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Nuevo Mexican Raw Food Prep Class

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  • Natasia Rana
    Master raw food chef Elaina Love and raw dessert diva Chaya-Ryvka are coming to Portland to teach a 2-part, 5-hour class -- read on! Nuevo Mexican Raw Foods (2
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 14, 2009
      Master raw food chef Elaina Love and raw dessert diva Chaya-Ryvka are
      coming to Portland to teach a 2-part, 5-hour class -- read on!

      Nuevo Mexican Raw Foods
      (2 1/2 hours) taught by Elaina

      * Corn Tortilla Wraps- These corn tortillas will quickly become a
      favorite in your house. Made from raw corn and hemp and flax seeds,
      they are then dehydrated and can be stored for months in your
      refrigerator or freezer.
      * Enchilada Spirals- These very special enchiladas will be made using
      raw corn tortillas and wrapping them around a vegie taco filling like
      a spiral then topping them with enchilada sauce, pine nut sour cream
      and avocado slices. These are so flavorful, satisfying and unique.
      * Mexican Spanish Rice- It tastes like the best Spanish rice you've
      ever eaten, only there's no rice! Elaina will show you how to use
      vegetables and spices to recreate all the flavors and comfort of rice.
      * Taco Filling- Again, keeping with her low to no nut agenda, Elaina
      will demonstrate how to take root vegetables, and turn them into the
      most flavorful, juicy, mouthwatering taco filing that can be eaten in
      a "taco", on your salad, in your Enchilada Spirals or dehydrated into
      crunchy snacks or burgers.
      * Enchilada Sauce- A light and flavorful sauce that can be used in a
      variety of dishes.
      * Pine Nut Sour Cream- a light and fluffy version of sour cream with
      Irish Moss, pine nuts and more flavors to make this a raw food staple.

      Elegant Raw Desserts
      (2 1/2 hours taught by Chaya Ryvka)

      * Creme Caramel- Experience the sensuous elegance of this melt in your
      mouth heavenly flan treat while learning the secrets of successfully
      working with Irish Moss.
      * Hazelnut/Cacao Ganache Truffles- These are real Cacao confections;
      we will be stepping into the work of a chocolate lovers dreams. I'm
      talking Willie Wonka goes Raw/Vegan. Get ready to bust open your heart
      and enter the realm of Theobroma/Cacao.
      * White Chocolate- Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake- One of the most popular
      cheesecakes at Cafe Gratitude and a must have in anyone's black book
      of raw desserts. As well as learning to create a truly heavenly
      cheesecake you will learn the art of swirling, which can turn any
      plain pie, cheesecake or frosting into a stunning work of art!


      Elaina Love is a professional Raw Food Chef, Instructor, Restaurant
      Consultant and Lifestyle Counselor whose unique style of creating the
      best raw food cuisine ever has her highly sought after. She travels
      worldwide to bring raw, living foods to Spas, Exotic Retreats,
      Festivals and Individuals. Elaina is the Owner & Director of Pure Joy
      Planet, which features certification courses, raw food recipe books,
      super foods and kitchen & health equipment. She is the co-owner and
      recipe developer for her new Café in the Bay Area, Café Soulstice, the
      author of Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen recipe books and the creator of
      The Amazing Nut Milk Bag. She has 3 raw food DVD’s currently on the
      market. Elaina has been an Instructor at Living Light Culinary Arts
      Institute since 2000 where she teaches specialty classes on an ongoing

      Chaya-Ryvka has been a practicing Raw Food Chef for over three years.
      She spent two years apprenticing and working side by side as a
      personal assistant with Master Raw Food Chef Elaina Love catering
      events, teaching classes, running Pure Joy Planet.com and opening Cafe
      Soulstice. She also apprenticed with cutting edge raw pastry chefs and
      creators of the desserts for Cafe Gratitude. Chaya is now apprenticing
      in the art of raw chocolate confections; she works in a newly opened
      raw chocolate company, Coracao Confections. Currently Chaya is
      expressing her live creativity as a raw pastry chef at Cafe Gratitude,
      catering private events, teaching group classes, creating specialty
      gourmet raw desserts, wedding cakes and providing private raw
      lifestyle/kitchen consultations.

      Thursday, February 26th
      People's Co-op Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave., Portland

      $99 for both classes

      Advanced registration is required -- please call 503-789-1727.

      Please Note: Due to limited space, there is a 25% cancellation charge
      applied if a reservation is cancelled within 3 days of the offered class.
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