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Raw Peppermint Brownie’s

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

For New Years Eve, I made some raw food to bring to a friends. The dessert was Raw Peppermint Brownies.

I adapted the brownie recipe from Raw Food for Everyone. Actually, the brownie part is still the same but I made a peppermint frosting instead of the chocolate sauce topping.

Brownies – Makes 20
2 cups pecans
2 cups walnuts
2 cups hazelnuts
4 cups cacao powder
4 cups pitted dates
1½ cups agave nectar

1. Put 1 cup pecans, walnuts, and hazelnuts in a food processor. Blend until finely ground. Remove the ground nuts and transfer to a bowl, then repeat with remaining nuts. Put the cacao powder into the food processor and pulse a few times to get rid of any lumps. Add the cacao to the ground nuts and stir to combine.
2. Put the agave and dates in a food processor (no need to wash it). Blend until a coarse paste forms. Remove to another bowl.
3. Put 1/3 of the nut mixture and 1/3 of the date mixture in a food processor (again, no need to wash it). Pulse for about 30 seconds until the mixture is crumbly and moist. Transfer a bowl. Repeat two more times. When are three batches are in the bowl, mix well.
4. Evenly spread the brownie batter into an 11-inch x 7-inch pan. You can cut the brownies immediately into large or small pieces, or cover and store at room temperature for 5 to 7 days

For the frosting:

1 cup coconut butter
1/2 cup coconut oil
2-3 drops of essential oil of peppermint or use a peppermint extract

I used a small blender to blend it all and melt it together. When this is nice and creamy, spread it over the top of the brownies. You can put it in the fridge to harden but then I left it out at room temperature and it was creamier.

Enjoy!

Sugar Scrub – Raw Christmas…

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

I needed some gifts for Christmas eve and Christmas day and I didn’t feel like bringing my usual raw food desserts or raw food goodies so I made this brown sugar and vanilla scrub. SO easy and pretty! Posted this on Facebook and you all wanted to know how, so here is the recipe:

Brown Sugar Scrub

Brown Sugar
Sweet almond Oil (you can use other oils. Coconut I’m sure, but I would think it would harden, maybe that would work though)
Vanilla extract

Put the brown sugar in a bowl and add the oil. Mix well. Its usually about 1 cup of sugar to 1/4 or a 1/2 of oil. I’m sure you can find a to of recipes online. Just dont make it too oily. You want it to be grainy. Also, after sitting, the sugar soaks up the oil, so add a little less then you think.

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Write out some labels.

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Wrap some cloth around the lid.

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Put some pretty paper around the outside and tie with some cloth.

I used tissue paper and some pieces of an old shirt.

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Happy Holidays!

Raw Food Certification Class

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

This past 4 day raw food certification class in September was amazing! Here are some pictures from the training.

Be sure to sign up for the next class in April. It’s already starting to fill! Payment plans are available.

I look forward to seeing you there!

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Papaya Salmon Steak

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Paleo with Raw Food

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Although this book is not a raw food book, the Paleo Cookbook For Dummies by Dr. Kellyann Petrucci has just been published and she has included some of my raw food recipes in it! She is very much into the health benefits of eating raw. So if your paleo or easing your way into raw, this may be a great book to check out!

Her website is http://drkellyann.com

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.

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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

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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.

 

The last Alissa Cohen Teacher Trainings

Monday, September 26th, 2011

When I sent out the last bulk email announcing that this would be my last 2 classes for the Alissa Cohen Living on Live Food Teacher Training, I got lots of calls and emails asking if this was REALLY the last 2 classes.

Yes, It is. 2 years ago I began saying that I was done teaching these classes and moving on to other things. Ive been teaching these for 7 years now! My new book, Raw Food for Everyone was coming out and so many other things were calling my attention. But, as people continued to write and call about the classes and the demand was still so high for Alissa Cohen teachers, I decided to teach a few more over the last couple of years.

I love teaching these classes. The people that come to train with me are so amazing. I’ve met some wonderful people over the years who have become close friends. The trainings are intimate and in my home and after 35 + hours together, the whole class, including me, always has a life changing experience. The teachings are all about the food, and then not about the food. You will learn all about raw food prep and how to actually DO this diet in a real-life practical way, with a lot of tips, techniques, simple and easy recipes and more gourmet recipes from my restaurants. So if you’re just coming to be immersed in the raw food diet, you will be blown away…But, I also have a very practical way of teaching people how to really go out and teach raw food to others and how to make a living doing it. You can leave the class and set up your own business or you can use the business model that I have set up for you. You can have an Alissa Cohen web site and we promote you on the teacher locater page. We have people calling the office daily for teachers in their area so we need more Alissa Cohen Teachers!

But yes, these are the last two classes I’ll be teaching. And Yes, the only way to be certified for level 3 is to take the training directly from me.  October 21st-23rd and November 4th-6th. The November class is filling very quickly, the October one still has a lot of spaces (which is unusual because they normally  are filled a month before!)

Will I ever teach these again? I don’t know… I never say never. Will I be teaching these within the next few years? Definitely not.

The paperback version of my book Raw Food for Everyone will be coming out in October along with a huge radio tour that my publishers have me on. The whole next year is booked already and I’m changing things up.

However, the teacher classes will always be close to my heart and my staff and I will still be working closely with all of my teachers. This will be an even bigger part of my business.  the students who have trained directly with me and the people that they have trained, will be even busier because people will have to get trained by them, not me.  Most of you have seen the rawteacher.com site and the teacher locator page which gets loads of hits every day. I will also be promoting my teachers in many other ways, while on tour with my book and other ventures. So, if you’d like to be a part of this huge network of raw food teachers, sign up now! It always happens that after the class we get so many calls with people asking for more dates.  So, I know I have “cried wolf” before, but really really really, these are the last 2 Raw Food Teacher Classes!

Hope to see you in class!

To register please call 978-985-7217

Xo Alissa

Living on Live Food DVDs – 24 Hour Sale!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Living on Live Food DVDs. Double DVD Set. Special 24 hour sale!

I’m super excited to feature my Living on Live Food DVD for my OpenSky special today!

Come on into my kitchen and let me show you 20 of my favorite, mouthwatering recipes!

Whether you’re a raw food expert or just starting out, you’ll learn a ton of hands-on tips and techniques in this live DVD that helps you easily master the basics of raw cooking. The 3 1/2 hours of viewing time includes a food preparation class and in-depth discussion of the raw and living food diet with two of my clients.

 If your already signed up for my weekly specials, just check your inbox today! If you are not already receiving my weekly special announcements (which is different from this newsletter that you are signed up for), you can sign up now for free! They will be in your inbox once week! To read more about signing up for my weekly specials, click here .