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Happy July by amanda

Fireworks, birthdays, independence, summer and life - those are just a few things that July means to me.  Independence Day is a great celebration.  I spent the day with my fellow office mates working.  Here at Living Light we tend to have class on the holiday, but I have great co-workers so it makes it [...]

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Finishing Touches by amanda

Putting the finishing touches on things has always been a hard task for me.  I admire people that finish things with ease rather than the trek that I seem to have to take.  Endings tend to be so permanent, and what fun is that?  But most times endings open a door to the other side [...]

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Just Graduated, Already Motivated by amber west

Our Associate Chef and Instructor Training is finished  for this session, and I' m sad to see it go.  It was a great time with a really fun group!  I know that they will put their training to good use -  some of them are already beginning! Official Class Photo with Instructors Cherie Soria, Amber [...]

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Associate Raw Food Chef, Culinary School, Food Love, Gourmet Chef, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Jennifer Cornbleet, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light International, Nut, Raw Chocolate Mousse, Raw Food Chef, Science of Raw Food Nutrition
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Graduation Cake and the Future by amber west

I was so impressed with the student's demos yesterday!  They all put a lot of effort into becoming great teachers and did an amazing job!  Today they have their big test and then it’s graduation, complete with graduation cake – Chocolate Mousse Tart with Strawberry Coulis.  Yum! Demo Coordinator Barbaraw excited about her slice of Chocolate Mousse Tart! Some [...]

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Cherie Soria, Culinary School, Fort Bragg CA, Jennifer Cornbleet, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light International, Personal Strength, Science of Raw Food Nutrition
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Growing in Self Knowledge by amber west

The Group Dynamics have certainly changed in class! Last week the students were struggling a bit, while learning a lot about who they are and how to deal with each others' personalities. There were some groups who had challenges, and although  everyone in the group would agree that they were growing and learning, there were [...]

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Fruit Dynamics by amber west

Fruit bowls are complicated things.  My fruit bowl at home is a giant art piece made of many pieces of round metal and  o-rings welded together.  It's huge, a full foot and a half in diameter at its widest point, which is good as it's often overflowing with fruit, vegetables, legumes and squash. When it is full [...]

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Categories:Catered Meal, Food Love, Fort Bragg CA, Lifemax, Living Light Culinary Institute, MILA, Raw Chocolate Mousse
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Catering the Start of a Beautiful Weekend by amber west

The student catered meal was a total success, with a large turnout of 42 people, including quite a few guests. Student Chefs Lim Kang and Stephanie Schlosser taking a break to smile for the camera! The food was great (menu below)  and the event ran  smoothly.  It was such a fun night!  I attended the dinner as [...]

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A Whirl of Emoticons by amber west

As we come to the end of the first week of chef the students are a mix of emotions. They’ve been busy all week learning new recipes, working on  demos to present next week, creating new recipes and absorbing information on how to create their own teaching business.    Working Hard on the Catered Dinner [...]

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