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Free Shipping extended on AlissaCohen.com

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Finally! The upgrade to the shopping cart is done. That seemed to take forever! So feel free to order away!

Free shipping will be extended until the 9th of August! Again, great news as so many of you have been ordering juicers, dehydrators  and other large appliances, kitchen gadgets and raw foods in large amounts last week and are saving tons on shipping!

I’ll be sending out a bulk email Wednesday reminding you all of this as well!

Raw Food Ordering Glitches on AlissaCohen.com!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

So of course this update to my site is taking forever! Isn’t that always the way with techie stuff!

My shopping cart was supposed to be updated last night (Thursday night) but apparently it won’t be ready until after 5-6 pm tonight (Friday evening).

So, I apologize for those of you trying to order, you won’t be able to until later tonight. Ill post an update HERE when it’s back up but should be later today or early evening.

Many of you have asked about the free shipping though and are worried that you won’t get in on time so I’ve extended it until next week. I won’t be giving free shipping again for a while so I wanted to make sure you get in on it and because of this little glitch its used up some time on that as it was supposed to end tomorrow.

So, free shipping will be extended until the 9th of August! Yippie!!! This is fantastic news as so many of you have been ordering juicers, dehydrators  and other large appliances, kitchen gadgets and raw foods in large amounts this week and are saving tons on shipping!

And… the shopping cart is going to be SO MUCH better! Major upgrades!

I’ll be sending out a bulk email Monday reminding you all of this as well!

Happy weekend everyone!

Raw Food Bliss

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Durian = Bliss!

Well, at least for me. For others, it equals smelly feet, chicken and onions, or some other weird smell….

If you LOVE the Durian fruit but have trouble opening it, or have never had it, here’s a little step by step with pix on how to eat it!

I swear I get blissfully happy after eating Durian. I haven’t had one for a long time, so when a friend gave me one as a birthday present I was so happy.

So heres what a Durain looks like:

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Most people use a knife to cut through it. The easiest and cleanest way it to find a seam (it takes some practice to be able to see the seam) and put your finger on the seam and then poke through. Now you have to be careful when doing this because although the shell is soft enough to poke through, the spikes on the Durian are very sharp. If you cut yourself with a Durian its painful and some say you can get an infection. Once youve located the seam and made a hole, then you just run your finger up or down on the seam and it splits open.

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Once the Durian begins to open, you just pry it apart.

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Once you have one piece open, its easy to see where the seams are from the inside and to pry the rest apart.

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This is what the “pods” inside look like. Sometimes they are a bit more chewy or stingy then other times. If you get a creamy texture like pudding, thats the best!

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You can see how soft and and fluffy it looks.

durain 1+There is a huge pit in each pod so don’t just chomp into it, peel it apart a bit.

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This is the whole Durain pulled apart.

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If you leave the Durian in your fridge, it can stink up the whole fridge. So, just eat the whole thing! It was SOOOO good! Thanks for that birthday present Nancy!