I don’t follow a strictly raw diet, but I’ve found that raw diet cookbooks are an excellent resource for healthy, whole-food based recipes, and it is not a bad idea to eat a lot of raw foods so I like to pepper a few raw dishes into my meal plans when possible. This book is a pretty good starter into raw food – if you’ve looked at many you may have noticed that a Vita-Mix and a dehydrator are practically required for a ton of raw recipes, which I find a bit annoying since they run about 200-300 bucks, and I don’t own either of them. In Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet she is pretty good about keeping the equipment requirements down to basic kitchen tools (she does use a food processor a lot, but that is a much more standard tool. Plus I use one all the time, so I’m biased.)
I think my favorite things from her book are the desserts – raw desserts are so much fun! I love her walnut tart crust recipe (I’ll have to post a picture of that soon) and this book is where I learned to make almond milk at home.
I wouldn’t recommend this as a one-stop solution for all your cooking needs, but as a relatively inexpensive source for some healthy meal and dessert ideas it’s not bad at all.