Monday, December 14, 2009

Wow! Overwhelming... Joy!!!

Thank You everyone who participated in our 2nd Saturday Festivities in December!!! We Love the excited energy around the service to our Community! I am grateful to be of service as this project develops and flowers into it's visualized potential.
We are here to be the Difference!
We are here to serve our family!
We are here living life in the heart of our creator.
We are not perfect!
We are dedicated of taking care of those in our stewardship!

This last week's experiences totaled up to a calm and collected Joyful experience.

Life Happens!
Things Happen!

When thing unexpected happen find the Best way to look at it.

I am grateful to know there is always another spirit in this life I am capable of providing service to.

No matter how "Big" a deal an experience is, there will always be another in a situation whose life I could positively affect with my interaction and love.

All that is here on this Earth belongs to the creator. That which we perceive to own truly own us if we try to claim it.

This last week as responsibility for this for completing tasks became too much for the 2 chef's alone and not enough help was scheduled. All the food we had planned to give to You our family sat in our coolers prepared yet not finished. So we shared what we had ready, and sampled what we had available.

We experienced mechanical failures as well as time management. I double booked my time! I did NOT factor in that my daughters would be present for the time to finish all the food. Brooke was booked by her now previous employer, We all need some sleep even if only 2-4. Making the BEST Food on the planet takes a LOT of Time and dedication!!!

The Love that goes into making the almond cheese alone is recorded for over 10 hours of CHEF time. Wait til YOU taste this...

So, The Long and Short...

We have a long exciting road ahead of as we plan for the development and production of multiple communities centers in multiple cities. We have a national and global mission to spread the Love of Light and Truth! We love to hear your Truths. This the building of our community and I am blessed and grateful for this charge to share my love for life.

These past 6 months I have run this facility as a place for friends and family to gather. I am grateful for the organized management skills which Brooke has and brings to the team. This means that my Big Crazy dream I see everyday is getting organized and You are invited to play on our team.

If you have always dreamed of making a difference in the world sharing your passionate strengths please send your resume and an email telling us about your vision of a beautiful world to

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Grand Day of Opening!!!

Join us Saturday, December 12th for the Grand Opening of
The Art Of Food
living community cafe and tonic bar &
celebration to welcome
The Green Boheme to the team!
The Art of Food
Living Cafe & Tonic Bar
1825 Del Paso Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815
December 12, 2009
1:00 - 5:00 PM
Friends -
We are SUPER EXCITED to have YOU join us! Chef Brooke from The Green Boheme will be
launching her new handcrafted Living Loved Ice Cream line (come on by and grab a pint) and stocking the
shelves with some delectable goodies to enjoy at the cafe, or bring home to stock your fridge with...
This party's gonna RAWK!
• Gourmet Living Food & Beverage Samples
• Live Music
• Art Projects for the Kids all day
• Local Artisan Show
Questions or Comments? Give us a buzz or shoot us an email -
Chef Richard 916.920.4278
Chef Brooke 916.606.2436
Richard, Brooke &
The Art of Food Team

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Open Arms with Love

Happy Holydays to everyone everyday!

I am blessed with my Daughters company for this week end. I will be open on Tuesday.
Sorry for all those "out of towners" here! Were this the week end I could hit into the black I would Not give up this time we had today! Not even for a million...

See You all soon!

Brooke is stepping in this next few days to play so keep your eyes peeled for new menu items!

See You at TAO Food!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holy Daze in Holy days for the Holidays!

Holy Days Menu

Available November 24 & 25th for take out or dine in!
Preorder yours today!
All orders over $100 before November 18 will receive a free 6 piece of Raw Chocolate Love Holyday assortment.

E-mail preorders to

Thank You for choosing to support our community!

Parsnip mashed potatoes!
Sweet garlic, creamy with a smoky mild bite, sesame cream, olive oil, and real salt
$8.95 pint

Sweet mushroom gravy with herbs!
Sesame cream with seasoned dragon mushrooms –
$6.25 pint

Cranberry Apple Chutney
Fuji apples and Fresh Cranberries
“Simmered” together with holiday spices
$8.75 pint

Classic Stuffing
- Buckwheat and classic mire poix (Onion, celery, carrots)
- in a tender and tasty experience.
Comfort food!
$6.75 pint

Save the Turkey sliced “neat” loaf
Soaked Walnuts blended with onions, celery, golden flax, Psyllium,
traditional seasonings and Sea Salt
$5.75 2 slices

Walnut, Buckwheaties & Date crust


Apple Crumble

Chocolate Cream

Cashew Cheese Cake
Walnut date crust

10” $45
*** Special Holiday Price ***


Chocolate Mousse

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Holiday Thrival Class! "Beyond Surviving"

Holiday Thrival

Are you concerned about being tempted by less than optimal choices for "Food"?

We have one answer that will tantalize your taste buds.

Prepare to impress your friends & family this year.


DOES taste good!

Experience & Learn the tricks that make a treat pop!

Learn how to prepare and share your favorite Raw-Living Foods: Snacks, Desserts, Dressings and Drinks.

See how Easy You can make The Best Foods Ever!!!

A few great tips:

Making the most of what you have,

Substitutions and creative solutions,

Professional tricks to

save time & $$$

Sample Recipes:

Coconut Cream Pie

Hemp nog

Creamy Brazil Nut Chai

Cheese logs

Crackers & chips!


TAO Food!

1825 Del Paso Blvd #2 95815


Monday November 23rd 6-9pm


Take home a treat to your family!

Only $30!

Make this The Best Holiday Season of the Rest of Your Best Living!

RSVP Today!

Limited Space available.

Bonus FREE gift (Chocolate...) with Prepay by November 3rd

Call 916.920.4278



Sunday, October 4, 2009

Free Food Fridays!

Come in this Friday,October 9th
and every Friday following
for a FREE cup of warm Soup

8oz of delectable Carrot Coconut Curry or Pasole'
10:30am -1:30pm

See You soon at TAO Food!
The Community place...

Interested in learning more about Raw Living Food preparations?
Sign up for a 4 hour block Mo - Sat 8am -4pm

Interns welcome for a Joyful collaboration.

Master desserts, dressings, Pate's and More...

Call 916.920.4278 for available times.

Raw Chocolate Love and Warms Soups Call for daily availability

Dolmas on Thursday!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lunch Hours!!!

New Hours to serve YOU!

Tuesday through Saturday 10:30 am - 9:30 pm

See You soon at TAO Food!

Call in your order for quick pick up!


Specials This Week:

Classic Casear Salad
Crispy Garlic Almond Croutons, creamy garlic dressing and Hemp Parmesan

Cured grape leaves stuffed with a savory parsnip rice and accompanied with creamy dill "sour cream"
(3) $6.95

Back by popular demand...

Lasgna, Nori Maki, Vietnamese Springroll

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Check it out! The Art of Life Retreat at Angel's Health Food Institute!
The most incredible experience for personal growth and development!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

New Hours!

-- Open for lunch --

September 15th and beyond...

Tuesday through Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

Come in to meet our newest team member at TAO Food!
Please give a warm welcome for the enthusiastic and fun loving Heather.

New menu items and specials each week as we are warming up for the fall season.

***Come in for a fresh juice or a smoothie.***

Fresh Home-made Dressings are back!

This week: Creamy Hemp Ranch 12oz bottle only $6.95
bring your bottle back for $1 off your next bottle.

Specials this week!
Sept. 8-12 2009

Vietnamese Spring Rolls "Minh style"
sliced zucchini stuffed with julienne garden veggies, mint and seasoned sun-dried tomatoes accompanied with a creamy Ginger Tahini sauce.
(3) $6.95

Nori Maki (Sushi Hand rolls)
Fresh field greens, julienne garden fresh veggies and a creamy, mild horseradish, summer squash pate. The sauce is in the pate'!!!
(2) $4.95

Vivo della Vita Lasagna
a fresh mountain of Love.
sliced tender zucchini layered with delectable seasoned spinach and mushrooms with garden fresh marinara and creamy sesame "ricotta"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Selected Hours...

Hello Family!

I am pleased to share that I have been called to play (work) in Mollala Oregon at the Raw and Living Spirit. This is slightly bitter sweet truth, as I am here TAO Food will only be open on Friday and Saturday regular hours. Your hostess with the mostess, Ingar will be there to greet you with a warm smile.


Friday, August 7, 2009

Meet the Authors

Free*!! Yummy FUN!!

Meet the Authors...

Join raw food experts Lou Corona and Angelina Elliott
at The Art of Food!
Living Community Center, Library, Tonic Bar, Cafe & Chocolate shoppe!!!

Sacramento’s newest raw food restaurant
in the heart of the North Sacramento art district.

Meet the authors, get your book signed, and then
add to your raw food repertoire with an awesome food
preparation demo!

Yummy Samples Galore!!!

The free book signing will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm
Food prep demos and lecture will start at 1:00pm and
should last until approximately 3:00pm
Live music with the Alegria Quartet begins at 5pm
Be sure to try the evening’s special menu items!

AUGUST 8, 2009

*$20 suggested donation covers everything.

What a deal!

See You at TAO Food!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Mystic Garden Party...TAO will not be open :(~~:-)

Hello Family!

"The Freshest, Best tasting
Food on the planet!"

"Holy ____ that's GOOD!"


Come experience what everyone is talking about.

Raw Chocolate Love!
The bark available this week! $35/# Special Regularly $3.15/oz Available; Goji, Almond, Macadamia, Durian Coconut, "too dark" & Island Fire!

Fresh in house ground, Brazil Nut Buttercups are back!!! The BEST!

1oz Special $2 ea and 2 oz size Special $3 ea

Due to the fact that I am only one man, the restaurant will be closed during a few previously committed events. Mystic Garden Party site

This Thursday thru Monday we will be closed. Feel free to call in pre-orders and stock up for a few days. we can pack your lunch dinner or Breakfast.

Call for availability & specials.

***Last order in at 8pm***
Wednesday July 22.
Call 916.920.4278

See You at TAO!!!

Look for our coupon at midtown grid!
Check out the links...<<<< (on the left of this page.) See event coming up we will have additional specials on pre-ordered meals!!! Remember to Drop a business card in the shell to win a $350, $250 or $150 gift basket during our Grand opening special events in August/September.
Great Line up of Guest speakers.

Kevin & Anne Marie - August 1st
Dr. Craig Sommers August 4th
Angelina Elliot and Lou Corona August 8th
Come in for a flier and invite a friend!

Just Confirmed today Peggy and Ken of the
Angels Health Food institute in Central Point Oregon, will be speaking on September 26th at 10am til 1pm. $15 entrance includes a small Green Machine in our cup or bring your own 16 oz container for an added bonus 4 oz FR3E!

+~~***MORE Grand opening announcements unfolding daily!***~~+

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Musical Fun at TAO....

We are celebrating life every day.

2nd Saturday!
Check out Alegra Quartet...
Doors open at 3pm Music starts at 5pm

3rd Saurday is Auhdio Joy! ...
$5 at the door
6:30 - 10:30

See You at The Art of Food!

Pure Joy is Alive at TAO FOOD!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Media coverage...

Wow! Can You feel the LOVE???

I am grateful to each and everyone of You.

Thank You for sharing the Love. Funny how others see each of us. We are usually our worst critics.

As many of you may know from reading my writing and meeting me I am recovering from chronic depression. The love I have received and expressed has greatly participated in modifying my behavior patters. This Summer is Jam packed with fun filled events. Raw Spirit in Santa Barbara, Raw Union in Central Point Oregon Mystic Garden Party in Ashland and a few smaller events along with my favorite Raw event of the year, Raw and Living Spirit retreat.

Here are a few links to see what we have been up to...

Coming soon...

Channel 3 July 14th time TBA

Mystic Garden Party

Raw and Living Spirit Retreat

Star camp Shasta

Northern exposure

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Summer Time in the city...

Season's changes bring the best available flavors from the best foods available.

TAO Food has a core menu to follow, in addition to the core menu we will offer You daily chef's specials.

$8 Mushroom Ceviche' served in cabbage cup with crisp flax crackers.
$7 “Boof” (Seasoned Eggplant and Sunflower seeds) with Mole dipping sauce

$7 Pasole – rich tomato broth with shredded cabbage, scallions, corn and zucchini
$8 Curried coconut - creamy broth with zucchini, peppers and cilantro

$7 Choice Crisp Romaine or Baby Field Greens tossed with fresh garden veggies choice dressing Tangy Tomato Herb dressing or Herb 'n Hemp ranch

$9 Tasty Tostada or $8 Bursting Burrito slathered in Sans Frito Mexican pate, salsa, sesame crema, shredded lettuce, tomatoes. $1 add avocado


$5 Banana Ice Cream with chocolate sauce and cinnamon crumbles
$7.50 Cheese cake of the day (as available)

Summer Hours

Tuesday – Friday 4:30-8:30
Saturday 3:30 – 9:30

Monday and Lunch hours coming soon!
Check for details

Monday, June 1, 2009

Raw Spirit Fest

TAO Food will be closed in preparation of feeding 3,000 people at Raw Spirit in Santa Barbara this weekend. We will reopen in June 9th with week 5 Thai Food!!

Get Ready to Rawk your favorite foods!

Bulk Specials coming for the Month of June...
What do you use the most?

Cacao powder, nibs, beans, Maca powder, Hemp seeds, Carob powder, Truly RAW Cashews and much more... join our mailing list for a complete list of available products.

Visit and sign up for our frequent e-mail

All products 10% off retail for everyone!!
$ave an additional 30 - 50% off retail by joining our buyer's club today!

Membership can pay for itself in the first month.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Memorial Week Americana Menu!

What a great way to celebrate life in America!

Come in for a Sweet or a Savory treat!


Fudge Brownie Sundaes!

You can experience Your favorite Foods again for the first time!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Week 3! Pan Pacific!

Check out the Lumpia, Spring Rolls, Sushi, Miso Soup...

Yummy! Great reviews on everything we have served!

Thank You for your inspirations.

Gear up for the Americana Week! Just in time for Memorial Day Weekend!
Burgers, Onion Rings, Potato Chips and More!

Drop a note of your most used grocery items. We will stock what You need the most of. Best Prices Guaranteed on the Freshest foods!

In Stock right Now fresh cracked and packed Macadamia Nuts!
Taste the Flavor!

See You Soon at TAO Food!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Week Two too!!!

What a Joy to share Live food with our community!!!
I am grateful for all these wonderful opportunities to connect and serve You our community. I have almost 6 years on this Raw Adventure now. Everyday is a joyful opportunity for personal growth and continued detox. People ask me, "Aren't you done with the detox?" I am still and will forever be in detox mode as long as there are toxins in our environment. Saving the $ to get the mercury out of my head!

What is going on at TAO Food!??

This week is Italian themed food, come in to pick up a menu and a delicious soup or have a RAWKin' smoothie/shake to boot! Next week, #3 is Pan Pacific foods!

WE have a wide variety of grocery items in stock from Transition Nutrition/ Royal Himalayan. All items are always 10% off retail all ways!

Coming soon selected items from Sunfood and Ultimate Superfoods. What ingredients do you use the most?

You can assure favorite items in stock by sending and e-mail to with prepay we can special order anything from any of these 3 companies.

Thank You for your support! We have a community calendar coming soon with free and low cost classes! If you have a class idea or are ready to teach an enlightening study for our community, call Ba'tin (ba teen) at 916.670.8955

First Class FREE!!!
This Saturday!!!

Free Class? Donations gladly accepted for your instructor.
Breakfast available following class!

The Art of Deep breathing,
Calm & Focus the mind while improving your posture.
Enjoy the benefits of increased oxygen to your system.
We will practice the complete breath.

Your breathing guide for the is journey is Ba’10 (pr. Ba’ teen)
Ba’10 is a student of life and currently advancing his studies in integral yoga. Now in his 7th year he is bringing you the Art of Pranyama or Complete Breath. Once you learn this exercise you can put it into action in your daily life cooperatively assisting you on your mission to enjoy life to the fullest!

Saturday May 17th starting promptly 9am until 10 at The Art of Food! Live Café and Tonic bar.
NO charge for admission to the first class all remaining classes in a series of 6 classes. All classes on a sliding scale. Pay what You feel you have received.

Bring a pillow, blanket and or yoga mat for your best comfort.

See YOU at TAO Food!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Hoy!

This Boat has set Sail!

Thank You to all of our Joyful Family who attended our opening night. This work of Art in progress is a Joyful collaboration of all who come make this their place away from home. The Purest intention in this Sacred space is to have pure community.

You are invited to be a part of the five dollar club. Join our wall of Bowls. Members receive 2 for 1 on their bowl of soup always. Your name will be hand carved into Your bowl. First soup is $5 with a bowl.

We are looking for a few more items to make this space feel like Home. Do You have a low laying couch with tight line waiting for a new home? Will barter food for cash value of quality used or new couches that will perfectly fit into one of two locations at The Cafe.

We have Free WiFi! Compliments of Del Paso Partnership.

Next weeks menu available at the cafe Friday of every following week Tuesday to Saturday.

This weeks menu is currently Latin Based! Come experience Pasole' a Live!

Personal blog coming to catch you up on the Joyful growth and learning in this Joyful Life!

Thank You for being a ray of sunshine in my life.
See You at The Art of Food!
"(TAO) Food!"

Remember to sign up for our frequent email opportunities for first hand news of special collaborative purchases. Visit

Up coming agave purchase. Retail price $90 Gallon plus shipping. Members price $60 Bargain buy in 55 gallon drum buy in. Goal date May 20th. send your email to raworders (At) $30 per gallon You provide the gallon sized jars. $1 extra for quart jars filled. $25 per gallon if you take 5 one gallon containers.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Soft Open in April!

Well, April is here already, Lot's of wind where are the showers?

Great news, The first stage of the mural is nearly complete. 16 plants are down in the garden space, the herbs section has been tilled and we have a huge pile beginning to mulch for our compost.

I am joyful to announce our open schedule for April.

Day 1 - 6:30-9 pot luck and games starting at 7:30 all are invited to come get a taste of our dessert menu and help us select our dessert menu items. The cost of the Dessert tasting is $10.

Day 2 onward we will host 2 seating's at 5:30 and 7:30 pm each Thursday and Monday is a menu tasting. Cost is $20 per person. Special guest chef appearances and 1 night will be Chocolate extravaganza and 1 night is a Truffle tasting. We are keeping the agenda for each night a secret until you arrive for the FUN!

Love You all Ways!!!

See YOU at The Art of Food!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

Getting Started!

Hello Family!
Hoot RAW!!!!

I am so excited to share with you that we are weeks away from opening the FIRST ever in Sacramento Live Organic Vegan Full scale Cafe and Tonic Bar!

WE have an exciting schedule filling up our calendar with exciting local guest speakers and nationally renowned authors to boot! This is YOUR home away from home so we are excited to receive your feedback as to what you are looking for, groceries menu items and speakers etc. We have a beautiful community library and an exciting seasonal menu too!

We plan to open beginning of April!

If you would like to come to our first official private event send an email to RSVP at WE will be gathering at 6:30 pm Monday April 6th. A historically exciting day and we are thrilled to have you join us. Menu will be posted soon! The evening will cost $30 for a 5 course meal and entertainment.

This will be your last chance to get 20% return on your $$$ by investing as little as $100 you will get $120 of prepared love grocery items smoothies or tonics!

Come see the evolutionary progress of the artist Christo's mural before the public sees it on 2nd Saturday.

The phone # to The Art of Food is 916.920.4ART
The address is 1825 Del Paso Blvd #2 95815

See You there!!!