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Simple Food for the Good Life [Paperback]

Helen Nearing
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  • Paperback: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Stillpoint Publishing,U.S.; Revised edition (Mar 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0913299243
  • ISBN-13: 978-0913299241
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 2.2 x 20.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,754,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A cookbook with a collection of easy recipes that have evolved from necessity designed to help any cook spend as little time as possible in the kitchen.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good condition 18 Aug 2009
By H. Oh
very good condition as new. My wife enjoyed the reading straightly from opening the envenlop.
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4.0 out of 5 stars simplify 19 Sep 2002
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I borrowed this book from my local library. Not being able to sleep one night, I picked it up and dug into page one. At 2 am, I finally set it down, reading the entire volume in one entranced sitting, eagerly anticipating the next morning when I could try some horse chow for breakfast rather than my usual cooked oatmeal glop. A handful of raw oats, a banana, some nuts, a few raisins, and a splash of soy milk was all it took that morning for me to become addicted to a way of eating that makes so much sense, it's amazing to think of mind-numbing habits that contribute to the dismal American diet. I love the author's no-nonsense approach, writing for "the rest of us" that don't relate to the idea of spending three hours in the kitchen to make a meal that will be gulped down in twenty minutes. I recommend it to anyone wishing to slow down and simplify in this diet-crazed country of ours.
51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful read 29 Nov 1999
By K.C. - Published on
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, more than I enjoyed "Living the Good Life." Helen Nearing gives clear, concise arguments for eating simple, unprocessed food. As a strict vegetarian who has to sometimes defend my dietary choices to my family and friends, I treasured her well-laid out chapter on vegetarianism. Though Helen definitely had her own opinions and stuck to them, I like the message of tolerance that comes through when she speaks about dietary choices and conciences. The recipes are all very simple and easy to understand, and, unlike some vegetarian cookbooks, do not call for hard-to-find ingredients. I also liked her use of quotes on vegetarianism, food in general, and cooking. A very good book, good for anyone who is reevaluating his or her diet.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most unusual cook book you will ever read 11 Dec 2001
By J. Bernstein - Published on
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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4.0 out of 5 stars Good reading - Simple Recipes 21 Feb 2002
By Stephen Meservey - Published on
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 HORSECHOW REDUX 16 May 2001
By Donald A. Newlove - Published on
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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