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raw food

When veganism doesn't improve health

Advocates of a vegan diet promise boundless health and vitality. But for some, veganism doesn't seem to have a healing effect.

Lovena Galyide's backyard garden

Lovena Galyide in her first-year garden.

Coconut cream pudding

 A Chaotic Cooking dinner party inspired me to try to make a new dish.  And it turned out to be delicious.  Give it a try yourself and let me know how you liked it by commenting below...

From Russia with love: raw food diet and insights on surviving revolutionary change with a garden

There are many lessons, in what happened in Russia, for us here in Canada.