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Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Cafe's 1st Big Event!

Sunday night Chef B-Live visited the Cafe!
His 1st East Coast Talk & Demo!!!!!!
Standing room crowd got to hear & watch
one of the bet in the biz prep & share!
Better than that they got a mini taco &
zucchini pasta with strawberry marina sauce!!!!
Pictures & video coming soon!

Jan. 11th-Jan.15th "Resolution" Liquid Cleanse
Jan. 14th Kevin & Annmarie Gianni
Jan. 15h Diabetes survivor Michael Collins
Jan. 17th Pot Luck & Documentary screening "Simply Raw"

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tonight the POT Luck Dinner is ON!

Lisa & I are making

Holiday Chia Pudding

By Kristen Suzanne

Yield 1 1/4 cups

1/4 cup chia seeds

1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened, dried coconut

1 cup water

1/4 cup raw cashews (soaked 1 hour, drained and rinsed)

4 soft medjool dates, pitted

2 cloves

1 teaspoon lucuma powder

1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon cinnamon

Place the chia seeds and coconut in a small bowl, briefly stir to mix, and set aside. Blend the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour the blended cashew mixture into the bowl with the chia seeds and coconut and stir. Wait a few minutes and stir again. (You’ll notice the chia seeds beginning to take on a gelatinous texture.) Wait a few minutes, again, and stir. Do the “wait and stir” once more, and then place the Holiday Chia Pudding in the refrigerator for about 15 - 20 minutes (or longer, if desired). Then, enjoy.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Two Huge Events Coming Up!

This Sunday come and join us for the 1st Raw Food Pot Luck at
Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe Fairfield!
*Bring a RAW food dish for 6-8 + bring serving utensils
*Bring eating utensils & plates too!
4:30pm socialize // 5:00 intro self & dish// 5:15 EAT!
6:15/6:30 be the 1st to hear the 2010 event schedule
pot lucks, cleanses, speakers, raw food prep classes...
Sunday December 27th 6pm at Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe!
One of the Top Raw Food Chefs in the BIZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $15 pre-pay or $20 @ door
Brian James Lucas aka Chef BeLive has been creating raw and livin
g cuisine for 11 years. Originally he learned his skills from Juliano Brotman
(author of Raw, owner of Planet Raw Santa Monica)
and Jeremy Saffron(author of The Raw Truth)
Brian took over Juliano's restaurant in San Francisco when he moved
to Santa Monica to pursue opening Planet Raw, and started his
own restaurant Organica: The Living Cuisine from 98-99.
This will be his first East Coast appearance.
He will be sharing his culinary skills with a demonstration and
tasting of a couple of his recipes, along with Orgasm of the Taste Buds,
his teaser version of his up coming book with 30 recipes.
As a bonus, he is bringing a phenomenal product called Ormaji to the East Coast
for the first time as well. Ormaji is a clay that is high in monoatomics (ORMUS).
In Sanskrit, Ormaji means: Or- The Royal Precious Element.
Ma- Our Mother Earth, the master alchemist and giver of life.
Ji- Recognition of being perfect and sacred.
"A Gift from God, mate by Mother Earth.
" To find out more about it go to
To find out more about Brian aka BeLive go to

Monday, December 7, 2009

Another Rawking Weekend!!!!!!

Frankie G. & Goji Girl shared with a crowed house about their Raw Experience on Saturday! Kevin & Annmarie Gianni and Jim Kwik also stopped by Saturday!
The Cafe catered an event in Westport
that Robert O. Young (Ph Mircale author).
Monday we had a Ribbon Cutting
with the First Selectman
and the CT Post came by to do a
story & took some picture!
Look for spread in Tuesday's edition!

12/20 Sunday 4:30pm!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Cafe Preps for Big Weekend!!!!!

Wow! What a 1st week!
The energy is spreading!
So Far the BURGER is the best seller
followed by the Nori Wrap!
The hottest smoothie the New Grateful Green Pinapple, Banana, Kale!
Favorite dessert CHEESECAKE by far!!!!!
Runner up: The Brownie!
SATURDAY 12:00-3:00 Meet & Greet with Frank Giglio
Author, Raw Food Chef & Raw Athlete!

SUNDAY the Cafe will be providing lunch to the attendees of the
Robert O. Young day long seminar.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Feels Good to be in Fairfield!

Local Business Owners stopped by to check out the digs!
Lots of friends of Lisa & me that never made the trip to West Haven
came by today.
My past job as program director at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club which is located in Fairfield
created some strong bonds & some of those friends stopped by!
Overall great to be home!!!!!!

And man was it Busy!

Thanks for your support!

Sat 9am-8pm
Sun 11am-7pm

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day One in the Books!

What a fun Day!
Lots of Food & Smoothies!
Some new customers really excited to see us open
and some old customers glad that we are back serving raw goodness!
Friday and Sat 9am-9pm
Sunday 11am-7pm

see the youtube post today of 1st customer!

We Passed! We are Open!

Owner Lisa Storch pulled it off!
As General Contractor she dotted enough I's
and crossed the T's and here we are!
The best looking Cafe with the Best Food
Best Energy Best Everything!
39 Unquowa Rd!
Please come check us out this weekend!
Below Me Trying to Help by Doing some Dirty Work!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

90% Complete!

Owner Lisa Storch has created an amazing Cafe!
We hope you will join us as soon as we open!
How does a Minty Chip Smoothie or a Nut Nog sound??
How about staffer Violet's famous Nut/Seed Burger on Onion bread???
We plan on having a full Deli case of delectable Desserts!!!!
90% done space on Unquowa rd in Fairfield!
stay posted

Saturday, November 21, 2009


We are crossing the T's & dotting the i's
this weekend and will be set to
open Wednesday or Friday
of Thanksgiving week!!!!!
Our open house was soooo cool!
Hearing the people's reaction to
seeing & being in the space was AWESOME!
see the latest video footage here!
Stay posted to our facebook page & this blog
for the official announcement!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe Fairfield Update 11/15

The lastest vid. from the shop has ben posted!

Friday night: 6:15pm
Raw Food Round Table
Help us develop Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe!!!!
And be the 1st to get a guided tour!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Final Video - Good bye West Haven!

Thanks for all your support!
Hope you can visit Lisa & I in Fairfield!
Opening Date TBA (soon)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

90% Moved out of West Haven!

Yogi Berra once said "It ain't over until the Fat Lady Sings"
well she is singing in West Haven!
Two fridges a freezer and some Kombucha and West Haven will be vacant!
Plumber & Electrician are working their magic
Inspection on Thursday
Finish the walls - Finish the Floor
Prepare the Food & Open the Doors!
The Final Party at West Haven, showing the two Cafe babies!

Monday, November 2, 2009

An a AMAZING 20 Months in West Haven!

Wow! Has been 20 months???????
Soooooo many good times!
Tons of awesome food shared
Some of the best speakers in the nation on health,
nutrition and Raw Food shared stooped by & shared their expertise!

Many lives were altered for the better since the 2/3/08 opening
of Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe in West Haven.
The above babies were born since the Cafe opened!
Lisa & I Thank all of you who made the Cafe full of Life!!!

* I will be at the Cafe this Tues. 11-2, Wed 11-1, Fri 12-6,
Sun the Final Pack
This week the hours will be
Tuesday 11-6, Wed 11-6,
closed Thurs, Fri 12-6
Closed until Fairfield Opens!!!!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fire Permit Stamped!!!!! Let the building begin!!!!!!

Finally we have the permit stamp from the Fire Department!
Electrician & Plumber to pull their permits & off we go!!!!!!!
Today we had the "FRP" put up on the walls! Wall protection
needed in food prep areas!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Permits Permits Permits!

We are waiting for the Fire Department to make their recommendations
The Health department made some recommendation!
A friend of friend who installs windows saw the window in the bathroom &
is installing us a new one as a gift!!!

Other cool stuff happened this weekend
Saturday Frankie Giglio & Camille (Goji Girl) got married!
At the Cafe in West Haven we had a fun pot luck & showed

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let the building begin!

Today some walls went up to protect the dish washing area
Next the electrician will start setting up his work
while the permit process takes it's time.
Next the tile on the walls of the food prep area!
Delivery of the counter (by Daniel)
Finally the plumber & the sinks then the Jonathan from Measure for Measure
will complete the walls! We will paint & open! DATE TBA!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe Fairfield Update 10/12

The Cafe in West Haven is closed on Monday so Fairfield got all the attention!
Met with the Sign guy.
Had the fabric guy measure for some cool cushions.
Matt Storch (Match in SoNo owner + Lisa's bro) helped us tape the floor
so we got a visual of all the counters, sink...
taking a last look before the walls go up!

Friday, October 9, 2009

West Haven Rawks & Fairfield to Rawk!

The West Haven location is still Rawking!
Fresh batch of Brownies, flax crackers, onion bread, homemade chocolates
and chocolate covered macaroons!
Sunday Pot Luck at 5:30
7pm post pot luck: Open forum! discuss what is new in raw, mini raw prep...
OCTOBER 15th @ 6:30 Raw Dawg Rory will present: Just Desserts
* Strawberry Pie
* Banana Ice Creme
* Chocolate Fudge Sauce
* Fig Walnut brownies
You will get samples of everything made that night / $25 Rsvp required!
Fairfield Update
Tuesday to the Building Dept for OK on plan
This weekend connect and set time lines with contractors
Craig's List restaurant equipment...
Lisa has been working it!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fairfield Cafe Update! Week 2

Lisa is lining up the contractors and we are adding our elbow grease!
Deli case in place to be used for rawking desserts!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Making of Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe Fairfield!

A Rainy Saturday was a perfect day to get some wrk done!
The Storch family following the orders of LISA really rawked it out!
Will be finished with basement & bathroom by Monday!
**Lisa & Glen will be at the Fairfield location Monday - stop by!
39 Unquowa rd Fairfield!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe Fairfield Update!

has begun creating a space in Fairfield that will be filled with the
Best Energy Ever! Lisa & Glen are putting love and sweat into
what will be Fairfield County's hottest new spot!
Lisa has called in the Calvary as her family has pitched in some sweat!
Stay posted to read about and watch the creation of the Cafe!
WEST HAVEN: Sunday 5:30 Pot Luck 7pm DRUM CIRCLE!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fairfield Cafe Update! day 2

Lisa painted the ugly tile in the bathroom
Lisa, Lisa's mom & brother in-law & I primed the basement!
Saturday the ceiling will be painted!

pictures & video coming soon!!!!!!

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe to Open a Location in Fairfield

Well October is off to an amazing start!!!!!!
Lisa & I signed a lease to open a Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe
in Fairfield at 39 Unquowa Rd next to the Community Theatre & Yoga for Everybody!

TUE-SAT 11-6 SUN 12-7 closed Mon
Sunday October 4th Pot Luck Dinner 5:30 & DRUM CIRCLE at 7pm!

Stayed Tuned for daily blog updates on the new space, pictures, virtual tour & the status of the West Haven site!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cafe Update!

Hey Hey!
The Cafe is still Rawking in West Haven!
Rhio was awesome on 9/13!

Just made today two awesome flavors of Ice Cream
+ Brownies & Cheeze Cake!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Raw Spirit East 09!

The Brownies all 120 of them sold in a Day! - will be at the Cafe next week!
The Cookies all 200 of them gone by noon on Sunday!
The Burger were well recieved but we have some left!
Come by the Cafe this week for Burger specials!

*****The Cafe Hours this week are Tuesday - Saturday 11-6 Sunday 12-6
SUNDAY DOCUMENTARY = inGREEDients! at 7pm (potluck at 5:30)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

What A Week!!!!!!!!!!

We are prepping for a 1000+ at RAWSPIRIT as Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe will be a Food Vendor!!!! NUT/SEED BURGERS + BROWNIES + COOKIES & SMOOTHIES!!!!!!!

Also the wellness center we were subletting from
closed their doors & left town.
We will be meeting with the Landlord Thursday afternoon
update coming!!!
For now Thursday hours 11-6.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (Click Here for a Laugh)

Well I am now officially 40!
Big Deal right!?
I feel better than I did when I was 19!!!
I was 6 months removed from back surgery in 1989
now I am rawking & rolling!!! did you watch the above video?? :)

Thanks to all that attended the 8/2 Celebration & for the cool gifts!
(she is kidnapping me from 2pm today until Sat am)

Why do I feel so good?? You are what you eat!!!!!
And now due to David Wolfe's personal present to me
I am now sharing with you what will take me to the next level
and can do the same for you, what ever level you are on now!
Check out the Longevity Now Program and see if you become as
excited about it as I am! I am already feeling better! (2 days in)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Gathering was Awesome! Two big events this week!

Daniel Vitalis was on his game as was Del!
They open up a whole new world of WILD EDIBLES!
They made it fun & really informative!
See Daniel describe this strange not so wild ____
more videos on youtube gcolello

THURSDAY the 30th ath 6:30pm
will be at the Cafe at 6:30pm!
There will a short raw food prep session
followed by Matt & Angela sharing their stories!
$15 pat at the door
food & smoothies will be available until 6:15
Sunday August 2nd: Celebrate the Cafe being in Biz for 18 Months!
2:00 Party Time starts
4:00 DJ
6:00 Drumming
7:30 Karoke

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Gathering of the Raw Foodies II: Last Call

It is almost here!
The biggest event of the Raw Summer in Ct!
Saturday July 25th
check in anytime after 4pm
* pot luck dinner
* elemental chocolate party w/live music & daniel vitals
7pm free with retreat registration or $30 for just chocolate party
* overnight $195 inside (1 spot left) $150 tent

Sunday July 26th
* 10am check in Full day of activity

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Big Weekend!

Farmers Markets Thursday in Westport 10-2
Saturday in New Haven Wooster Square 9-1
wanna join us - call the Cafe (203)521-7648

OPEN HOUSE WEEKEND for the Best Nutrition School Ever

You're invited to see Deepak Chopra and T. Colin Campbell live this weekend at Integrative Nutrition.

As you know, I received my training as a Health Counselor at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. The program really changed my life and opened up incredible opportunities in my career. I think you would find great value in it as well.

The school will host an Open House this weekend featuring the following guest speakers:
• Deepak Chopra, world leader in mind-body medicine
• Robert Notter, primary teacher of our Fast Track business training program
• Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of Integrative Nutrition
• T. Colin Campbell, founder of the China Study

You'll have the opportunity to:
• sample a live class with Integrative Nutrition
• experience the school's cutting-edge curriculum
• hear celebrated guest speakers
• meet current students and graduates and get your questions answered
• learn how to launch a fulfilling career as a Health Counselor

Choose your Open House session here. Hurry! The sessions will fill up quickly.

I know you'll have a great time if you decide to go. Email me if you have any questions about the program, or you can call an Admissions Advisor at
(877) 730-5444.

At the Beacon Theatre in NYC!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gathering of the Raw Foodies II: Just added a Chocolate Party!

Saturday night 7pm
Chocolate+ Nature + Fire + Fresh Spring Water!
$30 or free with Retreat registration!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Summer is Hot but Raw!

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe
The Hub For Raw Food in Ct
is Rawking this summer!
This Summer will be the Best Ever!

In This Issue
Rawking Summer!
Gathering of the Raw Foodies II
Local Farmer's Markets
Raw Guru's to visit Cafe
The Gathering of the Raw Foodies II will offer amazing raw food, amazing information at an energetic space! Learn, Meet others and HAVE FUN!
A Healthy Habit Cafe

Visit Our Sponsor
Dear Friends of Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe!

So much happening this summer as Raw Food interest
grows and the Shift to local sustainable fruit & veggies become hot!!!

Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe invites you to join us at the Cafe, at theFarmers Market, at Gathering of the Raw Foodies II,
at Raw Spirit Festival East in MD at a Sunday Pot Luck...

Save the Date August 2nd "18 Month in Biz Celebration"
The Gathering of the Raw Fooodies II
daniel v
Overnight or one day you can join us for
Gathering of the Raw Foodies II.
We will forage for wild foods with
Daniel Vitalis & Del, learn raw food prep from Lisa & eat amazing live food from
Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe!

Where: Clearpoint Center Stafford Ct

When: Sat 6/27 check in 4pm or day pass Sun 6/28 check in 10:00am. Indoor or Tenting available.

More Info: visit registration page

or (203)521-7648 or
Space is limited & fee goes up July 13th.

Local Farmers Markets are Rawking!
marketSaturday 9am-1pm
Wooster Square
in New Haven corner of DePalma & Chapel!

Wednesday 3:30-7pm
Robert Treat Farm
Woodmont section of Milford

Thursday 10am-2pm

Westport Market
Imperial Ave
The Hub for Raw Food in Ct!

July: Matt Monarch & Angela Stokes
August: Paul Nison
September: RHIO
nisonJULY 30th Thursday 6:30pm
special event at 6:30/talk at 7pm($15)

AUGUST 16th *Sunday 7pm PAUL NISON
will be talking about his new book
"Daylight Diet" ($15)

SEPTEMBER 13th *Sunday 7pm RHIO
will be talking Genically Modified Foods!
* 8/16 & 9/13 follow a 5:30 Pot Luck dinner!
Save the Date Aug 2nd DJ, Drumming, Karokee...
Wanna See Glen speak "Rawology"
Friday 7/10 at the Naugatuck Savings Bank 7pm
Tuesday 7/14 at New Morning in Woodbury 5:30pm
Thursday 7/16 at Thyme & Season Hamden 7pm

all talks are free!
SUNDAY 8/2 2pm-10pm to celebrate 18 Months in Biz
+ a Leo's 40th!!!!!
Glen Colello & Lisa Storch
Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

RHIO interviews Glen!

RHIO Author and Raw Food Guru interviews Glen
on her Radio Show!
This interview talks about how Catch A Healthy Habit Cafe started
and how I got on this Raw Food kick!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Live Pesto on Live Zucchini Special!

Fresh Local Basil to make Pesto to put on Zucchini Pasta
is the feature dish for Saturday at the Wooster Square Farmers Market
9:00-1:00 @ the corner of DePalma & Chapel!
Walnut - Honey - Maple Sugar Cashew Creamy goodness!

Lisa & Violet will be serving it up in New Haven!

Raw Foodies Gone Wild is on! 7/25 &/or 26
to register while spot last

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

We Need Your Raw Help!

The Weather People say Thurs-Sun are not suppose to be the nicest days to visit Farmers Markets!
Well we are at Westport on Thursday 10-2 & Wooster Square on Sat 9-1
We Need Your Help
Talk to Mother Nature & ask her to not cry on us on those days!
Thanks for your help!
Rain or Shine we will be there - Will You?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another Action Packed Weekend!

Friday night 6pm come to the Cafe to learn more about the
Best Nutrition School in the World!

As a 2005 graduate + immersion program participate + school mentor
I will be talking about what the school offers & answer questions!
no charge food & drink samples!

Saturday will be the coming out party for our new Frozen Push Cart!
Wooster Square Farmers Market 9-1pm in New Haven corner of DePalma & Chapel!

At the Cafe
1:00-5:oopm Violet Cafe employee will showing off her
Art & Pottery
at the Cafe!
Catch A Healthy Habit will be sharing
some of our snacks for her guests!

5:30 Potluck!

7:00pm Presentation! You do not want to miss this!!!
both free come for one or both!

Not here but near!
I will be the guest speaker at the
Natural Food Associates
Connecticut Chapter
All Natural Food Early Summer Picnic
1:30 @ Marcus Cooke Park Old Rock Hill Rd Wallingford
outside - bring a potluck dish w/ ingredients
folding chair & eating & serving utensils


The Gathering of the Raw Foodies II
w/ Daniel Vitalis from
at Clearpoint in Stafford Springs Ct
details coming asap!
July 25 & 26 or just all day the 26th