Hi, did you get it? I am interested as well... best, K
I bought it when he first put it out years ago and I was in my first year of HCRV. A friend bought it and then basically gave it to me, and once I made some recipes, I felt that I should buy it so I wasn't cheating. Luckily it was much less expensive back then!
Basically, you start with tomatoes and/or cucumbers (water-rich savory fruit) and blend. Then add any powdered seasonings (like cumin, curry, cayenne pepper, dulse flakes) and blend again. I think he said to add honey at that point but I never did nor did I sub in dates (I wanted savory, not sweet.) Then any other additions (like red bell pepper or peas - I used to like to make pea soup), and finally your greens, spinach and romaine being the two I used most. He suggested you leave some of the later veggies and greens a bit chunky, which I liked for texture. Or I would chop up cucumbers and pour the blended soup over those. Or I'd make pea soup and then add some peas afterwards.
Once I got the basic idea, I just made my own stews and didn't use his recipes any more. But they were handy when I was first starting out. I never used the onions he suggested, blech.
Oh, and he's definitely HCRV/low fat. The stews didn't have any overts added.
I see this was posted a long time ago - but I'll answer just in case it helps anyone else out. :)
I was watching a video that Roger did showing how to make the basic savory veggie stew recipe. It didn't have exact measurements - it was just like, watch the video and try to guess. So I did that - I guessed and made it just like they showed it in the video. And. it. was. delicious! It was seriously so good! I was sooo happy to find the recipe because I didn't really like to eat salads without a fatty, salty dressing on them. And this recipe had greens and no fat, no salt.
After such a great experience, I went ahead and purchased the program. Since then, I haven't been able to duplicate that first great stew that I had. Well, maybe I have. I remember 1 stew that I made tasted pretty darn good, but I did put some fat in it- avocado. But the others, I haven't been able to get the combination of flavors quite as good as I did on that first try. Kind of funny that I made such a yummy stew the first time without a recipe, but once I had the recipes, they weren't as yummy. He says his system is "idiot proof", so I guess I must be dumber than an idiot! hehe...
His basic stew recipe does not call for dulse. I have never added it to the stews I have made. I wouldn't want to add it actually, unless I wanted a fishy taste in my stew. Some of the recipes call for spices. If you buy the system and want to make the curry stew, definitely add much less curry powder than it calls for.
If I can get my stews to taste as good as they did those 2 yummy times, then I would definitely say it was worth the money. I think the key is having good tasting tomatoes and then getting just the right combination of all the flavors. I probably need to play around with it a little more and take notes of what I have tried, so then I will have my own exact recipe to duplicate.
yes, thanks, I probably just give it a go... doesn't sound like something I should pay that amount of $ for to be honest :)