Chef Pam Nectar shares three healthy recipes for cool living foods for summer with host Stephanie Sandoval!

Lavender Mint Lemonade

Cooling Mint, Alkalinizing Lemon and soothing Lavender blend to make a gourmet twist on a summer staple. Mint not only cools the body but it also soothes and aides digestion. Add Raw local honey to taste and dissolve into warm water. Honey is a great sweetener because it is anti bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal and is loaded with enzymes.

Use a tea ball filled with lavender and steep overnight to keep it raw and the delicate flavor will be there for you the next day.

Lettuce Wraps

A Summery alternative to salad!
This colorful dish is full of colorful vitamins and pink salt minerals. This is a great dish to serve completely raw and the more raw food we add to our diet, the happier our digestive systems are! And the cooler we feel!

1/2 cucumber
1/2 red pepper
1 scallion
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup shredded purple cabbage
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup chopped mint
mix and stir in…
2 cups raw cashews (or almonds or pumpkin seeds)
juice of 1 lime
1 pinch of Himalayan Pink salt
tbsp honey
garnish – black or white sesame seeds (optional)

Prepare and clean 1 head of iceberg or red leaf lettuce

Simply fill lettuce leaves with asian veggies and enjoy!

Feel free to add a drizzle of hoisin sauce, that is the traditional condiment for this szechwan classic although not considered raw.

This is a cooling light quick and easy dish that is fun to make. Your family or guests can make a few as a starter or a few more as a main dish.

Let it Snow Cones

These are fun, easy and great for kids of all ages!

Simply fill cups with crushed ice
Blend favorite fruit with a touch of honey into a drizzle, and pour over ice.

I suggest cherry for an American fave, orange, kiwi, grapefruit, blackberry or mango! There are so many healthy and colorful options! Get a serving a fruit, vitamins and a fruity blast while keeping it cool.


October 27, 2011 – Sedona, AZ – AADII Center for Enlightened Healing – Dr. Marianna Fisher, formerly of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, AZ, is pleased to announce the opening of her new juice fasting retreat in Sedona, AZ.

At the newly opened Aadii Center for Enlightened Healing, juice fasts and raw food diets are modified daily to fit each client’s needs. Dr. Marianna Fisher continuously monitors her guests throughout their stay in order to minimize potential side effects.

Only the best organic, raw fruit and vegetable juices and raw foods are used. The program is designed to reverse degenerative diseases and promote regeneration.  Juice fasting is a great way to slow, stop and reverse the aging process.

In celebration of their grand opening, a $1500 Gift Coupon is being offered for their 10 day Luxury Juice Fast Retreat as a couple pricing package. The package includes lodging, medical supervision, a modified raw foods program customized to each guest’s needs, yoga, meditation, colonics, gentle hikes, therapeutic massages and more.

Medically-supervised juice fasting will lower blood pressure and cholesterol, aide weight loss, reduce both physiologic and emotional stress, improve digestion and absorption and correct other digestive disturbances like IBS, GERD or heartburn, reduce allergies, alleviate chronic arthritis and other pain syndromes by reducing inflammation, stabilize mood and emotional volatility, improve sleep, and increase and enhance mental clarity and a sense of well being, to name just a few of the benefits. There is no better pre-holiday gift than the gift of health.

Each client’s unique health concerns and nutritional needs are evaluated individually.  Dr. Fisher and Raw Chef Pam Nectar work together to develop a specific, personalized health plan that will suit the needs of each individual.

Clients are educated in fundamental self-care techniques.  Daily activities include yoga, meditation, juice and raw foods preparation, making proper food choices relative to global environmental impact such as buying produce locally when available, conserving resources, seasonal modifications, and when to modify diets for optimal health.

There are many activities and perks planned throughout the retreat. Guests will receive 2 massages, 2 colonics, 2 private consultations with Dr. Marianna Fisher, daily group meditation and yoga, evening group meditation, private Acupuncture and/or Acutron (Color/Light/Sound therapy ) sessions with Dr. Fisher, and private consultations with Maya Starhawk. The Aadii Center for Enlightened Healing affords their guests luxurious cleansing steam showers, therapeutic baths/hydrotherapy, Jacuzzi, rebounder, and foot bath. Evening programs will include:

The program is supportive yet provocative, luxurious yet intimate, individualized yet group focused, experiential yet introspective.  Couples and individual guests are pampered yet encouraged to explore new options and possibilities for healing. The program offers expert, professional advice from a mature and experienced staff yet encourages self-responsibility as an essential component on the path to health and well being.

Self-care is about taking personal responsibility through daily lifestyle choices that will create the conditions for healing and wellness.

About Dr. Marianna Fisher: Dr. Fisher has been committed to the fundamental art and science of healing with food.  “Holistic healing must incorporate the Whole of our existence.  If we expect to fully heal ourselves, we must take responsibility for the well being of others and the healing of this planet as well.  If we change the way we eat, we can change the world.”

It is her goal to revolutionize the basics of holistic healing in order to fully embrace mind, body and spirit while also impacting the family and local communities of her patients. By focusing her healing powers on a local level, she hopes to eventually impact the wider global community and Earth.

Guests can take the first step towards healing the planet by joining Dr. Marianna Fisher’s juice fasting retreat November 4th-13th in Sedona. Please view her website at for more information.