BDPV6418WOW! I can’t believe it’s the end of April already! I have been having a lot of fun!! An exciting event in April was our 14 Day Raw Food Challenge!! The participants were challenged to eat as many RAW meals as possible.  Some of our participants did the Seven Day Challenge and some continued on. For our celebration dinner, we went to SunCafe Organic and feasted on Raw Vegan Nachos. We also visited the lovely Descanso Gardens to see some of Mother Nature’s BEAUTY!!

In June there’s going to be a 21 Day Challenge so stay tuned!  If you’d like to join the challenge, please e-mail me at jennifer@freelyraw.com. Learning to eat raw foods can be challenging, exciting, and REWARDING!! I PROMISE that when you learn to eat a low-fat raw vegan lifestyle, you won’t crave cooked foods EVER again! Once the lifestyle becomes part of your life, it will be EFFORTLESS, DELICIOUS, and AMAZING!!IMG_5370

I planted my summer garden this month and it’s one of my favorite activities. I LOVE to grow fresh food! I picked up some plants from some local gardeners here in Riverside at their annual plant sale. I also have plants from Parkview Nursery and my neighbor. I planted heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, red and orange bell peppers, and WATERMELON!! It’s my first experience with starting watermelon from seed, so it will be a learning experience. What are you planting in your GARDEN?

ALSO, on May 7, 2017, I’m going to be doing a Raw Food Demo at the Herbivore Festival in Yucaipa at Crafton Hills College. I’m presenting from 1:00-1:45. There will be vendors selling plant-based foods and products as well.  I went last year and it was super fun!! SO, come on out and join a supportive plant-based eating community and learn some new RECIPES!!

My next  Raw Vegan Potluck will be on May 20 at 6:15  at 4458 Larchwood Place. PLEASE bring a fruit or veggie dish to share and join in our vegan support group!!