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News and Updates July 08
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Message From Raw Chef Dan

I want to welcome all the new comers to the site. I hope you find plenty of helpfully and entertaining things on the site to truly be an asset to your journey. I have been working hard at getting this site as complete as possible for just over 2 yeas now and haven't let up. Sense 1999 I have been working my raw restaurant business without no longer than a 12day break so I am letting you all know now I will be taking a break July and most, if not all of August.
I will keep up with a few activities on the site but for the most part I need to not look at a computer for a while.

In the mean time please take advantage of the huge archive of goodies in the:

Tip Of The Week, Newsletters, Free Recipes Page, YouTube Videos Online Classes with Quest TV and My Blog

Thank you and stay tuned in September I have some really cool stuff happening.

Happiness is a state of being that does not depend on circumstances

First time available to the public
Raw Chef Dan Certification Courses

I have an excellent announcement. I will be offering my uniquely credited certification workshops at the end of Sept and early Oct. My class is taught with my 9 years raw food restaurant experience and over 7 years teaching and training. My expertise’s as an innovator and pioneer of the raw food movement in unique and highly exclusive. There are only a hand full of restaurant in the world none of which have to time and rich history of Quintessence. I have only taught my certification course privately and this will be my first offering of such an experience. If you have any plans of taking training in raw food prep and you want it from a working professional, my class is it.

Fall Schedule is as follows:

Sept 26th –28th
Oct 3rd – 5th 
Oct 6th & 7th

The Raw Food Preparation Mastery Program $1,200.
The Life Food Chef Mastery Program $2,700.00
The Raw Chef Instructors’ Course.  $800.00

See my website for registration and details http://www.rawchefdan.com/raw_chef_dan/certification.html

Now Available
Pasty Shaper Tools and Recipe Booklet
Keep your eyes on my home page for ordering information.
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Over 30 recipes for use with my
shaper Tools
Get the Book, the Tools or both at www.rawchefdan.com
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I show how to create the pastries Then give a bunch of recipe and ways to serve your creation

My On-Line Raw
Prep Classes Have Been "Incredible"

Watch the whole class clear and up close. Downloaded the recipes then follow along with the video and Power Point slides

Join upcoming classes and participate live, text in your questions and get my answerers right then or visit the archive and check out the classes you missed.
JOIN CLASS NOW

Indian Dinner
All Veggie Class
Mexican Feast

Thai Dinner
Special Just $10
till Aug 1st


On location $60pp
On Line $40

No Raw Food Prep Classes scheduled till Sept 08


Torta de Cielo (Almond Sponge Cake)


Blend in your food processor using the “S” blade.
1 med Yam
2 cups Almonds
2 cups Coconut
1 cup Dried Apricots (Turkish)
1 tbsp Vanilla
1 tsp Almond Flavoring
1 tsp Sea Salt

Press into 9” pie pan or your favorite cake mold. To serve flip cake onto a serving platter and dust with “powdered sugar” and sliced almonds.

For “powdered sugar”: blend in coffee grinder, dried coconut and stevia

You can learn this cake and much more of my awesome Meican Class by visiting this link
News On The Forefront
ORGANIC CONSUMERS FUND LAUNCHES GRASSROOTS NETROOTS ALLIANCE
The Organic Consumers Fund, the legislative and electoral advocacy group that Organic Consumers Association works with, focuses on promoting organic agriculture as a solution to the food safety problems, environmental destruction, diet-related diseases and climate imbalance that stem from industrial agriculture. We also see ourselves as part of a larger movement for health, justice, sustainability, peace and democracy. As a contribution to this larger movement, we've launched the Grassroots Netroots Alliance (GNA):

http://www.grassrootsnetroots.org (subscribe to GNA's email alerts here: http://grassrootsnetroots.org/subscribe.cfm).

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS & ALERT
GOVERNMENT SLASHES PESTICIDE REPORTING LAWS

Bowing to pressure from Monsanto and the agro-toxics industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced May 21 that it plans to eliminate pesticide reporting at National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). The program has tracked national pesticide use and provided critical information for consumer groups, scientists, farmers and environmental groups monitoring pesticide use and hazards.. NASS' elimination of the Agricultural Chemical Use Database is a direct attack on consumers and farmworkers' Right to Know about pesticide residues and food safety.

Pesticide reporting has become particularly important in the last ten years with Genetically Engineered crops requiring more and more pesticides.
Please contact USDA Secretary Ed Schafer and your Congressperson today:

Origonal Story http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_12662.cfm

Will Cocoa Soon Be Used as Medicine?

Specially formulated cocoa very well might soon be considered part of a treatment plan for the prevention of cardiovascular disease in diabetics.

According to new research, after diabetic patients drank a special high-flavonol cocoa for one month, blood vessel function went from severely impaired to normal. Flavanols are natural plant compounds also found in tea, red wine, and certain fruits and vegetables. They are responsible for cocoa’s healthful benefits.

The improvement was as large as has been observed with exercise and many common diabetic medications.

The cocoa used in this study is not sold in the supermarket.

Read the origonal story Click HERE
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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

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