This section is a labour of love, not just by me, but also close friends and Hippocrates Health Educator staff and colleagues, and I appreciate and value the input of each and every one of them.
As you will see from certain recipes, some contain ingredients which are not Hippocrates-approved. And some are not ideal food combining. Where this is the case, it will say so and also explain why.
The use of cashews and peanuts is a case in point: if any have slipped through the net and appear in any of the recipes in this section – or indeed in those featured in the Stuff I Love Books section – replace them either with macadamia nuts or almonds. Cashews and peanuts are toxic and are not just frowned upon at Hippocrates – they are Class A contraband!
Equally, if you’re determined to kick your sugar habit, you need to replace any form of sweetener in recipes – including agave and dates – with liquid stevia. But as I’m sure you would expect, all featured recipes are vegan. And some are raw, meaning that you may need to think about investing in a dehydrator at some point. But just before you start, remember these general tips:
- Cook with the love your mother felt when she cooked for you
- Imagine the food truly nourishing and benefiting those who are going to eat it
- Never prepare or eat food when you are angry or upset ; such emotional states do nothing for your digestive vibration – or that of your guests.