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Friday, November 19th, 2010

Just a quick blog to tell you that I have turned on my comments so you can now post comments to my blogs!

Many of you write to me after my blog post in response to something I write or write to me on Facebook. (BTW, I never answer my face book messages, so please make sure you send your questions to Alissa@alissacohen.com) Now you can post your responses here. Yeah!!

I’m feeling weirdly euphoric this week! Maybe it’s all the extra yoga and de-stressing I’m doing.

So I’m becoming a yoga fanatic again since it’s the only thing that feels good for my foot. Hot yoga, I have a new love with hot vinyasa flow. I’ve been driving way too far though to do it so I’ve convinced Taylor and Philippe to open a Prana Yoga near me. Actually 3 doors up from me! Already scouted out the place, spoken to the landlord and had them come and look at it. YEAH! I just have to be creating, even if it’s for someone else!  And since they are just like me, it looks like it’s already in the works!  I’ll keep you posted and maybe I’ll even be teaching there and you can all come and take a class with me! Although I think I just want to take classes, not teach, but who knows, teaching is in my blood so we’ll see! At the very least, you can come and take class with me! You’ll love it, I promise!!!

Lots of interviews and promo for my new book. There’s a cool thread on my rawfoodtalk.com board about the book with pictures and recipes that people are making.  Check it out here http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=62303

I’ve been taking my therapeutic Enzymes again and making the Burdock-Shilajit Latte that I posted about in my last bog and feel awesome. I’ve always loved those enzymes and I swear that Shilajit has magical healing powers!

I’ve got two new projects I’m kicking around but I think I need to play for a while before I dive in! One is another book… am I ready to sit down and do that?? hm, I don’t know…Tomorrow is the winter farmers market around here and then a huge art show close by. Sunday is play time over a friend’s house. There will be a bunch of non raw people there so I’m making my stuffed pesto mushrooms, ice cream and other goodies to get them hooked!

Next week we are off to Florida for thanksgiving to see my parents and raw sister. I’m so excited to be spending the holiday with them. My sister is making all kinds of stuff from my new book, the papaya steak, stuffing, etc… we’re just going to hang out at the beach for a few days and then pig out on yummy raw food for thanksgiving. It’s been so many years since I’ve spent Thanksgiving with my parents. We are usually away on the holidays. I’m really looking forward to spending it with them and my sister. I also get to see one of my best friends, Elaine, while I’m in Fl.

On my way into my infrared sauna and then off to play for a while with my enchanting friend Susan.

Oh and to top off the day….Imagine my excitement and joy when I found these little babies waiting for me just 5 minutes away!



Yep, the Asian store near me has had durians all this time and I haven’t even known it.  I bought two yesterday and they are all defrosted and ready to be devoured today. Ah, all is right in the world :) .

Burdock – Shilajit Latte

Sunday, November 14th, 2010
Burdock-Shilajit Latte:

This is one of my favorite recipes in my new book!

Shilajit Latte

Burdock root tea is a powerful anti-inflammatory herbal tea. A mildly bitter herb, it also stimulates the release of gastric juices and aids digestion. Read more about Burdock root tea here.

Shilajit is considered the king herb of Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. Shilajit contains at least 85 minerals in ionic form. Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning “conqueror of mountains and destroyer of weakness.” It is a mineral-rich humus (soil) that emanates from the crevices of the Himalayan mountains. Shilajit is truly a remarkable substance with a long history of human usage for healing, building, and rejuvenation. (Read more about Shiljit here)

Combine burdock tea and shilajit powder with these other ingredients to take the place of your morning coffee.

1 cup brewed burdock root

1 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon shilajit powder

1 tablespoon agave nectar

Combine all ingredients in a vitamix or blender until frothy and warm from blending. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon if desired.

This recipe is from Alissa’s new book Raw Food for Everyone.

Raw Food for Everyone

Order the burdock root, Shilajit or the agave for this recipe and receive a 25% off coupon for your next purchase!

When you order anything from my store from now until the 26th of November, you will receive a 25% coupon good for your next purchase! (good until the end of the year!)

The only thing that is excluded are my living on live food books and DVDs and appliance over $200.00.

Raw Interviews and specials!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

Slacking off on the blogging a little! I’m doing an interview with Martha Stewart Radio on Sirus today and hooked on raw with Rhio tomorrow  and one or two everyday for another two weeks. Lots and lots of interviews lately, tons of radio, to promote the new book. Some great reviews so far on Raw Food for Everyone! Here’s one form a foodie blogger who was at my book signing last week.

I’m adding a whole new section on my site next week with exciting new products so watch for that. Meanwhile there are some amazing gift ideas such as the new sticky yoga mats from Jade. These are SUPER sticky. I’m using them in hot yoga and you totally stick to the mat still. They are eco friendly and an amazing company!

Also this super sleek bamboo sushi tray, the silicon molds and the Envitote are all favorites!

Don’t forget, I’m still running a special through November 26th.

When you order anything from my store during the next month, you will receive a 25% coupon good for your next purchase!

The only thing that is excluded are my living on live food books and DVDs and appliance over $200.00.

It’s my way of thanking you for shopping at alissacohen.com! Remember, your purchases support animal rights and help us to donate more for our furry friends.

Raw Food for Everyone hits book shelves today!!!

Thursday, October 28th, 2010

I’m so excited! My new book, Raw Food for Everyone is hitting the shelves today. yeah!!!

You can also still order it here and it will be delivered to your doorstep or on your Kindle.

Let me know what you think! Oh and if you like it, (and only if you like it, which i know you will, LOL!) post a rave review on Amazon so others know to buy it!

Also, make sure you come see me in Boston!

I am doing a talk and book signing on:

November 4th from 7-9pm.

The location is:

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446-2908

A special for all my customers!

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Great news!

Through my partnership with opensky, the people that help me sell products, I am running a special from October 26 through November 26th.

When you order anything from my store during the next month, you will receive a 25% coupon good for your next purchase!

The only thing that is excluded are my living on live food books and DVDs and appliance over $200.00.

Its my way of thanking you for shopping at alissacohen.com! and don’t forget, your purchases support animal rights and help us to donate more for our furry friends.

Also –  3 days until the new book comes out. Can you believe it!!!! So exciting…. Don’t forget to order it now in hardcover or on your kindle so you have it on October 28th!

Kindle, raw yoga and balance…

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

Ah what a week! I’ve been redesigning the raw teachers site, working on new products to put in the store and getting ready for my new book to hit the shelves on October 28th!  (btw/ for those of you who asked if it will be on kindle, it is!!! If you order Raw Food for Everyone now, it will be on your kindle on October  28th! And if you pre-order it will be on your doorstep on October 28th!)

Been having a lot of fun lately also, hardly at home so haven’t been writing much on my blog. Just got home from a dinner party at a friend’s house, brought some raw ice cream from my new book and everyone went crazy, raw and cooked eaters alike!

Don’t forget, the Ormus Greens are still 10.00 off until the 26th! We have sold a ton and already had some great feedback! I’ll be introducing some fantastic specials this week also, some great discounts.

I was at Prana Restaurant in Newton with my sister in raw, Taylor, Thursday. So much fun meeting  some of you spur of the moment who were eating there! Meant to take more pictures of the food but we always get too busy talking and I lose touch with anything else. We ate lunch, took Prana Yoga next door (which by the way is the BEST yoga I’ve ever done!) went to her house to change and take care of nursing her 6 month old twins (her, not me ;) ), took her other two children back to the restaurant to eat dinner and then hung out the rest of the night until 1:30 am processing, talking, laughing and living in the high energy of rawness. I finally made it home at 3:30 am! Very late for me, but so much fun. Talk about someone who has tons of energy! She has 5 kids under the age of 12, runs 4 yoga studios and a restaurant and a million things in between. I’ve met my match, lol! Dennis told me she is so much like me. Ya, except I have 2 dogs not 5 kids!

Still doing yoga everyday and feeling great! Love my new yoga mats in my store. Also adding more workout stuff soon.

Off to write a couple of articles and set up my schedule for the week. Busy busy but balanced. So happy I’m  starting to achieve this (balance) again.

Supergreen sale!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Have you tried Ormus Supergreens? If not, now is the perfect time to try them out!

Im offering $10.00 off until the 26th!

Was 55.00. Now 45.00!

Because of the peppermint and Stevia, this mix is delicious mixed with just water! It tastes like a sweet tea!

If you don’t like the taste of green drinks, you’ll love this one!

I’ve been taking this before and after my yoga classes and I feel more alive and full of energy!

If there is one item that you definitely want in your raw food kitchen, this is it! You can order it here!

Made from the purest probiotic greens grown on high altitude volcanic rich soil

  • Raw vegan superfood protein, the ultimate anti-aging protein designed for athletes, body builders, and health enthusiasts who want to lose fat, build muscle mass and be extremely healthy and fit. Grown organically in a pristine ancient sea bed located in a volcanic region of Utah and Arizona. The soil is loaded with platinum, gold, silver and ormus trace minerals that give the greens a magnetic property.
  • Ormus Supergreens are grown and produced in the US.
  • These Supergreens are grown in a pristine ancient sea bed in a volcanic region of Utah and Arizona. The soil is loaded with platinum, gold, silver, and ORMUS trace minerals giving the greens a magnetic property which increases the vibration and frequency of those who consume it.
  • Certified 100% organic, Non-GMO, & Gluten Free.
  • A patented cold-drying process which protects the heat-sensitive bioactive constituents and phyto-nutrients, thereby making a superior raw green super food drink that is both alive and bio-available.
  • Produced using an eco-friendly process having a low carbon footprint and is thereby much easier on the environment. Additionally, the special bag guarantees the highest level of freshness obtainable.

Ingredients:

Oat Grass – We use oat grass in our formula because it picks up the highest amounts of Noble Elements and ormus from the soil. Oat grass is used traditionally to help build sexual stamina. Oat grass (Avena Sativa) has a relaxing and stimulating action that nourishes and strengthens the nervous system.Barley and Wheat Grass- Barley and wheat grass are both loaded with high trace minerals, calcium, iron, all essential amino acids, vitamin C, the flavonoids, and a number of enzymes and minerals. They also contain superoxide dismutase (SOD), a powerful antioxidant enzyme that protects the cells against toxic free radicals.   All the cereal grasses pick up ormus from the soil.

Alfalfa – Alfalfa is a plant which sends its roots down twenty to thirty feet into the ground and brings up the minerals that are not available on the surface. For this reason, the Arabic word Alfalfa means “father of plants.” Alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that play a vital role in the strength and growth of our bones and in the maintenance of a healthy body. It contains protein and vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, and vitamin K. It also contains calcium, potassium, carotene, iron, and zinc.

Yucca – Yucca are desert plants that are part of the Agave family. We wild craft our own wild Yucca plants in the high desert in a way that promotes growth for the other plants. Yucca extracts may have anti-arthritic and anti-inflammatory effects including anti-fungal and anti- protozoal activities. Yucca is also a rich source of phenolics, including resveratrol and a number of other stilbenes (yuccaols A, B, C, D and E). Yucca extracts and its phenolics are also anti-oxidants and free-radical scavengers.

Parsley – Parsley is perhaps one of the most commonly used but therapeutically under-rated of herbs. Parsley is very high in bio available vitamin C and is a good source of manganese, calcium and potassium. It also contains flavonoids that act as antioxidants. Parsley is also rich in vitamin A, well-known for its effects on vision, plus can mitigate risks of atherosclerosis and diabetes. Parsley cleanses the blood, dissolves sticky deposits in veins, maintains elasticity of blood vessels, facilitates removal of moderately sized kidney and gallstones, treats deafness and ear infections, and benefits the sexual system. Parsley helps with bad breath and is one of the most important herbs for providing vitamins to the body. It’s like an immune-enhancing multi-vitamin and mineral complex in green plant form.

Spinach – Spinach is a rich source of protein, minerals, vitamins, pigments and phytonutrients. Health benefits of spinach are due to presence of vitamins, pigments, phytonutrients and minerals like potassium, manganese, zinc, magnesium, iron and calcium. Spinach is a source of vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin A, B6, C and traces of the rest of the vitamins. Other important elements, including thiamine and riboflavin, that are used in various reactions in our body are also found in spinach. Spinach is rich in pigments like beta carotene, lutein and xanthene and chlorophyllin etc.

Probiotic Culture – We use a “live active culture” process with part of our cereal greens. This is different from other companies who just mix Probiotics into their greens. Traditional Probiotic foods include: yogurt, kefir, miso, and sauerkrauts and are very good for the body and digestive tract. Science has learned that cultured foods are easy to digest and create life-enhancing nutrients.

Peppermint makes our greens easy to drink and very palatable. Peppermint is also an age-old herbal medicine that has been used to treat a wide range of abdominal woes, from flatulence to stomach cancer to gallbladder disease. Several studies have shown that peppermint seems to be fairly effective at relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a collection of symptoms that includes abdominal cramping and pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. Peppermint also has anti-parasitic properties and has been used in folk remedies to get rid of parasites.

Whole Leaf Stevia – We use the whole leaf stevia herb which has been used for centuries in South America to aid diabetics and hypoglycemics. Research has shown that a whole leaf stevia herb has a regulating effect on the pancreas and helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Herbal stevia is therefore useful to people with diabetes, hypoglycemia, and Candidiasis. Other traditional uses of herbal stevia are to lower elevated blood pressure (hypertension), as a digestive aid that also reduces gas and stomach acidity, and for obesity. The herb acts as general tonic which increases energy levels and mental acuity. The stevia herb has also been shown to inhibit the growth and reproduction of bacteria that cause gum disease and tooth decay, making it an excellent addition for the teeth and gums.

Order Now!

I’d love to meet you!!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

If your in the Boston area, I am doing a talk and book signing on:

November 4th from 7-9pm.

The location is:

Brookline Booksmith
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446-2908

You can buy your copy of my new book Raw Food for Everyone there. Id love to meet you if your in the area. Stop by and say hello!

Unroasted Brussel Sprouts Recipe

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

When I went to the health food store the other day they had organic baby brussel sprouts. I bought all three bags and came home and made the Unroasted Veg recipe from my new book, Raw Food for Everyone. We used to make these in the restaurant with brussel sprouts, carrots, broccoli, green beans and any other in season vegetables.

So easy! Heres the recipe with pix:

Take the brussel sprouts and cut them in half

recipe1

Melt some coconut oil (I put some in a plastic baggie and ran it under hot water)

recipe2

Place the brussel sprouts in a bowl with the coconut oil and mix well until they are coated.

Lay the brussel sprouts out on a teflex sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. (I like to sprinkle them with salt after they are on the sheet. If you add it to the mixing bowl it tends to clump)

recipe3

They will shrivel up a bit in the dehydrator. I left them the entire day because I like them well done. you can dehydrate them as little or as much as you like. I like them almost crispy on the outside.

recipe4

Place them in a bowl and snack on them. Add them to salads or as a side dish. I actually like them much better once they were sitting out and cooled off.

recipe5

I’m doing another Raw Food Teacher class in December!

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

I just listed a new teacher training date. Here is the bulk email that just went out. The last class was so amazing! Cant wait to meet you all there!

Alissa Cohen Raw Food Teacher Trainings:
December 3rd – 5th 2010
978-985-7217
888-900-2529
Alissa Cohen Living on Live Food Teacher Training Certifications!December 3rd – 5th
We are excited to announce the new 3 day intensives with Alissa!
Class in Maine
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Although this class is
just being put on the schedule today, it is already half full.


I was not planning on doing any more trainings in 2010 but my schedule is filling for the beginning of next year. We know many of you have been waiting for another class so we are squeezing this in.

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

The Next Class Date is:

December 3rd – 5th 2010

For more information or to register please call 978-985-7217 or 888-900-2529.

I know some of you have not been happy when you call and can’t get into a class!
Because I love doing this in my cozy B&B we are limited in space. I also like to keep the classes at a a manageable size so that everyone gets the attention they need to be able to learn.

We are also contacting a large number of people that have been on a waiting list from the last class. We realize this date will not work for everyone, but this class will fill fast!

Please read below for information on the format of the new classes. You can also go to RawTeacher for a full description of the new, 3 Day Living on Live Food Teacher Training that includes the levels 1, 2 and 3 plus the Weekend to Awaken True Health.
Please scroll down to read current testimonials from Alissa’s class.
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There is a new format for class that I’m super excited about! The classes will be 3 days instead of 4. Many of you have asked for this.
Because these 3 days are being stretched out longer in time, we are able to cut out an extra day.
We will start at 12pm instead of 2 pm on Friday and end at 8pm.
On Saturday, we will start at 9 am and end at 8pm instead of 6pm.
On Sunday we will start at 9am and end at 9pm instead of 6 pm.

So you can see that in terms of timing, we are taking out the full day Monday but making up for it with an extra 7 hours of class time throughout the 3 days.

Because I love the flow of how I’ve been teaching the levels 1,2 and 3, that will stay the same. I will  just be adding in the recipes from my new book, raw food for everyone, throughout the weekend (hence the longer days to allow more time) instead of doing them on Monday.

So, it really is an intensive 3 day experience with tons of information packed into each day. Because this is a teacher training though, the classes are taught experientially. We will fill your brain with a lot of information but in a way that you will learn and remember everything.

For more information on the classes you can go to Raw Teacher
The cost of this class is 2400.00.

For more information please send an email to Jessica at alissa@alissacohen.com.
Or Call 978-985-7217 to register.

I can’t wait to meet you. See you in class!

Alissa

New Testimonials:Dear Alissa,

My raw food business has exploded after coming to your class! I am getting emails and sign ups for my next scheduled class and lots of inquires for personal raw trainings and new ventures.
I came to this class thinking it was just for personal knowledge but left feeling like I couldn’t wait to teach!
Thank you for showing us how to teach from our hearts. That was a huge piece for me to learn and to see it in action was a gift.
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I have never been in a place physically and emotionally like I have been since coming home from Alissa’s training. I thought I was going to just learn about raw food and how to teach it, but the process that Alissa used to guide us to find our compelling visions was remarkable. I have taken a lot of classes and this was the most life changing weekend I have ever taken. I am crystal clear on what my next step is to create my life the way I have been wanting it to be for years now. Seems so easy after taking Alissa’s class. WOW!
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Alissa!

Thank you so much for a wonderful transforming weekend.  The class far exceeded my expectations and to be with such a great interesting group of people made it perfect.  My head is full of things that I want to try and full of tweaks to the things that we already made.  I’m very excited!

It’s funny - Even though I have a strong extrovert personality, I stayed in the background absorbing everything.  There where others in class that needed much more attention and hand-holding and more.  It was interesting to see how you handled it all and very informative.  You have given me so much to think about, plan, and dream on!  I’m still not sure where I will go from here, but the seeds have been planted.
I really wanted you to know how much I appreciated our time together.  I got all that I needed from our time together and more.  I am very grateful that I was able to attend such a wonderful class.    Both Stacie and Janet were wonderful and everyone made for an intense but enjoyable weekend.  We were well fed and cared for during our time with you.

I’ve been 100% since Friday and don’t plan on changing that one bit.  I should definitely be able to convince my husband to join me with all that I have learned.
Thank you again for sharing and being such a special person!