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Dynamic Duo - Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina

Every day, and in countries around the world, more and more people are turning to a plant-based diet for reasons of personal health, environmental concerns, and to cultivate a compassionate lifestyle. The ‘seeds’ of this plant-based movement started sprouting years ago with visionary leaders that include Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina MS, RD. They

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Warm Winter Fare - Red Lentil Miso Soup

Miso is a Japanese fermented paste made from soybeans, salt and grain – most commonly rice or barley – and a living culture that is used to initiate the fermentation process. The nutrient-rich soybeans are made more digestible by fermentation. Miso can be used to flavour many different dishes such as gravies, dressings, dips and

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Categories:Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Cherie Soria, Culinary School, Fort Bragg CA, Gourmet Chef, Living Foods, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light students, Raw Food Chef, Spirit

Coming Full Circle

Nearly twenty years ago, at a hot spring in northern California, a raw food movement was born. Cherie Soria, founder of Living Light Culinary Institute, and her best friend Terri Zacanti began teaching students about the benefits of a raw vegan diet and how to prepare it as gourmet cuisine. As fate would have it,

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Living Light at the Oregon Eclipse Festival

We attended The Oregon Eclipse Festival this year with 40,000 like-minded souls to witness that extraordinary phenomenon. It was a powerful experience in many ways and we had the opportunity to share the profound health and planetary benefits of a plant-based diet. Omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans gathered at our demonstrations at the Nourishment Lab and

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Categories:Celebrity Raw Food Chefs, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, gluten free recipes, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Culinary Institute classes
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Chef James Sant Spotlights Living Light Grads

Q:  Tell us a little about what Living Light Culinary Institute graduates are doing with their certifications. A: Great question. After getting their certifications, our graduates hit the ground running. They generally fall into one of three categories: Raw and  vegan teaching and coaching, chef work at a café or restaurant, and/or recipe book or

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Spring on the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Coast

Spring is a fantastic time to visit Living Light Culinary Institute, located in the harbor town of Fort Bragg, on Northern California’s Mendocino Coast. Year-round the Mendocino Coast is a nature-lover’s paradise. Our coastline offers miles of forest, beach, and river trails perfect for walking, running, biking, and hiking. Our air is clean and fresh

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Associate Raw Food Chef, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Culinary Institute classes, Living Light Instructors
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Plant-Based Chef James Sant Our Renaissance Man

A lifelong professional artist, we like to think of plant-based chef James Sant as kind of a “Renaissance man”. He has so many talents, and brings them all to the “plate” as a lead instructor here at Living Light. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, James has also lived in Salt Lake City, and in Bend, Oregon,

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Raw Food Chef Martine Lussier- Our French Canadian "Firecracker"

Martine Lussier

How to describe Martine Lussier? She’s a petite, highly energetic, determined, dedicated advocate of health and fitness. When she sets her mind to do something – she goes for it in a big way. When we first met her at Living Light nearly 10 years ago, she was a new student, seemingly like any other.

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Food Love, Fort Bragg CA, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light International
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Blake Gardner Makes Us Feel Grateful!

Blake Gardner has worked at Living Light for a relatively short time, but we are ever so grateful to have him here on staff as our demo coordinator. He has been a tremendous asset, not just because he is a hard worker and an extremely caring person, but because he's someone very special, who is

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