Category Archives: Living Light Instructors

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Raw Food Grad Linas Kesminas Spreads the Light!

Linas Kesminas at Living Light

Living Light graduate Linas Kesminas hails from the birthplace of raw food pioneer, Dr. Ann Wigmore. He met raw food chef Matt Samuelson on a movie set in Lithuania where he was introduced to raw food for the first time. He quickly became inspired with the innovative cuisine, and has been lucky enough to travel [...]

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Categories:Culinary Tips, gluten free recipes, Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Instructors, Organic Gardening, Raw Food Education, Raw Food Recipes, Raw Food Tips, Science of Raw Food Nutrition
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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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Raw Food and Flavor Balancing

strawberry salad

One thing we love to teach at Living Light Culinary Institute is flavor balancing. We start teaching it almost immediately - in our first hands-on class, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts.™ Raw Food Recipes: Balance Five Tastes Flavor balancing is so important - no matter what kind of raw food recipe you create, from something [...]

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Gearing up for Gourmet by kristin

living light gourmet students

We’re getting ready to begin our Gourmet Raw Food Chef™ certification series on June 22, which includes our five-day advanced training available just three times a year. The advanced courses include Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development, Raw Fusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine, and Raw Event Catering and Elegant Entertaining, and now we’ve added a day six: [...]

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Passionate About Pastry by kristin

white chocolate berry cake

Our raw dessert guru/diva has just arrived back in Fort Bragg, which always creates a lot of excitement with both students and staff. Vinnette Thompson is an amazing teacher and a remarkable person who brings a smile to everyone's face - and not just because she makes terrific desserts. She also makes creating the desserts [...]

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Green Juice for You by kristin

green juice

With the Dina's Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ certification series beginning May 25, I thought it might be a good time to share some special green juices from Karin Dina, D.C. Don't forget, any class at Living Light is discounted by 15% until May 15! Light and Dark Green Juice By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C. [...]

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Categories:2013 Raw Rocks Tour, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Foods, Living Light Cafe, Living Light Instructors, raw food blog, Raw Food For Dummies, Raw Travel, raw vegan recipes
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Raw, Raw, Raw by mary elizabeth

best of raw

Have you ever won anything?  I’m trying to think if I have, and I’m not coming up with anything.  I’d like to say I won the Living Light employee valentine haiku contest last year but I didn’t.  Kate did.  Anyhow, guess what?  Living Light won “Best Culinary Arts Training” in the Best of Raw Awards [...]

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Feels Like Spring by kristin

The past couple of days have been relatively warm and sunny - in the low 60s here on the Mendocino coast. Hardly any frost on the ground for the past two mornings, after several weeks of frost covered grass. I'm sort of obsessively monitoring the daffodils in my yard - waiting for the first golden [...]

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The Boss of Me by mary elizabeth

Here we are again at the second of February.  That’s Imbolc for the pagans, St. Bridgid’s Day for some of the Christians and Groundhog Day for all.   I have written so many blogs about it, though, I’m going to let it go this year….but happy February 2nd everyone! I’ll bet most of you think this [...]

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Categories:Associate Chef and Instructor, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Instructors, Living Light students, Living Light students abroad, raw food blog, Raw Food Chefs
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Commitment vs. Obsession by mary elizabeth

Have you ever become caught up in a book or television program or anything, really, that consumed you?  And even though you knew it was going to end and you were going to miss it when it did, you just couldn’t stop until it was over or used up?  According to my kindle, I am [...]

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