Mother Nature provides us with an abundance of fresh foods that are bursting with flavour and nutrients, but few of us manage to preserve these qualities when we cook. In the first book of its kind, Nomi Shannon opens a door onto a refreshing new world of food preparation that will make a raw gourmet of even the most diehard baker, boiler and fryer. This is a complete guide to one of the world's fastest growing nutrition and health movements the living foods diet. Learn how fresh, non-cooked fruits, vegetables, nuts seeds and grains can boost your vitality without making any sacrifices to your palate. Try exotic dishes like Chilli Rellenos, Spinach Mouse and Vegetable Nori Roll Ups. Or, on a more familiar note, serve up a living foods version of old favorites like pizza, pates and soup. Whatever you choose, this book will bring a rich variety of flavours and textures to your table and offer everything your body needs to stay healthy and vigorous.