"It's a must try if you are trying to embark on a new adventure!"
— Mirta, Personalized Cooking Class student
"I think regardless if you have heart disease or if you have any other complications, I think you have to look into the future and you have to say to yourself, 'I have to take care of myself and this is the way to do it.' "
— Wilfredo, Personalized Cooking Class student
"I have been faithful to the vegan diet for over a month now and love it! I feel more energy, sleep well and have lost 4 pounds. In addition, my blood pressure is way down although I am on meds as well.
To say that I don’t miss Butterfingers, cakes, pies and cookies is FREAKY but true.
The new satisfaction I find from whole foods is completely surprising."
-judi, coaching client
"I WANTED TO SAY THAT I FIND YOUR CLASSES MOST AMAZING. I HAVE HEART DISEASE DUE TO HIGH CHOLESTEROL AND MY DOCTOR PUT ME ON STATINS. MY CHOLESTEROL WAS 325 AND TRIGLYCERIDES WERE AROUND 700. I TOOK YOUR CLASS LAST AUGUST, THE KICKSTART PROGRAM AND DECIDED TO CHANGE MY EATING HABITS. MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT THE STATINS HAD PROVEN TO WORK BETTER THAN DIETS BUT I CONTINUED TO INSIST THAT I GIVE IT A TRIAL RUN. HE AGREED TO A 3 MONTH TRIAL. SO I DROPPED THE STATIN CONTINUED THE DIET AND MY NUMBERS WENT DOWN TO NORMAL, CHOLESTEROL IS 115 AND TRIGLYCERIDES TO 130. WHEN I WENT BACK FOR MY CHECK UP, I WAS TOLD I COULD CONTINUE TO DO WHATEVER I WAS DOING. I AM SO HAPPY AND FEEL MUCH BETTER."
-GLENNA, COOKING CLASS STUDENT
“I have been on the plant-based diet for only a month and am feeling so much better. I have more energy, have lost nine pounds, and have no desire for meats or dairy products. What you said in class is really true, "You can change your desire for unhealthy foods in three weeks." Your class was revolutionary for me and my family. Thank you for sharing this lifesaving nutritional information and new way of cooking.”
-Dorothy, cooking class student
"Amazing class!!! Wish we could get the word out to more people in the district what an impact this class can make toward a healthier lifestyle! The Food for Life Cooking demonstrations have opened my eyes to what a responsibility we all have in safeguarding our own health with what we eat. This class has taught me to view food as a way to care for my health and to nourish my family. I feel healthier, have more energy, and I have lost weight. This is not a weight loss diet, but when you learn to cook easy meals that are delicious, good for you, and naturally low in fat, then weight loss becomes a positive side effect
-Vanessa, cooking class student
"This class is so amazing! It is changing my eating habits but with really delicious foods that my family is enjoying.
Thank you so much for offering this class to us!"
-Lorraine, cooking class student
"This was an outstanding workshop. Evelisse is knowledgeable, personable, and an inspiration. I learned so many valuable things and I will implement in my own diet. I looked forward to this class each week"
-Nancy, cooking class student
"This was an amazing training and a life changer. I thought I ate healthy before but once I gained the knowledge and understanding of the benefits of a plant based diet, I was hooked. I feel great and my husband loves the fresh foods."
-Regina, cooking class student