Meet Joan Jackson, the Raw Kitchen Magician…

Raw food saved my life and I want to return the favor by helping others.  I didn’t cook before going raw, as a single mom/attorney I didn’t have much time, and my son HATED raw food.  Despite all that, I made the raw-food lifestyle work and I lost 160 lbs.

I opened my raw kitchen to guests at the Optimum Health Institute (a cleansing facility), to share what I created.  Many of my students had cancer, diabetes and some other disease, and were eating a raw plant-based diet as part of their healing protocol.  Because this was a life or death matter for them, I didn’t have the luxury of being ineffective with my systems or my teaching.

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The following mindset is at the core of everything I teach:

  • If it doesn’t pass my mess-benefit analysis, I skip it
  • If it’s passes my mess-benefit analysis, I create a system for it
  • Routine pantry maintenance requires “timing” not “a lot of time”
  • A well-stocked pantry makes raw meal assembly quick and easy
  • Raw food is generous, sensual and responsive to your intentions
  • Creativity is a function of exploring without fear and observation
  • If I experience frustration, then I try using another tool or process

Here’s my basic pantry (I don’t have all of these foods on hand at all times, but I usually have 2 or 3 items from each row).  The quickly perishable foods have red lids.  Most of my foundation items (breads, crackers and granolas) are stored in the cabinets with blue lids.  I can assemble fantastic raw meals in just a few minutes from my pantry.  You can see the inside of my refrigerator and a snapshot of my working raw kitchen.

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DON’T FREAK OUT – YOU DON’T NEED TO HAVE A KITCHEN LIKE MINE IN ORDER TO MAKE THE RAW FOOD LIFESTYLE WORK (I’ve been told that I have OCD with a side of creativity).  You can make the raw food lifestyle work with so much less.  

I’m not a chef.  Making food is neither my passion or my profession.  I love to eat well and I love to help others.  That’s why I call myself “the Raw Kitchen Magician” – I want to pull a raw meal out of a hat like a magician pulls out a rabbit, I wanted to lose 160 pounds like a magician cuts the woman in half, I wanted to transform kitchens with a wave of my wand.

I want to make and eat beautiful vibrant sensual food, enjoy vibrant health and help others do the same.  Become what you eat!


  • Ask a simple raw-food lifestyle QUESTION and I’ll answer it directly to you and may highlight your question in a LIVE STREAM Q & A session.  My email address is  It might take a few days to respond, but I will.
  • To schedule a free  15-min with Joan, use this link:
  • Attend a Raw-Food Lifestyle INTENSIVE in beautiful San Diego, California

I look forward to helping you to succeed with the raw-food-lifestyle (however you define it) in anyway I can.  Cheers!


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