In 2005 I discovered I had Hodgkin’s, after 12 weeks of chemo followed by 4 weeks of radiation I thought I was on the road to recovery. In 2008 I decided it was about time to start back to my exercising routine,  but I found  after walking only a mile, it felt like someone was jumping on my chest. It turned out that I needed a stent because the arteries in my heart where damaged. Once again, I thought I was on the road to recovery until later in the year when the stent failed. The doctors’ put in another one and yet again I thought I was going to recover. This lasted until April 2009 when I woke up one morning and felt like I was being choked. A week later I was having open heart surgery. My arteries had been severely scarred from my past radiation treatments. I need my body to be healthy and I decided it was time for a radical change. I believed that becoming a vegetarian was my solution and I have never felt better. If I can do it – you can too!

I never thought that having cancer and open heart surgery would show me a new career path. I took my love of cooking and turned it into a journey to educate others on the importance of healthy eating.

I prove time and time again, to people who hate vegetables, that good food not only can be delicious, it can be nutritious too!                                                                                     

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