Tue, Jan. 28

Sedona Raw Café

Keri Crick and Debbie Crick are pleased to present Sedona Raw Café. Located at 1595 W. 89A in Sedona, the café's sunny interior, cheerful colors and unique water feature reflect the proprietors' combined passion for colorful, fun, inspired gourmet food that is as healthful as it is scrumptious. It is open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sedona Raw Café's menu features live and raw foods. These foods include any seed, nut, fruit or vegetable prepared without heating above a temperature that will destroy vital enzymes that assist in digestion and act as a catalyst for all metabolic reactions in the human body. Menu options include nut milk smoothies, raw soups, and entrees, such as dehydrated taco shells stuffed with nut meat and vegetables and drizzled with salsa verde and dairy free sunflower seed sour cream.

With the raw foods movement gaining momentum, Debbie with daughter and Sedona native, Keri, felt compelled to create a restaurant that would resonate with the energetic consciousness of the Sedona community. From their insightful motivation, Sedona Raw Café emerged.

As Debbie relates, "We want to share the benefits of eating supercharged, nutritious foods‹it's about the quality of life, as well as quantity of life that live foods offer." The café also features The New Leaf Boutique, The Chocolate Superfoods Factory, and a garden, located on the premises that will be the setting for educational seminars on self-sustaining eco-culinary organic gardening.

Debbie Crick is a former natural childbirth and breastfeeding educator, author, radio host, and entrepreneur. Keri brings her love and experience of the food industry to the café. Working in various establishments both locally and seven years in New York City, she helped open and manage many. Her grace and ease with people and recipes are one of her many attributes. With a combined total of nearly 60 years in the community and the vivacious pair developed a talented team to bring their dream to life. Recently the two attended and earned their certification from the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego, Calif., receiving extended education on health nutrition, digestion, detox and elimination, and how the mind-body-spirit connection are all effected by a raw diet.

Tucson businessman Jim Bottarini and Kelly Johnson, chocolatier, formed to increase the public's awareness of the benefits of raw chocolate. Raw cacao is actually the seeds of the cacao fruit which grows on a tropical tree. Most chocolate that is typically available to the public is made from cocoa, a highly processed product devoid of the healthful properties of raw cacao. Raw cacao contains all its original essential fatty acids, is high in magnesium and has 20 times the antioxidant levels of red wine and up to 30 times that found in green tea. Raw Cacao is the latest raw super-food available on the market today. It is good for the heart and is high in magnesium, a mineral that the U.S. population is chronically deficient in. The real truth is about to come out about RAW organic unprocessed pure chocolate - it is a true super-food unlike anything that has come before! It is available in many forms at the Sedona Raw Café, including pies and other desserts, drinks, snacks and packaged in bulk for all those daring to be creative with in their own kitchen.

Jim and Kelly create their confections in the Chocolate Superfoods Factory at Sedona Raw Café. Jim's two sons, 11-year-old Jonarthur and 9-year-old Jack, invite children of all ages to join the Sedona Chocolate Superfoods Club. They will be hosting chocolate awareness parties and seminars on new and exciting ways to prepare and enjoy chocolate.

The Sedona Raw Café is here to share a delicious menu as well as educate the community and share the benefits of eating supercharged, nutritious foods. It's about the quality of life as well as quantity of live, that live food brings. And living with a healthy attitude, a healthy spirit and a healthy appetite! Get into the glow and reap the benefits of eating live food at the Sedona Raw Café! Inside and your body will love you for it! To further assist the public they show "the Secret" every Wednesday at 8 p.m. Free.

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