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Simple Food For The Good Life [Paperback]

Nearing
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3.0 out of 5 stars ...Buy It For the Simple Recipes... April 30 2002
Format:Paperback
...because the recipes are the best part of this book. I'm not particularly fond of the writer's style, though one could admire the honesty and candor in her writing. To me she seems just too self-righteous, and I'm not too fond of any book where meat-eaters get unnecessarily criticized. If I choose not to eat meat, why in the world would I want to bash those who do? What? Does it make ME look better? Make THEM feel stupid for their choices? To me that doesn't really accomplish anything, and only pushes people further away. She has a real take it or leave it attitude ("here's what I cooked. Eat it. If you like it, good. If you don't, go get it somewhere else.") Well, it's pretty easy for her to have that attitude, because she and her husband eat the same way...she can afford to make that statement without great risk. I just wasn't feeling her attitude in this book, but to her credit, her recipes are great. Nothing is too time consuming, and everything is healthful and all natural...just the way I like to eat. If you want to create food that's simple, close to the earth, and fast and easy, without much fuss or muss, or if you just plain old hate to cook, then this IS the book for you...read it and enjoy...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading - Simple Recipes Feb. 20 2002
Format:Paperback
If you Hate to cook but really want to be healthy, this is your book. A good value. You get a lot of ideas from this book. It encourages good thinking. Not for people who Love to Cook. This is for the rest of us. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The most unusual cook book you will ever read Dec 11 2001
Format:Paperback
Helen Nearing does not mince words. She tells it like she thinks it, which is part of the beauty of her style. This book will make you thing about the way you eat, and what you feed those you love, so get ready to have some assumptions challenged. I have used some of the recipes in this text, and have not been disappointed (try any of the salads described or the banana cookies for a snack).
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5.0 out of 5 stars HORSECHOW REDUX May 15 2001
Format:Paperback
I must correct my receipe above (below?) for Helen's horse chow. It's four cups oldfashioned oats, a half cup of raisins, good olive oil, salt, and juice of a lemon. MIX RAW, NO COOKING NEEDED. Believe me, that is an unbearably delicious breakfast. You MUST STOP at one bowl--but you don't want to. I usually make a big salad bowl full, two or three pounds (and it's far cheaper than processed breakfast food), which might last four days, if I'm a good boy.
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