Author Archives: rhonda

Germs in the Kitchen

Several years ago I watched a program on TV showing the cross contamination of handling meat in the kitchen.  They showed two or three cooks making a meal and then cleaning up the kitchen.  Then they showed the kitchen with … Continue reading

Why Vegan

Water Kefir Grains

I have a fun project going on in my kitchen that I adore.  They are water kefirs that make a wonderful elixir that I enjoy every day.  For the past few months I have been making a batch daily as … Continue reading


Organic Food Benefits

Organic or Non-Organic? This seems to be quite the debate. I know people who will not buy anything but organic if they have a choice, and others that don’t feel its worth the extra money. A lot of people fall … Continue reading

Nutrition Info, Planet Earth, Veg Topics ,

The China Study Book Review

The China Study is one of the classics on diet. It is a book on nutritional science developed from long-standing studies performed in China for 20 years by Colin Campbell, PhD. Colin noticed that specific regions in China had significantly … Continue reading

Book Reviews, Nutrition Info, Veg Topics

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Avocados are a staple for most veg nuts and raw foodists and for very good reasons. They are packed with nutrition, have healthy fats, and can be used as a thickener for smoothies and pudding. Not to mention a multitude … Continue reading

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February Heart Month

The month of February brings so many opportunities to celebrate.   Valentines Day is a top contender in the month of February as is all about celebrating love. February is American Heart month.  According to the Center for Disease Control and … Continue reading

Animal Love, Grand Valley Pets Alive, Podcasts The Fresh Cafe Radio Show, Why Vegan

Veganic Gardening

In January 2014 I had the opportunity to attend a lecture on Veganic Gardening.  Such an interesting topic that I wanted to share the information so I interviewed a couple in the know for my radio program, the Fresh Cafe.  … Continue reading

Garden & Edibles, Podcasts The Fresh Cafe Radio Show

Dr. Michael Greger Teaches Why WFPBD

WFPBD – Whole Food Plant-based Diet, Michael Greger, MD is one of my favorite MD doctors on the subject of nutrition.  He studies the thousands of Nutritional Journals every year. In this short video Dr. Greger explains why plant-based protein … Continue reading

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Rawsome! A Book Review

Rawsome! This is a wonderful raw food book by Brigitte Mars.  The book is all about eating foods closest to their natural state which engenders a tremendous exchange of energy between food and the body. Bridgette also points out the … Continue reading

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Oatmeal Jam Cookies

What is better this time of year than the comfort of cookies and tea? Add in oatmeal to the mix and you have a great wintertime cookie. I have been trying to practice more calm in my life this month.  … Continue reading

Desserts, Recipes & Eats