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Raw Food E-books

What Top Chef's Really Eat E-books


Ever wonder what long time raw foodies eat on an everyday basis? Better yet, do you ever wonder what Raw Chef's really eat?

My friend Shea Lynn Baird came up with 2 incredible e-books called, What the Top Raw Chef’s Really Eat. In the E-books you will find out how 15 raw chef’s eat everyday and their favorite everyday raw recipes. Both e-books contain over 80 everday raw recipes from top raw food chef’s. I am seriosly impressed with these two e-books, here are some of the recipes:


Cherie Soria’s Liquid Gold Dressing

Elaina Love’s Almond Chia Maca Shake & Caesar Salad Dressing

Melissa Mango’s Jicama-Tater Salad

Dina Knight’s Sprout Salad with Spicy Spirulina Dressing

Kathryn Ackland’s Green Grace Tabouli

Abeba Wright’s Carrot Corn Salad

Matt Samuelson’s Arame or Hiziki Salad and Zucchini Hummus

Cecilia Benjumea-Kinzie’s (me) Basil Lime Ginger Creamy Avocado Soup

Click Here to learn more about the What Raw Chef’s Really Eat E-books!


The Lazy Rawfoodist's Guide
by Laura Bruno



192 pages of info and support for the raw diet—especially nutritional, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects that tend to slow people down, discourage them or otherwise make life difficult. It also covers dental issues, kitchen equipment, eating disorders, and living with non-raw partners. You’ll learn how to make your own informed decisions, so that you can design and create a diet and lifestyle that work for you. With over 45 easy recipes by some of today’s top raw chefs! Click Here for More Info and To Order!

What Cecilia Says: Over 45 easy raw food recipes contributed by today's top raw food chef's!! Definitely a no brainer!


Raw Emotions - E-book
by Angela Stokes




Are you a 'comfort eater'? Do you feel at ease with your body and your relationship with food, or are there things you'd REALLY LIKE TO CHANGE? Do you LONG to feel balanced, healthy, happy and peaceful?Perhaps you've already been eating raw for a while and find you're still struggling with cravings...? Perhaps, even though you're delighted with your eating choices, you're finding your emotions a little trickier to handle...? Would you like to discover ways you can enrich your life and exponentially increase your personal joy factor? ;) Have you tried 'Diet after Diet' - sometimes lost weight, then put it back on, and want to release that weight for good? Why don't those diets work? Most 'weight loss' programs just focus on the 'weight'. Click Here for more Info to Order !


What Cecilia Says: Angela Stokes has lost over 160 pounds on the raw food diet and she has helped others loose weight as well. A great book for anyone struggling with weight issues.


Raw Secrets E-Book
by Frederic Patenaude's



In Raw Secrets You will Learn: The most overlooked and important causes for lack of energy.Why certain foods are poisons and drugs, and how to find out which ones are. An absolutely effective and low-cost way to give up bad habits. All about a healthy diet that doesn’t require you to buy special products. Sure signs that the diet you’re not (even if it’s raw) is not working for you. The easiest (and best) way to transition to a raw food diet. Why you don’t need to eat 100% raw to achieve excellent health, if you don't want to.This insider secret to eating a raw food diet in the north.Why most raw-food diets are unhealthy and what to do instead.he one key principle to achieving a higher level of health, no matter what diet you’re on! Click Here for More Info and to Order!


What Cecilia Says: I've always admired Frederic Patenaude's simple no nonsense approach to raw food. I think his book is a must read for anyone considering embarking on the raw foods diet.



Raw Food Book Recommendations

Don't you wish you knew which raw food book to buy? Well now you do!

The Raw Revolution Diet


Discover how a raw foods diet will balance your weight naturally. This collection of recipes for imaginative, delectable, accessible and enticing cuisine is a far cry from a discipline limited to salads and sprouts. You'll be able to enjoy delicious, easy-to-prepare meals without feeling deprived. And you'll experience how raw foods can improve your health and make you feel more alive. A "How To" section on putting together a raw food diet that is nutritionally sound ensures that you receive the nutrients you need as you achieve your natural weight.


Cecilia Says: This is a great book for people who are new to raw food because it gives you a nutritional framework in which to proceed with the raw food diet. This is is the only raw food recipe book available that has a nutritional analysis for each recipe. It is really well done and especially good for those who would like to loose weight.


Sweet Gratitude


Cecilia Says: This is the latest book from the folks at Cafe Gratitude and is focused just on raw desserts. I eat at Cafe Gratitude often and I can personally tell you that the desserts are amazing! Now you'll be able to learn all their sweet secrets!


I Am Grateful
Terces Engelhart, ..


With locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, Marin, and Los Angeles, Café Gratitude has become well known for its inspiring environment and distinctive, flavorful organic foods. The book’s gorgeous, full-color photographs accompany easy-to-follow recipes for the café’s most popular items, making it easy for readers to prepare live foods at home. Recipes include café favorites such as the “I Am Luscious” raw chocolate smoothie, “I Am Bountiful” bruschetta, “I Am Elated” spicy rolled enchiladas, and “I Am Amazing” lemon meringue pie with macadamia nut crust.


What Cecilia Says: I take for granted that I can visit Cafe Gratitude any time I want. For those that aren't so lucky I definitely recommend this book. If you are a big raw dessert fan this book is a must! The desserts are to live for!


Ani's Raw Food Kitchen
Ani Phyo


This is the ultimate gourmet, living foods “uncookbook” for busy people.
You don’t have to sacrifice taste or style to reap the benefits of raw foods. These delectable, easy recipes emphasize fresh, animal-free ingredients and how to include more organics into your daily diet. Chef Ani offers delicious raw, animal-free versions of: breakfast scrambles, pancakes, chowders, bisques, and other soups, cheezes, mylks, lasagna, burgers, cobblers, pies, and cakes, and more.

Included are recipes for dishes such as Stuffed Anaheim Chili with Mole Sauce, Ginger Almond Nori Roll, Coconut Kreme Pie with Carob Fudge on Brownie Crust, Mediterranean Dolmas, and Chicken-Friendly Spanish Scramble.Make your own kitchen more living-foods friendly with Chef Ani’s tips on Essential tools, Key ingredients, Stocking your pantry, and How-to kitchen skills.


What Cecilia Says: One of my favorite easy raw food cook books. The recipes are simple and delicious what more could you ask for!




Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People
Jennifer Cornbleet


Getting 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day has never been so delicious and easy. Jennifer Cornbleet, the well-known Chicago-based cooking instructor, shares her favorite no-cook recipes, in smaller quantities ideal for one or two. While full of gourmet flavor, these recipes are surprisingly simple to make, calling for common equipment and ingredients found in any well-stocked grocery store. Essential time-saving tips and techniques, along with Jennifer's clear instructions, prove you don't have to toil in the kitchen in order to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food.

What Cecilia says: This book is such a great resource because Jennifer really does make it easy for you. The recipes are simple, the ingredients are easy to find, and she gives you guidelines on how to prepare and store ingredients in advance. It also has a great resource section. A wonderful book for beginners.




Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine
Gabriel Cousens

Medical researchers have found that a high-fat, high-sugar diet, combined with environmental pollutants and stress, can lead to a buildup of toxins in the body collectively known as chronic degenerative disease. Here holistic physician Gabriel Cousens provides a dietary regimen that may help reverse this process by introducing whole, natural, organic, and raw foods into the diet. These restorative "live" foods can reverse chronic disease and bring back health and vitality. This eclectic cookbook shares 250 delicious vegan recipes from chefs at the Tree of Life Cafe. Dishes include Avocado Salad with Rosemary, Green Dragon Broccoli, Raw-violis, Lavender Milk, and Carob Coconut Cream Eclairs. International entrees, juices, and aromatherapeutic remedies are also featured.


What Cecilia says: If you have candida/yeast related issues this book will show you how to make delicious low glycemic recipes.




Raw Truth
Jeremy Safron


The latest food trend is so retro it’s practically primeval: fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts untouched by temperatures greater than 108°F. In THE RAW TRUTH, restaurateur and consultant Jeremy Safron exalts the delicious simplicity of this back-to-basics cuisine. In a down-to-earth, no-fuss style, Safron teaches the fundamentals for soaking or sprouting ingredients like almonds and sesame seeds to make many appetizing, hearty, proud-to-be-raw dishes. But these dishes aren’t only tasty, they’re healthful too: raw foodists claim that raw foods contain all the enzymes needed to break down on their own, plus more vitamins and nutrients than their cooked counterparts. So whip up such rare and healthy creations as Creamy Red Pepper Soup, Carrot Almond Essence Bread, and Carob Hazelnut Torte, and make your next meal totally rawesome!


What Cecilia says: This book is great for you if you are lacking creative inspiration. The recipes are so original and creative I never cease to get inspiration from this fabulous book.




Raw Food/Real World
Matthew Kenney


Top New York chef and restaurateur Matthew Kenney and his partner, Sarma Melngailis, had been thinking of opening a Moroccan restaurant. But one night they were invited to a raw food restaurant -- and it changed their lives. They instead opened Pure Food and Wine, a restaurant devoted to creative, tasty raw food, and it has been drawing rave reviews. Dishes such as Zucchini and Green Zebra Tomato Lasagne, Golden Squash Pasta with Black Summer Truffles, and Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with Vanilla Cream have given raw food a sexy new appeal.


What Cecilia says: Okay so you've been doing the raw food thing for awhile and now want to get gourmet. Impress your friends and family with the intricate recipes in this book. Even though the recipes are fancy in this book, I find them easier to prepare than the other famous "gourmet" RAW cookbooks on the market. The pictures are great too!




The Pleasure Trap

Douglas J. Lisle, ...


A wake-up call to even the most health conscious people, The Pleasure Trap boldy challenges conventional wisdom about sickness and unhappiness in today's contemporary culture, and offers groundbreaking solutions for achieving change. Authors Douglas Lisel, Ph.D., and Alan Goldhamer, D.C., provide a fascinating new perspective on how modern life can turn so many smart, savvy people into the unwitting saboteurs of their own well-being.


What Cecilia says: Will change your views on diet and happiness, and give you insight to understanding the evolution of our species. Highly recommended.



If I Only Had a Brain Injury

Laura Bruno


Unlike other books on healing from so-called "Medical Mysteries," If I Only Had a Brain Injury encourages readers to chart their own inspirational journeys. The book's structure follows The Wizard of Oz storyline (Dorothy's journey begins with a concussion), guiding readers to a "yellow brick road through recovery." A collection of personal examples, alternative treatments and spiritual growth exercises, this book also offers wisdom from thirteen contributors, including Robin Cohn (Vice President of New York State Brain Injury Association), Dr. William Padula (Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association), Dana Reeve, and Kay Strom.


What Cecilia says: This book is for anyone who has a so called incurable disease such as a brain injury, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease, and other so called medical mysteries.


There Is a Cure for Diabetes


There Is a Cure for Diabetes lays out a three-week plan for reversing the negative genetic expression of diabetes to a physiology of health and well-being. Dr. Cousens’s method, widely tested at his famous Tree of Life centers, is to reset the DNA through green juice fasting and a 100% organic, nutrient-dense, vegan, low-glycemic, low-insulin-scoring, and high-mineral diet of living foods in the first twenty-one days.The program renders insulin and related medicines unnecessary within four days as the blood sugar drops to normal levels; and the diabetic shifts into a non-diabetic physiology within two weeks. The third week focuses on live-food preparation, featuring 100 delicious raw recipes.


What Cecilia says: A must if you have diabetes or blood sugar issues.






Emily's Garden

Hydrofarm Emily's Garden System



Mega Garden

Hydrofarm Hydroponic Megagarden


What Cecilia Says: I use the mega garden to grow my own basil, cilantro, chard, spinach, and peppers on my apartment balcony. They can be used indoors or out.


Hydrofarm GTV4 4-Foot Jump Start Light System


What Cecilia Says: This is what we use to grow wheatgrass and sunflower sprouts at home.



Hydroponics for the Home Gardener Book




Natural Cosmetics and Body Care Recommendations

Dr.Hauschka Mascara

They have the best natural mascara on the market period. I also like their eye pencils.


  • Silky, plant extract-rich formula that's great for sensitive eyes. Dr. Hauschka Mascara has the exceptional ability to remain firm throughout the day.

  • Free of synthetic fragrances, preservatives, colors and GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Valuable organically and biodynamically grown plant oils, genuine essential oils and plant extracts guarantee the highest quality and purity their products.

  • Not tested on animals.

  • Key Plant Ingredients: Castor Oil, Green tea Extract, Neem Leaf Extract, Eyebright Extract, Jojoba Wax, Rose Wax, Rose Essential Oil and Xanthan Gum.

What Cecilia says: I was shocked to find many so called "natural" mascaras contain Parabens (Nasty chemicals you don't want by your eyes!) DR. Hauschka's mascara is the most natural mascara there is.  I wear it everyday with confidence and love it!




They have the best and purest mineral makeup on the market. Other mineral make-ups have caused me to get breakouts, but not Larenim.


Cherub Blush
My favorite blush, a beautiful, feminine soft muted pink.

Zuzu Cosmetics
They have an awesome concealer and I like their lip pencils.

zuzu lip liner

ZuZu Line Innocence Lipliner - 1.1 g...
My favorite lip liner, a very neutral color




CD and DVD Recommendations

Music for Healing


Music for Healing
Steven Halpern

Natural Balance and Harmony Your body is a self-healing instrument. If you give it a chance it will always tend toward homeostasis or healthful balance. Sound healer Steven Halpern uses soothing and free-floating keyboard compositions to draw the body into this state of balance and harmony. Combining artistic inspiration, sensitivity, and sophisticated sound technology, his compositions synchronize the hemispheres of the brain and amplify the production of alpha waves. This natural response is associated with feelings of deep relaxation, contentment, and well-being.


What Cecilia says: This CD isn't music in so much as it's soothing tones. I don't know what it does to my brain but I feel relaxed the minute I put it on. Good for massage and mediation too.



Marcus Viana CD


Francisco De Assisi
Marcus Viana


What Cecilia says: This CD is amazing it sounds like angles singing. It's a Brazilian artist with incredible orchestral arrangements combined with angelic voices, prayers, and catholic chants all in beautiful Portuguese. The best C.D. I've ever bought. Can be used for mediation and massage as well.


journey into meditation


Journey Into Meditation
Lisa Guyman


What Cecilia Says: In this C.D. Lisa offers three meditations. The first is a chakra balancing waterfall meditation which is very relaxing. The second meditation/visualization is about accessing information from your guides and higher self, and the third meditation is about visualizing the things that you want to manifest in life such as vibrant health and financial abundance. Her voice is soothing, the music is not overwhelming, and the visualizations are pleasant. My absolute favorite meditation C.D.


The Secret DVD


The Secret DVD

 Rhonda Byrne


In this DVD you will discover The Secret . . . and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want. You will learn how to use The Secret in every single area of your life. You will hear from modern-day teachers -- men and women who have used The Secret to achieve health, prosperity, relationships and happiness. They share their incredible stories of using The Secret to eradicate disease, acquire massive wealth, overcome obstacles, and achieve what many would regard as impossible. Through them, you will begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that is within you, and the true magnificence that awaits you in life.



The Secrets of the Power of Intention


The Secrets of the Power of Intention (6 set Audio C.D.)
Wayne W. Dyer


Part I deals with the principles of intention, offering true stories and examples on ways to make the connection. Dr. Dyer identifies the attributes of the all-creating universal mind of intention as creative, kind, loving, beautiful, expanding, endlessly abundant, and receptive, explaining the importance of emulating this source of creativity. In Part II, Dr. Dyer offers an intention guide with specific ways to apply the co-creating principles in daily life. Part III is an exhilarating description of Dr. Dyer’s vision of a world in harmony with the universal mind of intention.

What Cecilia says: This CD set is deeply inspirational as Wayne Dyer teaches you how to connect with source and manifest your dreams.


What the Bleep do We Know


What the Bleep Do We Know!? (DVD)
Elaine Hendrix


"WHAT THE #$*! DO WE KNOW?!" is a radical departure from convention. It demands a freedom of view and greatness of thought so far unknown, indeed, not even dreamed of since Copernicus. It's a documentary. It's a story. It's mind-blowing special effects. This film plunges you into a world where quantum uncertainty is demonstrated - where neurological processes, and perceptual shifts are engaged and lived by its protagonist - where everything is alive, and reality is changed by every thought.


What Cecilia says: This movie reminded me that we have the power to create our own destiny through the power of our thoughts. It's a good thing to be reminded of everyday!




Spiritual/Self Help Book Recommendations

A New Earth

Eckhart Tolle


With his bestselling spiritual guide The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle inspired millions of readers to discover the freedom and joy of a life lived "in the now." In A New Earth, Tolle expands on these powerful ideas to show how transcending our ego-based state of consciousness is not only essential to personal happiness, but also the key to ending conflict and suffering throughout the world. Tolle describes how our attachment to the ego creates the dysfunction that leads to anger, jealousy, and unhappiness, and shows readers how to awaken to a new state of consciousness and follow the path to a truly fulfilling existence.


I'm sure that many of you are reading Oprah's book club book A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61). But on the rare chance that you haven't read it yet; I highly recommend it!


The Secret


The Secret (Hard Cover)
Rhonda Byrne



What Cecilia Says: The hardcover book is finally out! This would make a great Christmas present.



The Secret


The Secret (Audio Book)

What Cecilia Says: This is the audio version of the film. If you haven't seen the film, go see it now it will change your life.


The Law of Attraction


The Law of Attraction
Jerry Hicks

This book presents the powerful basics of the original Teachings of Abraham. Within these pages, you’ll learn how all things, wanted and unwanted, are brought to you by this most powerful law of the universe, the Law of Attraction. (that which is like unto itself is drawn). You’ve most likely heard the saying “Like attracts like,” “Birds of a feather flock together,” or “It is done unto you as you believe” (a belief is only a thought you keep thinking); and although the Law of Attraction has been alluded to by some of the greatest teachers in history, it has never before been explained in as clear and practical terms as in this latest book by New York Times best-selling authors, Esther and Jerry Hicks.

Learn here about the omnipresent Laws that govern this Universe and how to make them work to your advantage. The understanding that you’ll achieve by reading this book will take all the guesswork out of daily living. You’ll finally understand just about everything that’s happening in your own life as well as in the lives of those you’re interacting with. This book will help you to joyously be, do, or have anything that you desire!


What Cecilia Says: I read this book in about 3 days an have been using it's principles everyday with great results. Basically it teaches you that what you think and feel you attract into your life. After reading it I felt like I understood how the universe works and that I was in control of my experiences. It is a very empowering read. I highly recommend it. If you liked the movie "The Secret" you will love this book.


Ask and It Is Given


Ask and It Is Given, by Esther and Jerry Hicks, which presents the teachings of the nonphysical entity Abraham, will help you learn how to manifest your desires so that you’re living the joyous and fulfilling life you deserve.

As you read, you’ll come to understand how your relationships, health issues, finances, career concerns, and more are influenced by the Universal laws that govern your time/space reality—and you’ll discover powerful processes that will help you go with the positive flow of life.


What Cecilia says: I really like the exercises in the back of the book. They lead you through visualizations, affirmations, and fun games you can play to feel more abundant and hence attract more abundance into your life. I'm having so much fun with it!


The Astonishing Power of Emotions


What Cecilia says: Another great book to add to your Esther and Jerry Hicks collection.


Money, and the Law of Attraction

Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks


What Cecilia says: Another helpful and inspiring book by Abraham Hicks.


You Can Heal Your Life

Louise Hay


What Cecilia says: In the book Louise explains how we are responsible for our own reality and that limiting beliefs are often the cause of illness, especially feelings of unworthiness and self hatred. She outlines how to change your thinking and improve your life with positive affirmations and mental exercises to foster self love and acceptance. The book has been redesigned with beautiful illustrations and it has been a pleasure to read.




Miscellaneous  Recommendations

gelato junior


Lello 4070 Gelato Junior


by Lello


With a minimum freezing temperature of –4 degrees F, the Simac Gelato Junior takes only about 30 minutes to satisfy your craving for a frozen confection. Plus, the built-in compressor freezer operates continuously, so you can turn out multiple flavors of ice cream while your guests finish their dinner. A 60-minute electronic timer frees you up for other activities, and an automatic safety mechanism sounds a warning beep if the integrated spatula blade gets stuck. A removable 1-quart bowl, transparent lid, and slim ingredient window all simplify operation, and the unit is also useful for crafting frozen drinks and chilled soups. Though not lightweight at 31 pounds, the Gelato Junior is fairly sleek for its class, measuring 11 by 14 by 12-1/4 inches. Simac includes a booklet of tasty ice cream, sorbet, and dessert sauce recipes, as well as an ice cream scoop.


What Cecilia says: If you want raw ice cream in 30 minutes then this is the ice cream maker for you! I've found it works better than traditional ice cream makers. So far I've used coconut milk or almond milk mixed with fruit to make incredible tasting non dairy ice cream; the possibilities are endless!




The Journey to Wild Divine Biofeedback


Wearing three finger sensors that track your body's heart rate variability and skin conductance, you move through enchanting and mystical landscapes using the power of your thoughts, feelings, breath and awareness. Wise mentors guide you throughout the realm, empowering you with yoga, breathing and meditation skills needed to complete over 40 biofeedback 'energy' events. Build stairways with your breath, open doors with meditation, juggle balls with your laughter, and so much more. The Journey makes biofeedback, a popular method of alternative healthcare, easily accessible and empowers you to take mind-body wellness, literally into your own hands.

What Cecilia says: If you want to get stress under control and really take your health into your own hands biofeedback is for you. For the same price as one biofeedback session you will have unlimited access to the most powerful self regulation training tool on the market!


 citrus squeezer


MIU Citrus Squeezer


What Cecilia says: I use this little citrus squeezer everyday for my recipes that include lemons and limes. It's small and it works great.



mason jars


Jarden #67000 Ball 12PKW/M Quart Mason Jars



What Cecilia says: These wide mouth Mason Jars are what I use to set up my raw pantry. I use them for storing nuts, seeds, seaweed, vanilla beans, sun dried tomatoes, and other super foods!




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