Bread Baking Cookbook
Alone by Daniel Leader has
many recipes for non-yeasted spelt breads. His latest books are Panini Express and
An interesting DVD is Laurel's Kitchen Bread Book and a non-yeast spelt bakery is Pacific Bakery in Oceanside, California.
Raw UncookbooksRaw The Uncook Book by Juliano Brotman contains a recipe for essene bread that is sunbaked using sprouted grains.
Raw by Roxanne Klein, Charlie Trotter. Roxanne's was a restaurant in Larkspur, California - a delightful culinary experience that is well equal to any fine experience in Europe. These uncooked meals take a long time to prepare and are labor intensive. The chefs utilize raw nuts, raw vegetables,raw fruits, and sprouted grains maintaining active enzymes that are abundant. Roxanne has closed her restaurant.
Greens Cookbook by Deborah Madison
is my favorite cookbook author. She encourages the reader to make use of readily available ingredients and even gives substitutes for recipe items.
The salads are delicious and her pairings with vegetables and herbs make each dish pop.
Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen.
Vegetable Soups from Deborah Madison's Kitchen.
Field of Greens New Vegetarian Recipes from Greens restaurant by Annie Somerville.
The Savoury Way by Deborah Madison
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison A very thick vegetarian cooking book containing many vegetables with various ways to cook them. Greens Restaurant in located in Fort Mason in San Francisco, California. It is a must for me whenever I visit the Bay Area. For a review of this book click here.
Charlie Trotters Vegetables by Charlie Trotter. Plan on spending all day preparing these recipes. They are delicious but require some planning.
Millennium Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegan Cuisine by Eric Tucker. This cookbook uses seitan, wheat and soy products (Avoid soy, seitan, and wheat as these can worsen PLD). It is filled with heart healthy vegan dishes. Millennium Restaurant is the number one favorite restaurant of vegetarians in the USA.
Some other interesting books
Protein for PKU. This a recipe book written for PKU, however some have found the recipes are useful for a very low protein
diet. This is the book for 22 gram
protein diet supplemented with essential amino acids from Dr. Walser's
program at Johns Hopkins.
Coping with Kidney Disease by Mackenzie Walser MD Johns Hopkins University Professor of Medicine. This is a useful, well-written and helpful book when one is approaching dialysis or transplant. It is written for the layperson, however parts are technical. Precise directions are given as to how one can go about arresting the downward progression of kidney disease once protein appears in the urine. Limiting protein to 22 grams each day or 0.3 grams per kilogram of body weight, supplementing with essential amino acids, and maintaining alkalinity accomplishes this. I have seen this work with 2-3 extremely well motivated individuals. If dropping the daily protein intake before nephrotic syndrome develops is helpful, this has not yet been established. The book uses sodium bicarbonate to correct acidosis. A better alternative alkalizer might be sodium citrate. Some unique observations are made by Dr. Walser:
Dr. Walser corrects anemia early so it does not lead to LVH left
ventricular hypertrophy. Some have found, when taking iron
tablets, all natural rose hips vitamin C increases iron
absorption. Dr. Walser goes over medications including many OTC’s
that can precipitate a decline in kidney functioning.
Reverse Aging by Sang Whang.This author writes about drinking alkaline water. I tried water from a water ionizer. My observation is that individuals who drink alkalized water without altering their diet, their health is not as readily apparent as when one concurrently institutes dietary lifestyle changes. Given in this book is information about a far infrared device and the use of acid water to wash skin. Farmers dip fruits and vegetables in acid waters to keep them crisper. I found this interesting. Most books written on youthful skin talk about using acidic solutions. His explanation seems plausible - that the skin needs added acidity to keep bacteria from invading and penetrating the skin.
An Apple a Day - Is it Enough Today? by M.Ted Morter, though it is about an alkaline diet, it is not geared specifically to kidney or liver health.