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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!

 

Real Food Daily

9 Feb

RFD

This restaurant is like a healing food center!

It’s fantastic, 90 percent of the food served comes from organic, local farmers. Completely free of preservatives, processed and refined foods.

Everything is made from fresh and whole ingredients; vegetables, fruits, seeds, beans, grains and soy products.

You can never go wrong here, order anything from the menu, it’s all delicious, healthy, and as they say “clean and pure.”

RFD is also environmentally conscious, they use biodegradable containers, they are part of a local composting program and certified as a green business!

My favorite item on the menu is the Real Food Plate, it’s a complete meal with brown rice, beans, vegetables, salad and a fresh homemade dressing, delicious!

Check out the menu here

They have 2 locations West Hollywood and Santa Monica

If you haven’t been to RFD check it out!

It is definitely one of the best restaurants in LA!