2013 Pre-Grammy Red Carpet, hosted by Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation® non-profit focused on alleviating poverty in developing world and in own backyard. Event was held at the Historic Village Recorder Studios where legendary artists including Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift and many others have recorded their iconic hits. Proceeds from the evening go directly to Whole Planet Foundation to fund small loans and entrepreneurship programs for poverty alleviation. To date, Whole Planet Foundation has authorized $41 million and funded more than $29 million in microfinance programs in 58 countries, including the United States. They even catered vegan raw food!
Join me and enjoy the BEST RAW FOOD on the planet for a full weekend, and detox and cleanse effortlessly!
Come and kickstart your Raw Food diet, or jump back on the train. You will leave the weekend feeling inspired with a slew of new recipes and menu ideas. In addition to food, we will learn about the Raw Food lifestyle, including beauty, fitness, and living a toxic-free lifestyle while focusing on social entrepreneurship and even launching your raw food business.
Join me in my kitchen at my next “Ani’s Raw Food Certification Level 1″ on Feb 22+23 in Santa Monica CA. Space is limited, and filling up quickly. This is a hands-on Home Chef course.
Look what I picked up at the Farmers’ Market…. beautiful purple and green cauliflower. I love the purple for its’ color, plus it contains anthocyanins to help regular blood sugar levels and body weight while lowering our cancer risk. Both green and purple cauliflower contain glucoraphanin which converts into anti-cancer compounds in the body. Both are great fresh, organic, detox, raw food.
I typically gravitate to the color green, along with kale and brussel sprouts…..so, remind myself to eat the colors of the rainbow along with many different vegetables and varieties to ensure I get the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients my body needs. An easy way to mix it up is the pick various colors at the farmers’ market.
What goodies did you find at your local farmers’ market this weekend?
The superfood beverages in my fridge are making me SUPER HAPPY! Yummy!
I’ve got my famous vegan, raw food, organic, hand crafted, fresh chocolate mylk, strawberry mylk, beet juice, ginger juice, and even chlorophyll water! Powering up on Super Happy.
What’s in your fridge right now?
Chopped green salad made with cherry tomato, red onion, romaine lettuce, endive, yellow bell pepper, jicima! I love chopped salads because you get a bit of all ingredients in every bite. Vegan, raw, organic, and locally from the farmers’ market in WestLA.
A great way to detox our way into the New Year!
What are your favorite chopped salad ingredients?
I’ve booked dates for the first 2014 Ani’s Raw Food Certification Level 1. Class will be held in Santa Monica, CA.
February 22nd and 23rd
Saturday 8am to Sunday 4pm
This is a hands-on home chef food prep course with a focus on healthy living, natural beauty, fitness, and social entrepreneurship.
Space is limited, and class will fill up quickly. So register today!
For those interested in pursuing a career in Raw Foods, I also offer a Level 3 Teacher Certification Course.
For more information, please visit my course page.
I hope you’ll join me in 2014!
It’s going to be the BEST year yet! xo
(Photo by the awesome Mark Tassi)
Have you tried sunchokes yet, aka Jerusalem artichoke? They are the tuber of the sunflower plant, and available at our local farmers’ markets here in Los Angeles. As with all tubers, they are full of minerals and vitamins and help boost our immune system in the wintertime.
When eaten fresh and raw, sunchokes have a light crisp, similar to water chestnut. And are delicious sliced and served as a ‘chip’ with dips like guacamole and hummus.
I tried roasting sunchokes in my friend’s convection oven, tossed in a splash of olive oil. The texture was similar to a sweet potato, starchy and delicious. A warming comfort food on a cold winter day.
Enjoy this vegan, gluten-free, superfood recipe:
2 pounds sunchokes, scrubbed
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
Toss together the sunchokes and oil in a large bowl.
Spread on baking tray and roast for 20 minutes, or until tender and golden brown.
Watermelon and arugula, stuffed with a wild rice and walnut pate. Topped with compressed persimmon. Beautifully refreshing red and green raw food, vegan, holiday recipe that aides detox while stimulating digestion and weight loss. Helps combat our holiday eating in a delicious way!
This Korean Pumpkin Porridge is one of my favorite cooked autumn soups. It’s called ‘ho bak jook’, and is made with cooked pumpkin squash, plus rice mochi to give it a thick texture. A few black beans are added in for garnish, and it’s delicious served up with spicy fermented pickles like kimchi for added probiotics. This is a hearty vegan comfort food on a cold day.
This soup is heated up, but it started from fresh, whole, raw pumpkin squash. Mochi needs to be cooked though. I’ll have to figure out a raw food recipe for this dish, but for now, I’m loving it hot! A good way to boost our beta-carotene for winter and immunity boosting.
Ani’s Raw Food Detox just arrived to me here in Los Angeles fresh off the presses. It’s always different to hold the physical book in my hands after it’s printed. This book will be available everywhere books are sold January 1st 2014. And, it’s already available for pre-order on Amazon too.
Eating raw food is a detox in and of itself since we eliminate common allergens like wheat, dairy, animal products, refined sugar, and processed foods. This book contains a 15-day program with shopping lists for eating healthy raw foods to detox and cleanse, and even loose some excess unwanted pounds. This detox will leave you glowing with health and bounding with excess energy. It’s fun to effortlessly detox while feasting on the yummiest whole, unprocessed, fresh, raw foods ever!