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Friday, August 28th, 2015












Foody Direct Interview

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

I was recently interviewed by Foody Direct as part of their Expert Interview program. Click here to read the interview!

8 Vegetables that are healthier than kale

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

8 vegetables that are healthier than kale


It’s no stretch to say that the past few years have been all about kale.

Of all the vegetables out there, watercress is the most nutrient-packed per serving. These greens are high in nitrate, which improves oxygen performance during exercise and lowers blood pressure. Watercress contains a ton of vitamin K, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta carotenes. It’s also the best food source of PEITC, a naturally-occurring compound that has been shown to suppress the development of breast cancer. Calorie for calorie, you can’t get any better than watercress.

Collard Greens.

This southern food staple contains more calcium and double the amount of protein and iron in comparison to kale. Collard greens also beat kale in terms of cholesterol-lowering, and beat kale sevenfold when it comes to folate content.

Beet Greens.

Beet greens are absolutely loaded with fiber — one serving contains nearly 1/5 of the average daily recommended intake of the stuff. These greens, often relegated to the compost bucket, are also a much better source of potassium, copper, vitamin E and calcium than kale.

Chinese Cabbage.

Chinese cabbage contains essential amino acids that kale lacks. It is also rich in phytochemicals and organic sulfur compounds and antioxidants — the latter of which stay intact when Chinese cabbage cooked, unlike kale.


Ah, spinach — the original healthy leafy green. Don’t underestimate the power of this superfood! In comparison to kale, spinach wins out in terms of antioxidants, fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium, vitamin A, protein and vitamin E.


Yep, this humble garnish packs quite the nutritional punch. Per gram, parsley contains 4 times as much folate, over triple the amount of iron and double the amount of fiber and vitamin K in comparison to kale. Another benefit? It’s so much easier to use than kale — many, if not most, meals will benefit from a little sprinkling of chopped parsley.


Chard and kale have plenty in common. And, yes, in some ways, kale is healthier than chard. But, chard has almost double the amount of magnesium as its leafy green cousin, and is a better source of iron. And, taken per gram, chard is more nutrient-dense than kale.

Romaine Lettuce.

Surprised to see this on the list? Most notably, romaine lettuce beats kale in its folic acid content, one of the nutrients shown to help alleviate depression. And, like all of the others on this list, the nutritional value of romaine lettuce beats kale gram for gram.
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Raw Food Snacks and Raw Granola

Monday, February 9th, 2015

My very good friends at TastyMakes are giving you a 20% off of your order for Valentines day!

They have the BEST raw granola and raw food snacks. So order now to get your order by Valentines.

Use VALENTINE at checkout to receive 20% off your order.
Order by Tuesday Feb 10th and get your TastyTreats by Valentine’s day!

Last Two Raw Food Teacher Trainings for the next couple of years!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Reminder: I am offering a $250.00 discount on the April Raw Food Teacher Training. I have also decided that April and September of 2015 will be the last two classes for a while. I definitely will not be teaching this class in 2016 and not sure what will happen after that. So, if you have always wanted to take this training, NOW IS THE TIME! Please visit for additional information and testimonials or call the office to register or for more info.

I look forward to spending 4 magical days with the many of you that have been wanting to take this class!

Payment plans are available
Please call the office at 978-985-7217
for more information or to register.

Last Minute Discount for September Class!

Monday, September 15th, 2014
300.00 off for Alissa’s September 26th -29th
Raw Food Teacher Certification Class!
We just had a couple switch to next years class so if you can come short notice, take advantage of this savings!
Please call the office at 978-985-7217
for more information or to register.

raw food/ Picked Green Tomatoes!

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Leah (my amazing chef from Grezzo when I had my raw food restaurants) came over tonight and picked a bunch of green heirloom tomatoes from my garden and pickled them. Look at these colors!!!!

She added a bunch of spices, fennel, coriander, cinnamon stix, garlic…added apple cider vinager… Can’t wait till they marinate!


Truly All Natural Vegan Raw Face Cream!

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

This is skin food at its best!

Click HERE to order or just got to the store page.

It has taken a few years to perfect this recipe but it is finally time to let the secret out that many of my private clients and students have known for a while now. I have been selling this cream at my raw food trainings, to friends and family and its now available to all of you!

This deeply nourishing skin cream is made from truly natural ingredients. It is perfect for a daily moisturizing cream (I use it every morning before putting on makeup and at night after washing my face before going to bed) and has also been used for problem and troubled skin.

Each ingredient used has been selected according to its healing properties. I have listed them below with a short description of each. This cream is made in small batches, by hand, at low temperatures so as not to destroy the healing properties of each ingredient.

This cream will last for months if you use it sparingly. A little goes a very long way. You will notice the difference in your skin within days. Use this cream for 30 days and your skin will be transformed!

Here are some testimonials:

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this cream. I feel like I have new skin! Love the texture and feel of this cream. It’s done wonders for my complexion. Thanks!”
Kerri M.

“Alissa, I bought the abundance cream from you at your certification training last year. I need more, PLEASE! When will you be making another batch of this? I began using it as just a face cream and fell in love with it. I then I decided to try it on my psoriasis. I could not believe how much this helped! I have used everything in the last 15 years to help with the psoriasis and this cream worked better than anything I’ve ever tried. I wanted to ask you when you would have more and if I could buy this in a bigger quantity?”
Much Love,
Susan P.

“Hi Alissa, Its Donna from the last training class. I bought one of your creams in class and wish I bought a few more. This is the best face cream. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and my skin feels so smooth and soft and hydrated. Please let me know when I can order more once its up on your site for sale.
Thanks for this amazing cream!”
Donna B.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

My friends at are giving you an exclusive 20% off discount on all of their tasty raw snacks this weekend only!

So act fast, because this coupon expires Monday 2/10/2014 and I’m telling you, their granola is the best I’ve ever had. I’m seriously addicted and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Just enter EATRAW at checkout.


Raw Green Soup

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Ive been making a raw green energy soup in the mornings lately instead of my raw food smoothies.
This is the one I made this morning. You can alter the spices and seasonings to your liking.
Raw Energy Soup
Swiss chard
Bock choy
Sunflower greens
Lime juice
Turmeric powder
Cayenne powder
Cumin Powder
In a blender or food processor, blend all of the ingredients except the Dulse, until smooth. Once this is blended well, add the Turmeric, Cayenne and Cumin and blend again. Pour into a large bowl and add Dulse pieces. I like using a vitamix so it comes out really smooth and creamy.