Well... I love NT, but I have to be honest that I don't always love the recipes. Most of them work well... but I've had trouble with some things being too salty like ginger carrots and root beer and ginger ale) and the chickpea stew didn't work well for me. (could be different for different people) Crispy nuts were salty and I love the sweetness of raw nuts, but then someone told me to rinse them well before drying them. I haven't tried it yet, but it makes sense.
But there's way more good stuff! We love the lemon punch and sauerkraut. I make kefir and yogurt and kombucha and fermented veggies. I always have several things sitting around fermenting or souring or soaking. I always soak my rice, oats, and beans with whey and we like that a lot. Much easier to digest. There are lots of other things that work great and I do all the time. You really have to experiment and find what works for you!
I also have learned to generally adapt my cooking style. I don't always use NT recipes, but I adapt Joy of Cooking
recipes to fit NT. It's not hard once you get used to it.
Now... as for baking... I love to bake, and I believe that baking is a science. The purpose of soaking flour is to break down antinutrients and make all the nutrients in the flour available for use by your body. However... scientifically, it just doesn't always work. There's a reason that you mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, or cut in cold butter, i.e. muffins and biscuits. The recipes completely loose that by mixing yogurt into flour and letting it sit. The recipes turn out fine, edible, tasting okay, but not great.
: Not quite like traditional baking. Some of the flourless cakes and cookies are pretty good, though. Also other treats like rice pudding... Most of the non-baked things are really great! I have also found other recipes on the internet for NT style granola, pasta and breakfast cereal. Yummy and so easy on the tummy!
The opening chapters about nurtition are worth the price of the book! If that's all you use of it, it's worth it! I've learned how the think about food and what is best to have or not have in my kitchen. There's a lot of wisdom in NT, you just have to find your groove!