Category Archives: Gourmet Raw Food Chef

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Plant-Based Chef James Sant Our Renaissance Man

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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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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 Chef Felix Schoener at Fivelements Puri Ahimsa

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Living Light graduate and internationally known raw vegan chef Felix Schoener told his mother he wanted to become a chef at age seven. His lifelong passion for food was strongly influenced by his mother, a 30 year vegetarian. He grew up with simple, healthy meals and the family had a huge garden with fresh vegetables,

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Healing Retreat with Alkalizing Raw Food

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Back in the Harbin Hot Springs days, when Living Light Culinary Institute traveled to various retreat centers (before we built our permanent facility here in Fort Bragg), two amazing students, Alaya and Rainah, both celebrated bodyworkers and dancers, studied with Cherie and the Living Light team. They’ve continued through the years, offering workshops at Harbin

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Raw Food Recipe: Gazpacho!

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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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Fresh Fruit is Ripe - Make Smoothies!

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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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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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Raw Foods— Natural Sweetness without Sugar!

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We’re always happy when the general public discovers the benefits of eating raw vegan foods and adopting a plant-based diet. One of the great disadvantages of following the Standard American Diet (S.A.D. Diet) is the preponderance of unhealthy sugars in the daily diet, many of them hidden in foods the unsuspecting public would not consider

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2014 Raw Living Summit: March 26th - April 4th

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Dan and Cherie are thrilled to participate in an exciting new educational event, the first ever Raw Living Summit, with up-to-date information from experts in the field of health and healing, raw food, cleansing and radiation protection, to name just a few of the important topics on the agenda. The Raw Living Summit shares powerful

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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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