||Living with Green
Power - Book Review
This article is courtesy of Vegetarians in Paradise
By Zel and Reuben Allen LIVING WITH GREEN POWER
A Gourmet Collection of Living Food Recipes
By Elysa Markowitz
Alive Books, 1997
Hard Cover $24.95
For those who own the
Green Power machine, a juicer that allows one to make not only juice, but soups, crackers,
pates, and pies, this book is a gem. From her opening chapter, Getting Ready to Prepare
the Food to her excellent section on Food Resources, Elysa is the ultimate
guide. If you've just purchased the machine, this book is a must. The author demonstrates
her expertise by offering step-by-step instructions in the use of this equipment. She also
shows how one can enjoy versatility in food preparation with this single kitchen
Her chapter Juicy Juices contains 46 recipes, such as her Bunnies
Will Stay Juice made with carrots, kale, cucumber, apple, parsley and anise to Sweet
Popeye Blend with spinach, arugula, carrots, and anise. Chapter IV, Frubet,
combines dried, fresh and frozen fruits into sauce-like sorbets. Just perusing the
selections made us salivate. Unfortunately, we don't own a Green Power Machine and were
unable to actually prepare these tempting combinations.
This creative author does not limit her abilities to juices alone.
Her book has many original recipes that beckon, such as her hearty entrees. Whata
Walnut Loaf, Sprouted Nori Rolls, and Sunny Broccoli-Carrot Pate. Her desserts
are equally elegant with Picky Pecan Pie, Carob Mint Pie and Key Lime
What amazed us is that with her unbridled creativity, Elysa has
adapted this machine's abilities to encompass the preparation of every course a breakfast,
lunch, or dinner could require.
Looking through the pages, we were dazzled by the gorgeous
photography, layout design, and food styling displayed on nearly every page. Many of the
photos zoom in to show fruits or vegetables that are larger than life. The colors are
brilliant and display Elysa's finished dish to perfection. Our only disappointment with
the book is that it lacked a standard index so necessary for quickly locating a recipe by
name. Living With Green Power is an outstanding book that ought to be a
companion to the Green Power Machine
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The Green Power Machine has been redesigned and the newer version of the machine is now
called the Green Life Juicer. For a comparison of the two machine, click here.