Category Archives: Living Light Culinary Institute

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A Raw Food Riddle: What is Rocket?

Apple fennel pomegranate salad

What is Salad Rocket? It's the British name for arugula, a delicious, peppery green revered since Roman times, when both leaves and seeds were used in an interesting variety of ways. Arugula is hydrating, and its cooling effect is especially beneficial during the summer months. In fall and winter, arugula is an important source of [...]

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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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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 Food Chefs in the Making!

Living Light raw food chef

When Living Light students begin their culinary training at our school, many of them are new to gourmet raw food cuisine. Fortunately, from the first day of demos to completion of our gourmet classes, students are guided by our team of amazing raw food chefs and instructors.Rule number one is to accept everyone, wherever they [...]

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Raw Food Focus: GMOs and The Right to Know

support GMO labeling

GMOs are in the news again, and all of us interested in raw food and organics need to protect our right to know. On Thursday, June 12, the European Union environmental council voted to allow decisions about GMO crops to be made by individual EU members. The Ecologist calls this a “messy compromise” that will [...]

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How to Choose and Store Raw Foods in Pantry and Fridge

ripe bananas

In the last several blog posts, we’ve been offering tips to help you maintain the raw food lifestyle. We know that most of us lead very busy lives, and it is so easy to backslide into old habits unless we understand how to set up and manage a raw food kitchen, including choosing foods that [...]

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6 Important Tips for Maintaining a Raw Food Lifestyle

Vitamix Blenders

One of the questions we often get from students at Living Light Culinary Institute, is “how do I maintain a raw food lifestyle when I go home?” Among the many skills we teach our students is a basic raw food kitchen checklist: Learn how to organize your raw food kitchen Learn how to choose equipment [...]

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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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Raw Food Storage Tips – Ideas to Save Time and Money

fresh produce

Here are just a few of Cherie’s most popular tips for saving time and money while maintaining a raw vegan diet. Remember: keep raw foods fresh and full of nutrition by following Raw Food Tip Number One: Always choose fresh, ripe raw fruits and vegetables in season!Refrigerator Storage• Fluctuations in temperatures speed spoilage. Even a [...]

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Enhance Your Raw Food Diet with Home Grown Produce!

Lettuce Garden with Spinach

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C.Spring is in the air and gardening season has begun in our home! Some of the many joys a raw food enthusiast experiences in Springtime are: preparing soil in raised beds to grow favorite garden vegetables, choosing the perfect vegetable starts, then planting them and watching them grow throughout the season. [...]

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