By Kate E. Stephenson
In this third week of October 2012, I hereby call to order the 8th meeting of the Kate-Book.com Book Club. Every week, we shall be reading a tome either (a) penned by an author named Kate or (b) that includes a character named Kate. If you missed last week’s meeting, here’s what went down.
Club members, this week meet KATHY KRIVIT.
Did you know that October is Vegetarian Awareness Month? We did. That’s why we are proud to bring you this week’s author. While technically not a Kate, Kathy Krivit enjoys the same source name and was eager to share her book with the greater Katherine clan. Raw Deal: A Journey into Raw and Living Foods is a complete raw book authored to be an encyclopedia of raw reasons to go all natural and uncooked that provides recipes that show you how to painlessly clean and then listen to your own body to become your own best raw chef. Kathy wrote this book about her journey to recover her own health. It contains hints and guides to avoid many of the pitfalls which entrapped and weaken her. Being the King or Queen in your own kitchen and rule over the kingdom of your own bodily health and vigor and, yes, even weight is the mission of this book. The recipes and simple instructions provide a blueprint on how to claim or reclaim your reign over personal temple. Raw Deal, replete with color pictures, graphics, hints and variations to please every palate, teaches you how to participate in reinvigorating yourself. Kathy’s website offers recipes to get you started and an online bookstore where you can purchase Raw Deal in whole or bit sized pieces. Friend Kathy on Facebook for more great tips on living well and living raw.
How did you become an author?
I became an author out of desperation. I was unknowingly living with toxic mold and it was affecting, amongst other things, my ability to remember so I began to write everything I did in the kitchen down so I could replicate food I had made but could no longer remember how to put together. It got bad before I was rescued, to the point where I could no longer recognize food as sustenance. A friend came over to lay some floor tile and got me out of bed to make some fresh juice. I instantly felt a little better and gave him the go ahead to start the work. When he removed the baseboards, the mold fell out from behind the walls.
What was the muse for your first completed/published book?
Friends kept telling me to compile something because my food was very very good. Then I entered a contest sponsored by a big name in the raw and living food genre and won. That person pushed me to complete a book and for that, I am grateful. Slowly my confidence built up so I thought in spite of me not being the picture of health I could be of help to people. After all, I’ve long outlived my doctors’ prognoses by lots of years.