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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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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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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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Raw Food Recipe: Gazpacho!

Fresh Gazpacho

On a warm September day, nothing is more refreshing than a cool bowl of gazpacho. Traditionally served either chilled or at room temperature, gazpacho makes great use of the  perfectly ripe tomatoes and other fresh produce from your summer garden. This simple soup, from The Raw Food Revolution Diet, by Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, RD,

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Raw Food Favorites: August is Sunflower Month!

Sunflower in all it's glory

There is a reason why raw food pioneer Dr. Ann Wigmore chose the sunflower plant long ago as the living symbol of her raw food business. Sunflowers are amazing plants that grow strong and tall in one season, and provide valuable seeds and sprouts—while still in shell, the seeds can be grown in soil for

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A Refreshing Raw Food Treat!

Fresh Banana Ice Cream with Mint Leaf

Mint and Chocolate – Chocolate and Mint…it’s a classic combination that many people enjoy. Who knew that a classic chocolate mint flavor was available in one beautiful plant? It’s a plant that grows quickly and easily with an underground root system that can take over your garden if you don’t help contain its enthusiasm, and

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Fresh Fruit is Ripe - Make Smoothies!

fresh summer berries

It's summertime, when fresh fruits abound -succulent berries (I just bought some Marionberries today at our local farmer's market!), stone fruit, plentiful Kale and other greens - it's the perfect season to enjoy healthy, delicious fresh smoothies - a special treat, and very easy to make when you want to be outdoors enjoying the sunshine.

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7 Benefits of a Raw Superfood: The Mighty Chia Seed

Coconut Chia Pudding

Revered in Aztec, Mayan, and certain Native American cultures, chia is celebrated in the modern age as a superfood that can contribute to health in a variety of ways. Calorie for calorie, the tiny chia seed is a mighty powerhouse of nutrition – no wonder the name chia comes from the Mayan word for strength!Here

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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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Raw Vegan Wraps and Rolls Rock!

Raw Vegan Salad Rolls

Here’s how to make an everyday raw food lunch that turns your office mates GREEN with envy: raw vegan wraps and rolls are easy to make, colorful, tasty, and beautiful—a skeptic might become a raw food enthusiast just because they want a bite! Make a simple lunch or snack into a raw food adventure by

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