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October 12th, 2013 11:00 AM   through   4:00 PM
14500 Juanita Dr. NE
Bastyr University
Kenmore, WA 98028-4966
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
General public $ 85.00
Bastyr/NIAOM Alumni $ 75.00
BU Staff $ 75.00
Full time student $ 65.00
Campus Kenmore Campus
Audience General public, students
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People who eat a diet high in raw foods experience numerous health benefits including increased energy, weight loss, and weight maintenance. Any increase of raw cuisine in the diet can bring about positive changes in your health and vitality! Explore the concepts of raw food cuisine and the many long-lasting benefits a living food diet provides. Learn simple ways to add clean, raw food to your lifestyle and apply that knowledge in a practical manner as we work “hands-on” with fresh, living foods. Oct 12; 11:00a.m. - 4:00p.m. Instructor: Kerrie Heart. 5 Hrs

A raw food lifestyle need not be boring or time-consuming. You will learn ways to make your time in the kitchen easier and more enjoyable.  With simple, natural foods, we will share a blueprint that you can use to make endless varieties of tasty, vibrant dishes that suit your personal taste.  This blueprint is intended as a foundation upon which you add your own creativity to build meals that you and your family will love!

After demonstrating some simple kitchen techniques, you will participate in an interactive session where you will put the methods into practice.  Learn how to prepare tasty breakfasts, powerhouse lunches, and satisfying dinners that appeal to everyone at the table.  You will also learn some easy snacks and dessert options.  All recipes are intended to be flexible and can be used with whatever you happen to have on hand, maximizing nutrition and minimizing waste.

Throughout the seminar, other topics will also be discussed, such as how to substitute foods to utilize what’s in season, transition foods that are helpful when moving toward a raw food lifestyle, and how to find the balance to ensure you are receiving enough nutrition in your plant-based diet.  There will also be a brief discussion of related topics, such as juicing, composting, and the benefit of supporting local growers when making buying choices.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Use the raw food blueprint to make a variety of delicious meals
  • Describe the importance of raw, living foods in the diet
  • Describe how to transition toward a healthier lifestyle
  • Explain how to apply raw food knowledge in daily life in a sustainable way
  • Demonstrate practical skills that can be used to make simple, easy, and fun meals

Course Note: Fee includes food ($25 value) prepared in class to enjoy throughout the day. Since there will not be a formal lunch break, feel free to bring other snacks if you wish. If your hair is long, please bring a hair band to tie it back while in the kitchen.

Location: Bastyr University Kenmore Campus, room #8. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Kerrie Heart is passionate about sharing her knowledge of the raw food lifestyle with all who are pursuing optimal health and vitality. Joyfully active and organically focused for her entire adult life, she began her journey working at an organic food cooperative in 2001. Over the years, she has worked extensively in the raw food community at restaurants, as a product representative for Sacred Chocolate and Sun Warrior, and as a raw food chef at an organic permaculture farm. 

A Certified Live Food Chef, Kerrie is well connected in the raw food community.  She has studied many different nutritional philosophies, and uses her knowledge to make raw vegan living both accessible and sustainable to those who wish to take charge of their own personal health.  She advocates for high quality, organic food choices and has given many raw food cuisine seminars in the Seattle area.  Kerrie owns Raw Vegan Source, an organic health food store in Duvall Washington.  You can learn more about Kerrie at