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News and Updates December 08
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Quote Of The Month

Live as if your were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever. -- Gandhiji


Let me know about upcoming retreats

~ To give the gift of health this year with tasty supperfoods ~
X-Mass Treats all seats $60pp
Sun Dec 14th 2pm - 4pm
  • Eggnog
  • Caramel Banana Cream Pie
  • Pineapple Coconut Cookies
  • Plum Pudding Danish
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Chocolate Strawberry Cheese Cake
    And more

Beginners Raw Prep all seats $60pp
Sun Jan 4th 2pm

An Introduction to raw food prep

  • Bell Pepper Soup
  • Marinated Veggies
  • Moc Tuna Salad
  • Hummus
  • Flax Crackers
  • Basic Nut Creamy Cheese
  • Pie Crust
  • Avocado Vanilla Mousse 

Maximum seating 14 people so book now or you will not get a seat.

All classes are held in the Center For Conscious Living at
261 E.10th St. #1C NY NY Next door to Quintessence and Live Live

To guarantee your seat
Register NOW
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Indian Dinner All Veggie Class Mexican Feast Thai Dinner

Fetuccini in Chipotle Bell Pepper Cheese w/ Veggies

A tasty dish composed of my standard Chipotle Cheese recipes mixed with chopped vegetable
and tosses with Yellow Squash Noodles. Top with Gomasio.
Free Gomasio Recipe CLICK HERE

This is a great recipe to get rid of leftovers and all those little scraps of veggies you have in the frig.
Just chop them up and mix them with the cheese then stuff it in Avocado, stuff in Tomato, put it
on a salad or in this case toss
with noodles.

Roasted Bell Pepper Cheese

First blend in a Vitamix blender:
1          med      red bell pepper
½         tsp        sea salt
½         soaked chipotle pepper
2          tbsp       lemon juice
Then add:
½         cup       macadamia nuts
½         cup       pine nuts

Blend to a cream, add water if necessary, be sure to keep it as thick as possible.
Click here for more Free Raw Food Recipes (available to members only)

Raw Chef Dan's Tip Of The Month 

"Share with Friends and Family"
This is the time of year we inevitably end up spending time with those who we are close to only in bloodline and not always in relationship. It is often awkward or seemingly out of place or more often then not you feel they just wouldn't care or want to hear your deeper thoughts or experiences since they saw you last. BUT
if you try and are tactful at your approach you would be surprised at just how welcome some inspirational or provocative conversation can be. There will be some
who don't want to hear about your raw food discoveries or how the lessons of
Ekhart Tolle have affected your life but there will be those whose ears perk up with intreage and even one or two who can add to the conversation. It is much more fun and interesting for everyone than talking about your boss or the cost of realistate.
So go ahead, you may be surprised at the conversations you can get going.


This is what just some of what diners have had to say about their experience.

  • “This may be the best meal I have ever had in my life”
  • “I am a huge fan of Chef Dan’s food and this still blew me away. I’ve never had anything like this ever.”
  • “I am speechless”
    “This could make someone go completely raw”
  • “This is my first Raw Food Meal and I didn’t expect anything like this. Far, far beyond anything I could have imagined. WOW”
  • Wonderful, it really was amazing!! Moments like these remind us of what a magical trip life is: having an out of this world dinner prepared by THE CHEF with friends as amazing as you... What an evening. We enjoyed every second of it. Dan, thanks for your talent, Arlene doesn't exaggerate when she says you are the best raw chef!! Thank you everyone for such a magical, unforgettable soirée.

Dinner 7pm
All seats $120pp
Choose Date

Join me in Dec & Jan
while seats Last

These Dinners Have
Very limited Seating

so if you are interested and would like
join in on the festivities --- book now.
Seats are going fast.
See you soon!
Raw Food "Bake" Sale
Once a month
I will be offering an extravaganza of
Raw Food Desserts, Pies, Cakes, Breads, Cookies and more for your shopping ease
for you to come and buy whatever you like to take home.
On these days my space will be open from
1pm-8pm at:
261 E10th st #1C
If you would like to do any shopping at any of these bake sales, please let me know at chefdan@rawchefdan.com.
Please see the Events calendar for dates.

Superfoods Soiree
with Raw Chef Dan and Elements For life


If you are interested please let me know.
Just drop me an email and let me know what date you would like to come
at chefdan@rawchefdan.com


Private exclusive Dinners using the world finest / imported raw organic ingredients prepared meticulously by me the world's top raw food chef and served at the moment they are created.
You simply can't get this anywhere else on this planet!

For more info CLICK HERE

News On The Forefront
Brita Announces Recycling Program For Used Water Filters

In Organic Bytes #134, the OCA launched an alert with its ally takebackthefilter.org to ask America's #1 water filter company, Brita, to begin a U.S. recycling program for the hundreds of thousands of filters the company sells domestically each year. Although Brita had a recycling system in place for the filters it was selling overseas, apparently the company didn't feel like there was enough demand for a similar system among U.S. consumers. Thanks to pressure from citizen activists, the company has announced it is launching a U.S. recycling program where consumers can drop-off the filters at Whole Foods Market or mail them in.

The plastic will be recycled toothbrushes and razors, and the activated carbon will be regenerated for alternative use.
Learn more Organic Consumers Association!

Agave Nectar, the High Fructose Health Food Fraud Or Not?
by Rami Nagel and readers coments

Agave nectar is advertised as a “diabetic friendly,” raw, and a “100% natural sweetener.” Yet it is none of these.
The purpose of this article is to show you that agave nectar is in reality not a natural sweetener but a highly refined form of fructose, more concentrated than the high fructose corn syrup used in sodas. Refined fructose is not a ‘natural’ sugar, and countless studies implicate it as a sweetener that will
contribute to disease. Therefore, agave nectar is not a health building product, but rather a deceptively marketed form of a highly processed and refined sweetener.

Agave nectar is found on the shelves of health food stores primarily under the
labels, “Agave Nectar 100% Natural Sweetener,” (1) and “Organic Raw Blue
Agave Nectar.” (2) In addition, it can be found in foods labeled as organic
or raw, including: ketchup, ice-cream, chocolate, and health food bars.

The implication of its name, the pictures and descriptions on the product labels,
is that agave is an unrefined sweetener that has been used for thousands of
years by native people in central Mexico.

Botanically, agave plants are in the lily order Liliales and the order Asparagales (depending on which botanical taxonomic system you use) both of which define agave as a flowering plant. For “thousands of years natives to central Mexico used different species of agave plants for medicine, as well as for building shelter,” so claims the fanciful pedigree of this plant. Natives would also allow the sweet sap/liquid of the agave to ferment naturally, which created a mildly alcoholic beverage with a very pungent flavor known as ‘pulque’. They also made a traditional sweetener from the agave sap/juice (miel de agave) by simply boiling it for several hours. But, as one agave seller explains, the agave nectar purchased in stores is neither of these traditional foods: “Agave nectar is a newly created sweetener, having been developed during the 1990's.” (3)

What is Agave Necta? ...

Read More here then read the flip side from a readers coment.

An Overview at Obama's Agriculture Policies

1) Support for hunger and conservation programs in the Farm Bill.
2) Expand Country of Origin Labeling requirements on food products.
3) Support for organic farmers and transition to organic programs.
4) Increase farm extension service programs to attract more youth to farming as a career.

5) Encourage the use of technologies to produce power from animal wastes, and farming practices that reduce energy use and maintain soil health.
6) Increase incentives for farmers to plant trees, restore grasslands and managed the land in a way that better absorbs CO2.
7) Campaign pledge to support mandatory labeling for genetically engineered foods.

Source Organic Consumers Association!

Cool Product of the Month
http://www.floatingbed.com/index.html More Pics


How Do You Know if You’re Suffering from Heavy Metal Toxicity?

Acute heavy metal toxicity is a lot easier to diagnose than that of chronic exposure. Indications of acute toxicity include:

  • Sudden, severe cramping and/or convulsions
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Headache
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Impaired cognitive, motor and language skills

Symptoms of toxic build-up due to chronic heavy metal exposure, however, are much more subtle, in large part because these symptoms are so “common,” such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Digestive distress, and reduced ability to properly assimilate and utilize fats
  • Aching joints
  • Depression
  • Impaired blood sugar regulation
  • Female reproductive problems such as menstrual difficulties, infertility, miscarriage, pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension and premature birth

Sound like anyone you know?

Add to that your exposure to toxic fluoride in your municipal drinking water, which actually increases your body’s uptake of aluminum, in addition to all the other health damaging effects it has in and of itself, and it’s no wonder you’re feeling less than great.

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Freedom in the US?

"We are alarmed by the growing number of people who have been taken to jail for simply possessing organic products." Ronnie Cummins, OCA's National Director, quoted in a USA Today article about problems surfacing with law enforcement drug testing kits.The kits are showing false positives in the field, causing innocent people to be arrested. According to USA Today, "Legal products and plants are testing positive: chocolate for hashish;

rosemary for marijuana; and natural soaps for the "date-rape drug" GHB."

Source: Learn more http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_15278.cfm


The OCA's work is dependent on your donations. We need to help us continue being successful in our campaigns for health, justice and sustainability.

Please send your tax deductible donation today! http://www.organicconsumers.org/donations.cfm

Learn more: http://www.organicconsumers.org/monlink.cfJoin the Organic Consumer Association

RCD's VIDEO pic of the month

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Learn more --- very cool stuff

Zeolite is the only thing know to remove DU from our bodies!

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Many more amazing, informative and essential movies for free here: http://www.sprword.com/mustwatch.html

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