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  1. GirlonRaw

    Wow girl, so impressive re the landslide but doesn’t surprise me one iota! Mine would be Russell and Matthew as you already know and also my mentor Kristen Suzanne – LOVE that girl. Went to visit her in and her family in Phoenix on a weekend break from culinary school. You must be loving it there, how long are you there for and what courses are you doing?

  2. lindsay

    oh i am so happy for you! well deserved!

  3. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty

    Awesome! I agree well deserved!

  4. Ela

    Oh, good for you! Cherie and Dan are such lovely, gracious people. I’ve met them, yes, and have also cheffed for David Wolfe amongst others. But the past three years or so, I’ve been completely out of the loop. It’s nice to participate vicariously through folks like yourself!

  5. Jess from Midwest Vegan

    Lol. They are slowly converting you into a lettuce muncher! Bwahaha!!

    But… yeah. That cake… I assume it’s a vegan lemon poppyseed cake with a little bit of raspberry on there? ‘Cause it looks pretty amazing. Makes me wanna get all crazy and bake a cake. Ha.

    Anywho. I’ve never met anybody famous, chef or otherwise… but eh, I think I just need to get out more. πŸ™‚

  6. Priscilla

    Amber, I just love your blog and that you write about all of your wonderful things that are happening to you. I love the way you present everything, pictures and words ~ thanks for taking the time to share all of this with those of us who live over the other side of the world! I am so happy for you, it all looks super!!! Hugs and love to you from us in Hong Kong xx

  7. rawkinmom

    Your experiences just keep getting better….I am soooooo jealous…but in a good way!! LOL

  8. kate

    wow that salad does look amazing I am jealous of all the chefs you have met!

  9. Pat

    Oh I so miss that place. I bought that cake on my last day for the ride home, I agree it is the perfect ending to a good day. I’m glad you got to spend time with Cherie, what a treat!

  10. Lina

    So jealous! I would love to go to Living Light sometime soon! That raw vegan poppyseed cake looks AMAZING!!!!! You’ve definitely been to some great places, love how raw food is bringing so many people together πŸ˜€ Last month I worked with Russell in the kitchen for his classes at Organic Avenue in NY. It was so much fun and he really turned me on to raw cheese which I hated before, but his recipe was INCREDIBLE! Can’t wait to continue on to working with more amazing chefs….love reading about your adventures and your great recipes!

  11. JodyLynn

    Very cool! You rawk! πŸ™‚

  12. bitt

    raw lemon poppyseed? awesome! I’d love that. I get this intense lemon cravings sometimes.

    what a special meeting with cherie. the raw food movement owes a lot to her! I don’t think she gets enough credit.

    thanks for sharing your experiences, as always.

  13. Hannah

    Oh my lord, is that really raw, the poppyseed cake? It looks so (I was going to say “real”, but that’s not right :P) baked! So proud of you for making the most of your opportunity, honey – though you’re the only queen of raw food in my heart πŸ˜‰

  14. Pure2raw twins


    yes I remember when I met Matthew and Ani at 105!! So cool to meet these amazing chefs

  15. Michelle {The Lively Kitchen}

    That cake is raw? It looks baked! How did they do that? Lemon poppyseed is one of my most favorite flavors.

    You are racking up the famous chef meet-ups. Nice work!!

  16. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    How fun! You have been so busy lately. I cannot believe you chomped down that whole salad like a champ. That lemon poppyseed cake is the single tastiest looking raw dessert I have ever seen, that is seriously one of my favorite flavor combinations.

  17. Lori

    I love Cherie’s recipe book and I would love to meet her! You have been meeting all of the influential people in the raw food world. So amazing! I bet you’re learning SO much. Have fun with it and definitely can’t wait to see your book out. πŸ˜‰

    Maybe I could work at your restaurant????

  18. Tori (Fresh Fruition)

    That cake looks so good! And I really have been loving salads lately! I’m like you, though. Sometimes I wont want anything to do with salad for so long then all the sudden I’m craving crunchy, green veggie goodness!

  19. Marty

    OMG, that lemon poppy seed cake looks like it’s to die for!

  20. Just Kas | Runaholic

    .. and you look like a doll! πŸ™‚

  21. aveganobsession

    Dear Amber, that cakes looks so uncommonly good! Top shelf food porn.

    Oh yes, I’ve had the pleasure of assisting Russel James a couple of times back in Blighty. Nice chap.

  22. kylea

    Those dishes look so yummy! Looks like you are having a blast!!

  23. thequirkykitchen

    Wow! I really am so happy for you! The food looks great and the company fabulous! Keep smiling πŸ™‚

  24. Callie {Rawxy}

    I had much to say, but got distracted with that lemon poppy seed cake!!! Holy bajesus – that looks ahhhhmazing!!

  25. Hannah (BitterSweet)

    Now look at you, eating all of these leafy green goodies! How times change, eh? Still that cake looks unbelievable… I wouldn’t blame you for choosing a slice of that over any salad out there!

  26. Sarah

    Oh that cake!!! I NEED IT!

    I’ve met Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Terry Hope Romero, Toni Fiore, Phil McCluskey & Dhrumil Purohit, and seriously, to me it’s like meeting movie stars!

  27. Kelly

    that lemon poppy seed cake takes the cake (though, i have yet to try it…i just know it does). πŸ˜‰
    i am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!! i’ve been following your posts, but sadly haven’t been able to respond like i want (changing that today and playing catchup). πŸ˜‰
    you keep at it…you are going to go far and take the raw food world by storm!!
    oh, and i am so impressed that she would remember that fact about you and salads!! that is awesome! also, i am glad you are emerging from the “salad shell’. πŸ˜‰