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Stay Cool with COOKING RAW

July 6, 2010


Stay Cool with COOKING RAW

Milwaukee, WI - In COOKING RAW, mother/daughter "raw-cooking" teammates Caroline Carter and Shenita Ray prepared popular dishes without heating up the house, i.e. raw spiralized zucchini spaghetti or minced walnut taco meat. The new eight-part series airs on 10.1 HD Saturdays at 11 a.m. and Fridays at 6 p.m. and on 36.1 on Sundays at noon. During the August membership drive, August 14 and 21 shows are pre-empted, but can be watched online at http://www.mptv.org/video/ after Saturday broadcasts.

Raw food diets and recipes have increased in popularity over the years, as raw foods maintain extremely high level of the enzymes, minerals, and vitamins inherent in the foods. Many also enjoy the creativity and unique techniques used to prepare dishes.

Certified Raw Chef Caroline and her daughter Shenita, owners of Eden's Market, will teach MPTV viewers how to adapt the recipes they enjoy into healthy versions. Highlights include "burgers" made of sesame seeds, mushrooms, carrots, and other vegetables; "spaghetti" made of zucchini and topped with marinara sauce and accompanied by kale salad; and a "chocolate mousse parfait" made with cashew milk and no chocolate. Local nutritionist Laurie Meyer makes cameo appearances on a few episodes to discuss the health benefits of cooking raw. In addition, several unique ingredients are introduced in the series including: nutritional yeast, sweetener agave nectar, liquid protein concentrate Bragg liquid aminos, lacinato kale, and Medjool dates.

Some Eden's Market products are available at Beans and Barley, Riverwest Co-Op, Riverwest Yogashayla, Slow Pokes Local Food in Grafton, and Water House Foods in Lake Mills, as well as online at www.edensmarket.com/. RAW COOKING runs in the same timeslot as HEALTHFUL INDIAN FLAVORS WITH ALAMELU after that series concludes its first run. Episodes and recipes will be online at www.mptv.org after first air date. The air dates and first series descriptions follow.

MEXICAN: Airs on 10.1 HD Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m. and Friday, July l6 at 6 p.m. (#101)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, July 11 at noon.
On this first show, co-hosts Caroline Carter, a certified raw chef, and her daughter Shenita Ray make "raw" taco meat with walnuts. The menu also features traditional salsa and guacamole using non-dairy sour cream and cashews. The show also visits the Tommy Thomson Center at State Fair Park, to see Caroline and Shenita "in action" and sample their line of flaxseed crackers. Runs: 27:25

ITALIAN: Airs on 10.1 HD Saturday, July 17 at 11 a.m. and Friday, July 23 at 6 p.m. (#102)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, July 18 at noon.
Caroline and Shenita prepare an Italian dinner featuring zucchini "spaghetti" with marinara sauce and a kale salad. An out-of-studio segment describes why people are "cooking" raw and features nutritionist Laurie Meyer with Rae and Shawn Rediske from Water House Foods, in Lake Mills. Runs: 26:46

DESSERTS: Airs on 10.1 HD Saturday, July 24 at 11 a.m. and Friday, July 30 at 6 p.m. (#103)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, July 25 at noon.
Caroline and Shenita prepare raw food desserts which are gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free. The pair makes cashew milk and uses it to prepare a chocolate mousse and parfait - using no chocolate. Also on today's menu are Key lime tarts and truffles. Runs: 27:24

BURGER DINNER: Airs on 10.1 HD Saturday, July 31 at 11 a.m. and Friday, August 6 at 6 p.m. (#104)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, August 1 at noon.
Caroline and Shenita create a healthy and creative burger dinner, with burgers made out of sesame seeds, mushrooms, carrots and other vegetables. Dinner also features pesto stuffed mushrooms, mustard & turnip greens salad and a delicious smoothie dessert made of cranberries, raspberries and collard greens. In an out-of-studio feature, nutritionist Laurie Meyer provides a brief history of human eating. Runs: 25:50

LASAGNA: Airs on 10.1 HD Saturday, August 7 at 11 a.m. and Friday, August 13 at 6 p.m. (#105)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, August 8 at noon.
Caroline and Shenita prepare their four-layer lasagna featuring "cheese" made out of almonds and cashews, marinara sauce, and spinach puree. Accompanying the entre is chopped red cabbage with tasty vinaigrette. Runs: 27:46

INDIAN: Airs on 10.1 HD Friday, August 20 at 6 p.m. (#106)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, August 15 at noon.
The host of MPTV's HEALTHY INDIAN FLAVORS, Alamelu Vairavan, visits Caroline to make an Indian inspired yogurt cucumber salad. Caroline then prepares cauliflower curry "rice" and a curry carrot soup.

CABBAGE COLLARD GREEN ROLLUPS:
Airs on 10.1 HD Friday, August 27 at 6 p.m. (#107)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, August 22 at noon.
Caroline and Shenita concoct rollups which incorporate red and green cabbage and other vegetables, use cauliflower to make potato-free mashed potatoes, and sweeten it up with a raspberry, blueberry torte and naturally sweetened ginger nutmeg apple slices. Runs: 26:26

SOUP AND SALAD: Airs on 10.1 HD Saturday, August 28 at 11 a.m. and Friday, September 3 at 6 p.m. (#108)
Airs on 36.1 Sunday, August 29 at noon.
In the final show of the first series, Caroline and Shenita produce a tasty cold broccoli soup, raw chili with a cashew sour cream topping, and a seasoned sesame kale salad. The meal is capped off with a sugar-free cranberry, raspberry, strawberry, and avocado smoothie dessert. Runs: 27:36

For more information, visit www.mptv.org or call Viewer Service at 414-297-7520.

Since its inception, MPTV has educated, entertained and inspired. Today MPTV offers viewers a family of nine digital channels to choose from, 24/7/365: 10.1 HD, 36.1, 36.2-Vme, 36.3-World, 36.4-Create, 36.5-Classical, 36.6-Jazz, 36.7-Weather, and 36.8-Traffic. MPTV is a viewer-supported service of Milwaukee Area Technical College.

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