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Cali Party -Vegan Bodybuilding, Vegan Mastery Program, Amazing Food!

So I finally made it to CALI and this past weekend was a blast!

I helped cater along with some my chef students and friends a birthday party for an amazing lady Elizabeth Bechtold who just turned 71 and she dances the Lindy Hop and does competitive skiing for fun. Super high-energy lady. If her vigor doesn't inspire you to eat more raw I don't know what will. I'll post some pics and videos from the party here. check them out!

We made an amazing spread of food including raw portabella mushroom fajitas, thai spring rolls, stuffed pesto mushrooms, lime cheesecake, and coconut creme cake and a tirimisu and chocolate raspberry torte that was created by one of my star greenivore chef students Lisa Books-Williams who runs the tri valley vegetarian society with my help and her friend Amelle.

We were also honored to have some great guests in the some of my new friends! 🙂

Trevor Justice who has created a great Vegan/Vegetarian Diet Mastery Program where you can get access to free lessons, and easy to make meals and instruction and help on following a vegan diet. Click here to learn more about that!

Dr. Michael Klapper from True Health North clinic in Santa Rosa a great place for water fasting and education.

Bob Linden of Go Vegan Radio I started listening to him 8 years ago and he's always got interesting things to say check him out.

Ken Williams-Champion Vegan Bodybuilder who proves  you don't have to eat meat to build muscle see his video below!

Great Health Quotes! :)

I wanted to share some of my favorite or compelling health quotes..please share yours! 🙂

"Your choice of diet will affect your long term health prospects more than any other action you may take."
-C. Everett Koop Former Surgeon General

“I don’t understand and why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic while it is medically conservative to cut people open or put them on powerful cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives.”
-Dean Ornish M.D.

" I submit that scientists have not yet explored the hidden possibilities of the innumerable seeds, leaves and fruits for giving the fullest possible nutrition to mankind."
-Mahatma Gandhi

“...greens are not an optional product”
-Jeff Schneider

"..Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food"


"As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself."
-Adelle Davis

"Every patient carries her or his own doctor inside."
-Albert Schweitzer

"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory."

-Albert Schweitzer

"Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body."


"Health is not valued till sickness comes."

-Dr. Thomas Fuller

"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution."

-Jay Leno

"Getting my lifelong weight struggle under control has come from a process of treating myself as well as I treat others in every way."
-Oprah Winfrey

"A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine and psychology in the world."

-Paul Dudley White
"Pain (any pain--emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: "We would be more alive if we did more of this," and, "Life would be more lovely if we did less of that." Once we get the pain's message, and follow its advice, the pain goes away."

-Peter McWilliams
"The more severe the pain or illness, the more severe will be the necessary changes. These may involve breaking bad habits, or acquiring some new and better ones."
-Peter McWilliams
"Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away."
-Robert Orben

"A Hospital is no place to be sick."
-Samuel Goldwyn

"Most men's awareness doesn't extend past their dinner plates."
-Scott Westerfeld
Post your favorite health or diet quotes in the comments!

Chef Dina 🙂