I was so excited when I discovered this cookbook … here it was – a cookbook that was going to make our real food journey so much easier! I had no idea there was a book already out there called Eat Naked – a book that helps people get rid of all the junk in our food. The Naked Foods Cookbook takes that book a step further – with all kinds of recipes. Some are easy and quick, others are more time-consuming and meant to be used for entertaining and wowing your friends.
I really liked how the book begins with a general explanation of what it means to eat naked. For those of us who hadn’t read the initial book, this was a good way to keep us hooked from the very beginning. The authors also do a very good job of helping people see that eating naked is not as hard as it may initially seem. Sure – it requires more prep work – but it is absolutely doable.
But – I was a little disappointed in the recipes. There were a handful or so that I flagged to try, but for the most part I thought they were a little strange. Many required ingredients that are not readily available unless you check out a specialty store. I was hoping for a book full of recipes using common ingredients – but instead, I found a book that wanted me to restock my kitchen before eating naked.
Now if you need a good gluten-free cookbook – it is definitely worth keeping in your kitchen. So many gluten-free recipes have lots of extra junk in them … this cookbook is wonderful for cutting out the junk and making clean food.
I’m convinced that it is easy to eat naked. This cookbook gave me lots of ideas of new things to try – but overall, I don’t think it’s a cookbook worth keeping in my kitchen. If you can check it out from the library or borrow it from a friend, go for it. It’s a quick read – and well worth it.