Friday, September 14, 2012

Divine Desserts! Upcoming book...

Hello Family!

This is is a private announcement... Just for You, you and you!

You and your families are invited to participate in the interactive production of, "Divine Desserts: A simple, 'How to' guide for creating; Fun Fabulous Feats and Quick Dynamic Treats."

Q: When will the fun begin?
A: Today
Q: What do I do with them?
A: Create Divine Desserts. Each collaborator is asked to make the recipe their own based on their unique set of family needs. Then share what inspired changes were made. What worked Best. What posed the greatest challenges.

Q: How can I get help if I am stumped?
A: Call the Chef's line at 916.572.6010. I will listen to your message and call back within 24 hours.

Q: When will E-book be released?
A: Before Christmas the initial release of  the E-book format will be available to each participant.

Q: Who can get a copy of the E-book?
A: All who have attended a "Divine Desserts" class at the Raw & Living Spirit Retreat 2012 back to the first class in 2007 or friends and family you choose to share this blog with who wish join the fun!!!

Q: When will print version be released?
A: depending on choice selection for publishing. I am currently researching publishers,  I am still leaning towards on demand and self publishing methods. However if you have in's with Atlantic or another publisher they will be considered and appreciated.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Almond Chia Truffles

Oh the Yum that is Life!!!

Check these out if you are looking for a quick sugar fix...

2 Cups Almonds Soaked 8 hours and rinsed
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Coconut Oil - warmed to liquid state
1 cup pitted dates

Equipment: Processor fitted with an "S" Blade, rubber spatula Fun Creative spirit and taste testers... Let the FUN Begin...

First, Pulse the Almonds until they are the size of coarse sand. Add in the Chia and all the powders and mix adding the coconut oil at the end. Then add the dates one or two at a time to prevent pre-mature balling and pulse until a dough forms.

Here is where the REAL Fun begins. This is a great children's activity- let children use spoons to scoop and form small balls. Roll each ball in cacao powder, Nibs, shredded coconut, Hemp seeds or any other creative substance you choose.

For best results scrape the dough onto a pie plate or a bowl and refrigerate to set 15 - 20 minutes before scooping and rolling.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Recipe of L.O.V.E. " Caramel Macchiato"

Wow! Super powerful Love filled drink for any occasion.

My friend Dez named it, "Caramel Machiatto"

In a blender combine these few simple ingredients:

1 Young coconut meat scraped out and water
3-6 dates to desired sweetness
2 Tbs Maca Powder
3 Tbs Mesquite Powder
1/2 tsp Mucuna Pruriens
1 pinch sea salt (optional)
1-2 tsp MSM (optional)

Blend these ingredients until smooth, add ice and water to desired taste.
I added 1 cup water and a tray of ice to produce 4 pints of finished Yumminess!

Have Fun and feel free to share your experiences here!
(Pictures are great.)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Angel Chocolate!

Hello Family! Thank You for all your Love and support in this fun transition stage. "Raw Chocolate Love " had a few too many negative perceptual conflicts thus a new name has been born. Please click on the new logo above and feel free to share your thoughts. We'd love to hear back from you and look forward to creating your Best Raw Chocolate Experiences.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Collaboration, Life & Love! DRAFT-1

Welcome our newest SCC member, Sugar Plum Vegan Bakery & Cafe!
Current Synergy items available are: Assorted Raw Chocolate Love Butter Cups Cashew & Almond both Agave & Xylitol varieties, Cashew Cheesecake - Seasonal Flavors; Strawberry, Mulberry, Cacao, Coconut Cream, Orange & more to come!

Feel FR*E*E to check out the Sugar Plum website HERE!

Hurray! Brooke & The Green Boheme team celebrated their "Grand Opening!" today! I look forward to hearing about how it went. You can check out the current menu and information HERE!

While at The Green Boheme be sure to take enjoy The Cultured Kitchen's delightful soups & delicious Kombu cha! Beca has a wonderful passion for helping people to find the foods that will help them on their healing journey. Check out the Cultured Kitchen Here! & HERE!

Since leaving the helm of TAO Food! (NOW The Green Boheme) I have returned my focus to passions of my heart. I am passionate about making a difference by being the difference.

Here is a brief outline of the projects which SCC is currently functioning in.

1. Raw Chocolate Love - Hand crafted Artisan Raw Vegan Chocolates

2. "Local Love" Deli & Juice bar See the CEC website for a general outline of the concept model we are building and the draft grant proposal below.
3. SCC Buyer's Club Featuring Ultimate Superfoods & other wholesalers of integrity based Foods! 20-60% off retail prices. Keep an eye on this blog for upcoming details or send and e-mail to to request being added to the buyer's club e-mail list .

Here is the first rough draft from our grant writer as we embark on this adventure to heal thy way into the world!

Grant Proposal Outline
I. Executive Summary
The rise of childhood obesity has caused an increase in health problems that vary from psychosocial risks, such as low self-esteem, to type 2 Diabetes. Type 2 Diabetes in childhood can lead to cardiovascular disease and kidney failure when a child grows into an adult and ultimately end in a shorter life. With childhood obesity on the rise it becomes necessary for action to be taken. Longevity Nutrition works to eradicate childhood obesity, diabetes and other illnesses linked to poor nutrition. In fall, 2008 Longevity Nutrition started providing demonstration classes and healthy snacks to more than 300 Sacramento area school children. Longevity Nutrition, in collaboration with Organic Sacramento & California School Garden Network, Healthy Eating Active Living collaborative, Health Education Counsel hope to install healthy meal programs in Sacramento and, eventually, across the nation. These meals will increase the quality of children’s health exponentially and ultimately lead to a longer, happier life for each child.

II. Statement of need
Results from the 2007-2008 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), using measured heights and weights, indicate that an estimated 17 percent of children and adolescents ages 2-19 years are obese. Among pre-school age children 2-5 years of age, obesity increased from 5 to 10.4% between 1976-1980 and 2007-2008 and from 6.5 to 19.6% among 6-11 year olds. Among adolescents aged 12-19, obesity increased from 5 to 18.1% during the same period.
Figure 1 depicts the rise of overweight children among the ages of 6-19 in the United States from 1963-2002 (Source: Center for Disease Control).
If this trend is allowed to continue the consequences will be devastating. Already, in a population-based sample of 5 to 17 year-olds, 70% of obese children had at least one cardiovascular disease risk factor while 39% of obese children had two or more CVD risk factors. Along with dangerous physical risks, obese children are social targets for bullying and discrimination. This negative experience can lead to low self-esteem, which hinders academic achievement, deters positive socialization and may persist into adulthood.

III. Project Description
Longevity Nutrition, in collaboration with Organic Sacramento, will create healthy meal programs in Sacramento and, eventually, across the nation. Longevity Nutrition will also provide healthy food demonstrations that show children how to prepare healthy snacks. Providing children with healthier food and teaching them how to make the snacks for themselves will work to lessen obesity and improve the physical and psychological well-being of children.
a. How will this be done exactly?
b. How will the project be evaluated?

IV. Budget
A. What is each step of the project?
-What is the estimated cost of each step?

V. Organizational Information
Formed by Synergy Chef, Richard Hemsley, Longevity Nutrition is a collaborative of living foods chefs that use their talent to create a better, healthier world through food. Longevity Nutrition and Synergy Chef Collaborative both work together with Organic Sacramento Et al to better the Sacramento community.
a. Any detailed history of past projects?

VI. Conclusion
Using the talents of living foods chefs, Longevity Nutrition will be able benefit the children of Sacramento with its meals and work towards considerably decreasing the obesity rate among children and adolescents.

Time is of the essence as always, must fly for now will continue this post tonight!

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Hello Friends and Family!
This is a brief note to update you in the adventures of Synergy Chef & The Art of Food!

First and foremost, I pray you have the time to visit The Green Boheme after they re-open on June 1st.

Second, as of today May 25th 2010, The Green Boheme is in violation of our verbal agreements and written contracts. I pray for a speedy resolution to the conflicts.

Third, Synergy Chef Richard Hemsley is available for a few more dates this summer for education purposes in groups of 10 or more. IF you ahve a specific topic you are interested in please call 916.572.6010 or write to

Synergy Chef is Specifically focused on the education of Children and Parents of Children all ages, Teachers and administrative persons in schools.

Monday, May 17, 2010