Raw Food Classes


RAW   ENERGY                           815-543-1207 –

Brenda Richter                                                                 Email:  myrawenergy@yahoo.com


CLASSES:      These are specialty classes, $42 each  OR  take all four classes and get a discount.  Registration & payment required one week before class.  Classes held in Rockford/Belvidere.TIME:            9:30am  OR  6:00pm   

Increase your energy & stamina;  Improve your health;  Prevent, stop or reverse degenerative diseases;  Reach & maintain your ideal weight;   Achieve and maintain a healthy life and lifestyle.  When you prepare fruits, vegetables, & other natural ingredients without cooking, you preserve the maximum nutrition in these foods.   Most people are too acidic which prevents the immune system from functioning at its best resulting in degenerative illness’, disease & ailments.   Protein & calcium you ask?  It’s all here in raw foods!  Discover how to prepare raw foods deliciously & easily while reaping the benefits in all aspects of your life.  

:   When:   Wednesday, February 11, 2009Everyone loves Italian food, but traditional dishes are heavy in wheat and cheese. With Raw Italy™, simple substitutions allow you to enjoy this classic cuisine.    How to make a delicious vegan Caesar salad–almonds and pine nuts replace egg yolks and cheese, and nori seaweed replaces anchovies.  You will learn:  How to make hearty and hot winter soup in the raw;  How to make zucchini fettuccini in minutes, and top it with a variety of delicious sauces;   How to make dairy- and wheat-free lasagna that’s as comforting and delicious as the traditional version;   How to make non-dairy ice creams that are rich and creamy;   Menu: Caesar Salad with Pine Nut Parmesan, Minestrone, Fettuccini al Pesto, Lasagna, Walnut Gelato with Carob Glaze 

Breakfast & Brunch:   Wednesday, February 18th , 2009 Breakfast is the most important meal to eat healthfully, since a heavy meal at this time of day can be difficult to digest and can slow you down. The menu for this class has something for everyone–juices and smoothies for maximum vitality or weight loss, people-pleasing granola and oatmeal, and decadent crepes and cinnamon rolls.   You will learn:  How juicing is the most efficient way to get all the greens you need each day;  How to your 5-a-day servings of fruits and vegetables in one 5-minute smoothie;  How to make low-carb granola out of nuts and seeds in 5 minutes;   How to make dairy-free nut and seed milks;   How to soak whole oat groats to make a raw oatmeal that tastes better than cooked;   How to make wheat-free crepes with a sweet fruit filling–perfect for brunch;   How to use leftover almond meal to replace flour in decadent gooey cinnamon rolls.  Menu: Green Vitality Juice,
Berry Green Smoothie, Granola with Almond Milk, Old-fashioned Oatmeal, Tropical Fruit Crepes, Cinnamon Rolls 

Asian Fusion:  Wednesday February 25, 2009Everyone loves to eat with their hands and to take food “to go”–which explains the popularity of finger foods such as sandwiches. But the typical sandwich is high in carbs and can leave you feeling weighed down. Asian wraps, such as spring rolls and nori rolls, are the solution to energizing food on the go. Pair these wraps with other delicious entrées, sides, and dessert for an over-the-top pan-Asian feast!     You will learn:  How to roll picture-perfect vegetarian sushi and spring rolls;  How to use fresh, young coconuts to make homemade Thai coconut soup;  How to make a vegetable teriyaki that tastes just like the traditional version—without heated oil, MSG, or white sugar;  How to make a light, colorful, and refreshing tropical fruit sundae—the perfect finale for any Asian-themed meal;  Menu: Vietnamese Salad Rolls with Mock Peanut Sauce, California Rolls, Sunomono (Japanese Cucumber Salad), Mango Avocado Salad, Tom Kha (Thai Coconut Soup), Vegetable Teriyaki, Mango Ice Cream with Tropical Ambrosia.   

Divine Desserts:  Wednesday, March 4, 2009Raw desserts are ideal for anyone who loves sweets but is trying to avoid refined carbohydrates and sugars, dairy products, and unhealthful fats. Any dessert you can make cooked–pies, tarts, crisps, ice creams, cookies, cakes, and candies–you can make raw. But your family and friends will never know these desserts are raw and healthy, since they taste as rich and sweet as their traditional counterparts.  How to make easy no-roll, no-bake pie crusts, tart shells, and crisp toppings.  You will learn how to:  Use coconut oil to replace butter in chocolate truffles;  Make foolproof dairy-free ice cream;   Make a gourmet chocolate cake in 10 minutes flat.   Menu:
Kiwi Lime Tart, Chocolate Hazelnut Cake w/ Fudge Frosting, Turtle Truffles, Lemon Cranberry Cookies, Blackberry Crisp w/ Vanilla Ice Cream.  

Achieving Optimal Health:     Wednesday, March 11, 2009         Pre-Register by March 4th  $15.00           .Learn about nutrient dense foods that regenerate your cells & your life, bring your body back into balance, strengthen your immune system, “diets” & the lack of quality & nutrients in our foods, reach your ideal weight, identify & use nontoxic products



  1. Patti Boersma

    I was receiving your newsletters and now I don’t for some reason. I would like to hear about what’s going on with your classes and such. Thank you so much!

  2. I am not sure why you are not receiving my newsletters.
    I have your email address as: pattiboersma@yahoo.com
    Is this correct?

    Please utilize my new email address: rawfood.rawenergy@gmail.com