Archive for the ‘Raw and Living Foods Classes’ Category

One-Dish Meals class

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

I am looking forward to the July 31st Raw Food University class!  It features easy, nutritious, quick meals that don’t require any fancy equipment.  Several recipes contain sprouts which are a powerhouse of nutrition.  See you there!


Quick and Easy Healthy “Fast Food”

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011


Join us Sunday, March 27, for ideas for Quick and Easy Healthy “Fast Food”  from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Cedar Park, TX.  All recipes are gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, raw and vegan.  Live class includes lots of fun, demos, recipe booklet, questions and answers, high quality digital video to watch again at home and a buffet of samples.  Seating is limited.  Click here for more information and to register.

A Taste of Mexico! Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Delicious!

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Delicious Mexican Food without all the Fat, Dairy and Gluten!

by Chef Karen Osborne

I’m so excited that we will be teaching a class that will show you how to create some wonderful, vibrant, and hearty raw-food takes on Authentic Mexican recipes.  The class is called “A Taste of Mexico” and it will be happening in South Austin on Sunday, February 27, from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.

In this class, we will make “Meat” Tamales, “Bean & Cheese” Tamales, Dessert Tamales,  Stuffed Poblano Peppers & more.  Attend and enjoy samples, a recipe packet and a high quality video of the recipes being prepared so that you can watch them again and again as you prepare the recipes at home.  If you think you would enjoy attending this class, sign up now by clicking on the link below:

A Taste of Mexico – Class Registration

Or…see what other classes we have coming up by clicking on the link below and get a discount for signing up for 3 or more and a bigger discount for 5 or more.

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A Taste of Mexico & Other Upcoming Classes

I can’t wait to share  these fun flavorful recipes with you.  I hope to see you there!

Raw Foods Class Videos: Cheese, No Dairy No Guilt

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

We had an amazing turnout for our Raw Foods Class – Cheese:  No Dairy, No Guilt.

Everyone loved the cheese.   The people who watched on the web were excited and grateful.

The online, digital Raw Cheese Making Class videos will be available in a few days.

You can get started  making your own raw foods cheeses by watching the videos.  They come with a full color pdf file containing all the recipes.  Pick one recipe, watch the segment and you can be ready to get started within 30 minutes.  It’s that simple.

Here are photos of the recipes we made.  If you attended either live or on the web, we’d love to hear form you about your adventures in cheese making.  Please post below in the comments area.

Here are the photos of what we taught in our class “ Cheeses – No Dairy, No Guilt!” Learn to Make Delicious Nutritious Raw Cheeses That Satisfy Your Cravings and Nourish Your Body.

Cheese Block with Raspberry Chipolte Jam

Cheddar Cheese Block

Swiss cheese

Raw Dairy Free Cheese is as delicious as it looks. Here are more pictures of the recipes we’ll make in Cheese: Dairy Free, No Guilt.

I love spreading the cheeses on chia crackers, like those we teach in Dried and Gone to Heaven.

Layered “Cheese” with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato

Cheese Ball

Feta Cheese

Cheddar Cheese Slices with Blueberries

Online Videos Available  HERE for Cheese: Dairy-Free, No Guilt.

including full color, beautifully photographed recipe guide.

Details about the class are here: Raw Dairy Free Cheese Class Info

If you attended, please post your comments and adventures in cheese making below.  Thanks

Raw Foods – Cheese Substitutes

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Dairy Free Cheese

For many people, cheese is a beloved comfort food.  However, there is mounting evidence that dairy products can cause serious health problems ranging from allergies to cancer.  It tastes good, but it may not be that great for your health.

Going dairy-free is an excellent way to boost your energy and find a vibrant new zest for life!  It’s a great way to decrease health care costs as well.

Making the transition away from milk is pretty easy for most people.  There are so many substitutes for milk these days.  Typically, when you walk into a grocery store, you will find almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, hemp milk, and sometimes even coconut milk.  Some of them are sweetened and some are plain.  The milk substitutes even come in a chocolate flavor.

If you don’t want to buy your replacement milk, you can make it.  It is fairly easy to produce your own nut milk.  All you need are the right tools.  Namely, a nut milk bag and a blender.  You’d be surprised how simple it really is.

Healthy cheese substitutes are not so widely available.  Most of the commercial non-dairy cheese substitutes are not actually dairy-free.  They are usually soy-based and they contain casein.  Casein is a protein found in milk.  It is the most common cause of dairy allergies.  So, I’m not really sure why it is included in the dairy substitutes.  Some commercial cheese-substitutes are better than others, but they’re all highly processed and contain questionable ingredients such as canola oil.

Finding a healthy and nourishing cheese substitute was pretty near impossible, until now!  You can learn to make your own cheese.  Your home-made, dairy-free cheese substitute will be complete with probiotics to support gut health and other nutrient dense ingredients that you wouldn’t find in those commercial options.

You can enjoy sliceable, spreadable, and deliciously tangy cheese while empowering your immune system at the same time!

Our cheeses are made from raw nuts and seeds, probiotics, lemon juice, seasonings and binders such as Irish moss or psyllium husk.  They are wonderfully nutritious and tasty additions to any diet.

It is available in video form.  You can learn how to create our soft ricotta, our cheese ball rolled in nuts, white and cheddar cheese blocks, macadamia nut feta, swiss cheese slices, and beautiful party spread comprised of white cheese-substitute topped with pesto and sun dried tomatoes.  The textures and flavors are so exciting, you won’t believe it’s dairy free!

These cheese substitutes are exquisitely beautiful and authentic!  I gave two types of cheese to my dear friend and colleague Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo for Christmas.  One was a block of spreadable cheese and another was firm and in the form of slices.  She ate them up on chia crackers sprinkled with sunflower sprouts!

It’s amazing to enjoy the tangy creaminess of cheese, while escaping the health issues associated with dairy products.  It is a wonderfully nutritious way to replenish your gut with probiotics!

We are expecting this class to be one of our most popular so far.  If you cannot attend the class in person, please join us through webcast or watch the video afterwards!  It’s going to be exciting!

Raw Food Classes: Making Dairy Free Cheese

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

by Pamela Weems

Karen is getting her recipes ready for our raw food cheese class which is Jan 16th!! Yippee!!!  Warm soup with raw vegan cheese grated on top…mmmmm. Probiotics gotten this way are wonderful.

Can’t wait! Class is from 2-4:30 pm. CST, north of Austin TX.

If you can’t make the class you can always watch it live online from anywhere in the world, or just watch the videos afterwards. Find out more here: raw foods dairyfree cheese class

Sweets for the Holidays: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Oil-free Holiday Treats

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

Learn to Make  Delicious Traditional Holiday Sweets Using

Whole  Raw Ingredients and Natural Fruit Sweetness

Holidays are a time of celebration and cheer. They’re special events when you set aside time to get together with friends and family to simply appreciate each other. It’s a time to enjoy the festivities, the decorations, the parties and the connection with the special people in your life.

The fall and winter holiday season begins with Halloween and Thanksgiving, and continues through to New Year’s Day, 2 months later. In between are Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Yule, and Solstice, holidays that are celebrated to varying degrees by those in the Western world.

One thing that all holidays and celebrations have in common is their focus on food.

Office parties, family dinners, and holiday open houses offer an array of tempting cookies and festive desserts. Unless you have yummy healthy treats and really strong coping strategies it’s hard to resist.

The foods that fill your holiday plates do nothing to enhance your health and do everything to clog your arteries, raise your blood sugar, expand your waistline and leave you feeling sluggish, bloated, and foggy headed.

Even if you’ve been dedicated to vibrant health for a long time, staying strong and true to your health commitment is a challenge when you’re surrounded by the smells and tastes that remind you of past holidays and connect you with family and friends. You may have even learned to equate these foods with love.

The pressure from friends and family to eat the old favorites can be overwhelming, especially if you’ve only recently adopted healthy eating habits. Add to that the magnitude of the long holiday to-do list (shopping for, wrapping, and exchanging gifts; sending cards; decorating; and making food) and it’s only natural for you to become overly stressed or anxious.

Face it – most of us, myself included, grew up using food to comfort and soothe us.

Certain aromas may remind you of the comfort of grandma’s house on a special holiday, or a special person or feeling that you became connected to early on in your life.

Rather than giving in to temptation, or depriving yourself of tasty foods and feeling angry and resentful about it, you can learn to recreate your favorite holiday treats in ways that are delicious, nutritious and fun and easy to make.

Learn how to satisfy your palate while letting go of the emotional attachment to the foods of your past. Join us for our class “ Sweets for the Holidays: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free, Oil-free Holiday Treats” and learn to make amazing gluten free, dairy free, raw vegan versions of traditional holiday treats such as gingerbread men, cookies in festive seasonal shapes, candy, turtle brownies and more.

You can take these to parties, give them as gifts or serve them at your own holiday gatherings. These recipes are not just for the holidays, either. You can use them for celebrations all year long.

This class is taught by Dr Ritamarie Loscalzo, and Chefs Karen Osborne and Pamela Weems. Its available Live and In person in Austin, Texas or online with online video access after the class.

Live and In Person Class In Austin Texas

The live class will be held in central Austin, Texas on December 12, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., and we’ll also be broadcasting it online. All live and in person and online participants will receive access to the high quality web videos after the class.

Early Bird Investment of Only $47 includes demos, hands on, samples and a recipe guide.

Click here for more information and registration.

Healthy Holiday Feasts: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Living Foods versions of Traditional Holiday Favorites

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Join us on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 2:00 p.m. in South Austin to learn how to make a delicious holiday meal that leaves you feeling alive and energetic instead of bloated and tired.  We’ll show you new, easy, delicious, healthy versions of traditional holiday favorites like Eggless Egg Nog, Turkeyless Turkey Loaf, Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Potatoless Mashed Potatoes, Pumpkin Pie and more. Then, you’ll get to sample each dish.   Click here for more information.

Gluten Free Raw Foods Preparation Class: Pizza & Pasta in Less Than a Week

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Tonight we enjoyed delicious raw gluten free spaghetti.

We’ll be teaching this dish and more on Sunday, Oct. 17 in  Austin from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (Central Time).  The live class includes hands on and samples.

If you are not local, you can watch on the WEB.

Either way, you also get a high quality digital video of the class and a recipe packet.

Description: Explore ideas for a romantic Italian meal for you and that special someone. Experience the traditional tastes of Italy with a gluten free and dairy free twist as we prepare pizza (crust, sauce and cheese), Living Lasagna, Spaghetti and other pasta dishes, “Parmesan Cheese” and more. Class includes hands on, samples and more.

Click here for details and to register for either the LIVE class in Austin or the WEB  CLASS

Gluten Free Dairy Free Pizza & Pasta: New Twists on Old Favorites

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Come join us live in Austin, TX  to make gluten free, dairy free pizza, pasta & more.  We had this delicious ravioli tonight, and my daughter said that I made heaven.  We’ll be teaching this dish and more on Sunday, Oct. 17 in South Austin from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  (Central Time).  The live class includes hands on and samples.

If you are not local, you can watch on the WEB.

Either way, you also get a high quality digital video of the class and a recipe packet.

Description: Explore ideas for a romantic Italian meal for you and that special someone. Experience the traditional tastes of Italy with a gluten free and dairy free twist as we prepare pizza (crust, sauce and cheese), Living Lasagna, Spaghetti and other pasta dishes, “Parmesan Cheese” and more. Class includes hands on, samples and more.

The investment is $47 for the live class with samples.  Bring a friend, and get 30% off of the second tuition.  2 people attend for $79.90 or $39.95 each. Add your friend’s name in the comment box on the check out page.

Click here to access the video and recipe book.