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Re: [DenverAndBeyondVeganMeetup] FYI: Portland 10-day Immersion & Teacher Training - Holiday Recipes - World Vegan Potluck

From: Linda B.
Sent on: Saturday, November 12, 2011 4:45 PM

Hey Ann,
I don't know if u will get this. I am at the Sept School and Lisa said to come early. No one is here. Was something changed?
Linda Bassin

On Nov 3,[masked]:39 AM, "Ann S" <[address removed]> wrote:
Check out this movie on Twitter this Saturday night:

Pursuit of a Green Planet Worldwide 
Vegan Potluck TweetUp

See details in the newsletter below. 


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See you on 7 & 8 July 2012!

Think of me tonight, for that which you savor. 
Did it give you something real, or could you taste the pain of my death in its flavor?
    ~Wayne K. Tolson "Food Forethought"

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   Those of us who hear them, must help them to be heard. ~

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November 2011





Save the dates! We are excited to be offering another 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Immersion and Vegan Fusion Teacher Training in Portland, Oregon. The immersion will take place from June 11th - 15th & 18th - 22nd. This will be followed by a Teacher Training from June 23rd - 25th. See below for details.

***November Specials***


10% off Portland 5-Day or 10-Day Immersion if registered by  11/11/11


10% Portland Teacher Training if registered by 11/11/11    




Seattle - Dishwasher @ $500, Assistant @ $1000

PDX 5 day- Dishwasher @ $300,  

PDX 10-day Dishwasher @ $500, Assistant @ $1000




Pursuit of a Green Planet Worldwide
Vegan Potluck TweetUp 


The documentary film "Pursuit of a Green Planet", along with many famous chefs, celebrity artists, hip hop stars, environmental educators and health experts are hosting Worldwide Vegan Potluck Tweetup on Saturday, November 5, 2011 to generate awareness around the film's 30-day IndieGoGo fundraising campaign and create conversations about today's most important health topics. You are invited!


Host an event at your home and connect on Twitter using the #HipHopisGreen hashtag. Plus, you might win great prizes or a chance to be in the film! Invite your friends to bring a brown bag or vegan potluck item and gather at your home for a casual gathering at 3 PM in each time zone around the World on November 5th.  


Be a part of the movement! See here for event details. 


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We need to confirm our reservations for this special Vegan Fusion event by December 1st. This is an unforgettable trip to the mystical land of the ancient Mayans. Plan for your winter getaway now! See below for details.


Create a Vegan Feast for the holidays. Please read on for our Vegan Fusion Holiday Feast Menu.   


Read on for a schedule of upcoming workshops and immersions. To register for any of these life transforming events, please email [address removed] and include the location of the event in the subject line.



10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Immersions


 10-Day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Immersions  


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Portland, Oregon
Nov. 6th - 10th & 13th - 17th

*1 space left*

oahuHonolulu, Hawaii
Jan. 30th - Feb. 3rd & Feb 6th - 10th

Seattle2012Seattle, Washington
April 9th - 13th & 16th - 20th

Portland, Oregon
June 11th - 15th & 18th - 22nd

*10% off if registered by 11/11/11*


Prepare to transform your life as you immerse yourself in the world of vegan and raw food cuisine!

Whether you are a trained chef, foodie, novice or homemaker, we guarantee that you will learn the skills to create a lifetime of health:

  • Experience greater confidence in the kitchen
  • Save money by learning how to prepare more delicious and healthy cuisine on your own
  • Learn new tips and tricks that will greatly enhance your culinary abilities
  • Connect with others who share a similar interest in vegan and raw foods
  • Deepen your knowledge of the healing qualities of vegan foods
  • Discover new ideas for presentation that will transform an ordinary meal into a gourmet experience


Week 1


Vegan Soups


Salads & Dressings


The World of Grains and Beans


Tofu, Tempeh & Seitan Dishes


Casseroles and Sauces


Week 2


Wraps, Spreads, Sandwiches and Rolls


Vegan Desserts


Raw Cuisine 1 - Smoothies, Pates, Pasta & Pudding


Raw Cuisine 2 - Elixirs, Soups, Plant Cheeses, Ravioli, Lasagna, Parfaits & Ice Cream


Raw Cuisine 3 - Nut and Seed Milks, Granola, Pizza, Tacos, Live Pies



Includes daily gourmet vegan feasts and the Vegan Fusion Cuisine chef training manual


seattlediscount***For the Seattle & Portland training***

There is room for one dishwasher at a reduced tuition of $500 and one assistant at a reduced tuition of $1000. Please email [address removed] 

if you are interested in learning more about these reduced tuition positions. 



Please visit the Vegan Fusion Website to see photos from previous immersions.



"I learned a ton about how to prepare a wide variety of delicious vegan food during the Vegan Fusion Intensive and had a blast while doing it! I'm grateful to Mark for designing such a thorough course - the passion he has for the course materials shines through in his teaching. I definitely made the right decision to attend this course!" - Katie Cain, 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine intensive participant


**This program is a comprehensive introduction to the techniques and recipes of vegan and raw food preparation. It is recommended for novice cooks up to classically trained chefs who are interested in learning  to work with vegan ingredients. If you have a lot of experience working with vegan and raw foods, please email us to see if this training is the right fit for you.**  


**There will be a dishwasher at these intensives who will handle a majority of the dishes. Given the amount of food we prepare, and in the spirit of cooperation, everyone will be asked to assist with dishes and clean up**  



Cooking Healthy Lessons Online Training




Mark Reinfeld Healthy Cooking Lessons Vegan Recipes Vegan Workshop


Welcome to the Vegan Fusion Online Chef Training - where REAL POWER FOODS come to life!


Through these lessons you will be empowered to reclaim your health and renew your confidence.

The course is based on the 10-day trainings Mark continues to  offer around the world. This is the next best thing to being there in person. Each day of the training has been turned into an online lesson.


You will receive an in-depth chef training manual

that will guide you through all of the recipes. There are videos and descriptions of the techniques utilized to support you and to empower you to make real changes in your cooking abilities.





Proceed at your own pace
and you will learn all of the skills and techniques you need to become a world class culinary artist.


We take the mystery out of cooking healthy. The course consists of 10 in-depth lessons that cover a broad range of recipes. We include both cooked and raw food items, with the last three lessons devoted to the art of raw food preparation.


Take our online training...

  • Attain your optimum health potential
  • Save money while wowing your family and friends
  • Feel better, look better and perform at your peak
  • Have more fun and be more creative in the kitchen 
  • Experience the satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive impact on our planet


If you are interested in your health and well being, learning how to prepare healthful foods is the #1 activity you can do for yourself and your family to have a healthier life. Our Online Vegan Chef Training includes:

  • The complete 22 individual videos as a professional course with many culinary secrets  
  • A 153 page manual and cookbook chock full of recipes, tips and secrets that will amaze you 
  • Gifts, resources and treats worth hundreds of dollars
  • Special announcement center with Webinar trainings that feature leaders in the field of health and wellness 
  • One Full Year FREE Membership to Cooking Healthy Lessons

While the 10-day training costs $1500, we are offering this special online version for only $97  


This includes one year of membership in Cooking Healthy Lessons and a 10% discount on most of Mark's workshops and immersions. We will be providing additional recipes, videos, and special bonus gifts from leaders in the field of health and wellness.






Vegan Fusion Teacher Training

Vegan Fusion
Teacher Training

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Vegan Fusion Teacher Training Graduates, April 2011


San Diego, California   

December 2nd - 4th  


 Seattle, Washington

April 21st - 23rd


Portland, Oregon

June 16th - 18th  

*10% off if registered by 11/11/11*  


"The teacher training course was fantastic! We learned everything we would need to organize and present a cooking class. After taking turns demonstrating a recipe, I feel very confident that I could teach vegan cooking to either a few friends or a class of strangers in a relaxed and friendly way. As with all of Mark's classes, it was fun and delicious!"- Susan Hanson

Whether you are looking
for a new stream of revenue, interested in doing outreach in your community, or both, please consider joining the Vegan Fusion teacher training course.

In this teacher training, we will go over all the basics of conducting a cooking class in your community. We will go over menu development, shopping list creation based on number of students and yield of recipes, advertising and promotion for the class, preparing for the class, conducting the class, working with an assistant, fielding questions and everything else that goes into conducting a successful class.

We will shop together on the second day and each participant will get to conduct a portion of the class for the others.

This teacher training is the second level of a Vegan Fusion certification program. The certification process has three levels:

Level One - successful completion of a 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Intensive, or comparable real life experience preparing vegan and raw food cuisine.
Level Two - successful completion of a 3-day Vegan Fusion teacher training program.
Level Three - successful completion of the Vegan Fusion Teacher Training certification process. This level will have three tiers: 1. Single day demos and classes; 2. Two or three day workshops; and 3. Five or ten day trainings.

Once a person successfully completes the certification process, we will offer them assistance in setting up a class in their community. We will work together to schedule and promote the class nationally through the Vegan Fusion Newsletter, social media etc. Vegan Fusion will handle registration and payment. The instructor will receive a flat fee payment for conducting the class. The payment will be determined by the number of students attending the class.

The cost for the training is $950/person for the 3-day intensive.This includes the training, the teacher training manual, and daily meals on each day. If you are interested in securing a spot or for more information, please email [address removed].



 2-Day Vegan Fusion Holiday Feast Workshop


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Holiday Feast Workshop

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Maui, Hawaii

December 17th & 18th 

Discover the basics of Vegan and Raw Food Cuisine preparation from award-winning author and Blossoming Lotus Founding Chef, Mark Reinfeld.

You will learn how to create a Holiday Feast that will wow even the most omnivorous of your friends and family. This workshop is a wonderful introduction to many of the techniques that will enable you to create a lifetime of health for generations to come!

Our Gluten-free menu includes:

Day 1

Herbed Polenta Triangles with Pesto
Raw Carrot Brazil Nut Soup
Pecan Crusted Tofu with Golden Gravy
Asparagus Hollandaise
Cranberry Relish
Chocolate Fondue
Raw Holiday Elixir

Day 2

Raw Nachos
Roasted Squash Soup
Holiday Pate Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Wild Rice Pilaf
Organic Mixed Greens with Hazelnut Vinaigrette
Raw Pecan Pie
Holiday Nog

Cost is $300/person and includes Vegan Fusion recipes and daily gourmet feasts.



Mayan Journeys - Vegan Fusion Retreat in Belize

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BelizeVegan Fusion Retreat in Belize 

February 19th - February 26th, 2012



Join us during the prophetic 2012 as we return to the mystical and magical land of Belize for another incredibly transformative Vegan Fusion retreat.

Learn how to prepare creative and delectable local vegan cuisine from Blossoming Lotus founding chef Mark Reinfeld in one of the most pristine and exotic destinations on the planet.

Belize lies west of the Caribbean Sea on the Central American isthmus and is home to ancient archeological sites of the Mayan people, pristine beaches, coral reefs, tropical rainforests, exotic birds, wildlife and more.

We will be staying at the luxurious Belizean Dreams located in Hopkins. For a virtual tour, please visit HERE

We will shop together at local markets and then return to our villas to prepare and partake of daily gourmet vegan feasts.

Our tentative schedule:

Sunday, February 19th - arrive Belize PM
Monday, February 20th - lunch and dinner classes and meals
Tuesday, February 21st - optional morning adventure*/ dinner class and meal
Wednesday, February 22nd - lunch and dinner classes and meals
Thursday, February 23rd - optional morning adventure* / dinner class and meal
Friday, February 24th - lunch and dinner classes and meals
Saturday, February 25th - optional full-day trip to Xunantunich Mayan ruins*
Sunday, February 26th - depart AM


7 nights accommodations:
    Deluxe - top floor- $1150 up to 2 people
    Ground floor 1- $975 up to 2 people
    Ground floor 2 -$875 up to 2 people

Workshop fee including all Meals (excluding alcohol) and transportation within Belize: $1650/person.


$500 deposit secures your spot


*Optional activities (additional charges apply) include: Mayflower Mayan hike to waterfalls; Monkey river nature tour; Snorkeling; Diving; Full-day trip to Xunantunich Mayan ruins

To reserve your place and for transportation details, activity rates and for more information, please contact Cindy Edwards at [address removed] or call [masked].


Vegan Fusion Retreat - Sacred Valley, Peru

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Machu Picchu, Peru

PeruVegan Fusion Retreat -  

Sacred Valley, Peru


April 27th - May 6th, 2012



Prepare for the journey of a lifetime as we visit the land of the ancient Incans on this special Vegan Fusion retreat. The majestic Andes mountains, the mystical sacred sites, the beloved people of Peru - you will be amazed at the beauty and wonder of this magical destination.

Our trip will take us from Lima, the capital of Peru, to the ancient city of Cuzco. From there we will travel to the Willka Tika luxury resort in the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This will be our home in the Sacred Valley and where we will have several cooking lessons on the art of vegan and raw food preparation by Chef Mark Reinfeld.

Our voyage culminates in a full moon visit to Machu Pichu, one of the true wonders of the world.

Highlights of the Vegan Fusion retreat include visits to:

  • Special sites of Lima
  • Pre-Incan pyramid of Huaca Huallamarca
  • Ancient city of Cuzco
  • Inca fortress of Sacsayhuamán
  • The underground cave and temple of Kenko
  • Tambomachay, the Baths of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Willka Tika resort in the Sacred Valley
  • Pisac Market
  • Ollantaytambo Inca fortress
  • Agua Calientes and Machu Pichu 



Register BEFORE  10/1/11: $2595/person double occupancy, $2895 single occupancy.
Register AFTER 10/1/11: $2695/person double occupancy, $2995/person single occupancy.

$500 deposit secures your spot


Please visit here for the complete itinerary and for more details

To register, please email [address removed] with Peru Retreat in the subject line.




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