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The Naked Foods Cookbook: Easy, Unprocessed, Gluten-Free, Full-Fat Recipes for Losing Weight and Feeling Great

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Why go out to eat? Cooking at home is easy, healthy, delicious, and affordable—and with the right techniques and ingredients, preparing a home-cooked meal can be quicker than picking up take-out. Cook Naked, the anticipated follow-up cookbook to Margaret Floyd’s Eat Naked, shows readers how they can create whole, organic, and fresh “naked” meals that maximize the natural n ...more
Paperback, 265 pages
Published May 3rd 2012 by New Harbinger Publications (first published May 1st 2012)
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These recipes are fantastic. I've been happy with every recipe I've tried so far. I've started using things like umeboshi paste (which I'd never heard of before) and arame, and I've been thrilled with both the taste and how I feel after eating these meals!
Erin Coleman
Please note: Received this book from Goodreads giveaway.

Cookbooks are hard to review, but here we go...

Lots of good, natural food info. The book explains what some of the lesser known natural foods are and how to use them. It tells exactly how to get the best benefits out of different types of foods. The book breaks the recipes down into different sections with recipes for salads and sides, desserts, entrees, soups and stews, sauces, and what they call "basics", and the recipes are also cat
Jessica Strider
Pros: all recipes are gluten free, quick glance reference for preparation times and meat inclusion, book includes recipes for normally store bought sauces/dressings

Cons: many recipes require advanced preparations (like homemade sauces, whey, etc.) in order to make them

The book has comprehensive sections on what makes food 'naked' and what tools/techniques you need to have a 'naked kitchen' (like sprouting and culturing foods).

The authors break the recipes up into three groups based on the tim
An ever-busy lifestyle, general laziness and a lack of knowledge means that more and more people are eating out, particularly at fast-food restaurants, or reheating processed foods. At the same time health and obesity concerns are rising throughout society as a whole.

"But I am too busy", "I don't know what to do" and "I'll heat up this ready-meal at home" are commonly-heard phrases, yet many people don't realise that they can save a LOT of money, eat much healthier and prepare and cook a meal in

This book had some great recipes and I wholly agree with the author's take on naked foods. However, I found the introduction to be extremely self righteous. Example: the author comments that a naked kitchen starts with a naked fridge and that means cleaning your refrigerator top to bottom with a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol every two weeks. Sure, let me put this on my calendar between laundry, making cream cheese (a recipe in the book) and, oh yeah, spending time with my family and maki
Sara Thompson
The concept of naked eating is to eat clean, whole, unprocessed foods. The authors ask that you investigate your food before bringing it into your kitchen. This is not only a good practice for the environment but will allow the preparer to create more healthy dishes. The first few chapters of this cookbook explain the concept of eating naked as well as how to stock your kitchen and preparation methods. The recipes contained have vegetarian versions and all are gluten-free. The authors are suppor ...more
Sandra Lassiter
I want this book!!! I received a digital copy from New Harbinger Publications, Inc. through to read and review. I love it!! I have to admit, I ended up giving it 4 stars instead of 5 due to the high intensity of some of the prep work, but I'm intrigued all the same. My family and I have been wanting to move to healthier eating, and I found a LOT in this book that we can easily do to improve our diet and overall health. The recipes are fascinating, and I can't wait to try some of th ...more
I loved the fact that this cookbook had all gluten-free recipes since this is a new food change I've had to make recently. There were a few really good ideas for different meals throughout the day. I really liked information about what a "naked" food is and what a "naked" kitchen means. I also thought the book was really well organized and broken down in such a way that it was easy to go through it.

What I didn't like was that there were a few recipes that required really detailed preparation and
Mary Ann
Read the ARC from NetGalley. The Naked Foods Cookbook by Margaret Floyd and James Barry is very appealing! It is well organized and filled with a great variety of healthy, appetizing recipes. I've already alerted some gluten-free and "healthy" friends of the book's upcoming release. I think it will serve a variety of people with its discussion of food prep and cooking techniques as well as the categorization of recipes by how long they take to prepare. From smoothies and salads to soups, entrees ...more
I won a copy of this cookbook in the Goodreads giveaway, and I was really excited about trying out the recipes because I love Tosca Reno's cookbooks, so I figured I would like this one too.

Pros: Great recipes, easy to follow, the things that I tried came out pretty tasty

Cons: Ingredients are very expensive, time consuming

I gave this book 3 stars because I was only able to cook these recipes on my days off due to the amount of preparation. Some of the sauces had to be made from scratch in order t
This cookbook is an intriguing look at what it means to eat in a healthy way. Unlike some health food books this one includes a fair amount of meat. It also recommends cooking with ghee or coconut oil in many recipes. Recipes are gluten-free and include many seeds and the desserts use coconut sugar or dates instead of more traditional sweeteners. Some of the choices seem a bit arbitrary but there are a lot of good recipes for dips, dressings and sauces that are on the healthy side and any book t ...more
I grabbed this from Netgalley and found it to be a really interesting intro into "this" form of eating. As someone who doesn't follow the unprocessed diet, there were numerous recipes that I would use in my daily living. There were other recipes that I did feel the ingredients were a bit to "out there" or unusual. I thought it was interesting because although there were vegan recipes in the book, there were plenty of meat recipes as well. I thought the author did an excellent job with laying out ...more
i'm a total nerd for cookbooks and am probably the only person alive who would preview one on a black and white nook touch, but there you have it:) i liked the basics in this book. the very simple how to's were helpful; things like cashew milk or spices that might not get explained in other cook books.
i think i lean much more toward vegetarian cooking, but this one had a lot of options for vegetarian recipes. i also thought there was a lot in this book that i would NEVER actually do:) but it wa
I've been interested in the whole gluten-free way of living for a while now and this is why I picked this cook book up. To tell you the truth, the intro was a bit much for me and I could have done without it. I checked out at a certain point.

I think the book was informative and provided lots of recipes. I did think it needed a lot more pictures especially since many of the recipes were new to me. Those pictures that did make it to the book should have been in color.

I haven't tried any of the r
got really tired of reading the word Naked on every single page
no good recipes at all
at least they mention raw milk
Ashley Teagle
I think this is a great book if you are prepared to lead the clean eating lifestyle. For my own personal tastes, I felt this was a bit ambitious. I liked how different ways of preparing naked foods were detailed, including the information on what a naked fridge looks like, and the sections on fermenting and sprouting were also informative.

I think this book is ideal for people who are prepared to embark on a radical diet change, andwho need comprehensive information about how to get the journey s
My favorite gluten free cooking guide thus far. Easy to get lost in and excited about a change of lifestyle while reading this book. I love that it focuses on the entire kitchen- supplies and staples, not just a collection of recipes. Great reference!
It would be so nice being able to follow some of the inctructions, but really I do not have so much time to spend in the kitchen and most of all it is really difficout cultivate something in Berlin....

Sarebbe tutto molto bello se fossi in grado di seguire alcune delle istruzioni, ma tutto sommato non ho molto tempo da passare in cucina ed è anche parecchio difficile coltivare qualcosa a Berlino....

Ashleycarolhall O'Toole
May 05, 2012 Ashleycarolhall O'Toole marked it as to-read
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I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway and I am sooo excited!
It isn't soo healthy that you don't want to even bother. It looks good.
I cannot wait to make something.
(I will also say that I won this book and had it within the week! Awesome!)

The Wake up shake was really yummy. I modified it since I had most the ingredients but not all...prunes for dates, soy/flaxseed milk for coconut milk...
It was pretty good. Hubby liked it too!
This book is a clean eating cookbook, but less in-your-face/hyped than Tosca Reno's empire of books. A nice reference if one wants to make his own condiments and dressings. However I don't have the desire to 'culture' anything or make chili with 23 ingredients. Well written, just not my cup of tea.
Best cookbook I've read in awhile (and I read a lot of them)! I definitely recommend this to anyone who is trying to eat more whole and healthy foods.
Jun 11, 2013 Karen added it
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Yucky....noting in there that I could feed my growing teenage boys!!!
Can't say enough great things about the book!
It was ok.
Martha Grace
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Margaret Floyd is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Holistic Health Counselor and Certified Healing Foods Specialist based in Los Angeles, CA. She believes strongly in the foundational role of food to our health and wellbeing, and has dedicated her career to educating others on the importance of real, whole, "naked", foods - unprocessed and unpolluted, just as Mother Nature intended.

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