Thursday, April 21, 2011

Accent on Wellness:Raw Recipe Demo & Tasting with Debra Secunda

"Debra Secunda's Taste Bud Ticket:

Around the World RECIPES"

Monday, May 9, 2011
7 pm - 9 pm

Bonobo's Restaurant

18 East 23 Street
@ Madison Avenue
Make a RESERVATION by paying in advance.
Seats are Limited! Advance Payments are Final.
Fee: $20.00
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Fiesta of Flavor RECIPES - Demo & Tasting:
Are you in a raw food rut lately?
You can turn your Cuisinart and just a few additions of herbs & veggies to a basic pate into a "Taste Bud Ticket" around the world!

Debra Secunda of

will show you how to take a quick and easy basic batch of seed or nut pate and transform it into a variety of delicious entrees to enjoy throughout the week.

Here's a way to incorporate our healthy greens and sprouts and still enjoy that comfort food satisfaction: You can go Mexican, Italian, Japanese, Indian, and a visit to the Middle East in just minutes. Debra will offer recipe handouts and kitchen tips to stock your cabinets with the essentials to make your life easier and mealtime yummier!

You'll also enjoy a short presentation of excerpts from her new DVD, "Green Recipes for Health & Weight Loss", featuring Entrees such as "Nirvana Nut Loaf", Cauliflower Mash, and more.

For your pasta "fix", Debra will prepare & serve an easy to make nut-free "Sprouted Quinoa Pilaf" using fresh organic sprouted grain - green living food - right in your own kitchen all year long. Learn a one-day-ahead guide for meal-planning:

This delicious, nutritional SuperFood meal takes just minutes of prep time and no special equipment: Just a colander or sprout bag, knife, cutting board, and a mixing bowl!

Sprouted Quinoa is a hearty and satisfying substitute for carbs, yet contains all 8 easily-assimilated essential amino acids (proteins). Tossed with crunchy veggies and served on a bed of greens, it's also more alkalizing than nut pates.

The program will include an intro to an upcoming workshop featuring "Low Glycemic Desserts" such as her amazingly decadent yet healthy "Pink Almond Cookies" (Yes, they are dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten-free, cholesterol-free and guilt-free!)

See Debra at "New Life's Yoga and Raw Food Expo", Hotel New Yorker, Sat. June 11th & Sun. June 12th, and at a FUNdraiser for HYPERLINK "" on May 17th.

There will be a raffle for FREE DVDS and discounts on all others with Gabriel Cousens, MD; "Raw Survival with Viktoras Kulvinskas"; Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute Retreat in Puerto Rico; Debra's "Green Recipes for Health & Weight Loss" and more.

Check out HYPERLINK to see over 1 hour of free excerpts and recipes.

Bring paper & a pen for Q & A, and Debra's special Kitchen Tips!

Debra Secunda is a broadcast journalist, Eco-chef & speaker on the values of an enzyme-rich, non-cooked, plant-based diet. She discovered Raw Living Foods during an interview with Viktoras Kulvinskas in 1998 at NewLife Expo, and his inspiration sparked a delightful journey of research, experimentation & yummy recipes that she's delighted to share today.

Working closely with Gabriel Cousens, MD; Lalita Salas of The Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute in Puerto Rico; David Wolfe; Brian Clement of Hippocrates Health Institute in Florida; Rhio; and many other Raw Food Chefs and teachers, she has subsequently been producing educational DVDs for them on nutrition and detoxification for the mainstream audience at (Click to see free excerpts, recipes, and DVD discounts).

Debra currently serves on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Environmental group, in NYC, as their "Eat Green" girl, providing website articles, videos, and fund-raising for local events.

Join her on or Email to sign up & attend her forthcoming appearances, Raw Food Pot-Lucks, and RECIPE classes in the Hamptons this Summer!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Accent on Wellness:Blended/Juice Fasting Group

Blended Food Cleanse & Juice Fasting Group
with Donna Perrone

Fasting can help to wipe the slate clean of addictive food cravings, overeating, and fatigue. Get back on your healthy eating! This juice fasting group will include the option to consume raw blended soups. Some of you have expressed interest in conducting a juice fast, but feel it to be a little too extreme or feel intimidated by taking on such an endeavor. So, we will cover all the details to conduct a juice fast, as well as incorporating a blended food cleanse if you chose to. You may do a partial juice and partial blended food cleanse, or may choose to start off with blended food and switch to juice later in the fast or visa versa. We will discuss what options may be best for you.This is a great way to experience a cleanse in a modified way.

The next juice fasting group will meet on
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 7 :30 pm
(Please arrive on time)

Gravity East Village 515 East 5th Street
between Avenue A & Avenue B.
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The cost is $25.00.
Every attendee will receive a package of handout information
including recipes.

The benefit to fasting with a group is in how inspired you will feel to begin your fast, and to continue with it for as long as you are comfortable. I will be available to you at no additional charge during your fast if you have any questions regarding your fast.

We will discuss all aspects to fasting including:
how to conduct a fast successfully,
why fast?,
what to expect when you are fasting,
an understanding of how the body cleanses through fasting,
tips on making a fast as easy and as pleasant as possible,
how to end a fast correctly.

Also, handout information and blended food recipes will be provided to you..

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
You may attend if you plan to start a fast or will plan to fast in the future.
Please email me to RSVP or call me at 212 254 9453.
Please include your name and phone #.

Accent on Wellness Hotline- 212 760 5953