Curious about a raw food vegan diet? People report many benefits such as increased energy, mental clarity, weight loss, and protection from disease. Some use a short-term raw diet as a way to cleanse and detoxify the body.
Our local abundance of wonderful produce and a mild climate make summertime the perfect time to try an uncooked cuisine. In this entry-level class we’ll introduce you to the fundamentals of a raw food diet, and explore the different types of raw diets, review the benefits as well as the challenges, and discuss how to plan and prepare raw foods meals. You’ll learn soaking and sprouting basics, how to make raw non-dairy beverages and cheeses, breads and crackers, simple entrees, snacks, and confections. We’ll explore what essential culinary tools and equipment are used and where to find more resources to help you get started.
Best of all, you’ll get to sample scrumptious raw vegan dishes - from appetizers to desserts - with some recipes demonstrated in class. Before you leave, you’ll have a better understanding of an optimal raw diet and you’ll take home a variety of delicious recipes to help you integrate more raw and living foods into your menu.