Since 1998 Living Light Culinary Institute has taught students from more than 50 countries how to prepare gourmet raw vegan recipes that taste like traditional cooked favorites. Best of New Holiday Traditions is a 2-disc video DVD course that offers more than 25 step-by-step demos, with tips and professional techniques from Living Light director Cherie Soria and a host of other gourmet raw food chefs including Elaina Love, Matt Samuelson, Kari Bernardi, and Martine Lussier. Best of New Holiday Traditions offers a fresh, healthy perspective on family favorites, and includes gourmet raw vegan recipes for elegant appetizers, soups, entrées, desserts, candies, breads, and other delicacies.
“We taught New Holiday Traditions for more than 12 years at our school, and as we’ve grown, we’ve added many new classes and no longer teach the course,” says Soria. “We are happy to make our favorite festive gourmet raw recipe demos available to the general public.”
Among the delectable raw vegan recipes included are Holiday Nut Nog, Sweet and Sour Spinach & Cilantro Soup with Pine Nut Sour Cream, Almond Feta Cheese Mini Tortes, Apple Fennel Pomegranate Salad on Arugula with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing, Vegan Bay “Crab Cakes” with Creamy Dill Tartar Sauce, Tomato, Caper and Caramelized Onion Tartlets in a Basil Macadamia Crust, Black Bottom Pecan Pie, Cherry Cobbler with French Vanilla Ice Cream, and Christmas Muffins with Orange Marmalade.
“As you can imagine, people love learning how to make rich tasting, yet healthful recipes that satisfy all of the senses, says Soria. “ We are so delighted when people tell us that they can’t believe it’s raw.”
Other DVD bundles available for holiday gift-giving include gourmet raw vegan recipe demos from dozens of top raw chefs at two recent Living Light Chef Showcase: Hot Chefs, Cool Kitchen events, and a New Year’s Inspirations DVD with video presentations focusing on health, cleansing, detox, weight loss, and best practices for creating and maintaining optimal health throughout the year by ten respected speakers in the health and fitness field.
Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, and author of The Raw Food Revolution Diet. Since 1998, the gourmet raw food school has attracted students from more than 50 countries around the world who come to learn a progressively complex set of culinary skills, from mastering knife techniques and setting up a healthy kitchen, to charting a menu, catering an event, and learning how to do a professional demo for the public. Also included in the school curriculum are recipe development, pastry arts, and raw nutritional science.
Living Light International has four eco-friendly businesses on the Mendocino coast of Northern California: Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Café, Living Light Marketplace, and Living Light Inn.Visit http://www.rawfoodchef.com/ or call 707-964-2420 for more information.