Agathe has been on the Living Cuisine scene for the last 19 years, 8 of which were dedicated to her own café, Café by Tao.She’s thrilled to share her practical approach to this healthy lifestyle.Making Living Cuisine is beyond quick and easy. The benefits are endless; energy, mind clarity, cells regeneration, mood booster … so much more.

“Easy and Quick” was a must as a café chef owner. There was no time for never ending meal preparations. She’ll be teaching you her efficient recipes, aka formulas, step by step, you’ll be a pro in no time. Let’s not forget deliciousness! Her café was known for her tasty, colorful, delicious food and you and your family and will experience the same results too!

AUGUST 2003

On August 24, 2003, my friend Katarina lent me a book on Living Cuisine comonly called Raw Food. I read the book that night and the next morning embarked in an organic raw vegan diet. After only three months of eating this way, the rheumatoid arthritis afflicting my hands and hips vanished. I still have a few twisted fingers and swollen joints, but the pain and incapacity are gone. Imagine that! My biological mother dealt daily with the challenges of this chronic and hereditary illness but I don’t suffer from it anymore.

Before eating Living Cuisine, I was 40 pounds overweight but now my waistline is back. Spending time under the sun resulted in looking like a boiled lobster, but now my fair skin takes on a light golden shade. My vision used to be sprinkled with floaters, like little flies’ wings, noticeable when reading a book, and they are now gone. My face suffered from rosacea to a point where it looked like a constant sunburn, my skin was constantly peeling, it hurt to laugh, and the inside corners of my eyebrows were dried and crackled. My face is now smooth with rosy cheeks, and the pain is all gone. And I enjoy endless energy.

This is the best lifestyle ever!

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Seven months later, in March 2004, my daughter Chrystelle joined me. She had a rash on her scalp, face and the back of her neck. We consulted doctor, naturopath, alternative healer and did multiple cleanses without results. We switch to everything 100% organic; food, personal care products, cleaning products, bedding, everything that we could think of. There was an improvement, but not a complete healing. It was heartbreaking to see Chrystelle’s neck looking like a cat used it for a scratching post. The contour of her face had a red halo, her eyelids were red and puffy, and her scalp was covered with scratches. Once she started eating Living Cuisine, day after day, week after week, it all disappeared. Like a canvas being restored, the scars vanished, and her skin became silky smooth and glowed. Oh joy!

In June of 2004, my sons, Nicholas and Sebastian, joined us. Nicholas was a little bit of a glutton. During Halloween one year, he couldn’t resist eating lots of candies and unbeknownst to me, he must have eaten one kilo of it by all the wrappings I found later at the back of his cupboard. It resulted in two large, painful sores on the back of his thighs. Homeopathy, naturopathy and taking all the sugar out of his diet had very little effect on this skin infection. Neither did two rounds of antibiotics. Each morning, seeing the dry blood under his fingernails and the stains on his sheets broke my heart. I could only imagine the suffering he was going through. Changing his diet to Living Cuisine, day after day, week after week, the sores vanished without leaving a trace. Oh joy, oh joy!

As for my youngest, Sebastian, his hyperactivity was challenging for everyone, himself included. His teachers requested for him to take Ritalin. We took all sweets, food colorants, juices, and dried fruits out of his diet with no results. As soon as he ate 100% Living Cuisine, his body calmed down like a fine rain after a thunderstorm. Once more, Mother Nature’s simple medicine was the most efficient. It is so comforting for a mother to witness healing without the use of pharmaceuticals. Oh joy, oh joy, oh joy!

HAPPY MICROBIOME

Why so many successes resolving health issues?Living Cuisine feeds our microbiome.Lots of nutrients, fiber, resistant starch, polyphenols and so much more.

Take a moment and research about Type 2 Diabetes for example.A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition reported that higher plant protein intake is associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.The more low-carbohydrate, high-plant protein foods in your diet, the better; those foods don’t directly raise blood glucose. And those are; leafy green vegetables, cruciferous vegetables, nuts and seeds, berries.

Give your microbiome the nutrients and it will do its magic.Our microbiome is our private doctor 24/7.

BENEFITS GALORE

I was also quite taken by the small environmental footprint created by this way of nourishing my family. We went from the usual amount of garbage generated by a family of four to a fraction of it.

Visits to the grocery became so simple; produce aisle, spices, herbs and oils; I was out of there in no time. My kitchen cupboards went from cluttered to spacious, with no more hard-to-clean oven, pots and pans.

No more worries of serving a meal and the food getting cold. Feeding my family became a breeze. And to add to the simplicity of it all, washing dishes used for plating raw cuisine is beyond easy: a quick wash and rinse, et voilà!

WHAT IS LIVING CUISINE

It is literally from the garden to your plate. Vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds are minimally processed to retains all the nutrients. They’re washed, cut and blend or hand mixed. The seeds are soaked, rinsed and sprouted. The dishes are served chilled with some of its parts dehydrated at less than 115 Fahrenheit (46 Celsius) . Enzymes, vitamins, minerals and life force are preserved.

HOW DO WE PREPARE LIVING CUISINE?

Pâtés and spreads are made with a food processor.We use a blender to make our creamy desserts and dressings.In lieu of an oven, we use dehydrators to make our burgers, falafels, protein bites, crackers, granola bars, pizza crusts … To recreate sautéed mushrooms, we marinate and dehydrate to bring out the sweetness.

Honestly, between cooking, cleaning a greasy stove and a crusty oven … and the ease of cleaning a food processor and a blender.I’ll chose the latter again and again. The dishes are bosting with colors, flavors and nutrients.Assembling a meal can be done in minutes.Making a dessert also in minutes.Grocery shopping, simply produce isle, seasoning, bulk and done.The best lifestyle ever.

CHOOSE LIVING CUISINE!

The Living Cuisine Lifestyle is far from being common knowledge; it doesn’t have the same notoriety as the traditional omnivorous diet. Our knowledge of health is the result of studies and research conducted with subjects eating a cooked omnivorous diet. The food guide, information on vitamins, minerals, and proteins labeled as being beneficial for our health originate from these studies. From these studies comes the belief that beneficial proteins for our bodies only come from animal sources.

An elephant feeds only on grass, so how can it grow to be so big and so muscular? And the gorilla? The cow? Could it be possible that protein from plant sources could also be as nutritious? Ask your family doctor for an annual blood test, which will give you an indication of your strong points and of the ones that require improvement. Annual testing will allow you to compare results and celebrate your improvements. I can certainly say that eating Living Cuisine brought my body back to health and is keeping it healthy since then.