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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.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tweeting and blogging again…

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Spent the day with Leah yesterday, shopping at the Common Crow (amazing health food store in Gloucester, MA). She made us an incredible Caesar salad while we brainstormed about the new one day class. God do I miss her making food for me!!

Im so excited to be adding this day on to the training! You can read about it here rawteacher.com , if you haven’t read it in the bulk email already. There are only two spaces left in the April class!

Leah and I are planning some other crazy stuff so stay tuned…

And, Im going to be blogging a lot more… I know ive said this before but so many of you write asking what im up to and about differnt aspects of life. Not always the most thrilling, but I promise to be better at writing about my raw life and my adventures. Ive been tweeting like crazy so follow me there also. If your not familiar with twitter, its super easy to set up an account and follow my daily rants at https://twitter.com/AlissaCohen

 

 

4th day of Advanced Raw Prep with Leah Dubois added to Alissa’s Level 3 Raw Food Teacher Training!

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Whether your looking for a career in Raw Food or just interested in learning more for yourself or loved ones, Alissa’s level 3, Living on Live Food Teacher Certification, will prepare you for your next step in your raw food journey.

    

Alissa has been eating and teaching the raw vegan lifestyle since 1986.

She has been living this lifestyle since then and she was one of the first to begin a Certification Program in this field.

Alissa has added a 4th day for the Level 3 Teacher Training! We are so excited to have Leah Dubois, Alissa’s chef from her restaurants, Grezzo, and co-author of Raw Food for Everyone, teaching a full day of advanced raw food prep on Monday attached to the level 3 Teacher Training. This 4th day of training with Leah will be included in the cost of the Level 3 Teacher Training! Please read below for more information about this day.

After taking Alissa’s level 3 Teacher Training, many of our students teach classes, open restaurants and wellness centers, cater, become personal chefs, write books, consult and make an abundant living doing what they love! Many students come to class just to learn how to take care of their families, friends and communities by sharing Alissa’s raw food philosophy.

Alissa Cohen’s Level 3 Certification courses are designed to open up a whole new world for you by giving you the knowledge and training to become a certified Living on Live Food Chef, Instructor and Teacher.

(you can view video testimonials here from Alissa’s students!)

Both newcomers and experienced participants feel comfortable in Alissa’s class.

The program is designed to help you reach your personal and professional goals. After taking this course, you can venture into your own raw food business or you can join Alissa and be part of her team! You will be able to teach others how to become healthy and vibrant through individual one-on-one teachings or with groups by teaching Alissa’s Level One and Level Two classes.

Many people, after taking Alissa’s classes, choose to create their own raw food business without teaching Alissa’s Level One and Level Two classes. Some teach an occasional class and others teach many Level One and Level Two classes. It is totally up to you! Alissa offers these bonuses as a way to get people started on their raw food path without having to reinvent the wheel and for people who do not want to be out on their own but part of a bigger community.

The only way to become a level 3 Teacher is to be trained directly by Alissa in this 4 day class. In this 4 day Teacher Training, you will be certified as a Level 1 Chef, Level 2 Instructor and Level 3 Teacher. There is no prerequisite to this training as it is an intensive that will cover all three levels.

From the level 3 Certification Course, you will learn how to go raw and stay raw. You will also be able to teach others how to go raw and stay raw with ease! While creating optimal health through a fun, enjoyable, and realistic way! You will learn tools and techniques to motivate and inspire others along their path. You will not only be learning food preparation and nutrition, but also about the mental and emotional aspects of a raw food diet.

Spending 4 Days with Alissa in Gloucester, MA., you will also learn:

  • The many aspects of what a Raw and Living Food Diet is.
  • Simple and easy raw food preparation.
  • How to prepare gourmet meals.
  • How to garnish and prepare beautiful presentations.
  • How to transform your favorite cooked food dishes into healthy raw food meals.
  • How to stay motivated while eating a raw and living food diet.
  • How to encourage and teach others.
  • How to teach Level One and Level Two classes.
  • How to teach from your heart and be a successful Living on Live Food teacher for individuals and groups
  • Many different aspects of how to run various raw food business’
  • Dealing with daily raw food living such as environment, friends and family, and traveling while raw.
  • Sprouting and dehydrating techniques.
  • Detoxing (emotionally and physically.)
  • Juice Fasting
  • Colon cleansing
  • Liver and gallbladder cleanse
  • Wheat grass and other nutritionally rich foods.
  • Self massage, skin brushing, etc…
  • Intestinal workouts and body stretching
  • Netti pots
  • Natural beauty and self care
  • And much more!
  • Many of these techniques will include a hands-on approach while learning. You will be given the opportunity to test techniques when appropriate such as a mini self-massage, netti pots, skin brushing, as we walk you through the steps.

Although you will have access to Alissa and be able to ask her questions throughout the entire training, there will also be a long question and answer period with Alissa. This is very often a favorite part of the trainings for many people. The knowledge gained in these sessions while talking with Alissa and sharing with the group often brings about an enormous understanding and awareness for the Raw Food Diet and lifestyle.

Leah Dubois will be the main teacher for Mondays class. You will be learning unique recipes and techniques from Grezzo.

You will learn the intricate details of how to prepare upscale, eclectic food that is cutting edge in the raw food world.

This is not your typical raw food class with standard recipes such as pizza, wraps and pies. You will instead be learning advanced culinary techniques that have been adapted for raw food preparation. You will learn how to make boursin style cheeses, pickled vegetables, how to baste, macerate and present dishes. You will learn how to create unique tastes and textures uncommon in raw foods such as aerating, setting, releasing and candying.

Not only will you be learning some of the unique recipes that we prepared at Grezzo, but more importantly, you will be learning the distinctive techniques that will allow you to create your own gourmet recipes.

Garnishing and finishing plates will also be covered as well as tips on recipe building, ingredient substitutions, finding unique products, adapting meals to different situations, etc…

Gourmet meals and a celebratory dinner included.

This is an extremely unique opportunity to study with Leah Dubois. A truly one of a kind experience!

(If you are not coming to the Level 3 training but would like to sign up for this one day training on the Monday following the Level 3, please call the office at 978-985-7217. We will have a very limited amount of spaces available for people interested in the one day only. Past Level 3 Teachers will receive a discount, please call the office for more information)

(At this time, the only dates we have available for this extra day of training with Leah is for the 3 Mondays following the level 3 training dates in 2013. We offered this day a few years ago when Alissa had the restaurant in Boston and it was such a huge success that we were turning people away just weeks after announcing it.  We do not know if this extra day will be available after the 2013 teacher Trainings.)

Imagine … making money AND doing what you love, while helping people and spreading the word about raw food!

Many of Alissa’s teachers are deriving a very large income after receiving these certifications.

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 organization that will connect people to you through her online database and through your own Living on Live Food website that promotes your classes and raw food business through Alissa’s site. We will refer people directly to you when they call and email the office asking for teachers and classes. We also 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 also buy and retail Alissa’s books and DVDs at a 40% discount. Please call the office for more information at 1-978-985-7217.

Example of possible net income:

10 people in a Level 2 instructor class:
$650.00 per person
= $6500.00
-20%
 $5,200.00 
(Minus food and basic supplies.)

$5,200.00 a class.

 Additional benefits: As a teacher, you will be able to network with people in your area on Alissa’s interactive site. You will also have access to the private forum where you will find useful information in order to better assist your clients. You can discuss all things raw; teaching techniques, client and group practices, swap recipes, share practical tips and so much more. This support board is an incredible tool for keeping in touch with others on this path, finding immediate answers to your questions and continuing with your knowledge of the raw food lifestyle. 

The price for this training is $2400.00.

 Please call the office to register today at 1-978-985-7217 and to find out more information.

After registering we will send you an information packet with directions, local hotels and other information.

Alissa’s Classes fill VERY quickly (usually a month or more in advance)
and there is limited space in this class. Please read testimonials here and watch video testimonials to see what people are saying about the level 3 training    

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!)

Win an Excalibur Dehydrator! And… This Weeks Super Special!

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

I know many of you have heard me talk about how excited I am to be able to offer you amazing products at huge discounts. Its so easy to receive my inside sales and save tons of money on my favorite products! All you have to do is sign up here. You can also read more about how this works on my specials page.

Here’s more good news though…

To share in my excitement, Im personally giving away a 9 tray Excalibur Dehydrator to one lucky person who signs up to follow me on Opensky. (Don’t worry, if your already signed up, your automatically entered!) This sweepstakes is running now until May 8th. So sign up now! Read more about signing up here.

And if your already signed up to receive my weekly specials, here is today’s  which just started and will end tomorrow the 27th.

The collection of products in this Living Intentions bundle really hit the mark when it comes to taste! No joke, the Hemp & Greens cereal is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. I ate the entire bag in one sitting! It’s packed with greens so you wouldn’t know it to look at it (I mean, green cereal can look a little weird, I know), but you’ll be shocked at how good it is.

Their two versions of Gone Nuts have SO much flavor. They’re actually a little spicy; I don’t like wicked hot, but these are just right. The sprouted pumpkin seeds have great saltiness to them so I use them as a snack straight out but you can also put them into a salad or mix them with dried fruits like goji berries and cacao nibs for a super-health trail mix.

I know, I’m going on and on, but that’s how good this stuff is! Lastly there’s the Original Salad Booster – this is really cool. When you’re making a salad, even though the raw veggies are nutritious, this is packed with things like spirilina and chlorella that you wouldn’t normally get that are so essential. It’s like a grain with nice salty, briny kick to it that gives a serious boost to your salad. You can also put it into raw soups, on top of sprouted grains…lots of stuff.

Once you get a taste of these, I’m sure you’ll come up with a lot of other ideas for how to use them!

The Details

  • Cilantro Lime Pistachios & Pepitas 3.5oz
  • Rosemary Garlic Pistachios & Almonds 3.5oz
  • Hemp & Greens, Superfood Cereal 9oz.
  • Chia Ginger, Superfood Cereal 9oz.
  • Salad Booster, Original 3oz.
  • Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds, Himalayan Salted 8oz.

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!

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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.

Win a Vitamix – and heading to FL!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Helloooo from Ice Land! Only kidding but wow! Talk about some snow. Major snow storms every week and now we are supposed to get 27 inches on tuesday and wednesday! AHH!!!

Even the water across the street is freezing! Does ocean water freeze??!!

So, we are leaving tomorrow morning for FL before Dennis has a nervous breakdown from shoveling, lol! He keeps telling me he’s too old for this kind of weather so we are taking a little break.

BUT, before I go, some fun news! I know many of you have signed up for my weekly coupons. If you haven’t already, sign up now and you’ll be entered to win a FREE  VITAMIX! Im giving one away on the 7th of February to one lucky person who signs up! Oh and don’t worry, if you’ve already signed up to follow me, your already entered in this drawing as well!

For those of you following me for my weekly coupon specials… Here is what is coming up:

This week I’m giving you a great deal on Hemp Protein, Hemp Seeds and Hemp oil!

Next week is THE BEST CHOCOLATE you’ve ever tasted! Seriously, if you think you’ve tasted great Raw Chocolate, THIS is the best! I’m so excited about this and its just in time for Valentines day! Sooo, sign up to get notified now!

I  know I’ve let everyone know about what I’m doing with OpenSky, but for those who haven’t heard – I’m lining up exclusive offers on my favorite products for all of you with up to 50% off! Just sign up to follow me and you’ll get these exclusive offers delivered to your inbox once a week.(usually Tuesdays or Wednesdays)

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For those who aren’t following – you missed an AMAZING offer last week on my favorite Green Star Juicer – $150 off the regular price!

So, make sure you sign up to get these exclusive offers and qualify to win a Vitamix!

And of course 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:

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!

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!

And don’t forget to read about my new Living on Live Food CD below in the last post. We are getting amazing feedback already. Great low shipping cost as well!

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!