Learn delicious, gluten-free and plant-based Italian Cuisine that is rich with flavor, texture and comforting on all levels. Wow your loved ones with the authentic flavors of real Italian delights.
ADVANCED RECIPES AND TOPICS
Noodles Foundation - Here you will learn how to use some fun kitchen gadgets to spiralize your zucchinis, beets and other root vegetables into delicious low-carb noodles. You will also learn about the best way to prepare kelp noodles soft and delicious.
Pomodoro Sauce - Learn about seasonal, heirloom tomatoes and how to turn them into delicious, flavorful, eye-popping Family-Style Pomodoro Noodles. Elaina will show you how to cut tomatoes, chop fresh herbs and how to create best flavors and plating techniques. And the grand finale is to grate macadamia "cheese" over the top
Pizza OR Calzone - Once you’ve learned how to make all fillings and sauces for your pizza, you can either fold the fillings into a partially dehydrated crust to make a calzone, or use the fully dehydrated pizza crusts to make great tasting pizzas.
Marinated Vegetable Lasagna - Learn how to create a raw lasagna that looks and tastes cooked. Elaina will show you techniques to prepare zucchini lasagna noodles, spinach filling, marinated mushrooms and peppers to mimic cooked lasagna.
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Meet Our Team
With thousands of hours of accumulated experience cooking in restaurants, at home, and in the test kitchen, our Pure Joy Academy instructors can answer any question, troubleshoot any challenge, and cheer you on.
Founder and CEO, Elaina Love is your Plant-Based chef guru, with over 20 years of experience teaching in the kitchen. Elaina Love is one of the pioneers in the steadily growing plant-based raw food movement. She is the founder and director of Pure Joy Planet and Pure Joy Culinary Academy. Elaina's teachings focus on low carb, healthy fats and full-flavored holistic plant food. She is the creator and developer of the Original Nut Milk Bag which is used to make everything from coconut milk to green juice. As the author of 3 vegan recipe books, Elaina has created healthy recipes that taste great. Living a clean, holistic lifestyle since 1997 has enabled her to heal herself from Candida and food allergies. She has gained a reputation for recipes that turn out great every time. Her courses will teach you how to feel satisfied and energized on a low carb, high flavor, plant-based cuisine.
Introduction to Your Instructor, Katelyn Louise
Katelyn Louise is a top plant-based chef and instructor at Pure Joy Academy. Her specialty is in low-glycemic, gluten-free, plant-based foods, with an emphasis on medicinal herbs and superfoods.
She is passionate about detox, since she was able to renew her health through cleansing and nourishing her own body. Katelyn has taught and facilitated raw food chef trainings, detox retreats, classes and workshops around the world for years. She is a private chef and works with clients one-on-one to help them on their health journey.
Getting Certified with the Pure Joy Culinary Academy
*This Module is part of Pure Joy Academy's complete Advanced Raw Plant-Based Culinary Arts Certification Online - Entire Course (all modules). You can complete each module separately or purchase the entire package here. The best part: The tuition for this course is also transferable to the entire Advanced Plant-Based Culinary Arts and Nutrition Program Certification. If you wish to take this module and at a later date, take the whole training, the tuition you paid for this course will transfer to the entire tuition price.
If you would like to complete this course as part of our Advanced Certification Process, this tuition payment will go directly towards the entire course, once you choose to purchase it. You do not have to complete the certification if you do not wish to get your certificate.
WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE SAYING
"I absolutely LOVE this course, how it is set up so we can work at our own pace. Your videos are informational and the course package that comes with it has good information included. I made the lasagna a couple of days ago and it's amazing as is the bell pepper dressing! I even shared it with my colleagues at a catering company I work for and they (big meat eaters) thought it was fantastic!!!" -Liz Perras, USA
"I looooovvveeee being a Raw Chef and teaching people how to create amazing food from plants. I'm exactly where I'm meant to be!!! Thank you Pure Joy Academy!" - Ali, Australia
"I am absolutely loving my Raw Chef Training! Each time I watch one of the online videos, I feel motivated and inspired to get in the kitchen and "cook"! Elaina has a beautiful way of expressing her vast knowledge about raw foods and nutrition in a way that feels inviting and supportive. Because of her genuine approach, I feel as though I know her even though we have yet to meet in person. I have been a vegan for many years and I have wanted to learn how to include more raw foods into my life, yet I have felt afraid of failing until now. This course has sparked an inner belief in myself that had been asleep. Elaina's loving kindness is contagious and she delivers the recipes and nutritional information in a way that makes me want to keep making new recipes every day. This course has been such a gift for me! I highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to improve their lifestyle one recipe at a time! I am so grateful for the opportunity to share vegan treats with people and to watch them awaken to the wonderful world of plant-based eating! Thank you so much!" - Jennifer, CANADA
"I have to admit that I was a little hesitant to attempt the lasagna with all of the layers. It seemed as though it was going to be a very difficult recipe to put together. I was pleasantly surprised as to how easy and fun it was to make this dish! I used pine nuts for the ricotta because I had them on hand, and it turned out wonderful! I did not have a yellow pepper so I just used red, but I can see how the yellow would have added some beautiful colour to the dish. I felt like making the lasagna into little round cake-like structures for fun, and as you can see I got a little carried away with the garnishing this dish was delicious! I added some of the pesto on it as well, YUM!"
Elaina Love is one of the pioneers in the steadily growing ketogenic plant-based food movement. Elaina's teachings focus on low carb, healthy fats, and full flavored holistic plant food. With 18 years teaching experience, she can help you reach your goals whether it is weight loss, hormone balancing, getting well, or starting a career in holistic health.
She has coached and inspired hundreds of aspiring chefs and individuals who want to change their life, both in person and through her online programs.
Through raw foods, cleansing and fasting, Elaina has also healed herself from systemic candida, chronic fatigue, and severe skin problems. She is the creator of the first ever nut milk bag, The Amazing Nut Milk Bag.