel and olive cheese, a very subtle macadamia mozzarella or the sophisticated olive and sun-dried tomato cheese, it is a good idea to start preparing one or two days in advance. The preparation procedures themselves are not complicated, but the fermentation time can be a minor setback for nut cheese enthusiasts.

This brief cookbook puts forth some refreshing new recipes for cheese lovers, while also suggesting healthy, vegan alternatives for individuals who do not consume dairy products. The onion and garlic cheese can make an exquisite entree, while the sweet ricotta cheese and wild berries will wrap up a feast beautifully. With a cheese for all occasions, Raw Chef Russell James's raw nut cheese recipe book is a unique mixture of delicate flavors and powerful nutrients, very easy to put together, and even easier to enjoy!

The above information is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. The statements above have not been evaluated by the FDA (or your country's equivalent). Any products mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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