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Top Tips from Celebrity Raw Chefs at Living Light Chef Showcase by kristin

Attendees are arriving, and celebrity chefs will be on hand in the next two days. Speaking of chefs, I decided it would be a great idea to gather some words of wisdom from all of the wonderful, talented culinary artists who will be joining us for the event this weekend: teaching, creating, and inspiring everyone at the highest levels….they are all beautiful on the OUTSIDE and the INSIDE! Speaking of beautiful, we’d like to send our love to Chef Tina Jo, who took a tumble from her horse, and will not be able to join us after all. Vinnette Thompson and Sheree Clark will be making her recipes, and we know she’ll be watching from home! Get better soon Tina Jo—we love you and will miss you here at Living Light!

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So here are a few choice morsels, top tips, and amazing insights from our celebrity chefs:

Low Glycemic Goddess Elaina Love

In order to find balance, first stop looking so hard. You have the answers within you. They’ve been there all along.

Just close your eyes and listen.

Mother of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine, Cherie Soria

Infuse your food with love, and eat mindfully. Commune with your food when you buy or grow it, wash it, peel it, slice it, and of course, when you eat it!

heart of sprouts

“Mr Flavor” Super Chef Chad Sarno

‘Don’t fear getting in the kitchen and exploring your creativity, take the jump and let the quality of the ingredients guide your dish;

The perfect dish is 60% quality of ingredients, 30% technique and 10% risk; all contribute to the final product. take a leap

Raw Cacao Queen Colleen Cackowski

Food is information. The minerals and nutrients in food give your body and its DNA information to do its job perfectly. The more high quality information you give yourself, the more equipped your body is to perform at an optimal level.

kirsten gumWorld Traveling Adventurer Kirsten Gum

I love the moment when someone who’s never eaten raw has that very first taste and lights up from the inside out. It’s THAT moment when the transformation begins, the re-connecting between our energy source and our spiritual and physical self.

Top Teacher, Author, and Chef Jennifer Cornbleet

When making a new recipe, read twice, measure once, and enjoy ALWAYS!

Montreal Mega Star Athlete Martine Lussier

As an athlete from a young age, my view is that physical training and living foods make a perfect pair. And don’t forget rest! A body well rested performs much better, too.

The Raw Gourmet, Nomi Shannon

If you can’t be all raw, all the time, you can still be high raw most of the time, all raw some of the, time, and happy with it all of the time.

Bountiful Beauty Heather Haxo Phillips heather haxo philips

Before traveling to third world countries—boost your probiotics w/ plenty of fresh, raw sauerkraut and kimchee. Grapefruit Seed Extract is alkalizing and contains beneficial bacteria to protect against waterbourne and food illnesses.

Green Smoothie Genie Victoria Boutenko eat more green

To get kids to drink green smoothies, start making smoothies that aren’t green, like strawberry –over time, add one green leaf, then two. Eventually kids understand that color never detracts from taste.  Or, give the smoothie a creative name like ‘Power Blaster Drink’ or ‘Green Monster Slurper’

Dessert Diva Vinnette Thompson

Keep the Vitamix on high and have fun!

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August 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen Coming to Your ‘Hood August 26-29 by kristin

We’ve just launched ticket sales for our “virtual” Living Light Chef Showcase, Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen event. We’re super jazzed about the actual physical event taking place here in Fort Bragg, which will include a Vinnette Thompson/Martine Lussier stylin’ dessert reception, a picnic in the park at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, an exceptional dinner at Raven’s Restaurant at Stanford Inn, where Chef Kyle Evans creates delectable vegan dishes fresh from his on site gardens, and the opportunity to attend three specialty classes, including Food Styling For Photography with Cherie Soria and Denise Vivaldo.

Raspberry Pie

Raspberry Pie by Denise Vivaldo

We’re also REALLY HAPPY that the event can reach thousands more people worldwide through the magic of the internet.

So, from the comfort of your armchair, cozy neighborhood cafe, or anywhere else you’re hooked up to the internet, you’ll be able to be a part of this classic event. You’ll see some of the best known, most savvy chefs in the raw food movement “doing their thing,” with camera close-ups to capture precious techniques, and all of those little tricks and tips you can’t quite decipher when you are just reading a book.

It’s inspiring to see the chefs in action, and we truly do have an exceptional line-up this year. Among my favorite chefs is Chad Sarno.

Chad Sarno

Chad Sarno

When I worked with him in the Philippines at The Farm at San Benito, one of the staff there called him “Mr. Flavor.” He certainly has a way with haute cuisine, and his translations to raw are off the charts! Vinnette Thompson’s desserts are “to live for,” and I know that mischievous, fun loving Kirsten Gumm will be delighting our eyes and palates equally with her gorgeous food and sunny personality.  Colleen Cackowski will rock our socks with INCREDIBLE chocolate alchemy, and perennial favorite Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet

Elaina Love

Elaina Love

will teach us all the new things she’s been experimenting with in fabulous new low-glycemic recipes. Chef Tina Jo, Heather Haxo Phillips, and Jennifer Cornbleet are all expert teachers and presenters, with delicious new recipes to share. And we are very lucky to have three of the most respected, professional, creative women in raw foods: Cherie Soria, Nomi Shannon, and Victoria Boutenko on the program.  And our own brilliant Martine Lussier will undoubtedly come up with some simply irresistible new recipes for the occasion–can’t wait! The online event will include the BEST OF RAW Truly Raw Cacao Contest, and a long list of bonuses to enjoy. And of course, we are honored to include the winner of the Hot Raw Chef Video Recipe Contest, Living Light graduate Sheree Clark!

So whether you are in the studio audience, or watching the event online while relaxing at your leisure, don’t miss it!

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August 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm Leave a comment

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