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7 Benefits of a Raw Superfood: The Mighty Chia Seed

Coconut Chia Pudding

Revered in Aztec, Mayan, and certain Native American cultures, chia is celebrated in the modern age as a superfood that can contribute to health in a variety of ways. Calorie for calorie, the tiny chia seed is a mighty powerhouse of nutrition – no wonder the name chia comes from the Mayan word for strength!Here [...]

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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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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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Categories:Angel Foods by Cherie Soria, Associate Raw Food Chef, Cherie Soria, Cherie Soria Recipes, Gourmet Raw Food Chef, Living Light Culinary Institute, Science of Raw Food Nutrition
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How to Create Raw Food Recipes that Sizzle!

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One of the exciting things our students discover when they come to Living Light Culinary Institute is that they are only limited by their own imaginations. There is literally almost no beloved dish from their family or heritage that can’t be created in an absolutely delicious raw vegan variation. Creativity is sparked when students realize [...]

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Chocolate Raw Food Valentine for Lovers

Chocolate Almond Bark

We’d like to share a raw food recipe designed especially for chocolate lovers this Valentine’s Day. Chocolate Almond Bark is made with raw vegan ingredients just perfect for our favorite love-filled occasion.February is the month to celebrate with hearts, flowers, and romance, and it just happens to be the wedding anniversary of two of our [...]

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Health and Vitality in 2014! Top 10 Raw Food Categories

Chilled Mango Soup

New Year's ResolutionIn the New Year, many of us feel a strong desire to revitalize our health, beauty, and fitness regimes. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Top 10 raw food categories—the raw vegan foods that help us maintain our resolution to improve dietary choices through raw food nutrition and feel fit [...]

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Winner and Still Champion

2nd Annual Soup and Chili Cook Off

We won! Yes, it's true...for the second year in a row Living Light's organic, vegan Creamy Corn and Sweet Potato Chowder (recipe created by Cherie Soria and made by our rawkin cafe staff) took first place among eight other professional entries at the Soup and Chili Cook-off to benefit the Fort Bragg Food Bank. Once [...]

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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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