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Raw Pancakes!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Last week I met Leah, my chef that worked for me at Grezzo, for dinner in the North End of Boston. It was all very nostalgic as we were reminiscing about Grezzo and all of the memories of the people that used to come in and the great times we had there. And of course we talked about the food! So the next day I was inspired to make the pancake recipe that’s in our book. There are so many incredible recipes in Raw Food for Everyone but this one is so easy and there’s no planning ahead. You may want to make a double batch though as they are hard to resist!

     

Morning, Noon, and Night Pancakes 

When you want pancakes for breakfast or dinner, try these. These pancakes are the real deal. They have a maple-pecan flavor and the fluffy texture of real pancakes.  Since they’re dehydrated ahead of time, keep some on hand for a quick breakfast or dinner.

 Makes 10 pancakes

2 cups pecans, soaked for 4 hours

2 cups pine nuts 

2 ripe bananas

1 cup agave nectar

Seeds from 2 vanilla beans

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 cups blueberries, muddled

1.  Put the soaked pecans and any remaining soaking liquid, pine nuts, bananas, agave, vanilla, salt, and ½ cup water in a Vita-Mix. Blend until smooth. Using a spatula, fold in the muddled blueberries.

2.  With a ladle, drop ½ -cup measures of the batter onto Teflex-line dehydrator racks, leaving at least ½ inch between the pancakes.  They should be thick like pancakes, about ½ inch thick, not thin like crêpes. Dehydrate for 8 hours.  Flip the pancakes onto clean Teflex sheets and dehydrate for 8 more hours.

3. Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

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

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

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

 ———————–
 

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!

 
 

,  
 
 

Alissa Cohen Raw Food Certifications!

Wednesday, August 17th, 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 have a waiting list of over 50 people that we will be calling this week to let them know of the new teacher training dates. Although these dates will not work for all of these people, these classes will fill quickly!

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

 ———————–
 

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!

 
 

,  
 
 

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 . 

 

 

 

 

Raw Revolution Energy Bars

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Any raw food bar that is known and loved by serious athletes worldwide is something I want in on!

Raw Revolution is a very cool company. Called “Raw Rev” by their thousands of devotees, they’re really involved in the health and fitness world. So you can absolutely trust that their live food snack bars are a great bet when you need an energy boost.

Raw, natural, vegan and gluten-free, with this bundle of 18 delicious chocolate bars, you’ll be doing something fantastic for your body – and your psyche.

(If you still need to sign up to receive my specials, you can go here for more information! This is the only way you can purchase these items, is to be signed up for my super special – its FREE to sign up and you get amazing weekly deals!)

Manna Feast

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

This weeks special:

(If you still need to sign up to receive my specials, you can go here for more information! This is the only way you can purchase these items, is to be signed up for my super special – its FREE to sign up and you get amazing weekly deals!)

You’ve all heard me say how important greens are – I mean, we pretty much get most of the nutrients we need from those dark leafies! But what if you just don’t like the taste of greens?

I know, it’s a problem for some people. Others just want some variety…or to indulge their sweet tooth now and then. This Manna Feast is a super alternative. It’s packed with a ton of fruits, berries, land and sea vegetables like elderberry, carrots, sweet potato, and other nutrients like chlorella and probiotics.

You can put a couple of scoops into a glass of water and get a refreshing cold drink that’s sweet for your tastebuds…and your body.

Renee’s Raw Chocolate!

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Renee's Raw Chocolate - 2 Pack

 Alright, I know I have a lot of favorites, especially for snacking, but… this chocolate is seriously THE BEST I’ve ever had!

A lot of Raw Chocolates are super sweet or they have too much coconut oil or they have a weird aftertaste. Renee’s Raw Chocolates are seriously the best I’ve ever tasted! We ran a special on these when I first started with open sky and we sold out. We made it even more affordable and lowered the price of these so order them now because these will definitely not last!

Packed with goji berries for antioxidants, vitamin C, amino acids, and minerals, they’re a chocolate lover’s healthy dream come true!

If you still need to sign up to receive my specials, you can go here for more information!