We're the Louks Family: June, Jeff, Lauren, Heather, Halley, and Charlotte Louks, authors of Rawumptious Recipes: A Family's Adventure to Healthy, Happy, Harmonious Living, and its second edition, A Malibu Mom's Manifesto on Fresh Whole Foods.
The Louks live in Malibu, California, adventuring in plant-powered cuisine, with their friends, discovering delicious whole food combinations. They enjoy a variety of interests: maintaining an edible organic garden, surfing, tennis and playing games. What they value most as a family is time together, laughter, kindness, and good health.
If the recipes look like they take a lot of time, don't be fooled. It's nothing compared to cooking (I don't have time for it). Our most delicious meals are usually the fresh produce from the backyard or the recent trip to the farmer's market. Fruit is nature's fast food, and in this day and age we all want fast food. As a parent, fruit is the easiest, most popular whole food to feed the kids. Some of our recipes take this simple approach and dress up the whole foods just a bit. (See Sapote with Lime, Olga's Tomatoes, Heather's Scrumptious Purple Cabbage Delight.) Other recipes are super easy to blend. Then, after you enjoy your drink, cleanup is quick and easy. Everything just rinses. (See Super Power Smoothies, Hot Chocolate, all the soups, and Chocolate Mouse Pie.) However, the more time-consuming recipes lend variation and culinary delight. (See June's Favorite Daiquiris, Pesto Pizza, and Chocolate-Raw!) Our staples we tend to make in bulk, which at our home, still seem to go pretty quickly. (See the cereals and Almond Mylk, Raw Crackers, the dressing for the Kid's Salad, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Coconut Brownie Balls.)
"June Louks has written a jewel of a raw food nutritional book. Informative- well beyond just another recipe book, June easily and effectively demystifies healthy eating for both children and parents. Its easy reading, informative approach empowers parents to show children how healthy eating, including desserts, can be delicious, fun, and great for the planet."
- Edison de Mello, MD, PhD, Founder & Medical Director of Akasha Center for Integrative Medicine, Santa Monica, California
Are you looking for easy raw food recipes that require little time to prepare? June and her family learned how to whip up mouth-watering cucumber wraps, black bean burritos, strawberry spinach salad, Thai soup, primo pesto pasta, macadamia nut ice cream, fudge brownies and more-with easy-to-find ingredients and just a blender or food processor. June shares her family's personal wellness journey to help guide you to an enjoyable, inspiring way of healthy eating.
- Learn simple lifestyle changes that improve your health and the health of our planet.
- Tackle fatigue, migraines, obesity, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and other diseases of affluence.
- Learn to love fresh, whole plant-based food.
- Get the kids involved in and enthused about healthy food choices.
- Thrive-live in optimum health with your children and family!
In this era of highly processed foods, let raw fruits and vegetables help you get on a more nutritional path, whether you want to jump in head-first or ease into it gradually. They're convenient, too, since raw fruits and vegetables are the ultimate in fast food. June's knowledge of raw food preparation, nutrition, and detailed recipes will help you create delicious, healthy meals.
Let Rawumptious Recipes help you put more raw fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.