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Friday, August 28th, 2015












Raw Food Nutrition Handbook

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Hey everyone! I’m posting today to let you guys know about a book that was just published by Karin and Rick Dina, The Raw Food Nutrition Handbook. This book is super informative about how to make sure your getting all the nutrients you need while maintaining a raw diet. In the book Karin and Rick analyze various types of raw food diets and compare their nutritional benefits to the standards set by world class organizations like the World Health Organization and the US institute of medicine. This book could prove super useful to anyone looking to learn more about the nutritional science of living on raw food!

You can find the book here:

Raw Food Nutrition Handbook

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!

Raw Food AND Organic…

Friday, February 27th, 2015

99% of apple samples, 98% of peaches, and 97% of nectarines tested positive for at least one pesticide residue.

The average potato had more pesticides by weight than any other produce.

A single grape sample and a sweet bell pepper sample contained 15 pesticides.

Single samples of cherry tomatoes, nectarines, peaches, imported snap peas and strawberries showed 13 different pesticides apiece.

Lots of leafy greens also contain many pesticides

Avocados have the least amount of pesticides

Dirty Dozen Produce Foods for 2015

These are the “Dirty Dozen” (although this year EWG lists 15) foods the Environmental Working Group lists as having the most pesticides. If you’re trying to stay away from pesticides, buy these organic if you can:

1.       Apples

2.       Celery

3.       Cherry Tomatoes

4.       Cucumbers

5.       Grapes

6.       Nectarines

7.       Peaches

8.       Potatoes

9.       Snap Peas

10.   Spinach

11.   Strawberries

12.   Sweet Bell Peppers

13.   Hot Peppers

14.   Collard Greens

15.   Kale

Clean 15 Produce Foods for 2015

These are the foods with the least amount of pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. If you don’t have the budget for organic, you’re usually safer to buy these foods:

1.       Avocados

2.       Asparagus

3.       Mangoes

4.       Onions

5.       Cabbage

6.       Papayas

7.       Cantaloupe

8.       Pineapples

9.       Cauliflower

10.   Sweet Corn

11.   Eggplant

12.   Sweet Peas (Frozen)

13.   Grapefruit

14.   Sweet Potatoes

15.   Kiwi


Raw Food with Jennifer Cornbleet

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Do you ever feel like trying to eat healthy is just too hard? We all have days like that! With my friend Jennifer Cornbleet – author of Raw Food Made Easy – we’re holding a free online event all about making delicious food a fast, fun, joyful experience that fits into your busy life. It will improve your life and your health! Click here and claim your free spot:




Amazing Raw Food and Juice Cleanse…

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

I am sitting at my computer dreaming about Urban Remedies Raw Creme Carmel…If you have never hear of this company or had their products, you have to check them out! The Brownie was also mind blowing as was all of their desserts but I’m also so impressed with their juices!


I never order juice from anywhere thinking that making my own at home is always going to taste better. I’ve had juice from some of the new companies out there and they are ok…good in a pinch. But, these were so amazing! So full of flavor and I felt like they were energetically alive still! I had three different kinds and also an Almond Milk. This was better than what I make. They also have Juice Cleanse kits.


They also have some wellness kits that would make great holiday presents. Check them out at!

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.

Juice Cleanse

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Even on my raw food diet, I’m feeling like I need a cleanse…It’s actually been so long since I’ve don’t a juice fast, so Im starting one today. If you would like to cleanse with me, post a comment here on what you juice, recipe, etc.. maybe we’ll have a bunch of people doing an end of summer fast together!

Good luck!

8 carrots, 1 apple, piece of lemon, large chunk of ginger… yummy!


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!



Thursday, July 31st, 2014

A Raw Food keeper that Ill be using all the time!


I just tried this new coconut opener from Coco-Jack! For those of you who shy away from opening coconuts for fear of slicing your hand off or if you just have a hard time knowing how to cut into them while saving the coconut milk from splashing all over your kitchen counters, you’ll want to check this handy little tool out!

What I really love is the perfect round hole it leaves in the top of the coconut so that you can easily scrape the meat out and you can also close them up if your not going to be using the whole coconut right away. Love the scoop for the meet also!

Ive tried a lot of coconut knives and other gadgets over the years that promised to make opening my Thai baby coconuts a breeze but they never delivered and I have always gone back to my kitchen knives and hatchets. Ive ruined a lot of knives and my hatchet is pretty intimidating for the faint of heart. It can also make a mess.

Love this! The mat and the bag are pretty cool also… you can buy just the Coco-Jack and a mallet or bundles.

Let me know how you like it if you get one!

There web site is