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Birthday Thanks

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

On top of an amazing Raw Food Dinner my friends gave me some of the best birthday gifts this year:

My sister's golden monkey Budda

My sister’s golden monkey Budda

Christine's Collage of us

Christine’s Collage of us

Leslie's Magnet

Leslie’s Magnet

Deb's bronze mermaid

Deb’s bronze mermaid

One of Izzy's abstract originals

One of Izzy’s abstract originals

And…the words of warm birthday wishes from so many of you… thank you! June is not my favorite month anymore after Dennis passing on the 24th. But thanks to you all, you have lightened my spirit and got me through another year. oxox

Grapefruit – Burdock Root Smoothie

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

I was in the mood for something lighter this morning instead of my thick green raw food smoothie. I could smell the grapefruits on my counter and I remembered that I had some fresh burdock root so I combined the two for an amazingly refreshing smoothie.

3 Grapefruits peeled

4 small sticks of burdock root

Place all in a vitamix and blend well until frothy.

It made 2 large glasses so you can use 2 grapefruit and 2 burdock and you’d probably have enough for a normal glass.

Marinated Raw Plantains

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

My sister, Stacie, is here from Florida to help me with my April Raw Food Certification class that starts Friday. Its 5 days of non-stop set up for the class but she is finally over at the retreat house prepping food with 4 other amazing raw food helpers today. Its always an incredible experience meeting the people who come to the class. I think the furthest person coming to this one is Seoyull from Korea! Its always a life shifting experience for them and for me. I’m ready to be in the bubble of bliss that is created from each class! Ill be tweeting pictures throughout the weekend so make sure you follow me on twitter!

Stacie made these incredible plantains yesterday for us that are so easy to make and really unique. Just make sure you use really ripe plantains or they won’t taste good at all:

A couple of VERY RIPE plantains

Melted coconut oil

cinnamon

curry

Pinch of sea salt

Slice the plantains into bit size pieces like you would a banana.Pour some melted coconut oil over the plantains. Use enough melted coconut oil to coat the plantains. Mix them around in the coconut oil and then sprinkle a large amount of cinnamon, curry and sea salt on them to coat them really well. They should look brownish-orange from the spices. Let sit and marinate for at least an hour. Enjoy!

Basic Flax Cracker Recipe

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

 

Do you remember these?! I almost didn’t! With all the gourmet raw food floating around the internet and the popularity of raw foods now, I often crave the simplicity of my old, tried but true, basic raw food recipes like the ones in Living on Live Food. Give these a try and alter them to your liking. They are pretty simple and basic which I like because they can go with a variety of toppings or dips, etc…

Flax Seed Crackers

The basic cracker. I love these! They are simple, yet tasty and great for dipping or topping with avocado, tomato and onion. After you make these once, you can vary the amounts of garlic and ginger and lemon to suit your taste.

2 cups whole flax seeds (soaked in 2 cups water for 4 hours or overnight)

2 cloves garlic

1/2 lemon, juiced

2 Tablespoons Bragg liquid aminos or Nama Shoyu

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger

1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined, and until the garlic and ginger are completely ground.

2. Remove from processor and place on a Teflex sheet on top of a mesh dehydrator screen. Spread batter into a thin sheet about 1/8 inch thick (or less…I like to make these very thin: the ‘goopy’ substance from the flax seeds holds these crackers together even if they have holes).

3. Dehydrate at 105 degrees for 10-16 hours, depending on degree of crispness desired. Flip crackers and peel off Teflex sheet after 7-8 hours.

Note: When you place whole flax seeds in the food processor with the other ingredients, the flax seeds will stay whole. This is suggested just to grind the other ingredients and to blend the flax seeds into the mixture.

 

Chocolate Bark

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

 

Raw Chocolate Bark 

I have been making this constantly. Its so easy and its so unbelievably good!

Its a basic chocolate recipe with added hemp seeds, chia, dried fruit and nuts. You can add whatever you like to it. Mix and match and experiment with different fruits, nuts, almond butter, shredded coconut and superfoods. You can even add flavors like vanilla beans and essential oils like peppermint, orange, etc… The cinnamon batch I made was the best so far.

Just use about equal parts raw cacao powder and melted coconut oil. Mix together (I use a hand mixer) and add a good amount of sweetener to taste (agave, honey, coconut syrup…) Just keep tasting until it’s not bitter and it is to your liking. I also add a couple of T of melted cacao butter but its fine if you don’t have any. Mix this well until there are no lumps and it’s smooth. It will be a chocolate sauce consistency. Next, add in your additions.  For the picture above I added:

Chopped dried figs

Chopped dried apricots

Hemp seeds

Chia seeds (I love these in chocolate. It makes it takes like a nestles crunch)

Goji berries

Crushed and whole walnuts

Lots of Cinnamon

A little Himalayan sea salt

Mix this all together by hand. Then spread it out onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place in the freezer for an hour. It doesn’t take long for this to freeze. Don’t make this too thin but not so thick that you cant break into it when you bite it.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweeting and blogging again…

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Spent the day with Leah yesterday, shopping at the Common Crow (amazing health food store in Gloucester, MA). She made us an incredible Caesar salad while we brainstormed about the new one day class. God do I miss her making food for me!!

Im so excited to be adding this day on to the training! You can read about it here rawteacher.com , if you haven’t read it in the bulk email already. There are only two spaces left in the April class!

Leah and I are planning some other crazy stuff so stay tuned…

And, Im going to be blogging a lot more… I know ive said this before but so many of you write asking what im up to and about differnt aspects of life. Not always the most thrilling, but I promise to be better at writing about my raw life and my adventures. Ive been tweeting like crazy so follow me there also. If your not familiar with twitter, its super easy to set up an account and follow my daily rants at https://twitter.com/AlissaCohen

 

 

4th day of Advanced Raw Prep with Leah Dubois added to Alissa’s Level 3 Raw Food Teacher Training!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Whether your looking for a career in Raw Food or just interested in learning more for yourself or loved ones, Alissa’s level 3, Living on Live Food Teacher Certification, will prepare you for your next step in your raw food journey.

    

Alissa has been eating and teaching the raw vegan lifestyle since 1986.

She has been living this lifestyle since then and she was one of the first to begin a Certification Program in this field.

Alissa has added a 4th day for the Level 3 Teacher Training! We are so excited to have Leah Dubois, Alissa’s chef from her restaurants, Grezzo, and co-author of Raw Food for Everyone, teaching a full day of advanced raw food prep on Monday attached to the level 3 Teacher Training. This 4th day of training with Leah will be included in the cost of the Level 3 Teacher Training! Please read below for more information about this day.

After taking Alissa’s level 3 Teacher Training, many of our students teach classes, open restaurants and wellness centers, cater, become personal chefs, write books, consult and make an abundant living doing what they love! Many students come to class just to learn how to take care of their families, friends and communities by sharing Alissa’s raw food philosophy.

Alissa Cohen’s Level 3 Certification courses are designed to open up a whole new world for you by giving you the knowledge and training to become a certified Living on Live Food Chef, Instructor and Teacher.

(you can view video testimonials here from Alissa’s students!)

Both newcomers and experienced participants feel comfortable in Alissa’s class.

The program is designed to help you reach your personal and professional goals. After taking this course, you can venture into your own raw food business or you can join Alissa and be part of her team! You will be able to teach others how to become healthy and vibrant through individual one-on-one teachings or with groups by teaching Alissa’s Level One and Level Two classes.

Many people, after taking Alissa’s classes, choose to create their own raw food business without teaching Alissa’s Level One and Level Two classes. Some teach an occasional class and others teach many Level One and Level Two classes. It is totally up to you! Alissa offers these bonuses as a way to get people started on their raw food path without having to reinvent the wheel and for people who do not want to be out on their own but part of a bigger community.

The only way to become a level 3 Teacher is to be trained directly by Alissa in this 4 day class. In this 4 day Teacher Training, you will be certified as a Level 1 Chef, Level 2 Instructor and Level 3 Teacher. There is no prerequisite to this training as it is an intensive that will cover all three levels.

From the level 3 Certification Course, you will learn how to go raw and stay raw. You will also be able to teach others how to go raw and stay raw with ease! While creating optimal health through a fun, enjoyable, and realistic way! You will learn tools and techniques to motivate and inspire others along their path. You will not only be learning food preparation and nutrition, but also about the mental and emotional aspects of a raw food diet.

Spending 4 Days with Alissa in Gloucester, MA., you will also learn:

  • The many aspects of what a Raw and Living Food Diet is.
  • Simple and easy raw food preparation.
  • How to prepare gourmet meals.
  • How to garnish and prepare beautiful presentations.
  • How to transform your favorite cooked food dishes into healthy raw food meals.
  • How to stay motivated while eating a raw and living food diet.
  • How to encourage and teach others.
  • How to teach Level One and Level Two classes.
  • How to teach from your heart and be a successful Living on Live Food teacher for individuals and groups
  • Many different aspects of how to run various raw food business’
  • Dealing with daily raw food living such as environment, friends and family, and traveling while raw.
  • Sprouting and dehydrating techniques.
  • Detoxing (emotionally and physically.)
  • Juice Fasting
  • Colon cleansing
  • Liver and gallbladder cleanse
  • Wheat grass and other nutritionally rich foods.
  • Self massage, skin brushing, etc…
  • Intestinal workouts and body stretching
  • Netti pots
  • Natural beauty and self care
  • And much more!
  • Many of these techniques will include a hands-on approach while learning. You will be given the opportunity to test techniques when appropriate such as a mini self-massage, netti pots, skin brushing, as we walk you through the steps.

Although you will have access to Alissa and be able to ask her questions throughout the entire training, there will also be a long question and answer period with Alissa. This is very often a favorite part of the trainings for many people. The knowledge gained in these sessions while talking with Alissa and sharing with the group often brings about an enormous understanding and awareness for the Raw Food Diet and lifestyle.

Leah Dubois will be the main teacher for Mondays class. You will be learning unique recipes and techniques from Grezzo.

You will learn the intricate details of how to prepare upscale, eclectic food that is cutting edge in the raw food world.

This is not your typical raw food class with standard recipes such as pizza, wraps and pies. You will instead be learning advanced culinary techniques that have been adapted for raw food preparation. You will learn how to make boursin style cheeses, pickled vegetables, how to baste, macerate and present dishes. You will learn how to create unique tastes and textures uncommon in raw foods such as aerating, setting, releasing and candying.

Not only will you be learning some of the unique recipes that we prepared at Grezzo, but more importantly, you will be learning the distinctive techniques that will allow you to create your own gourmet recipes.

Garnishing and finishing plates will also be covered as well as tips on recipe building, ingredient substitutions, finding unique products, adapting meals to different situations, etc…

Gourmet meals and a celebratory dinner included.

This is an extremely unique opportunity to study with Leah Dubois. A truly one of a kind experience!

(If you are not coming to the Level 3 training but would like to sign up for this one day training on the Monday following the Level 3, please call the office at 978-985-7217. We will have a very limited amount of spaces available for people interested in the one day only. Past Level 3 Teachers will receive a discount, please call the office for more information)

(At this time, the only dates we have available for this extra day of training with Leah is for the 3 Mondays following the level 3 training dates in 2013. We offered this day a few years ago when Alissa had the restaurant in Boston and it was such a huge success that we were turning people away just weeks after announcing it.  We do not know if this extra day will be available after the 2013 teacher Trainings.)

Imagine … making money AND doing what you love, while helping people and spreading the word about raw food!

Many of Alissa’s teachers are deriving a very large income after receiving these certifications.

Being part of Alissa’s team means that you will be benefiting from Alissa’s knowledge and experience. Best of all, you will be part of her organization that will connect people to you through her online database and through your own Living on Live Food website that promotes your classes and raw food business through Alissa’s site. We will refer people directly to you when they call and email the office asking for teachers and classes. We also mail the certifications to your clients immediately following their classes with you so there is no paperwork for you to deal with and no inventory of certifications for you to worry about. You may also buy and retail Alissa’s books and DVDs at a 40% discount. Please call the office for more information at 1-978-985-7217.

Example of possible net income:

10 people in a Level 2 instructor class:
$650.00 per person
= $6500.00
-20%
 $5,200.00 
(Minus food and basic supplies.)

$5,200.00 a class.

 Additional benefits: As a teacher, you will be able to network with people in your area on Alissa’s interactive site. You will also have access to the private forum where you will find useful information in order to better assist your clients. You can discuss all things raw; teaching techniques, client and group practices, swap recipes, share practical tips and so much more. This support board is an incredible tool for keeping in touch with others on this path, finding immediate answers to your questions and continuing with your knowledge of the raw food lifestyle. 

The price for this training is $2400.00.

 Please call the office to register today at 1-978-985-7217 and to find out more information.

After registering we will send you an information packet with directions, local hotels and other information.

Alissa’s Classes fill VERY quickly (usually a month or more in advance)
and there is limited space in this class. Please read testimonials here and watch video testimonials to see what people are saying about the level 3 training    

New Raw Food Teacher Training Classes with Alissa

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

“I’m excited to announce the new dates for the Level 3 Living on Live Food Teacher Certifications.

They are:

September 28th-30th

Or

October 19th-21st

The last two were so magical and healing not just for the people who came to the training, but for me as well.

I’m also excited to be teaching these certifications in Gloucester, MA now. We are 45 minutes North of Boston International Airport and there are amazing places to stay and visit while in the area. This 3 day intensive is being held in a gorgeous house wihtin walking distance to one of Gloucesters most beautiful beaches. It is easily accessible from car or public transportation. It is a light, airy, peaceful, open space with lots of room inside and out.

      

We already have 8 people signed up for September and 2 for October before we have even announced it through email, so these will fill quickly for sure now that we have just sent out a bulk email. There are so many of you I would love to meet. Hopefully we will get the opportunity to spend a weekend together. It’s an amazing journey and includes so much more than just food.”

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Come study with one of the foremost authorities on healthy living. Alissa has been a raw foodist for 25 years, was one of the first people to begin a certification for raw food teachers and has written 2 books on the subject. She is also a skilled energy healer, herbalist, mind body therapist, and yoga and dance teacher.

For detailed information on the intensive level 3Teacher Certification weekends (which include levels 1, 2, 3 and the Weekend to Awaken True Health) please visit rawteacher.com.

You can also call the office for more information and to register at 978-985-7217 or 888-900-2529. We will send you hotel information after registering. We will also help you find rides and roommates if needed along with details about the area.

 

Kelly Cooks her way through Raw Food for Everyone!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Post from Kelly Marra:

Last year, I made a New Year’s resolution that I thought wouldn’t stick because most people’s don’t. I was salivating over Alissa Cohen’s new book, Raw Food For Everyone. I’d been to Grezzo, I knew how good the food was, and I knew how good the recipes would be from Alissa’s new book.

One night while Rob, my husband, was out at his martial arts class I finally got around to watching Julie & Julia. I’d read the book a few years before and wanted to see the movie but I hate dragging Rob to the movies to see a chick flick.

I watched the movie with Raw Food for Everyone open on the table in front of me and I figured out how I could teach myself amazing raw food cooking tricks and save thousands of dollars by teaching myself. I’d just cook my way through every single recipe in Raw Food For Everyone, and like Julie, I’d do it in a year. I convinced myself that it would be easy. I would only have to make 300 recipes while Julie had over 500 to make. Easy enough, right?

The more I thought about it, the better the idea seemed and I started coming up with all sorts of reasons to follow this through to the end. One of my other big reasons is that I am a cookbook collector. I’ve got so many raw food cookbooks and yet I only ever make a handful of recipes from each book. What was the point of having all of those books around if I only made one or two recipes from each book? I needed to expand my horizons, try some new foods, and really get to know a cookbook for once.

I officially started Dec 1st and didn’t tell anyone about my plan. I like to start New Year’s resolutions early so that if they don’t stick by the end of December I can still come up with a good resolution just in time for the New Year. I didn’t put too much effort into that first month; I think I only made about 20 recipes. 20 x 12 = 240. If I stuck to 20 new recipes a month I’d fall way short of the 300 I was hoping to make in a year.

It took me 11 months to cook my way through all 300 of Alissa’s recipes in Raw Food For Everyone. With each new recipe I was learning something new. Alissa’s book is a great go-to book for easy gourmet dishes. Some recipes may seem daunting at first, but with just a little planning it’s simple to have a gourmet raw food meal every night.

I’d spend every Sunday morning with a pad of paper in one hand and Raw Food For Everyone in the other. It became my ritual to make my grocery list and menu and then to go grocery shopping. I’d start soaking nuts and seeds before leaving for the market so they’d be ready to go by the time I was. I’d spend Sunday afternoon in the kitchen, making as much as I could for the week ahead. From sauces to soups, crackers, cakes, cookies and ice cream, there’s a recipe for nearly everything you could possibly want to make in Alissa’s new book.

I feel like I’ve grown in my understanding of raw food preparation and techniques by cooking my way through Alissa’s book. I understand the principles behind what makes her food so great, fresh ingredients, amazing spices, some creativity and lots of love.

To me, raw and living foods are inspirational. Before I embarked on this crazy year-long project I’d often get into ruts where I wouldn’t know what to make. But thanks to Alissa’s book, I’m never at a loss now; it only takes flipping through the pages to come across a recipe that I truly loved or looking at the tantalizing photos I took of nearly every recipe from her book.

There is no other book that I would recommend more for delicious recipes than Alissa Cohen’s Raw Food For Everyone (other than her first book, Living on Live Food!). It’s the crown jewel of my raw food cookbook collection.

Alissa's Italian Bread Wrap

 

Alissa’s Fettucini Alfredo

Alissa's French Onion Cheese

Kelly  (I’m also a Living on Live Food Teacher, Certified by Alissa)
www.RawLifeCoaching.com
Twitter: @RawKelly

Raw Food Certification Classes!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Announcing Alissa’s 2011
Living on Live Food
 Level 3 Teacher Certification Classes!  

These are the last level 3 certifications that Alissa will be doing in her home. She has no plans for classes iin 2012.

So many of you have been waiting for a class date so

 PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you call ASAP to get into this class. These classes fill very quickly and there is limited space.

We keep these classes small so that you are able to learn in a more intensive and intimate setting.

     This 3 day format includes Levels 1, 2 and 3 PLUS the weekend to awaken true health, recipes from Grezzo from Alissa’s New Book and so much more!
 
If you want to teach what you love and make money doing it,
now is your chance! 
Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to train with Alissa and benefit from her 20+ years as a raw fooder.
Please read below and
 call 978-985-7217  or 1-888-900-2529 
 for more information and to register.

 

 Dear Alissa,

My raw food business has exploded since coming home from the 4 day training in May!
Thank you for showing me how to do this with ease. I am having fun, making money and loving every minute of my new life!  You have changed my life in so many ways – first my health when I read your book years ago and now the way I live my life.You are an angel and I feel blessed to have been able to come to your class!
J.H.
 

 

Dear Alissa,
I recently returned home to Australia after taking the 4 day training with you.
Before I came to see you I thought this course would be all about the food. I can still hear your voice saying, “it’s about the food and it’s not about the food”.
Who could have imagined though, that it would be this much more? I don’t think words can describe this course, you really have to experience it firsthand. The insights about our compelling visions, drives and what it really means to teach from the heart will forever change the way I look at how I am teaching and even living in my life. The way you managed the class and had time for each and every one of us was so valuable.  I learned more from watching you run the class and teach then I ever could have imagined. But then let’s not forget about the food! The tips and techniques you taught were priceless. I now have my compelling vision and thanks to you, have learned how to put that into action to make it a reality.
In joy,
S. P
 

For more testimonials please

click here

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This is the perfect time to start your own business. We make it easy for you with a simple start up business plan already in place! 
You can’t afford NOT to come to this training!

A note from Alissa:
 
We have been receiving daily email and phone calls in my office regarding when there will be more of these classes. I know many of you want to learn more about raw foods! 
 
There has been such a huge demand for this class and also a huge demand for more Alissa Cohen teachers in many areas.
 
I am aware at this time that many people are looking to change careers or have been forced to look for new avenues of income. This training is the perfect way to start a whole new career, working for yourself and making money doing what you love.
 
I am excited and honored to be able to offer these amazing classes to you and I look forward to meeting so many of you!
 
Best,
Alissa
 
 
These are the only two classes on the schedule.
 
October 21st – 23rd 2011
or
November 4th-6th 2011
 
If Alissa teaches more of these level 3 classes it will not be before the spring of next year. SO NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE CERTIFIED! Please sign up quickly as we know many of you have been disappointed that you were not able to get into the last class and have been waiting for new class dates!
 
The only way to become a Level 3 Teacher for Alissa, is to be trained directly by her in this 3 day class.
 
In this 3 day Teacher Certification class, you will be certified as a Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 Teacher. 
  
You will spend 3 days training with Alissa in her home in Kittery, Maine.
(BTW- this is the most beautiful time of year in Maine!)

Stacie Cohen will be assisting Alissa in this training. You can read Stacie’s Bio for more information on her.

Please visit RawTeacher.com for more information about the level 1, level 2 and level 3 classes.
 

Please call the office to register today 1-978-985-7217 and to find out more information. You can also visit  RawTeacher.com for more information on these classes.

(Please leave a message if you get the machine. Please speak clearly with your name and number and reason for calling. We get inundated with calls the first few days after a bulk email is sent to over 30 thousand of our newsletter subscribers. Your call will be returned immediately (or within an hour or two depending on the business hour) 

Please be aware that we have very limited space and these do get filled very very quickly.
 
The price for this training is $2400.00
  AlissaCohen.com  

1.978.985.7217

                                   1.888.900.2529 

 Alissa@alissacohen.com

 From these certification courses you will learn how to go raw, stay raw and teach others how to start and stay on this diet. You will learn the tools and techniques to motivate others and inspire others to go raw and how to stay on this path. You will learn basic food prep for simple easy recipes along with culinary techniques as well as the nutritional, mental and emotional aspects of a raw food diet. 

  • You will be able to teach others how to go raw with ease while creating optimal health through a fun, enjoyable, realistic way!
  • You will be able to teach and certify others in the Living on Live Food Program and start your own business doing something you love and make a great income!
  • You can choose to have your own web site from AlissaCohen.com promoting your classes and raw food business. We will also refer people directly to you when people call the office and email us at alissacohen.com asking for teachers and classes.
  • We will mail the Certifications to your clients immediately following their classes with you so there is no paperwork for you to deal with and no inventory of Certifications for you to worry about.
  •  You may buy and retail Alissa’s book and DVDs and take orders for raw food items at a discount. We will stock and ship these items for you.

Many of Alissa’s teachers are deriving a very large income after receiving these certifications. You may choose to take these classes for self-knowledge, work as a raw food chef, teach classes and certify others. 
Be your own Boss! Being part of Alissa’s team means that you will be benefiting from Alissa’s knowledge and experience. Best of all, you will be part of her infrastructure that will connect people to you through an online database and through your own website available to the living on live food community.
Imagine … making money AND doing what you love, all while helping people and spreading the word about raw food!

 
 

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