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The Raw Rocks! Tour includes three FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ courses this year! Take our beginning course in your area. (Required for all Living Light culinary certification programs.)

* RESTON, VA (Washington, D.C. area) West Market Community Association - JULY 13
* FORT LAUDERDALE, FL The Legacy Companies - JULY 20
* PORTLAND, OR  East West College of Healing Arts - AUG.17

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Nutritional Science or Culinary Classes? We've Got You Covered!

What would you like to learn? Whether it’s nutritional science or culinary skills, we’ve definitely got you covered! At Living Light we offer the very best comprehensive, award-winning culinary curriculum in the world, PLUS a unique nutrition certification program developed by Drs. Rick and Karin Dina, D.C. designed to take your raw food education to a whole new level. Living Light Culinary Institute is the ONLY state licensed raw vegan culinary school in the U.S. and coming up this August we’re offering both science and culinary certification programsour full Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ series begins August 8 and Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef and Instructor™ training starts August 10We’ve got special discounts for both programs when you sign up by July 10!  Click here for more details! Don’t miss Cherie’s recipe for Zoom Burgers with all the trimmings in this newsletter! Perfect summer fare with raw vegan flair!

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Living Light Directors Dan and Cherie, those inimitable authors of Raw Food For Dummies are definitely on the go for the next few months. Lucky they are on a high raw diet! They will be at one of their very favorite vegetarian events, the North American Vegetarian Society’s annual NAVS Summerfest July 3-7. Cherie has been a popular speaker there for decades, and Dan is presenting again this year! That’s only the beginning—the tour will take them to Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina and Palm Beach, FL in July and to San Jose, Costa Rica, Chicago, and Portland, OR in August, then on to Toronto, Boston, New York, Europe and Asia and Australia.

Best of all, Cherie and Living Light Culinary Programs Manager Martine Lussier will be teaching FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ classes three times during the tour: in the Washington, D.C. area July 13, Fort Lauderdale, FL July 20, and Portland, Oregon August 17.


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Summer recipes from Raw Food Revolution Diet
By Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, RD, and Vesanto Melina, MS RD

Zoom Burgers
Yield: 3-4 small burgers

Unlike meat burgers, the flavor of Zoom (short for zucchini-mushroom) Burgers are outstanding on their own, even without all the trimmings. They can be wrapped in several leaves of romaine lettuce with lots of fresh tomatoes, thinly sliced onions, Real Tomato Ketchup, Cashew Mayonnaise and Hot Mustard (click here for condiment recipes).

Nutrition Note
The walnut base in these burgers supplies a full day’s supply of omega-3 fatty acids, and the nutritional yeast provides a bountiful boost of B12 vitamins.

Zoom Burger


  • 3/4 cup (185 mL) walnuts, soaked and dehydrated
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) dark miso
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) purified water
  • 3/4 cup (185 mL) minced mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup (80 mL) minced celery
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) minced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) ground flaxseeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (20 mL) minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7 mL) minced fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) salt
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 mL) freshly ground white pepper
1. Place 1/2 cup (120 mL) of the walnuts in a food processor fitted with the S blade and grind them into a powder. Add the zucchini and pulse to mix. (Do not overprocess; the mixture should have a little texture.) Transfer to a large bowl.
2. Mince the remaining walnuts by hand or coarsely grind them by pulsing them in the food processor.
3. Place the miso and water in a small bowl, and stir them together with a fork to form a loose paste. Add the paste and all of the remaining ingredients to the zucchini mixture and stir well.
4. Form 3–4 small burger patties, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick, using approximately 1/2 cup (120 mL) of the mixture per patty. (If smaller burgers are desired, use less of the mixture).
5. Place the burgers on a dehydrator tray lined with a nonstick sheet and dehydrate them at 105 degrees F/40 degrees C for 4 hours. Turn the burgers over onto a mesh screen (without a nonstick sheet) and continue dehydrating for 2–8 hours longer, or until the outside is crusty and the inside is moist and chewy.
6. Stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, Zoom Burgers will keep for up to 3 days.

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