Barbara Roberts began playing in the dirt, and the kitchen, after taking a Raw Foods course in the year 2000. Adopting the principles she learned in this class improved her health, and ultimately, her quality of life. This book is the culmination of her journey to optimal health. She has become a dedicated locavore, finding sources for locally grown grass-fed, grass-finished beef, Heritage pork, free-range eggs, and fresh milk. She also grows her own food, and in 2011 became a Master Gardener. Barbara has been preaching the health benefits of raw foods to family and friends whenever possible for many years. (Coincidentally, she is an ordained minister and officiates at weddings frequently, so sharing messages with people comes naturally.) Most of the 115 recipes in the “Alive Health Recipe Book” are raw. of her life. Her wish is to help others achieve their optimum level of health, as well. They make delicious, nutritious eating possible, even with a hectic schedule. She calls it “Grab and Go Goodness” and the dishes live up to their name. Best of all, they are wheat-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, artificial sweetener-free, and guilt-free! In this book, Barbara shares the reasoning behind why eating raw foods is so much better for you. She also reveals surprising facts about the foods most people eat regularly. For the past 11 years, Barbara has lived by the principles explained in this book, and is enjoying the best health.