Welcome to Alkaline Living

Thank you for stopping by… I’m Chef Sal, and I am here to help you.

Welcome to my website… and the introduction of my book, “Discovering Raw Alkaline Cuisine”. Please take a look at this video: http://youtu.be/6KoZwpUaamI. After you view it, you can click on any of the other 22 videos (some include recipes) listed at the top of the YouTube page.

Great News and In The News!!

Life Extension magazine featured me as the ”Wellness Profile” person of the month in their January 2013 issue. The article highlights the kinds of food I eat, what brought me to my current regimen and my outlook on life… I hope it will be useful to you.

Life Extension Magazine January 2013 Digestive, Lose Weight, Anti-Aging Brand New


The “First Lady of Nutrition”, New York Times Award Winning Author, Ann Louise Gittleman, recently had this to say about my book:

Discovering Raw Alkaline Cuisine is like discovering a hidden treasure of vegan culinary creativity and perfection! Chef Montezinos’ passion, love, and talent shine through every page, every recipe, every ingredient. Delicioso!”   –Ann Louise Gittleman, New York Times Award Winning Author of 30 books on detox, health and healing

The mere fact that you have clicked on my site indicates to me that you have some knowledge or interest in vegetarian, vegan, raw and/or alkaline diets, and wish to explore one or more of those food regimens.

Perhaps you are seeking to lose weight, achieve a feeling of great physical fulfillment, help get through an illness, or put the aging process on the back burner, I can help. I am 74 years of age, and I’ve never felt more physically fit or healthy.

Several years ago I adopted a raw alkaline diet for the nutritional benefits that each of those diets bring individually, and combined them. I rely on the standard 80-20% rule that Dr. Robert Young suggests in his book, “The pH Miracle”; that is, 80% alkaline foods, 20% acid foods. There is no voodoo associated with an alkaline diet.

After deciding to undertake this way of eating, I discovered that there were not any recipes that were particularly tasty to me. So, I took my 50-plus years as a gourmet chef/restaurateur, and developed my own.

I gathered up those recipes and wrote a book, “Discovering Raw Alkaline Cuisine”. There are a number of books on the market that are for either raw or alkaline diets. Mine combines both, filled with 126 recipes.

Please have a look around the site and come back often. I will bring you a variety of videos, articles, helpful hints, recipes, etc. that will hopefully bring you to a fit, healthy, gratified lifestyle.

Chef Sal