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Living on Live Food

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An up-close and personal session with Alissa Cohen! Watch and listen as Alissa prepares over 20 delicious, mouthwatering recipes. You will be sitting in on a 3 Ѕ hour food preparation class and in-depth discussion of the raw and living food diet along with two of Alissa's clients. Witnessing this live, one on one, 3 Ѕ hour presentation of the raw and living food diet (recipe prep, client interaction, questions and answers, etc...) is invaluable, not only for learning how to prepare raw and living food but also in catching the excitement and enthusiasm of how miraculous, life changing and fun this way of eating can be! Don't miss the finale which captures the amazing weight loss transformations of Nancy and Sharon after their 30 day challenge to stay 100% raw! Alissa, All I can say is...WOW!!! The 2 recipes you sent me were great! Great tasting and very easy to make. My girlfriend couldn't believe the torte was raw! Thanks. I can't wait until the Living on Live Food book/DVD come out. If all your recipes are this easy to make, going raw should be illegal! - Chris Bellinger The recipes on these DVDs are in printed form in the Living on Live Food book. There are 2 DVD's in this set.

Product Details

  • Actors: Alissa Cohen
  • Format: DVD
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 0974896314
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,185 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I really wanted this to be like many of the other raw food videos-instructional, filled with information and a fun watch. Instead I found this to be extremely bad. Much of the video is filled with the author getting comments and complements from two ladies who are guests in her home kitchen and observers to her preparation techniques. They were very loud and drowned out some of Alissa's comments. As one reviewer stated, this was extremely distracting. Not only that, but the food was prepared in such a sloppy way.
For example: When Alissa used her hands, seldom did she wash them. And the cutting/preparation board was never cleaned between foods.
Often there were foods being prepared on top of juice and remains from previous items. Making for a very disgusting, stomach turning work area.
Not once were items measured or recipes given. I almost felt that this was supposed to be a documentary, yet there was no narrator and really too much laughing and direct conversations that really served no purpose. I mean at one point, one of the ladies talked about her boyfriend and how he would not go raw. Who cares? We want to see meal preparation and facts about raw living not personal life details.
I really wanted this to be good but it really was very bad.
Save your money and invest in the DVD by Jennifer Cornbleet or Victoria Boutenko as they are much neater and more instructional.
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I really enjoyed Alissa's book and had high hopes for this DVD. As one reviewer mentioned, it sells itself as an instructional video, yet falls short of its description. While it is inspiring to watch how easy and fast the recipes are to make, Alissa's "instructions" are slowed considerably by the incessant chatting and cackling of the two women "observing". Alissa spends more time answering their questions than helping us make raw food. I also find it super annoying when they do close-ups of the women while they are enjoying the raw meals. I am already sold on the idea, you don't need to show me the weird expressions on the ladies' faces to show how good the food is! All in all, needs more instruction and less blabbing.
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While the video may not have been directly "instructional" to the viewer, I enjoyed watching Alissa make A LOT of her delicious recipes found in her book. It was inspiring and very helpful to my new-found desire to become raw. I did think it was funny to watch the ladies in the video eat SO MUCH FOOD in one sitting. If they didn't walk out of there with indigestion, I know I felt it just by watching. But at the used DVD price that I paid, I was extremely satisfied and thankful to have this in my library of DVD's for raw food prep. Her recipes are very delicious, especially for people coming out of the SAD way of eating.
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This is a great DVD for those new to raw food. As mentioned by other reviewers, there is a continual conversation with two ladies who taste each recipe. One lady is particularly annoying with her over-enthusiastic comments and facial gestures. However, despite this I have given the review 5 stars as I have a large number of other raw DVDs and this is one of the best un-cooking DVD out there. You almost get use to the conversation after a while and you do learn additional suggestions to modify the recipes. The conversation also offers tips and tricks and glimpes into Alissa's life.

Other DVDs I'd recommend are Raw Food Made Easy by Jennifer Cornbleet (no conversation in Jennifer's DVD) and Raw For Life: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of the Raw Food Lifestyle by Tony Robbins, Woody Harrelson, Morgan Spurlock, and Reverend Michael Beckith.
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I LOVE Alissa's book...it's my most used raw recipe book. However, this DVD was such a disappointment. I can't even see it being useful for those coming from standard American diets. This seems really basic and is embarrassingly put together. The women in the DVD make really weird faces, almost like bad acting, to show that they like the food. Alissa's use of her hands, while fine in everyday life, is not professional when making foods for others (especially in a DVD!). Save your money and buy the book instead.
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Received DVD in excellent condition and very timely. This is an excellent explanation and demonstration of raw foods. Alyssa is enthusiastic and explains prep fully. This is the best raw food DVD I have seen and I have seen many. It is great fun. One of the participates is over the top but Alyssa seems to enjoy her reaction to the various dishes prepared.
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This book covers all that you might want to know about eating live raw food vegan, what it can do for your health. There are several testimonials of peoples raw food journeys. It has some lovely food photos and lots of yummy looking recipes. On the downside this is a big, thick and heavy book that you may need to hold up or prop open to read.
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I have both, the book and the DVD. While I admire Alissa's enthusiasm - she's great! it's the clients who really spoiled it for this video. One client had a really annoying laugh with every comment that came out of her mouth. No, really EVERY time she spoke... she laughed. I couldn't stand it anymore. And her facial expressions - eeeee gads! come on!

While some complained that she didn't wash the cutting board between things - when you're eating organic fresh veggies and fruit, you really don't need to wash between it's okay. Plus there were camera cuts where things were cleaned up and washed (you'll notice it with the food processor. POOF! clean.) So, don't let something like that deter you.

Also, the use of the hands to prepare food. No, no. especially while preparing for others. I have to admit, I do use my hands alot to mix the food - seriously, it works better. But I am preparing for myself. So, I'm not knocking her for that. It's part of preparing raw food. I've seen her wash her hands many times.

Overall - I would have preferred she eliminate the two weird ladies. Other than that - the instruction was okay. It really pushed the point on how easy it is to prepare raw food.

Her book is great with tons of great easy recipes. Get the book and use the video if you really don't know anything about preparing raw.
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