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Eckhart Tolle

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I want to know what you need
If you havent goen to my survey site yet to tell me what you want please do so. It is the only way I can serve you better

$60pp Live & Live On-line $40pp

Raw Prep Class
Raw Chef Dan

May 18th
The All Veggie Class
No Nut, No Seed just Veggies and Fruits
  • Spinach Broccoli Salad
  • Snow Peas and Bell Pepper in a Buttery Lemon Cream
  • Hijiki & Shitake over Nappa Cabbage
  • Avocado Cheese Stuffed Endive
  • Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Thai Veggies
  • Butternut Bun Cakes
June 1st
The Mexican Feast
An authentic Mexican Feasts prepared deliciousely raw
  • Papaya Avocado Salad
  • Guacamole and Garlic Flax Crackers
  • Refried Beans
  • Moc Mash Potato’s
  • Cashew Sour Cream
  • Bell Pepper in Cumin Garlic Cream
  • Tortilla Floutose de Papa & Mole
  • Chalupas (little boat)
  • Torta de Cielo (Almond Sponge Cake)

All Classes start at 11am sharp
held at Live Live next door the Quintessence

For on-line attendance


Book now as these classes are
guaranteed to sell out

Contact Live Live Inquiries 212 505-5504

Raw Indian On Line Prep Class
with Raw Chef Dan

So last Sunday I hosted my first On-Line Raw Food Prep Class and it was awesome. The students were not the most enthusiastic group I have had in a long time, I think I may have even mentioned that in the class but the recipes and the food was outrageous. I think I really out did myself this time. All I can say is WOW WOW WOW! At the end of my class we all gathered to eat and the students couldn’t believe the meal they were having. I made this Biryani Curry that was simple to live for. It nearly brought tears to my eyes. I have been eating it on Bananas, Cherimoya, Pineapple, and Cauliflower. Just the smell of the curry paste reminds me of one of the best Indian restaurants I have ever eaten on Lan Kwia Fong St Hong Kong. You have to try it. I also made a Rice Pudding, Pappadam, Banana dumplings (Pakora) and more. Simply some of the best food I have ever created. The good news is you can still take this class as a video playback at Quest.TV.com follow the link below. You will need a good blender and a dehydrator for some of but this class is something you should not miss! Go take the class, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

To Join the class CLICK HERE


Summery Herbed Squash Pasta Salad with Sundried Tomatoes and Basil

First using a vegetable peeler, shave "Noodles" from a yellow squash. Lay them on a cutting board and slice skinny noodles lengthwise to create a flat fettuccini like noodle. Place them in a small mixing bowl.
Now add chopped Sundried tomato, chopped fresh Tomato, fresh Basil, Dill, Oregano, Sea Salt and Olive Oil; thats it!

Toss everything together thoroughly coating all the "noodles". Be sure that all the noodle separate and mix evenly throughout the dish . Now place it it the center of your serving plate and top with a spoon of chopped Tomato and dust lightly with fresh cracked Black Pepper

News On The Forefront

Raw Growth In Washington State

This is truly one of the better articles on raw I've ever seen from the media. Very informative and equally argued / supporting both sides.


" Once viewed as fringe lunatics going back to the days before fire, raw foodists are ever more mainstream. Culver, a former medical assistant, has become a raw foods chef at Dalene's, a new raw restaurant in Kirkland. Her 4-year-old daughter eats raw about 60 percent of the time. They say raw foods have the perfect mix of enzymes for complete digestion, whereas when food is heated the body has to produce extra enzymes to break down such "dead foods." (And our enzyme supply decreases as we age.)

Dr. Mehmet Oz talked up raw food on the "Oprah Winfrey Show," pointing to a BBC show that put nine people on a raw-food diet (11 pounds of fruits and veggies a day) for 12 days.The participants lost an average of 10 pounds, had a 25 percent drop in cholesterol levels, and a 10 percent drop in blood pressure".

Connecting to the growing raw washington community



The deadline on the 2007--Now 2008--Farm Bill has been a moving target, but the conference committee is currently set to conclude its work soon. We need as many e-mails as soon as possible to urge Congress to pass a Farm Bill that increases funding for organic, transition to organic, and nutrition programs, rather than simply more subsidies for corporate welfare and biofuels.. Please click here to take action now:



"But the act I want to talk about is growing some, even just a little, of your own food. Rip out your lawn, if you have one, and if you don't, look into getting a plot in a community garden. Measured against the problem we face, planting a garden sounds pretty benign, I know, but in fact it's one of the most powerful things an individual can do to reduce your carbon footprint, sure, but more important, to reduce your sense of dependence and dividedness: to change the cheap-energy mind."

\An excerpt from author Michael Pollan's editorial in the New York Times this week on dealing with Climate Change in your everyday life.




  • Food accounts for 13% of all Greenhouse Gas emissions.
  • Red meat and dairy are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gas emissions from food for an average U.S. household.
  • Replacing red meat and dairy with chicken, fish, or eggs in your diet for one day per week reduces emissions equal to 760 miles per year of driving.
  • Switching to vegetables one day per week cuts the equivalent of driving 1160 miles per year.


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

Fast Food Beverages Might be Worse Than Toilet Water

Twelve-year-old middle school student Jasmine Roberts' project won the science fair at her school. 

Her results were not what she expected, and have serious implications for everyone.

Her project compared the ice used in the drinks at five fast food restaurants with the water from toilet bowls in the same establishments. Seventy percent of the time, the ice had more bacteria than the toilet water.

In four of the five restaurants, ice from the self-serve machines had more bacteria than toilet water, as did three out of five cups of ice from drive-through windows. 

Sixty percent of the restaurant ice also tested positive for E. coli, which comes from the feces of animals and can cause serious illness.

While a certain amount of bacteria in water is considered harmless, no amount of E. coli is acceptable, however small.

TBO.com February 13, 2006

Why Most Vitamin B12 Supplements
Do Nothing For Your Health

n this video, Dr. Jonathan Wright discusses key facts you need to know about vitamin B12.

There are different ways of supplementing B12, such as intramuscular injections, oral supplements, sublinguals, and newer liposomal or transdermal delivery systems, but which one is most effective, and why?

Dr. Wright explains not only the differences between the various delivery forms, but also discusses another vital component that has a major impact on your B12 metabolism -- your stomach acid, and why you shouldn’t take acid blockers for heartburn without getting the proper test done first.


Website Reminder again

A website I will visit often

sprword.com (spread the word news) is an amazing site of real news. Non sencored news from in and/or on site sources.

My favorite section is the Must View page with a list of movies you can click and watch right then and there.

You really must check this out!

the movie l istings are posted as in the example here on the right.

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site URL http://www.sprword.com/

VIDEO of the month
BREAKING NEWS "the new biology"

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Crude Awakening -The Oil Crash -Trailer


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