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Science of Raw Food Nutrition
Job Opportunity
Raw Revolution Diet
Cherie's Book Tour
Living Light Marketplace
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July 2008


"The Times They Are A-Changin'" became a famous song in the 60's. We are now in another time of urgent need for change-how can we create hope for a new future, both for our society and for the world? When we hear or see or read the news today, it might be easy to become discouraged. Instead, we are part of a group of people who have made a commitment to move forward by taking positive action for the health of our bodies, our spirits, and ultimately, our planet. Here in California, we've had wildfires and intense heat in some inland areas this summer. Fortunately, here on the north coast, we have not experienced the fires, directly. Still, one of the lessons we can all learn from these extreme conditions is the importance of community-of learning to take care of each other; learning how to stand together in the face of sometimes challenging experiences.

We feel very lucky to be part of a worldwide movement of people willing to support change in a variety of positive ways-from eating well and creating healthy bodies and healthy families, to meditating as a group for world peace, teaching others about living a healthy lifestyle, taking positive action in our neighborhoods and communities, lightening our footprint on the land, and taking action to safeguard earths' creatures. If we don't do it, who will?

Living Light Directors, Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann, were presenters at both the Harmony Festival in nearby Santa Rosa, and The North American Vegetarian Society's annual conference in Pennsylvania. Cherie created the first ever raw vegan alternative dish at The 38th Annual World's Largest Salmon BBQ (an event benefiting restoration of salmon habitat) here in Fort Bragg last month.  Her recipe for "Save The Salmon" Cutlets Encrusted with Brazil Nut Crumble, served with Horseradish Dill Sauce and Sweet Chili Drizzle was a huge success, so we decided to feature it in the recipe section of this newsletter. Enjoy!

As we approach the month of August, we at Living Light are busy preparing for our exciting 4th Annual Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase here on the beautiful Mendocino coast, where participants can learn to "be the change they want to see" in the world. Please see the details in the EXPO section of this newsletter. We are very excited about the variety and quality of the health experts and culinary artists we've assembled for this event! We invite you to join us August 22-24!
 
On September 12-14, Dan and Cherie will journey to Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, Arizona and present a call to action for The Raw Revolution! October 4 and 5 Cherie will be a keynote speaker in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park at the 9th Annual World Vegetarian Day Celebration, where Living Light will offer a delicious raw vegan mezze meal for over 100 people, and Cherie will delight the crowds with two gourmet culinary demonstrations. At Living Light our intention is to "walk our talk" and we invite you to join us!


4th Annual Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase™
August 22-24, 2008

What makes Living Light's Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase™ unique? The event, which takes place August 22-24 on the beautiful Mendocino coast of Northern California, will highlight some of the top raw chefs on the planet, who will join our own Cherie Soria in one of the most spectacular line-ups of raw culinary artists ever assembled, anywhere! We'll have over 50 talks, 6 Ask the Experts panel discussions, and 25 culinary presentations in four venues.

Restaurant celebrity chefs from the Los Angeles area include Jenny Ross of 118 Degrees, and Rachel Carr of the restaurant Cru. Other stellar chefs include "The Raw Gourmet", Nomi Shannon, Elaina Love of Café Soulstice in San Francisco, Vinnette Thompson of The Raw Underground in Florida, Ronnie and Minh (whose film Going Raw was shown at the 2nd Annual Raw Lifestyle Film Festival), and others TBA. Gourmet raw food chefs Cherie Soria, Victoria Boutenko, and Rhio will also be doing talks at the Expo, in addition to demonstrating their culinary expertise.

Keynote speaker Gabriel Cousens M.D. will be joining Living Light directors Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann this year, as well as Viktoras Kulvinskas, Dr. Doug Graham, Victoria Boutenko, Dr. Fred Bisci, Happy Oasis, Rick and Karin Dina, Dr. Leslie Van Romer, David Rainoshek, Matt Monarch, and Angela Stokes, whose amazing weight loss journey (from 294 pounds to 133 pounds) has been an inspiration to many all over the planet! Kristie Phelps will be joining us from PETA, and Jan Allegretti, author of The Complete Holistic Dog Book, and Listen to the Silence will share with us her wonderful insights on home health care for our canine companions! Our newest honored presenter is Priya108 (a.k.a. Paul Rodney Turner), director of Food for Life Global, headquarters for the world's largest vegan/vegetarian food relief organization in the world, with a distribution system serving over 1.5 million freshly prepared vegetarian meals each day.

Other very special guests include world renowned crystal bowl performer AwaHoshi Kavan, who will join Gabriel Cousens for a World Peace Active Meditation, and Dorit of Serenity Spaces, with her host of filmmakers fresh from the 2nd Annual Raw Lifestyle Film Festival in Los Angeles, who will share their hot new films for vibrant living. Musical performers Jah Sun and his Reggae Beats, and The Human Revolution will host a Musical Showcase on Friday night. Joel Andrews, harpist/composer/author and a pioneer music healer in America will offer a special workshop/concert "Awaken Your Soul to the Healing Power of Music."  All of this and much more, included in your Expo ticket price.

Pre-and Post-Expo classes and workshops are slated with top experts in raw food nutrition, including Dr. Douglas Graham's Natural Hygiene Raw Nutritional Science Certification Course Monday and Tuesday, August 18th and 19th, and Maximum Athletic Performance seminar Wednesday and Thursday, August 20th and 21st.

Due to popular demand Dr. Graham has added a second day to his Maximum Athletic Performance class, therefore The Natural Hygiene Raw Nutritional Science Certification Course has been moved to the 18th and 19th of August.

On Monday, August 25, raw food guru Viktoras Kulvinskas will offer a special seminar, and the Raw Food Doctors™ Rick and Karen Dina will present their popular Introduction to The Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ course. This year's Expo promises to be an event to savor! There will be an opportunity to take Living Light's one-day FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ Intensive (the first step in the Living Light certification process) on Tuesday, August 26. Those of you who have already attended know how incredible this event is, and for those who have not yet attended, SIGN UP NOW AND BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS EARLY!

Three-day Expo ticket: $195
Single Day Tickets $75 per day

Single Day Ticket for Friday includes admission to the Friday Night Music Showcase with Jah Sun and The Human Revolution.

Single Day Ticket for Saturday includes admission to Mini Film Festival hosted by Dorit of Serenity Spaces.

New this year! Local Mendocino County residents can buy single tickets to individual talks and culinary presentations during the three days of the EXPO: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Cost: $15 per lecture or culinary demo.
 
INCLUDED WITH YOUR 3-DAY EXPO PASS: Daily morning Kali Ray TriYoga® with Shanti GoldsCousens, Shaktipat Meditation with Gabriel Cousens, M.D., evening yoga on Friday and Sunday with Siri Gian Khalsa, PhD, Crystal Bowl Meditation with AwaHoshi Kavan, Sunday World Peace Activation Meditation, Friday Night Music Showcase, and Mini Film Festival!
 
The spectacular new 4-day workshop, Pastry Arts-Unbaked!™ with Cherie Soria and Vinnette Thompson on August 18-21 is FULL! The 4th Annual Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase™ will be THE place to network, to learn from raw food experts, holistic visionaries, and to experience the culinary magic of the best raw food chefs in the world. A new wellness pavilion this year will include music, yoga, bodywork, private consultations with our speakers, and other therapeutic modalities, as well as Exhibitor Booths offering a variety of dazzling delicacies and products for conscious living. Last year's exhibitors were awed by the knowledgeable attendees at the Vibrant Living Expo. It's a target audience of informed planetary citizens, making a difference in their own lives and in the world! Health Panels, Living Light's famous Raw Pie Contest, a Rising Star Chef Showcase, and a Mini Film Festival with appearances and Q & A with the filmmakers. Sign up now for the most professional, well-organized, detail oriented, awesome raw food event ever!

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS: Book your booths early, as spaces will fill up! Volunteer opportunities are available. See you on the Mendocino coast this summer!

Purchase Tickets for the Vibrant Living Expo

Exhibitor Registration

Volunteer at the Expo


Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ Classes
With the Raw Food Doctors™ Rick and Karin Dina

Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I
Join Rick and Karin Dina, the Raw Food Doctors™ from Vitality Wellness Center for a comprehensive, enlightening course on the science of raw food nutrition. This 2-day, 12-hour course covers hot topics including raw vegan sources of protein, vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, as well as blood sugar regulation, pH balance, how cooking affects foods, anti-inflammatory nutrition, and weight management. The Raw Food Doctors™ are known for their ability to make complex scientific concepts entertaining and easily understandable for the non-scientific person. This is a great course for chefs, health educators, or anyone else who wants to achieve optimum health.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the experts!
This class is offered 10 times a year. See the 2008 class schedule or phone 707-964-2420 for dates. Hours: Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with a 1-hour no-host lunch break on both days.
Tuition: $375

NEW! Two Opportunities to take Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ II This comprehensive 5-day Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ II course covers essential information on raw food, living food, vegan and plant-based diets, and is a prerequisite for the 2-day Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™ Course immediately following. It builds on the knowledge base learned in Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I and introduces many new topics that are essential to understanding the big picture of raw and living food nutrition.

Prerequisites: Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I

When: Friday, August 29 through Tuesday, September 2 (Following the Fourth Annual Vibrant Living Expo and Culinary Showcase™, August 22-24, 2008 - see article in this newsletter)
Sunday December 7 through Thursday, December 11
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuition: $1075

NEW! Two opportunities to take Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™ Course in 2008
This 2-day class follows Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ Level II and prepares students to present fundamental raw food nutrition information with authority, accuracy and confidence. It is highly recommended for health educators and raw food chefs who plan to teach the benefits of raw and living foods in an articulate and easy to understand manner. In this class, students will learn how to utilize information learned in both Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I and II to deliver an interesting and comprehensible presentation that is appropriate for a variety of audiences. All participants will receive a CD containing two turn-key PowerPoint presentations on the benefits of raw and living food nutrition. The first is a 20-minute introductory presentation designed to be a free talk to invite participants to attend the second, more comprehensive two-hour raw food nutrition class. This class is designed to be presented on its own, or in conjunction with culinary demonstrations.

The Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™ Course will also cover techniques on searching for and objectively evaluating raw food and vegan nutrition information. This will give students the tools to continue learning in a clear and accurate manner long after this course is over. Class is limited to 12 students, so register early!

Prerequisites: Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ Levels I and II.

When: Following the Vibrant Living Expo: Wednesday, September 3 and Thursday, September 4, 2008, or Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuition: $575

Register Now for Science of Raw Food Nutrition Classes™


Job Opportunities
Assistant Chef for Living Light Culinary Arts Institute
Living Light Institute seeks a chef assistant to work closely with our kitchen manager and demo coordinator to support our culinary demonstrations. Both efficiency and attention to detail are important in preparing raw foods that meet Living Light's high standard of excellence.  Our ideal candidate will have the ability to maintain an organized work area, and to perform well in a fast paced environment.  We are looking for a trainable person with a positive attitude and good culinary skills. Our focus is on quality and teamwork. Candidate must be willing to do any kitchen task, since all tasks are important to the overall operation of the school. 

Professional Sales Associate for Living Light Marketplace
Living Light Marketplace is looking for a professional sales associate and raw food enthusiast who has a passion for helping others! Ideal candidate will have some culinary experience, an ability to work well with people, and good computer skills, as well as knowledge of retail and internet commerce, shipping and receiving.

Download a Job Application from our website.


Raw Revolution Diet Weight Loss and Detox Program
For a Brand New You in 21 Days!
Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger!
Cherie Soria and the Raw Food Doctors, Rick and Karin Dina, have created an exciting new transformational spa series for January! Start out your new year right-Join us for a life-enhancing, transformational program specifically designed to help you look better and feel younger in 21 days! Stay on for an additional 2-week culinary course that will prove to you how easy it can be to stay on The Raw Revolution Diet-for life!

Raw Revolution Fast Track and Spa Week 1
A Raw Revolution Fast Track weight loss program includes limitless green smoothies and green juices for breakfast, gourmet lunch feasts, and daily afternoon snacks-all designed to help you lighten up your body, mind, and spirit without feeling deprived. You'll learn easy meal preparation and participate in simple hands-on classes.

·     Re-organize and manage your kitchen
·     Learn to create simple meals that satisfy you and your family
·     Nutrition, weight loss/gain, and healing education with the Drs. Dina
·     Group discussion and connection programs
·     Yoga and movement classes for all levels
·     Optional body work and spa services

There will be time for relaxation, goal setting, and enjoying optional healing arts like massage, saunas, facials, pedicures, and other spa services.  Enjoy educational films, supportive conversation, and group connection. This is the perfect way to begin your 3-day juice fast and detox with less side effects.

Raw Revolution Fast Track with Juice Feasting and Detox Week 2
The gentle detoxification program begins with a three-day juice fast. We'll guide you in what to expect during the 5-day detox, weight loss experience and beyond! We'll help you stay raw with familiar foods and offer strategies for living well and incorporating a high percentage of raw food into your everyday life.

·     Nutrition education with the Raw Food Doctors, Rick and Karin Dina
·     Hands-on classes: learn to make delicious green smoothies, juices and
      sprouts
·     Learn how to stay on a health promoting raw food diet once you return
      home.
·     Group discussion (optional private sessions available with the Drs.
      Dina)
·     Yoga and movement classes for all levels
·     Optional spa and beauty treatments

You'll learn about healing your life with positive thoughts and words, and we'll help you discover delicious foods that nourish your body and nurture your spirit. We'll also help you empower yourself for your new life, and teach you how to maintain and sustain the lifestyle as you go back "into the world."

Raw Revolution Diet Lifestyle and Living Light Culinary Training
Finally, you will continue your education with our three most popular classes, the life empowering Fundamentals of Raw Living Foods, Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, and the Science of Raw Food Nutrition. Learn how to nourish your body and nurture your spirit with delicious foods that will WOW your friends and help you stay raw when you return home.
 
Watch professional, well organized, culinary demonstrations of appetizers through desserts and learn to make:
·     Rich and satisfying nut milk, cream, and cheese
·     Kitchen gardening & sprouting
·     Life enhancing cultured foods
·     Dehydrated goodies and snacks
·     Delicious, people-pleasing foods using flavor balancing techniques
      known to all great chefs
·     Basic knife cuts using simple-to-learn knife skills
·     Textures that mimic cooked foods using kitchen gadgets and
      equipment; marinating and massage.
·     A myriad of raw gourmet recipes
 
Also included
·     The Science of Raw Food Nutrition with the Raw Food Doctors, Rick and
      Karin Dina
·     Complete Recipe Binder and Resource Guide
 
Invest in yourself!
Experience a whole new you-for only $4975
 
This program happens only once a year and space is limited, so register today!
 
Click here or call 707-964-2420 for more information and to register.
 
Register for the Associate Chef and Instructor Training program at the same time, and receive 10% discount on the entire program!
 
Stay at the comfortable, eco-friendly Living Light Inn and maximize your transformational experience!  Space is limited at the Inn, so call 877-964-1384 (toll free) or 707-964-1384 for reservations.


The Raw Revolution Diet Book Tour
Canadian Book Tour Begins in November
The Raw Revolution Diet Canadian Book Tour Begins in November, taking FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ coast to coast. Call 707-964-2420 for more details or if you want to volunteer to assist Cherie Soria and Martine Lussier in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, or Montreal.

The Raw Revolution Diet
includes important guidelines on how to:
 
·     achieve permanent weight loss
·     make great tasting healthy food
·     save time in the kitchen
·     eat raw on the go
·     get the nutrients your body needs
 
The bonus 21-day Weight Loss Program included in The Raw Revolution Diet has over 150 delicious recipes, and great sample menus!

Cherie's coauthors for the book are respected dieticians Brenda Davis and Vesanto Melina:

BRENDA DAVIS is a registered dietitian, international speaker, expert in the field of plant-based nutrition and diabetes management, and coauthor of The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, Defeating Diabetes, and Dairy-Free and Delicious.

VESANTO MELINA is a registered dietitian and nutritional consultant on raw, vegan, and vegetarian diets, and coauthor of The New Becoming Vegetarian, Becoming Vegan, The Food Allergy Survival Guide, Raising Vegetarian Children, Becoming Vegetarian, and The American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada's Position: Vegetarian Diets.

Testimonials for The Raw Revolution Diet™

"Cherie Soria, Brenda Davis, and Vesanto Melina are highly professional people in the plant-based food field and know as much as anyone about this topic.  If you want to consider really getting healthy and staying healthy, this a very good place to start."
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry, Cornell University, Author, The China Study

"The Raw Revolution Diet™ is a smart and prophetic contribution to the most important dietary trend in the 21st century.  The authors' acute and stirring presentation is fueled by the science that supports this common-sense approach."
Brian Clement, PhD, Director, Hippocrates Health Institute, Author, Hippocrates LifeForce

"Whether you want to follow a totally raw diet or just add more raw food to your daily intake, this book provides sound fundamentals to get you started and delicious recipes to keep you inspired."
Joel Fuhrman, MD, Author, Eat For Health

"The Raw Revolution Diet™ is brought to you by a trinity of authorities on human nutrition:  Cherie, Vesanto, and Brenda.  They've written the perfect book for your health, the health of the planet, and the health of the animals.  Read, eat, and enjoy the rest of your life."
Howard Lyman, LLD, Author, Mad Cowboy


Living Light Marketplace
On Sale this Month:  Two Books by Cherie Soria!

Purchase both of Cherie's books: the classic Angel Foods, Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, and her newest book: The Raw Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger. Only $34.98 when you buy both books together-a $42 Value!

Click here to order

The Raw Revolution Diet includes important guidelines on how to:
 
·     achieve permanent weight loss
·     make healthy food taste good
·     save time in the kitchen
·     eat raw on the go
·     get the nutrients your body needs
 
The bonus 21-day Weight Loss Program included in The Raw Revolution Diet has over 150 delicious recipes, and great sample menus!


Cherie's classic, Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies has become one of the most beloved books available on the subject of raw food recipe creation, with a variety of healthy, delicious dishes suitable for everyone from beginner to experienced chef.

"Angel Foods brings culinary art into the realm of the sacred with healthy, easy to prepare recipes that are simply delicious. Cherie's wonderful cuisine will feed your body just as her reflections will feed your soul."
-Ron Pickarski, author of Friendly Foods and Eco-Cuisine
Gold Medal Winner, International Culinary Olympics
 

Class Schedule
Classes sell out in advance, please register early

Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™ Series and
Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™ Series:

July 5-September 4
SOLD OUT! FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ July 5-6
SOLD OUT! Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts™ July 7-11
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I: July 12-13
SOLD OUT! Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef & Instructor Training™ July 14-25
SOLD OUT! Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development™ July 28-August 1
SOLD OUT! RawFusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine and Recipe Development™
            August 4-8
Raw Event Catering and Elegant Entertaining™ August 11-15
SOLD OUT! Pastry Arts-Unbaked!™ August 18-21
4th Annual Vibrant Living Expo: August 22-24
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I: August 27-28

Plus:
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ II: August 29-September 2
SOLD OUT! Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™
            September 3-4
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™ September 3 & 5
 
Classes that are SOLD OUT are waiting list only! 

Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™Series:

September 6-September 26

FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ September 6-7
Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts™ September 8-12
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I: September 13-14
Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef & Instructor Training™ September 15-26

Associate Chef and Instructor Certification™ Series and
Gourmet Raw Food Chef Certification™ Series:

October 4-November 16

FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods™ October 4-5
Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts™ October 6-10
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I: October 11-12
Raw Culinary Arts Associate Chef & Instructor Training™ October 13-24
Ethnic Flavors in Recipe Development™ October 27-31
RawFusion Gourmet Spa Cuisine and Recipe Development™ November 3-7
Raw Event Catering and Elegant Entertaining™ November 10-14
New Holiday Traditions with Raw Living Foods™ November 15-16
 
Science of Raw Food Nutrition Certification™ Series

December 5-13
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ I: December 5-6
Science of Raw Food Nutrition™ II: December 7-11
Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification™ December 12-13

Stay at the comfortable, eco-friendly Living Light Inn and maximize your transformational experience!
Space is limited at the Inn, so call 877-964-1384 (toll free) or 707-964-1384 for reservations.

2008 Living Light Culinary Arts Institute Courses
with Jenny Cornbleet in Chicago

For more information or to register: call Learn Raw Food, 800-870-4066
or visit www.learnrawfood.com

FUNdamentals of Raw and Living Foods™
A Living Light Culinary Arts Institute Course
Chicagoland, Whole Foods Market, Lakeview
August 9, 2008, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuition: $325


Testimonials for Living Light Culinary Arts Institute

"The chef program was liberating, fulfilling and supportive. It offered terrific tools & skills to support any level of experience in the culinary arena. Not only did it meet & exceed my expectations, but the staff and teachers provided expert advice and support materials to make any business happen quickly & efficiently in the real world"

"I highly recommend Living Light. You really feel a sense of family and commitment from all Living Light Staff. They want you to succeed, and they challenge you to reach greater heights of achievement while you are here."

Click here for more information and to register for classes



Living Light Inn
Summer Mid-Week Special
citrisIn honor of our 500th guest reservation
(May 9) at Living Light Inn, we are offering a Summer Mid-Week Special: Stay 2 midweek nights and receive dinner for two at the Living Light Café and Cuisine To-Go ($40 value)

We know that with the increase in gas prices, food costs, and a spike in seasonal summer inn rates traveling can be difficult, so Living Light Inn is helping you cut your travel costs this summer-we will not raise our rates during the busy summer season! Visitors to the coast will enjoy our eco-friendly accommodations at reasonable prices from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  You and your traveling companion can pamper yourselves with a midweek two-night stay at the eco-friendly Living Light Inn, and have a lovely dinner for two at Living Light Café (A $40 value).  Experience the beautiful Mendocino coast and dine on organic, vegan cuisine at Living Light Café. You'll sleep soundly and comfortably on organic bedding, and our windows open to let in plenty of delightful coastal fresh air! Take a break from the heat-come to the coast and save this summer!  A two-night stay ranges from $220 to $350 pending availability.

Visit the Living Light Inn website to make reservations or call 877-964-1384 (toll free) or 707-964-1384.


Upcoming Events

Raw Spirit Festival September 12-14


Raw Spirit Festival, which takes place September 12-14, 2008 in view of the spectacular Red Rock Mountains near Sedona, Arizona, is the largest raw vegan, "eco-peace" celebration in existence. The purpose of the gathering, according to "Chief Visionary Officer" Happy Oasis is "to integrate healthy living, eco-sustainable solutions and world peace." Living Light Directors Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann will be enthusiastic presenters at the event, encouraging all gathered to join The Raw Revolution!

The Raw Food Revolution
Cherie Soria
Lecture: 1 Hour
 
Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Would you like to lose weight, gain energy and feel younger, but dont want to give up your favorite comfort foods? You arent alone! People everywhere are quietly rebelling against traditional medicine and actively seeking out alternatives. Join the Raw Food Revolution and see how easy it is to regain your health and recapture your youthful vitality!

A Taste of The Raw Revolution Diet
Cherie Soria
Food Demo: 1 Hour

Cherie Soria, Living Light Culinary Arts Institute founder and director, and author of the Raw Revolution Diet, will inspire and motivate you to add more whole raw foods to your diet, without giving up the flavor of the cooked foods you love or spending all day in the kitchen! Learn how to make simple-to-prepare foods that are as delicious as they are nutritious.

9th Annual World Vegetarian Day Celebration Oct 4 & 5

The 9th Annual World Vegetarian Day Celebration in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, sponsored by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society and In Defense of Animals will take place October 4 & 5, 2008

Dan and Cherie will be doing a culinary demo as the first presentation of the day on Saturday, October 4th in the Main Hall from 10:45 AM-12:00 PM, as well as offering a gourmet raw vegan meal at 6:30 PM Saturday night. Living Light Culinary Arts Institute will donate the first 25 Meze Meals to the 2008 World Vegetarian Day Celebration. Tickets for the meal are limited, so buy tickets now, while they last.
On Sunday morning at 11 am, Cherie will give an exciting keynote address: "The Raw Food Revolution," followed by a demo in the culinary area.

If you are attending World Vegetarian Day, you can purchase your Gourmet Raw Meze Meal dinner in advance for $25, click here to purchase on the Living Light website: www.RawFoodChef.com or at the Living Light Booth the day of the event.

Gourmet Organic Raw Vegan Meal
Saturday, October 4, 2008 6:30 PM
Sponsored by Living Light Culinary Arts Institute
Mediterranean Meze Meal
Prix Fix Menu $25.00
Zucchini Bisque
No Bean Hummus
Dolmas
Greek Rice
Horiatiki (Greek) Salad
Apple Baklava

Last year's meal sold out!  Buy your tickets early!



Chef's Corner:
"Save the Salmon" Cutlet Encrusted with Brazil Nut Crumble, served with Horseradish Dill Tartar Sauce and Sweet Chili Drizzle
Save the Salmon Cutlet
Makes 3 cups Paté (4 cutlets)
 
This recipe was created for the World's Largest Salmon Barbeque in Fort Bragg, California-the home of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. It was created to help raise money to improve salmon habitat and save the salmon. The cutlet is actually a nut-based faux salmon pate, shaped into patties and brushed with a Tamari Dulse Sauce, then coated with a Brazil Nut Crumble before dehydrating long enough to provide a crunchy outer layer. Topped with our famous Cashew Horseradish Dill Sauce made from cashew and pine nut cream, horseradish, dill, and capers, with just a drizzle of Sweet Chili Sauce, it is the perfect alternative to salmon. Let's save the salmon-not eat them!

Save the Salmon Paté
1/2 cup almonds, soaked in water for 8 hours
1/2 cup sunflower seeds, soaked  in water for 4 - 6 hours
2 tablespoons flax oil
1/2 cup carrot pulp (produced by making carrot juice)
4 tablespoons celery, minced
4 tablespoons red onion, minced
4 tablespoons parsley, minced
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons ground golden flax seed
3/8 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon kelp powder
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed, or x3 fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan crystal salt
1/8 teaspoon smoked salt
 
1/2 cup Brazil Nut Crumble (see recipe, below)
2-3 tablespoons Horseradish Dill Sauce (see recipe, below)
1 tablespoon Tamari Dulse Sauce (see recipe, below)
1 tablespoon Sweet Chili Sauce (see recipe, below)

1. Process almonds and sunflower seeds, using a Champion or Green Life Juicer with the homogenizing blank in place. Use very small amounts of oil in an alternating fashion to facilitate ease of processing.
2. Put mixture into a bowl and add remaining ingredients, except Crumble and Sauces. Mix well by hand.
3. Form into oval-shaped cutlets, 3/4-inch thick, using 3/4 cup paté for each.
4. Brush 1 tablespoon of the Tamari Dulse Sauce on one side the cutlet and place it in the Brazil Nut Crumble. Press gently and firmly so the Crumble will stick to the cutlet. Turn the cutlet over and press the other side firmly into the Nut Crumble.
5. Place croquettes, with the side containing the Tamari Dulse Sauce on a dehydrator tray lined with a non stick sheet and dehydrate for 2 hours at 115 before turning it over and removing the sheet. Dry for another 1-2 hours and serve warm with a dollop of Horseradish Tarter Sauce, and a drizzle of Sweet Chili Sauce.

*Will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Tamari Dulse Sauce
Yield: 1/4 cup
 
2 tablespoons dulse soaked in 2 tablespoons water for 10 minutes
2 tablespoons tamari
 
1. Wisk ingredients until smooth. Store leftover sauce in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.

Brazil Nut Crumble
Makes 1 1/2 cups
 
1 cup Brazil nuts, ground
1/2 cup almonds, finely ground
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning powder
1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoons fine crystal salt
pinch black pepper
 
Combine ingredients in a food processor, and pulse to mix, or stir well by hand.

Sweet Chili Sauce
Yield:  3/4 cup
 
1/4 cup agave syrup
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoons garlic
2 1/2 teaspoons ginger, finely grated
2 1/4 cup large chilies, seeded and chopped or 3/4 cup large dehydrated chilies, soaked for 1 hour and seeded plus 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon dulse powder, optional for fishy flavor
2 teaspoons tamari
 
1/2 tablespoon chili flakes
 
1. Blend ingredients until smooth. Add chili flakes and pulse to mix. Do not puree - mixture should be flecked with chili flakes.
 
Creamy Dill Tartar Sauce
Yield: 1 cup (serves 6-8)
 
1/4 cup cashews, soaked in water 2 hours
1/4 cup pine nuts, soaked in water 2 hours
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons agave
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons water, as needed
3 tablespoons dill weed, minced
1/4 cup capers
1/4 cup celery, minced
2 1/2 tablespoons horseradish
1 1/2 tablespoons red onion, minced
 
1. Place cashews, pine nuts, lemon juice, agave, and salt in a blender and add just enough water to form a think, smooth cream. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth and creamy with a satiny appearance, with no grittiness.
2. Add remaining ingredients and pulse for a few seconds. Do not over process-mixture should be a little chunky.
Store sauce in a sealed glass jar in the refrigerator for 1-2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.


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