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Holiday Favorites: Kombucha with Heather Haxo Phillips

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Holiday Favorites: Kombucha

We have an exciting new meetup planned! Heather is crazy for fermented food these days. She is making them all the time and would like to pass on her excitement for kombucha and her expertise of kombucha making to you. So we thought the holiday season would be a great time to introduce you to kombucha, a tasty healthy way to enjoy the holidays. Dec 6th will also be a celebration of our 4th year as a meetup.

In this class you will learn the basics of brewing delicious kombucha - with a holiday twist. You will be shocked by how simple and fun it is to make your own kombucha.

Kombucha is a curiously tart, sparkling fermented beverage. It has an ancient tradition, and has become very popular in recent years because of its power to energize and detoxify the body. Parents will love the way kombucha offers a healthy alternative to soda. And, you will find it makes a beautiful addition to the holiday table.

In this class for beginners, you will learn all the secrets of how professionals make their own kombucha. You will learn basic recipes and get to taste a variety of flavors.

So come and drink to your health!!

And find out why so many claim Heather is one of the best people to learn about the nutritious aspects of raw food and how to incorporate more of it into our lives. She keeps it simple.

The class will be at our new venue at the Finnish Hall in Berkeley (1970 Chestnut St. right off of University two blocks East of San Pablo).

As a sponsor of our meetup, she is also offering us a reduced price $15. The venue fee is $5 so the cost of the meetup is $20. For those who have purchased an annual meetup membership for $25- the cost is $15* (see details below).

PLUS for another treat we have Raw Daddy bringing back his famous cones! Many of you already know about how great they are- They are gourmet raw food in a fast food package of a tasty crispy flax cone.

They come in savory and sweet and we will give you the cones he will bring as we get closer- but for now he's more than likely to bring Thai, forest mushroom and polenta. Cones are $5 a piece and he will most likely bring Haystacks- the best raw chocolate dessert ever for $3 a piece.

Check out his website to learn about these treats HERE (

About Meetup memberships:

*About Meetup Memberships
If you would like to purchase a membership, you will be able to waive these venue fees (ranging from[masked] per meetup) for an entire year. Go ahead and pay the lower price and then give me cash or check at the meetup. As a thank you gift you will receive a Hippocrates laminated folder on some aspect of the raw food lifestyle worth $8.95. People find them very useful. I have ordered more of them and now have ones on food combining, superfoods, rawfood pantry, detoxification or cleansing, dehydration, juicing, raw food lifestyle, wheatgrass juice and green drinks.
Here’s a link to see what you will be getting and to make your choice on which one you might want. Access the charts HERE (

email me [masked] if you're interested in purchasing a meetup membership.

About Heather

Heather is a graduate of Living Light Institute. She is a gifted teacher of not only raw food cuisine and the lifestyle, but also Iyengar yoga. In Heather’s classes you learn more than just how to put a basic recipe together, you learn how you can really live on a raw food diet in a way that really works. She has the tips and the recipes to make it work. If you come to this meetup- you are in for a real treat.

Here is a bit from her website:

After a curious experience in the deserts of the Holy Land, I learned about raw foods and their positive effects on the human body. I realized that I was not relying enough on whole and living foods as my main nutrition source. Right there in the desert—on New Year’s Day 2007—I made a commitment to whole foods as my main source of food.

There are so many benefits to eating whole foods in their natural state. I have written about some of them here ( Raw foods, when lovingly and thoughtfully prepared, can taste BETTER than cooked foods. And you feel better afterwards!