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Living Light Culinary Arts Institute
"Making Healthy Living Delicious!"
Premier World-Renowned Culinary
Classes in Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine
Located: Fort Bragg, CA
Directors: Cherie Soria & Dan Ladermann, both raw vegans
In business: 12 years
Background: Raw food revolutionary Cherie Soria is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She has been teaching gourmet raw vegan cuisine to individuals, chefs, and instructors for well over 15 years and vegetarian culinary arts for more than 35 years. Cherie is also the author of several books, including Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, and the soon-to-be-released Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger!
In 1992, while studying with Dr. Ann Wigmore in Puerto Rico, Cherie learned the principles of using whole live foods to aid in healing and rejuvenation. She recognized the need to make these simple foods as nurturing to the soul as they are nourishing to the body, so she began creating a gourmet cuisine that would rival the most delicious traditional cooked foods. Since then, Cherie has personally trained many of the world’s top raw food chefs and instructors and is often referred to as the mother of gourmet raw vegan cuisine.
Dan Ladermann is a Certified Hippocrates Health Educator and graduate of Anthony Robbins’ Mastery University. He combines these two fields of study to assist people in their transformation by teaching them how to create lives of health, joy, and abundance. He says, “Most people have never felt the kind of loving support and encouragement they receive at our Living Light trainings. Watching them blossom and become empowered with the tools we provide brings me great joy."
Buy Kind -
best, award winning veg restaurants in the world… without leaving home.
"...working hard to 'eliminate suffering and ILLUMINATE JOY' for all creatures great and small."
Order delivery-to-the-door from award-winning vegan restaurants: Vegan 'Shrimp' Tempura, Gourmet Pizza, the Best-Ever Veg 'Bacon Cheddar Cheese' Burger, Cakes, Cheesecake, Tiramisu and so much more - Delivered!
owner, Jody Kivlin (the active, decision making, sweat equity partner) is
vegan. The other silent partner and financial investment owner is not vegan
but agreed to the conditions that Buykind would be of course 100% vegan with
decisions left to the vegan owner of Buykind.
In business since: November of 2006
vegan restaurants that have created a vegan menu - appetizers, entrees,
desserts for buykind, of the most delicious and amazing vegan foods. that
can be ordered and shipped to the door.
The 'buykind store' offers vegan chocolates, wines, bakery goods, vegan dog food, organic and beast-of-burden-free coffee, and 'cowches' by Helga.
"The company is set up with a minimum of 10% dedicated to ending cruelty to animals, however basically as co-owner, all of the dollars I can spare above living expenses goes toward this endeavor. Also, as a company we carried out our first buykind 10% which actually cost far more than what we have realized in profits. An excerpt from this rescue can be found at www.buykind.com/lilyjosieandbillygalahad.html"
"My passion since I
learned of the insane brutal cruelty farmed animals suffer is to do all I
can to end it. This is the mission of buykind. BuyKind's motto is 'Eliminate
Suffering. ILLUMINATE JOY' - for all creatures great and small.
"An excerpt of the amazing story of how my life was changed can be found at www.buykind.com/mission.html with a picture (at the top and bottom of the page) of myself and my teachers, my loves and the inspiration for buykind - my rescued angel baby goats, now my little (big) babies. You can google my name to learn more about me."
"We design many sites related to animal rescue and vegan-friendly businesses."
Located: near Watkins Glen, NY
Owner: Gita Devi, web mistress. A vegan for many years.
In business since: 2001
Discounts offered to non-profit groups
Background: Gita Devi has been involved in animal rescue for most of her life, became a vegetarian in her mid 20's and has been vegan for over 10 years. She worked in the Corporate World as a business consultant, web site designer and technical writer for many years.
"I started Devi Designs targeting local animal rescue groups and shelters and small businesses. That led to my being asked to join the Board of Directors for a local cat rescue group, taking on the task of renovating my barn into an adoption center/spay-neuter clinic and managing the shelter. I volunteer at Farm Sanctuary, helping with weekly animal health checks and my heart is there, with the animals. I also volunteer with the local Schuyler County Humane Society with their spay/neuter clinics and events."
Hollywood's Celebrity Vegan Advisor
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Owner and founder: Joanne Rose, a passionate and dedicated vegan since 1994.
In business since: April 2008
Offers: Vegan meal planning advice and for celebrities with busy schedules, vegan recipes online, vegan shopping advice, children's vegan books, other books. Company merchandise still to come.
Background: "The idea came about when I met with a couple of PR people. We structured a plan and literally there and then Vegan Virgin was born."
"I am an international columnist for Vegan Voice magazine. We have many new and exciting projects still to come. Please check back regularly for updates!"
Location: "We do not have a storefront; only sell at festivals and farmer's markets. We give out Veg Starter kits from Rocky Mountain Animal Defense. Anyone can do what we do. Just buy a tent, get a business license, and go sell! It's a great way to promote veganism and be a voice for the animals."
Owners: Dan Hanley and Mike Nelson. They are both vegan; Dan for 12 years and Mike for 4 years. "We became vegan for animal reasons." They are the only staff.
In business: Three years
Sells: Queen Bee bags and wallets, Splaff flops, bags, belts and wallets, Hempys bags, belts and wallets, Hemp Sisters bags and wallets, Bungalow 360 bags, Sarah Kramer cookbooks, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau cookbooks.
Background: "We started Cruelty-Free World because we couldn't find belts, wallets, etc that were vegan and not made in China. We were done with having to order online and not being able to touch and feel before buying. So now we sell all of these awesome vegan products."
"We also have been able to teach folks that you can buy awesome, fashionable products that do not harm animals."
All You Need is Green
Vegan Gourmet Food Delivery For Chicago
Owner: The owner is vegan since 2002.
Vegan Staff: 100%
In business since: 2006
Sells: 100% vegan ethnic food. "We offer a great variety of dishes from 6 world cuisines. Most of them were originally vegan, so we don't have to use any meat/dairy substitutes. They are delicious both for vegans and people who eat meat! Currently our menu contains 224 dishes."
vegetarian in 1999 for spiritual reasons and then vegan in 2002 for ethical
We don't like fake things and that's why we don't use soy products. We have
a different menu for every day of a week. Our website has hundreds of high
quality studio photographs of our juicy and flavorful food. We provide
nutritional values for all of our dishes. No later than this year (2008) we
are going to add African and Ethiopian cuisine to our extensive menu."