Category Archives: Raw Food Tips

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Acid-Base Balance (part 2): Kidneys, Muscles and Bones

Last month, we reviewed research related to acid-base balance and diet. To summarize: meats, dairy products, and grains are acid-forming, meaning that after these foods are digested and metabolized, they influence body fluids to be acidic. This is due to the particular mix of amino acids and minerals such as sulphur and phosphate. In contrast, vegetables and

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Categories:Cherie Soria Recipes, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, Food, Living Foods, raw food blog, Raw Food Recipes, Raw Food Tips, raw vegan recipes

RECIPE: Detox Juices for 2018

Green Giant Juice Yield:  3 cups 1 bunch kale, including stems ½ head romaine lettuce 1 cucumber, quartered lengthwise 1 apple 4 stalks celery 1 lemon, peeled 1. Juice all the ingredients. Serve immediately.  V-5 Juice  Yield: 3 cups 6 carrots or 2 apples 1 bunch kale, spinach, or parsley 1 cucumber, peeled and cut in

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5 Great Reasons to Add More Raw Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

organic kale and romanesco broccoli

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C.Raw fruits and vegetables are well-known for their health promoting benefits. In fact, the current USDA MyPlate suggests that half of our diet be composed of fruits and vegetables! Here are many of the reasons why:VitaminsFruits and vegetables contain many important and synergistic vitamins. Good examples include vitamins C and E.

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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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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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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 and Plant Based Prebiotics for Health

Dr. Karin Dina D.C.

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C. There has been a lot of talk about the importance of probiotics for health in the media recently. As a result, there are now numerous products on the market that are supplemented with probiotics. It’s important to understand not only the health benefits of probiotics, but how to keep them

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