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Raw, cooked, and gluten-free meals from the founder of the national award-winning healthy-snack company Two Moms in the Raw
Within just a few days, Shari Leidich, a mother of three, went from working out daily and hiking in the nearby Rocky Mountains to being barely able to hold a pen. The diagnosis: MS. Gradually, thanks to a diet rich in raw foods, she returned to her former energetic self. For the long term, though, she knew she had to create meals that she would find satisfying and that her husband and three children would love as well. And they had to be quick and easy.
Many of the 130-plus dishes, like Brunchy Poached Eggs on Spinach with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, or Plum and Tatsoi Salad, are riots of color. Most can be on the table before the kids can even complain they're hungry. Indulgent snacks like Creamy Olive and Artichoke Dip and Butternut-Lemongrass Soup satisfy cravings, and chicken and fish—Single-Skillet Chicken Puttanesca, Chard-Wrapped Mahi-Mahi—come bolstered with plenty of raw produce and grains. Desserts ditch processed sugar in favor of natural sweeteners and power nutrients.
The story of a quest for healing, Two Moms in the Raw is a keep-it-real guide to eating well for anyone who wants to get back on track, enjoy greater vitality, reduce stress, and achieve their best health.
About the Author
SHARI LEIDICH is the founder of Two Moms in the Raw, a family-run company that makes raw granola, nut bars, crackers, cereal, and dessert truffles.
“Two Moms in the Raw is a vibrant, energizing, and inspiring cookbook and raw-food adventure guide that feels friendly and accessible for chefs of all ages and styles. The combination of stunning, colorful photography, mouthwatering (and nutritious!) recipes, and tips to make new prep techniques easy and fun has me excited to play in the kitchen. As a fellow mom, I can really get behind Shari’s principles of a “half-baked diet” — a happy and satisfied family is a healthy one! This is a fresh, contemporary cookbook that everyone will love, and the food is just totally delicious.” —Maria Rodale, chairman and CEO, Rodale Inc. “Two Moms in the Raw is a book about how the best food can nourish us and create our health anew. But instead of preaching or being about deprivation, this is a book that entices us into the kitchen. I would love some of Shari Leidich's Nutty Goji Millet Crispy Treats or Beet Shaksuka or Kelp Noodle Salad with Tamarind Dressing right now. Best yet, this is food she feeds her kids. There's hope for all of our kids in this book.” —Shauna James Ahern, James Beard Award-winning author of Gluten-Free Girl Every Day “Diet changes critical for creating more health and vitality in our lives are hard to adopt and even harder to sustain. Two Moms in the Raw will make that task so much easier. You and your family will love the food and the better health that follows from using these easy, great tasting recipes!” —Terry Wahls, M.D., author of The Wahls Protocol “Two Moms in the Raw is beautifully photographed and designed. Shari is to be applauded as someone who not only took charge of her own health, but also has inspired others by bringing them delicious healthy food. The recipes are inviting, uncomplicated, nutrient rich, and accessible for everyone to enjoy!” —Ann Boroch, C.N.C., author of Healing Multiple Sclerosis and The Candida Cure In Two Moms in the Raw, Shari Koolik Leidich transforms some of nature's most powerful, nutrient-dense foods into tantalizing recipes that will easily find their way onto your table any day of the week. As a holistic nutritionist, I know the power the food has on our overall wellness, from the inside out. Bold, colorful, and full of flavor, Shari's recipes are simple enough for even the busiest of moms - and they'll nourish your body as well as your senses. —Diane Sanfilippo, New York Times bestselling author of Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox —