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Matthew Kenney Culinary

11 Feb

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I am so exited to spread the word about the best raw food workshop around. M.A.K.E., Matthew Kenney’s Culinary Institute and Restaurant in Santa Monica CA, has weekend workshops where everyone can learn the basics of raw cuisine (there are also more advanced courses if you know the basics). It is a 2 day course in which you learn everything from opening a coconut to making delicious cocoa truffles!

Our instuctor Michael Vincent was great. He took his time to make sure everyone understood what we were doing. The first day we prepared almond milk, a green smoothie, coconut yogurt, buckwheat granola and a kale-chipotle salad and day 2 was seaweed salad, sesame-cashew dumplings, cocoa truffles and ice cream! Yes! Healthy, plant based, delicious ice cream!

Raw food is not about only eating fruits and vegetables, it is a plant based diet, but Matthew Kenney has creative ways of putting ingredients together to produce amazing meals which are flavorful and healthy.

This course is a huge step into a healthier lifestyle. I recommend this course for everyone, even if you’re not into healthy eating, raw food or veganism, this is a course that will change the way you look at food and what you want in your body. 

Here are some photos I took during the workshop:

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Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

 

Food of The Week: Parsley

21 Aug

Parsley is rich in vitamins B1, B3, B5, C, E, K, biotina, folate, calcium, iodine, potassium and zinc.

Parsley is a natural diuretic and helps control high blood pressure. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. It also is a great detoxifier and deodorizer.

You can use parley in salads and juices. It is best eaten raw and can be rubbed into the skin as an antiaging treatment and to help in insect bites.

Remember Eat Healthy, Be Happy!

Food of the Week: Carrots

12 Jul

Carrots are rich in carotenoids, vitamins B1, B3, B6, C, E, K biotin, folate, calcium, magnesium zinc, potassium and fiber. Beta-carotene, a carotenoid found in carrots, has been found to reduce some cancer rates, by 50%.

Carrots are important for eye health. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two carotenoids that protect the eyes from macular degeneration and cataracts.

Carrots have also been found to reduce high cholesterol levels as well. Eating two carrots a day can help reduce your cholesterol levels.

I love to have my carrots raw, I use them in salads and they are also great for juicing. If juicing, remember not to use a lot of them, specially if the juicing method you are using is removing the fiber, because this increases the glucose concentration.

Remember… Eat Healthy, Be Happy!