Thursday, June 2, 2011

Creative Health Institute- Day 3 Advanced Raw CHef Training

Finally I can post about Day 3 and our graduation. I have been away from blogging because we had to get ready for a 5 night/ six day trip to the homeschool convention up in Orlando so I have not been able to get anywhere near blogger for several days now. I tend to only focus on a few things at a time or I get overwhelmed and grumpy. So my focus the last several days has been on the kiddos and our homeschool convention. We had a great time, but traveling raw and with kids who are gluten free/dairy free and high raw, is always a great challenge. Will post about that later.
Day 3 at CHI Sunday, May 1, 2011
Breakfast was served at 8AM. We were treated with the following killer menu:
Atifah's Raw Pancakes with Blueberry and Gojilicious Syrups
Raw Vegan Bacon
Fresh juice OJ
Raw almond milk

Right after breakfast the food prep stations were humming once again--the roar of Vitamixes and food processors and the hum of numerous dehydrators.
We had to prepare kale chips from 9:15-10:15AM
Team 1- Pizza Kale Chips
Team 2- Sour Cream Kale Chips
Team 3- Krispy Kale Chips (our team)
Team 4- Corn Chips
10:15-10:30am BREAK TIME
TEAM 1- Not So Meat
TEAM 2- Mexican Refried Beans
TEAM 3- Taco Tostados (our team)
TEAM 4- Not So Cheese
Can you tell what was on the lunch menu?? Raw tostados!!! Talk about fantastic. These were so amazing and I am so glad I know how to prepare all of these wonderful recipes now.
When I got home one of the first things I made were the tostadas and the refried beans.

 Take a look at our lunch menu:
Not So Meat
Spanish Rice "Sofrito" (recipe)
Taco Tostados
Not So Cheese
Mexican Refried Beans
Rejuvelac (sprouted quiona)
Apple Lemonade

 Rejuvelac and Apple Lemonade
 Tostados and Not So Meat
 All the Fixins for Raw Tostadas

Even though the food was delicious and the people we were sharing it with were beyond amazing, I couldn't help but feel a little sad during lunch. After lunch we all would graduate and that meant going our separate ways as well.
Here are my graduation pictures:
 Bobby, Master Chef, Presenting Diplomas

Speech by one of the Chefs at CHI

 My Sister-In-Law and Bobby
Cynthia's Speech (my sister-in-law)
 Me, the Happy Graduate with Bobby
Me Crying and Giving Thanks
Cynthia (on left) and Me, CHI's New Raw Chefs

You can see my sister-in-law's blog pics here.
If you are interested in these raw chef classes here is all of the information for Creative Health Institute:
+JMJ+Today I am grateful for the mindset of beginning each day as a fresh start, with no mistakes....yet. Keeping it positive! Peace.


Lin Ann said...

Wow, I'm impressed. Looks like a great place to learn. The ingredients in those tostados truly look amazing and so healthy. When I have more time I'll stop by to read the beginning of your story. Have a great day!

kelli said...

you guys made EVERYTHING! thanks for sharing!

kt said...

Raw tacos are one of my favorite dishes, and your feast looked magnificent! What an amazing experience for you and your sister in law.

I spend a ton of time getting ready to travel by myself- I can't even imagine how you prepare to travel with five kids! You must be incredibly organized.

ReneeMBM said...

So many tasty foods! Oh my :D

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Congratulations! And the food looks great!

Living Ginko Tree said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I used your marinara sauce recipe and added onions it was sooo good!! I hope everything is going alright for you!