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My experience is not the same as others' regarding speed of preparation
Reviewed in the United States on July 17, 2017
I'm not sure why so many people are worried about the long ingredient lists; my experience with the FOK cookbooks in general has been that the long lists are often simply seasonings, or because there are more vegetables in the recipe in order to provide flavor since there are no oils. I do wish there were photos, but again, this seems a theme in the FOK family of books (and indeed, Fuhrman's books are the same...not that I like it, but there is a theme, here). My almost 2 year old has enjoyed what I've put in front of her, and while I wouldn't call her a picky eater, she doesn't just eat anything I put in front of her, either. My omnivore parents also enjoy the food so far, so all in all, I call it a win. I'd also add that there is a whole section on, "quick and easy," for ideas on what to freeze and what to keep on hand to facilitate quick prep during the week. Example, I made the mushroom gravy and was able to use it for several dishes during the week, including a standard, "bowl," with beans, rice, and greens added to it. Making date paste by the pound and having half in the freezer and half in the fridge facilitates making things quickly and easily, and since it's a staple item to use in this lifestyle, worth having. I do the same when making "mayo" (animal and oil free) or ketchup, so I don't see the difference in doing it for some date paste. 4 stars because of the lack of pictures; but the recipes are sound, and my experience is that with a bit of prep, they don't seem to take as long as others imply here. I do use a food processor or chopper regularly to speed things up, and I also do a lot of prep on my weekends so that vegetables are already clean/cut, and I also take advantage of frozen veggies from Costco which may be why I can pull some of these things together quickly during the week.