Category Archives: Fort Bragg CA

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, Fort Bragg CA, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, gluten free recipes, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Raw Food Chef, Raw Food For Dummies, Raw Food Recipes
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Meet Maria Martin – a Living Light Student Extraordinaire!

Living Light Student Maria Martin

Maria Martin was raised in Spain on a relatively health-conscious “omnivore” diet that included plenty of fresh produce, fish, olives, and other regional foods. As a teenager and young adult her diet deteriorated, and she relied on fast food. She felt increasingly sick, weak, tired, depressed, and lacked motivation. Two years as an airline attendant […]

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Cherie’s Post-Ultra Marathon Journal

Cherie and Dan

When Dan registered for a Mendocino 50K Ultra Marathon trail race three months ago, I though he was crazy! We had started running together a few years ago and did very well in local races, but had never run further than 13 miles at a time. The Ultra Marathon is produced by a vegan friend […]

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Categories:Fort Bragg CA, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Inn, MILA, Raw Travel
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Living Light Inn adds Continental Breakfast

Bagel Jam and Coffee

Just when you thought a stay at Living Light Inn could not possibly get any better, we’ve added a beautiful continental breakfast available to guests who stay at the Inn. There is no extra charge for the breakfast – it’s simply another way to show our guests how much we appreciate them. Now you can […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Living Light Inn

Living Light Inn Peace

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C. Living Light Inn is an eco-friendly lodging choice for Living Light Culinary Institute students and conscious travelers visiting the scenic Mendocino coast in northern California. Most of our students over the years have stayed at the Inn while studying at Living Light and we’ve always heard nothing but praise about it. […]

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Categories:Cherie Soria, Fort Bragg CA, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light in the Media, Raw Food Chef
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Raw Food Runners Race to Win Again!

the Living Light team

On March 21, the Living Light running team of Dan Ladermann, Cherie Soria, Corey Epperson, Gina Hudson and Living Light student Frank Kresz turned out for the 31st Annual Whale Run and Walk to benefit the Fort Bragg branch of Soroptimist International. It was a lovely day for a race! Cherie sped ahead of Dan […]

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The Inspiring Book That Found Its Way Home!

Many of us have heard sagas about a beloved family pet finding its way back home, but what about a book? We’ve recently had reason to both giggle and celebrate as one of our favorite books, Igniting Your Life, by our dear friend John McCabe “escaped” from Living Light Inn, and has now come full […]

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Stalking the Wild Mushroom on the Mendocino Coast

Candytuft Mushrooms

After the December rains, part of the local bounty this year has been a bumper crop of edibles from our forests. Led by local mycologist Adrienne Long, a small group of Living Light staffers became mushroom hunters (with the requisite permits) in Jackson State Forest. Their harvest included Candy Caps, Hedgehogs, Shaggy Manes, Chanterelles, Yellow […]

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Categories:Cherie Soria Recipes, Fort Bragg CA, Living Light Culinary Institute, raw holidays
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Living Light Annual Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck!

Every year we enjoy hosting a Thanksgiving Potluck here at Living Light Center. It is a festive affair – just imagine 30-40 people bringing vegan and raw vegan dishes to feed 10 people. There is a bounteous amount of food and a convivial group of like-minded vegetarians who gather together from far and near. This […]

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Categories:Cherie Soria, Cherie Soria Recipes, Fort Bragg CA, gluten free recipes, Living Light Culinary Institute, raw food blog, Raw Food Recipes, Science of Raw Food Nutrition
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12 FUN Facts about Figs + Raw Food Recipe!

Apricot and Nut Cheese Stuffed Figs with Red Wine Glaze

Figs have an interesting history. They thrive in California, and many Californians (and some people in other states) are lucky to have backyard fig trees. Figs are also very popular with raw food enthusiasts and at Farmer’s Markets, because shipping the delicate fruits can be difficult, but they can be easily be picked in the […]

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More Raw Food Storage Tips – Save Time in the Kitchen!

fresh lettuce

In our most recent blog post, we talked about managing your raw food kitchen and how to organize your refrigerator and pantry to make sure that food stays fresh and to minimize spoilage. Today we’ll share some tips on daily and weekly routines you can establish to streamline your time in the kitchen and make […]

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