News & Blog

Posts Tagged ‘raw’

Tune in to talk to me on The Raw Truth Radio Show March 26th!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Tune in to the The RAW Truth with Chef Sharynne Frazer at 11 am EST Thursday March 26th. I’ll be on the show (probably about 11:20 EST). Its live and you can call in and talk to me, ask questions, etc… http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2320/the-raw-truth

 

 

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.

 

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

Regenerating Skin Spray and Immune System Regenerator

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

Regenerating Skin Spray and Immune System Regenerator

Even when we’re eating raw and healthy, supplements can go a long way. They help neutralize toxins, balance your ph levels, and deliver tons of good stuff to your body like fulvic minerals, which are known for their cellular regeneration properties. 
I’m a big fan of getting nutrients in however we can, and these Regeneration USA products are a quick and easy way to keep your body running at its best.  The Immune System Regenerator strengthens your immune system and can even help with weight control (because they detoxify you). The Regenerating Skin Spray contains essentials amino acids that your skin needs to look its best, and while also helping to restore, regain and replenish those lost fulvic minerals.  

To me, it just makes sense to give your body as much health-boosting energy as possible. If you’re going to take supplements, they might as well be top-notch, so these are absolutely the ones to go for!

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

Todays Special – Chlorella!

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

You all should have received my special offer coupon today by now. I LOVE this weeks offer. Its Chlorella!

We don’t always have time to make a full meal using greens, or to make fresh green juice, which is why I love having Chlorenergy tablets around.

Chlorellais actually my favorite thing to take because it’s super-important for health. Derived from algae, Chlorenergy is 100% natural and is packed with vitamins, minerals and so much more.

Whether you eat a raw diet or not, trust me, these Chlorenergy tablets are one of the best things you can take for your body every day!

Shilajit Latte!

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Ive posted this recipe from my new book, Raw Food for Everyone, before but…Its worth repeating!

If you don’t have Burdock Root, you can get it online or at a health food store as dried pieces. You just steep it like a tea and add the rest of the ingredients. YUMMY!!!!

The Shiajit is my weekly special so order some today! As always, its a 24 hour sale so its good from today, Tuesday, at 12 noon to Wednesday the 16th at 12 noon.

All you need to do to get this discount is to click on the email that will be in your inbox at 12 noon today and it will take you to my opensky site to go shopping!

Don’t fret, if you not already signed up, you can follow me here. AND… Make sure you sign up because Ive got some amazing surprises in store for the people who are signed up to follow me! In a few weeks ill be giving away another gift (someone one a free vitamix a couple of weeks ago, just for signing up!) and a HUGE super special present that you wont believe!

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up) When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Ok here’s the recipe:

Burdock-Shilajit Latte:

Shilajit Latte

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

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.

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

1 cup brewed burdock root tea

1 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon shilajit powder

1 tablespoon agave nectar

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

Sauerkraut Recipe and Raw Bars!

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

First let me tell you about these amazing raw bars that are on sale TODAY and only for 24 hours! You can get these at a huge discount until March 9th at 12:00pm when you follow me here to receive weekly deals. Once you sign up, these weekly deals will be sent straight to your inbox so you can start shopping!

I LOVE LOVE LOVE these bars! I don’t know about you, but I’m not crazy about most packaged bars. I always wonder whats really in them. These Love Force Bars are made with all organic raw ingredients.

Raw Bars

These are great as energy bars or even dessert, but Ive also been using them as a quick whole food meal. They’re extremely filling! They’re individually wrapped so I keep a few in my glove compartment whenever I’m out and about and don’t have to to stop or when I know I wont be home for hours. Stock up on these before a plane trip -you’ll be so happy to find one in your bag during a long flight. I took a bunch with me on my recent trip to Italy as an easy treat.

Oh and they taste incredible! They’re made with nuts, seeds, dates, berries, and all different spices - they have a lot of different flavors and they are all delicious!

Each bar weighs 3 oz and the sample pack includes:

  • Cherry Vanilla
  • Chocolate vanilla
  • Chocolate Lemon
  • Fig Ginger
  • Granola Cacao
  • Mango Pecan
  • Chocolate Mint
  • Goji Lemon
  • Chocolate Orange

And If your not already following my Weekly Deals, heres how you can get my Raw Super Specials:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Open Sky Screen Shot
All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the offers to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

(The only drawback  is that its only in the US! I’m working on changing that soon!!!)

Okay now for the Sauerkraut Recipe!!!

Look how cool the inside of this cabbage looks! I only use purple cabbage  most of the time.

This is from my new book Raw Food for Everyone. Ive been making this throughout the winter and its so good for digestion and just taste so amazing! I dont even wait untill it ferments to eat it, its great that day!

Sauerkraut

Shred the cabbage with a knife, rather than in a food processor, so the cabbage comes out shredded rather than diced. Sauerkraut makes a great addition to wraps and other sandwiches. If you want less heat, reduce the amount of jalapeño. No water is necessary in this fermenting process because of the high moisture content of cabbage and the use of salt in this recipe. Warmer weather will expedite the process. It’s ready when the cabbage has softened and there’s a slightly fizzy, slightly sour taste.

Makes 8 cups

3 cups apple cider vinegar

1 to 2 jalapeño chiles, stemmed

1½ tablespoons coriander seeds

½ head napa cabbage, shredded

½ head purple cabbage, shredded

2 teaspoons sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Put the vinegar, jalapeños, and coriander seeds in a Vita-Mix and blend to create the brine. Set aside.

2. Combine the cabbage, salt, and pepper and thoroughly toss with the brine. Place in a ceramic bowl or large crock. Store at room temperature on the countertop for 5 days, stirring at least once a day.

3. Transfer the sauerkraut to clean quart-size jars, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

NEW Living on Live Food CD!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

I’m so excited to be offering you this CD. It has been a long time in the making. Although the words and suggestions in this CD are straightforward and simple, the results have been extremely powerful! Ferdinand and I have been working with groups of people using this CD to test the effectiveness and the results have been amazing!

After announcing this yesterday on a bulk email, we have sold over 200- in one day! I know its because people have experienced first hand how effective my Living on Live Food Book and DVDs are and these are going to be an amazing addition to those life-changing products!

Click here to read more and to buy – for only 14.95!

After 21 days of continued use, ALL of the people we have shared this CD with reported incredible results. Some of these include:

  • Eating better
  • Able to stay on their eating regime with more ease
  • More willpower
  • Feeling happier with their diet
  • Less anxiety about their food choices
  • Choosing healthier food over less healthy food without thinking about it
  • Less cravings

The majority of them reported feeling calmer, more balanced and peaceful on a daily basis.

Many of these people told us that they were able to stay raw longer then they were ever able to before and that it was easier and more joyful to do.

After 21 days of consecutive use, they continued to listen to this CD 2-3 times and week and continued to have fantastic results.

People also reported being able to get back on track easier and quicker by listening to this CD if they had veered off of their eating plan.

This CD helps you to stay on a more nutritious diet and with the addition of Gloria Galante’s music, it is also restorative and healing. Gloria is an internationally accomplished musician. Her work as a Certified Music Practitioner is highly therapeutic and is utilized in hospitals, healing facilities and multimedia.

You can click here to go to the store page of my site to buy this now!

Please send me an email and let me know how you like this new CD!

Green Star Juicer for $149.00 Off!

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

1 Day sale on Green Star Juicer 1000! Ends January 26th at 10 am!

  • $149 OFF (MSRP: $499.  Sale price: $350, which also includes…..
  • a Free Stainless Steel Nutrition Scale with every order

  • Free Shipping (this is a 30 lb. item so savings is a ton!)

For those of you who have already signed up to follow me for weekly coupons, all you have to do is check your inbox today! You should have received a Coupon from Open Sky and Alissa Cohen for this juicer. All you have to do is use the coupon within 24 hours of the time it was sent to your inbox!

For those of you who have not signed up to receive my weekly coupons, don’t fret! you can sign up now and we will send you a coupon to use before the 24 hour period! No obligation to sign up. Its free and you can choose which weekly coupons to use or not.

Here’s how my new weekly coupons will work:

You sign up to follow me on OpenSky – (No obligation and its free to sign up). This is the same partner company that I’ve been using to source all of my products for my online store.

When you sign up to follow me, you’ll get up to 50% off my favorite raw food finds in the form of weekly deals delivered directly to your inbox!

Open Sky Screen Shot

All you have to do is sign up to follow me HERE and once a week you get a coupon for an amazing product. Signing up is free of course. I just need to be able to send you the coupon deals to your email. There’s no obligation, you may choose to use none, some or all of them but I promise you, there will be some amazing deals that you’ll love and prices that you won’t find elsewhere! I’m working hard on setting up incredible deals with all kinds of suppliers!

(The only big bummer is that its only in the US! I’m working on changing that soon!!!)