Mendocino Coast, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Cherie Soria, raw vegan chef and author of The Raw Food Revolution Diet, has taught students at Living Light Culinary Institute how to make gourmet raw vegan foods and live a green lifestyle since 1998. Soria has created a top ten list of holiday gifts from Living Light Marketplace, one of the four eco-friendly businesses she helms on the Mendocino coast of northern California.
“Our goal when we opened Living Light Marketplace was to carry products not only for the raw food chef, but for anyone who wants to make a difference when they select household items, products, and gifts for family and friends,” says Soria. “We’ve created this simple holiday list for the conscious consumer with sustainable values in mind.”
-Bamboo—one of the fastest growing renewable plant species on the planet. Try bamboo flatware or chopsticks. Cherie’s advice: “Use these plants to eat more plants.”
-More Bamboo—The Bamboo Bottle for hot or cold beverages is BPA free, durable, and 1% of sales go back to the planet.
-Acacia bowls—sustainably produced of Hawaiian hardwood are both beautiful and durable.
-Glass Dharma Straws—lifetime guarantee, and made of borosilicate class in Fort Bragg, California, where we live. It’s the last straw you’ll ever need.
-Greenware—this stainless steel water bottle is lightweight, BPA free, durable, and 1% of the sales go back to the planet.
-EcoBags Natural Tote—in durable cotton canvas with Living Light logo – great for shopping, errands and travel.
-Thai Coconut Sugar—known also as jaggery, coconut sugar is a world renowned low-glycemic sweetener favored by Mahatma Gandhi.
-Rawsome Creations Nut Milk Bag—fair trade, philanthropic, functional, and durable. Make your own nut and seed milks with this simple tool, and drink to your health.
-Guatemalan Aprons—beautiful striped, hand woven icats in a palette of rich colors and patterns in long or short styles, with adjustable straps.
-Culinary Classes—Students come from more than 50 countries around the planet to study gourmet raw cuisine at Living Light Culinary Institute. Give the precious gift of good health to last a lifetime.
Living Light Marketplace offers a variety of gift ideas for the home chef as well as an extensive selection of books, videos and DVDs with information about natural living. Find everything from beautiful bamboo cutting boards and hand-crafted wooden bowls and utensils to earth-friendly products, gifts, organic body care and kitchen equipment like juicers, high-speed blenders, and dehydrators. Also, chef jackets and hats of all types, and everything from beautifully designed Henkels and Kyocera ceramic knives to ceramic mandolins and peelers, specialty food items and green food supplements, organic specialty oils, and an assortment of other unique items.
Living Light International has four eco-friendly businesses on the Mendocino coast of Northern California: Living Light Culinary Institute, Living Light Café, Living Light Marketplace, and Living Light Inn. Cherie Soria, founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute has been teaching gourmet raw vegan cuisine since 1998 and vegetarian culinary arts for more than 40 years. Author of several books including Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, and Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger!