The What, Why, and How of Raw Food

Plant-Based Raw Foods Lecture and Tasting!

Monday, April 29th * 6:45-8:15pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Living Food?

Living food consists of minimally processed fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouted grains, and legumes–in short, it is plant-based that is prepared at the optimal temperature – never heated above 118 degrees.

Why Living Food?

When food is cooked in the traditional method, it yields dishes that have lost much of their nutritional value. The live enzymes, which are important for the digestion of the food, have been cooked out, as has the water content. Living food is the most flavorful, colorful, and dynamic food on earth, and one of the most nutritious, too. Just take a smell of fresh basil leaf and you get the idea!

Does It Taste Good?

It's not just about salads… our menus are designed with a large variety of ingredients, in ways that they are celebrated and enhanced. The results offer a rich, full flavored cuisine that is exciting, healthful and tastes amazing! The textures and flavors of our culture's most popular dishes are simple to mimic when you know how!

Does your family have DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

Our menus are designed free of dairy, eggs, meat, other animal products, peanuts, artificial colors and flavors, preservatives and refined sugar. Most items are also gluten free.


Marisa DiCenso-Pelser is a graduate of Cleveland State University with B.S. in Exercise Science as well as a Certified Living on Live Foods Chef and Instructor. Marisa also studied the Science of Raw Food Nutrition at the Living Light Culinary Institute in California.