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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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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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How to Choose and Store Raw Foods in Pantry and Fridge

ripe bananas

In the last several blog posts, we’ve been offering tips to help you maintain the raw food lifestyle. We know that most of us lead very busy lives, and it is so easy to backslide into old habits unless we understand how to set up and manage a raw food kitchen, including choosing foods that [...]

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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 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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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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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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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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