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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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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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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 Victory: Living Light Grads Win Best of Raw!

Living Light Eco Raw Award

The 6th Annual Raw Living Expo was another extraordinary event this year, with time to learn, time to connect, time to experience creative ideas and creative people and eat delicious raw vegan food. One of the highlights this year was the Best of Raw Gala Awards Dinner, sponsored by Living Light International. What a thrilling evening [...]

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Raw Vegan Valentine’s Day : Gluten Free, Low Glycemic Too!

Cherry Rose Ice Cream

The importance of the glycemic index in determining which foods to choose for a healthful diet has been  brought into public awareness, and with Valentine’s Day coming up, we’d like to inspire you with a recipe for a delicious low glycemic, gluten free raw vegan dessert to celebrate this sweet occasion— Cherry Rose Cashew Coconut [...]

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Easy Raw Food Menu Planning

Raw Food Burger

An easy way to get started with raw food menu planning is to create and rotate a dozen or so raw vegan menus, based on family preferences. These core raw food recipes and menus can vary—for example, seasonal ingredients can be replaced by ingredients readily available all year. Most families enjoy the same ten or [...]

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Raw Food: How to avoid 7 Dangerous Food Addictions

Delicious fresh fruits

Good News! When we choose more healthful raw vegan foods, we’re far less likely to choose addictive foods that are at the root of our nationwide obesity epidemic. Eating to supply the body with healthy, vital nutrition from raw plant foods will help you cut back on foods that keep you hooked! Here are seven [...]

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