Category Archives: Fort Bragg CA

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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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Categories:Cherie Soria, Cherie Soria Recipes, Fort Bragg CA, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, raw food blog, Raw Food Education, Raw Food Tips
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More Raw Food Storage Tips – Save Time in the Kitchen!

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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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Categories:Cherie Soria, Culinary Tips, Fort Bragg CA, gluten free recipes, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light students, raw food blog, Raw Food Chef, Raw Food Education, Raw Food Recipes, Raw Food Tips, raw vegan recipes
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Health and Vitality in 2014! Top 10 Raw Food Categories

Chilled Mango Soup

New Year’s ResolutionIn the New Year, many of us feel a strong desire to revitalize our health, beauty, and fitness regimes. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Top 10 raw food categories—the raw vegan foods that help us maintain our resolution to improve dietary choices through raw food nutrition and feel fit [...]

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3 Healthful Tips from California’s Best Raw Food Chef School

Living Light Center

Since 1998, Living Light Culinary Institute has educated and inspired people to create delicious, health-promoting raw food for themselves and their families. In today’s climate, with health care costs on the rise, baby boomers reaching retirement age, a childhood obesity epidemic, and an increase in degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, it is [...]

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Winner and Still Champion

2nd Annual Soup and Chili Cook Off

We won! Yes, it’s true…for the second year in a row Living Light’s organic, vegan Creamy Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder (recipe created by Cherie Soria and made by our rawkin cafe staff) took first place among eight other professional entries at the Soup and Chili Cook-off to benefit the Fort Bragg Food Bank. Once [...]

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Associate Raw Food Chef, Cherie Soria, Culinary School, Fort Bragg CA, Jennifer Cornbleet, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light International
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Living Light Chef Spotlight: Nina Curtis

Nina Curtis, Founder and President of The Nile Institute in West Hollywood, CA, has over 25 years experience in the professional personal care and wellness industry. She is a well-respected Holistic Esthetician, certified Natural Health Professional, certified Health and Wellness Coach, certified Health and Fitness Professional and now a certified Living Light Institute Associate Chef [...]

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Categories:Culinary School, Fort Bragg CA, Gourmet Chef, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute
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Living Light Chef Spotlight: Natalie Cottrell

After working in the music entertainment industry for 14 years coordinating volunteer security and site crew operations, Natalie Cottrell switched careers and began working at the Noyo Food Forest Learning Garden as the volunteer coordinator. The availability of farm fresh produce helped Natalie decide to get back into her original passion—creating amazing food.  Natalie is [...]

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Living Light Chef Spotlight: Sam Romano

Sam Romano is a 21-year old from  Bartlett, IL a small town an hour outside of Chicago.   He is a recent graduate of Living Light’s Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor Training™. Sam has been a vegetarian for four years before he discovered the raw food lifestyle. After high school Sam dove into researching nutrition.  [...]

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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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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. The food was great (menu below)  and the event ran  smoothly.  It was such a fun night!  I attended the dinner as a guest, and was able to see it from a completely new perspective.  Many Living Light [...]

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