Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving Meal Whole Foods Edgewater, NJ

Thank you to the New Jersey Gals that came out on Wednesday night, we had a ball, the food was delicious, it was my pleasure to serve you!

Thanksgiving meal time can be delicious, nutritious and overwhelmingly satisfying. I have had the honor of serving over 30 people a raw Thanksgiving Meal and I must say everyone was pleasantly surprised, from Maryland to New Jersey. My guests ate things they have never eaten raw, like sweet potatoes, enjoyed foods they don't like cooked, like Raw Kale, and who knew you could make a savory stuffing that does not go in the oven.  The classes also enjoyed an Apple Pie made in 10-15 minutes that taste better than the cooked version.

I think I have managed to convince a few people that eating a raw diet is totally satisfying and surprisingly easy! I have posted my Living Raw Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes down below in the recipe section. Enjoy them with your families this Holiday Season and don't miss my December class for great Christmas Recipes at The Common Market in Frederick, MD.

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with the desire to eat healthy, but Thanksgiving is here?

Have a Plan for the Parade!  Here goes:

1. Drink lots of water 2 hours before meal time, 32-48 oz.
2. Make a plate, then take half the food off and wrap it for the next day.
3. Share one piece of desert with someone else or do number 2. (Not that #2)
4. Bring your own healthy meal, prepare enough to last the rest of the week, (your healthy leftovers) and bring a healthy desert to share.
5. Traveling? Find a healthy market and prepare something great from my Thanksgiving Recipes, even one dish can be a satisfying meal.
a.  Please share why you are eating differently and the benefits or changes that you have noticed, and share my website with everyone :).
6.  Travel with your Vita Mix, you must not leave home without it, make green drinks daily, as if your life depended on it!
7.  Going home for the holidays often causes emotional cravings for comfort food!  Be on alert, ask yourself three questions before you indulge. 
1. Why am I having this craving? (Healthy or Emotional Craving)
  2. How will I feel after I eat this, is their a healthy substitute?
3.  Am I doing the greatest good to my body or do I care at the moment?

The decision is yours......................... 
What ever you decide accept your decision with love, peace and joy!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thanksgiving Meal at the Common Market

Thank you everyone for coming out to The Common Market!! We had a wonderful time, the food was fabulous!

We ran over time and still didn't make the sorbet!! Enjoy that recipe!!

Please post your comments about the class, and make sure you subscribe to NO BONEZ.

Dec. 12, 2009 is our Christmas Class, hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Common Market Thanksgiving Feast 2009

Come on out and get your thanksgiving recipes in the raw, natural, living form.

We are meeting again before the year ends at the Common Market for a delicious meal.

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Call the store to register! 301.663.3416


Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Thanksgiving Recipes 2009

Cranberry Relish by Chef Chelly

1 12 oz. bag Cranberries

1 orange, whole or remove peel to add less sweetner

Orangic Raw Honey to taste, or dates

Blend lightly in Vita Mix until chunky

Turkey Loaf by Alissa Cohen

1 cup cashews

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1/2 cup brazil nuts

5 stalks of celery

1 scallion

1 tsp sage

Process in Food Processor until well blended and mixed, form into loaf and spread Cranberry Sauce on top.

Sweet Potato Souffle Ingredients by Chef Chelly

4 large yams or sweet potatoes (Garnet or Jewel)

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 cup water, more or less as needed

1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup pine nuts

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

15 pitted medjool dates

1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg

Peel potato, slice into cubes, place all ingredients in high power blender until smooth.

Wilted Greens Ingredients by Chef Chelly

35-30 large, hardy, dark green leaves

1-2 teaspoons sea salt or Herbamare

1-2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Lay greens on top of each other roll like a cigar and thinly slice, sprinkle with salt, let sit 10 minutes, then add other ingredients and massage (rub greens with hands) into greens, serve.

Savory Stuffing by Matt Amsden

1 cup soaked raw walnuts

1 cup soaked raw pumpkin seeds

1 cup soaked raw sunflower seeds

1/3 cup yellow onion

3/4 cup diced celery

1 cups chopped mushrooms

2-3 T Nama Shoyu

2 T Olive Oil

1/4 t sea salt

1/2 t black pepper

1 1/2 t kelp

1 1/2 t sage

1 1/2 t thyme

Process in FP until chunky and well mixed.

Apple Pie by Chef Chelly


2 cups walnuts, soaked

5 dates

Process in FP until crumbly, form into pie shell shape.


2 apples, quartered

1/2 lemon juiced

Process in FP until chunky, place on pie crust.

Pie Topping

2 apples

1 cup flame raisins

1/2 lemon juiced

1 banana

2 tsp cinnamon

Blend until smooth in Food Processor. Spread on top of pie

Monday, November 2, 2009


As a Certified Raw Food Chef, Instructor & Teacher, I would be honored to share my knowledge and expertise on a higher level with more recipes, tips and techniques. The raw food diet is exciting and easy. I will show you how to feel better, look better and have the energy to accomplish your goals!!! Check out Alissa & Me!

Become a Certified Raw Chef through Alissa Cohen's Living on Live Food Program
Visit my website
Learn just how easy it is to maintain a raw food diet and help others!

Class Title: Level I Chef Certification
Class Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009
Class Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Class Cost: $130.00
Class Location: The Common Market, Community Room,
**This Chef Certification is through Chelly in the Raw, not the Common Market, for all registration and payment please email me at or call me at 240.498.9639.**

Level 1 Chef Certification Topics:

* What a raw and living food diet is
* How to get excited about raw
* How to make delicious raw meals that taste like your favorite cooked food dishes!
* How to prepare gourmet raw food meals, simply and easily
* How to shop for raw foods
* How to stock your kitchen and set up your environment
* Kitchen equipment use

A Chef will receive:
* A Certificate
* Can become a member of the Affiliate Program
* Can purchase a website, see mine
* Can attend my Level II Instructor Training
If you are interested in taking your Raw Journey to the next level,
Please send me:
Phone Number
Email Address
I will send you a Payment Request from Pay Pal to complete the registration process.
Thank you and I hope to see you there!!!

Living on Live Foods Level II - Instructor Certification

Class Title: Level II Instructor Certification
Class Date: Saturday, November 14, 2009 & Sunday, November 15, 2009
Class Time: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Saturday), 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Sunday)
Class Cost: $650.00
Class Location: The Common Market, Community Room,
**This Chef Certification is through Chelly in the Raw, not the Common Market, for all registration and payment please email me at or call me at 240.498.9639.**

Level II Instructor Certification Topics:

* Preparing elegant gourmet meals
* Sprouting and dehydrating techniques
* Grassroots raw
* How to encourage and help people stay raw
* Daily raw food living such as environment, friends, family and traveling while raw
* People's experience while raw
* What happens emotionally and physically on Living Foods
* Cleansing and Detoxing
* How to adjust the raw food diet for personal needs
* Raw food product demonstration
* Additional components that make up a healthy raw food lifestyle
* Leading the Level I - Chef Certification Course

An Instructor will receive:
*Can become a member of the Affiliate Program
*Can purchase a website
*Can be listed on Alissa's Referral Page
*Can join Raw Teacher Talk site
*Can Teach the Level I Class

If you have already attended the Level I class and are looking to become an Instructor this class is for you. If you would like to sign up for both classes and spend the day with me, you will be able to take Level I & Level II in the same weekend.

If you are interested in taking your Raw Journey to the next level,
Please send me:
Phone Number
Email Address
I will send you a Payment Request from Pay Pal to complete the registration process.
Thank you and I hope to see you there!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy November 2009!

Hello Everyone,

I am working on huge things. Listen, if you are in need of a jump start to your health and wellness, your energy needs a boost, you want to feel great, look awesome, have compliments come your way everyday, you need more than The SECRET!

One hour could change your life! If I have not had an opportunity to speak with you about your health, schedule a Health History Consultation, please give me a call or send me an email. I will schedule you this week! It's free and it takes just one hour over the phone. The health history consultation is a great way to experience having your own personal health counselor.

I had a Raw Dessert Tasting at a fabulous little health store in Ramsey, NJ called Organico. The tasting went very well, I sampled Living Raw Vegan Chocolate Pudding, Cheesecake, Brownies and Key Lime Pie. The customers loved them! The deserts sold in the store for a week. The Cinnamon Rolls, Key Lime Pie and Apple Cobblers all sold out! The selection also included Strawberry Shortcakes. That was fun and I will have more!

I have great classes coming up in November in Frederick, MD and also New Jersey, please check my schedule for dates and time.

Thank you for your support, lets finish this year with Raw Spirits (Raw- happy, pure, clean, energetic) and look forward to a Win, Win, 2010!!!


PS. How did you do with Candy addictions this Halloween? None for me!

I made a Living Raw Vegan Pumpkin Pie and a Pumpkin Soup! Truly Delicious!