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With Jason Mraz in Cafe Gratitude a Vegetarian & Raw-Living Foods Restaurant in LA

With Jason Mraz in Cafe Gratitude

Two weeks ago I went to have dinner with my wife to Cafe gratitude, one of our favorites Raw Food restaurants in LA.

Jason Mraz was there with a group of friends celebrating a girl’s birthday.

We went to him, introduced ourselves and exchange a few words. He is a really nice person, worm, sociable, and kind.

We took a picture with him, and went back to our delicious food and scrumptious desserts!

and this is some of what we ate. I forgot to take pictures on the dessert ;(

Jason not only is a great composer and musician; he laso promotes and uses renewable energy, and solar energy where he lives.

Jason Mraz @ Cafe Gratitude, Carlos Caridad & wife Edu

Jason Mraz @ Cafe Gratitude, Carlos Caridad & wife Edu

Cafe Gratitude-I Am Vibrant

Cafe Gratitude-I Am Vibrant

Cafe Gratitude-I Am Complete

Cafe Gratitude-I Am Complete

Cafe Gratitude-I Am Hearty

Cafe Gratitude-I Am Hearty

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Live Update from the Courthouse – James Stewart Rawesome Case 3:00pm

My partner Carlos is in the courthouse and one of James supporters was thrown out from the police because the police stated that he gave them a dirty look. Also was informed that James had over $130,000 he had to post for a bond to get out it now has been reduced to $30,000. More updates soon:

UPDATE #11 (4:45pm):

  • James’s bail bond was lowered to $30,000. He can’t posses, store, distribute, or administer any raw dairy products, unless it is properly licensed (or labeled).
  • The judge said, “Do not transport, import, sell, furnish, administer, give away, distribute, or offer to import, sell, furnish, administer, give away, or distribute any milk or dairy product, or eggs, unless it is properly labeled.”
  • Do not aid, promote, encourage, facilitate, or instigate of previous miss conduct.
  • Do not knowingly allowed any property own, lease, or have control over, to store, distribute, transport, import, sell, furnish, or give away dairy, dairy products, or eggs, unless it is properly labeled.
  • The property at 665 Rose Avenue is to be open to any law enforcement from the government, health inspector, at any time day and night with or without a warrant.

UPDATE #11 (3:00m, Thursday August 5th): We had word from Susan, one of James attorneys, James bail bond will be paid and James will be free in a few hours. Not confirmed yet

Mike Adams explain that
Rawesome is a private club food for members only, so the Dept of Health has no juridiction over it.
The milk, mangoes, honey, melons, meat the FDA, Department of Health, and police took is STEALING, ROBBERY!!!
– The Federal and State agencies involved had authorization to TAKE SAMPLES of the food at Rawesome and
– they took EVERY THING, and destroyed it
– They also took ALL CASH! IT was STALING MONEY! An ARM ROBBERY case like in the old wild west!

Mike Adams explains important details on the Rawesome Raid

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Live Update from the Courthouse – James Stewart Rawesome Case

Live Update from the Courthouse – James Stewart Rawesome Case

(Updates are posted at the end of this page)

Today, I went to the courthouse in downtown with my father, Carlos Caridad. We parked about 6 blocks away and then we walked to the courthouse. We arrived at around 8:00am in front of the courthouse. We could see people gathering holding up signs, and protesting. One man, Mark McAffe oOrganic Pasture, held up a megaphone and was speaking into it protesting this atrocious case. He talked about the future of the children. There are many diseases that we have in America today, regarding diabetes, obesity, etc. There’s no reason why the police should be arrested a man that sells raw and healthy food. We found out that they didn’t allow James Stewart bail. It seems as if they’re treating him like a drug lord or a murderer! We went inside, and went through a security line that was very similar to one in an airport. The differences are that you don’t have to take your belt or your shoes off and you don’t have to take your computer out of your bag. We found out that the case will take place on Level 5, District 30. We went on the elevator and got to level 5. District 30 is on the right-hand side when you step off of the elevator. We entered District 30, and we grabbed some seats. I thought that the case was going to start at approximately 8:30am, like we were informed yesterday. But apparently not. There were lots of cases before James Stewart’s case. As soon as we sat down, people that came to support James started to fill the room. It got so full that some people were standing. At around 9:30, Eric, my father’s business partner, came. My father and I decided that he would take me back to work so I can update you guys what is going on.

So come down and support! The more people the better! This will show the judge how many people care about this man that has done nothing wrong.

The address is : (It’s in downtown LA)

Los Angeles Criminal Court

210 W. Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA

Rawsome Raid Update – Aajonus Vonderplaintz comments on Aug 10th Hearing

Rawesome Foods Raid

Rawesome Foods Raid


Interview with a Rawesome employee who tells what happen yesterday during the FDA-police raid:


More interviews about the raid:

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Come on down and please support an amazing man who has done no wrong!!

Here are a couple of update videos from my father:

Sincerely,
Cynthia Caridad

P.S. I will be updating this blog post when I get more updates. Keep refreshing this page to get more updates!!

UPDATE #2 (11:29am): James is coming any time. James Stewart’s Attorney says that the officers at the court house are impressed that the community is showing up. It makes a big impact on the judge.

UPDATE #3 (12:07am): I just received word that James’s case will start at 2:00pm. So come around 2pm to help support James!

UPDATE #4 (1:05pm): 2 more cases until the case we all are waiting for!!

UPDATE #5 (2:32pm): James hasn’t appeared yet.

UPDATE #6 (2:39pm): Police officer kicked out 1 man for making a gesture that was not understood.

UPDATE #7 (2:45pm): IT STARTED!!

UPDATE #8 (2:48pm): And, it’s a full house!! 😀

UPDATE #9 (2:57pm): Bail was reduced to $30,000.

UPDATE #10 (3:15pm): James wasn’t given any food yesterday, and the only thing he was given today was water.

UPDATE #11 (3:19pm): The preliminary charge regarding the raw milk is to close down Rawesome.

UPDATE #12 (4:45pm):

  • James’s bail bond was lowered to $30,000. He can’t posses, store, distribute, or administer any raw dairy products, unless it is properly licensed (or labeled).
  • The judge said, “Do not transport, import, sell, furnish, administer, give away, distribute, or offer to import, sell, furnish, administer, give away, or distribute any milk or dairy product, or eggs, unless it is properly labeled.”
  • Do not aid, promote, encourage, facilitate, or instigate of previous miss conduct.
  • Do not knowingly allowed any property own, lease, or have control over, to store, distribute, transport, import, sell, furnish, or give away dairy, dairy products, or eggs, unless it is properly labeled.
  • The property at 665 Rose Avenue is to be open to any law enforcement from the government, health inspector, at any time day and night with or without a warrant.

UPDATE #13 (3:00pm, Thursday August 5th): We had word from Susan, one of James attorneys, James bail bond will be paid and James will be free in a few hours. Not confirmed yet
UPDATE #14 (6:00pm, Thursday August 5th): James bail bond was paid and he is out of jail.
UPDATE #15 (5:00pm, Tuesday August 9th): We just interviewed Aajonus Vonderplanitz. Video will be post in our You Tube channel soon: rawfoodguys
UPDATE #16 (5:00am, Wednesday August 10th): There will be a court hearing today. James Stewart will appear in court, and the judge will decide if there are enough evidences to hold James for a formal trial.

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Rawesome Raided Again by the police! The Best Organic-Raw Place to Get Real Food!

Rawesome Raided Again! The Best Organic-Raw Place to Get Real Food!

My business partner Eric Volkers called me an hour ago and told me he went to Rawesome, Santa Monica, California, to do his usual shopping.

He was in for a big surprise: Several police cars were there raiding the prestigious and very well know raw and organic food, private membership store, in Santa Monica, California.

Watch below, a video interview with James Stewart, Rawesome Founder, on June 3rd 2011, exactly two months before today’s raid!

I went immediately and got several video interviews with Rawesome workers and customers, expressing the state of shock because the health Department is more concern on raiding health foods stores like Rawesome, instead of being concern on other chain restaurants, and food stores that sell “things” without nutritional value.
I’m in a hurry trying to upload videos now, and I have information that to support James Stewart, Rawesome Founder, we have to go to http://realfoodrights.com/ to find more information as to what we can do.

We are going tomorrow to the Los Angeles Criminal court, 210 W. Temple Street, downtown LA, to support James Stewart, Founder of Rawesome.

Rawesome Raid August 3rd 2011

Rawesome Raid August 3rd 2011

If you live in Los Angeles area you need to go to!

First video uploading in our You Tube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/rawfoodguys

More interviews at Rawesome today coming up

Carlos and Eric

PS: Video interview with James Stewart, Rawesome Founder, on June 3rd 2011, exactly two months before today’s raid!

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Ani Phyo New Book: “Raw Food Asia” Review: Another Jewel!!!

Ani Phyo New Book: “Raw Food Asia” Review: Another Jewel!!!

Ani Phyo signing new book "Raw Food Asia"


Ani Phyo begun her new book “Raw Food Asia” presentation to the public in Santa Monica LA, yesteday Saturday April 16, in an event hosted by Artisinal LA.

Eric and I went to see Ani. Ani is getting ready to release her book to the public on May 10th, and we wanted to meet her before we have a video interview with her in about two weeks.

In the picture above and below, me (Carlos), Ani Phyo, my son Nathan, and Eric.

We are interviewing Ani later this month and we will have a in-depth, stimulating talk about Raw Food, her new book “Raw Food Asia”, and a Raw Food life style!

Ani has very pleasant and  full of wisdom charismatic personality; easy to talk to and approachable. No wonder she is already an authority in the Raw Food lifestyle because of her gourmet chef her five books, raw food preparation classes and presentations, speaking events, being chosen sexiest Raw Food Woman of Best of Raw Food 2008, 2009, and 2010, and also recipient of four Best of Raw 2008 Awards for Best Chef, Favorite Cookbook, and Favorite Educator!!!

Ani Phyo’s new book “Raw Food Asia” is just another jewel and gift from her to the general public: full of not just great Raw Food recipes, but recipes for daily living!

Some examples are:

– “Raw Food helps increase vitality and slows down aging process. Raw Foods strengthen the immune system, help you lose uwanted exta pounds, and offer the ultimate detoxifying, cleansing, and rebuilding of the body. Organic Raw Food  is 100% natural without chemicals or manufactured or processed ingredients; raw foods have been shown to reverse serious health conditions and are great to enjoy everyday to prevent sickness and maintain health”

– “Fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds are touted as “superfoods” by the FDA because they are high in antioxidants, vitamines, minerals, and amino acids. They help combat free-radical damage, slow down the signs of aging, and provide our skin with nutrients that build collagen and keep us looking younger, longer. They fuel our bodies with the building blocks we need to recover after a stressful day, and to regenerate a stronger, leaner, and more vibrant body” (I will add: “beautiful, sexy skin and body!)

Ani Phyo Signing New Book "Raw Food Asia"

Ani Phyo Signing New Book "Raw Food Asia"

– “These superfood ingredients are recognizable in our body, and take less energy to break down, digest, absorb, and then eliminate. We don’t have to work as hard to fuel ourselves, decreasing wear and tear on our digestive system and overall stress on our body”.  (In my opinion, this is the reason most people feel heavy and sleepy after eating a cooked meal, because our bodies do not recognize that kind of food which, in many cases, have chemicals and other toxins. Digesting that unrecognizable food takes a lot of energy from our bodies and immune system!)

If after reading all this in Ani’s book “Raw Food Asia” you are not convinced of the benefits of incorporating more Raw Foods in your daily meals, PLEASE Ask us what is preventing you from eating these healthy and vibrant foods!

Ani Phyo signing new book Raw Food Asia, Carlos & Eric

Ani Phyo signing new book Raw Food Asia, Carlos & Eric

What I like the most on Ani’s “Raw Food Asia” is that at the beginning of each chapter she writes about very important, thought provoking, and very interesting subjects, like:

– Entertainment in the Raw

– Whole Food Nutrition

– Probiotics

– A Clean Environment

– Toxin-Free Living

– Physical Fittness

– Rest and Recovery (I like this!!!)

– Social Fitness (I haven’t read this yet) I just read it and it is just outstanding wisdom!!!

– Happiness

– Menus for Entertaining

– Theories of Longevity

and more 😉

I havent read the last three chapters and I can really, truly say this is one of the best books I have ever read in my life, and I have read about a lot of interest subjects! I love to read and I always have at least a book on my night stand and in my brief case. Right now I have seven books on my night stand, most almost finished: three from Ani Phyo, two about Internet Marketing, and two about self improvement.

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