Friday, December 24, 2010


First I want to wish you all a happy holiday!

Our next raw food potluck will be January 2 at 3:00 p.m. at the Loggerhead Beach Park.

I want to announce that a new raw food restaurant will be opening up in Palm Beach Gardens.  They say it will be open on January 6th.  I am hoping for us to meet there one day after that. I will be sending an e-mail around to see if we can all come up on a date.  I am so excited about this.  It has been a long time coming to have a raw food restaurant on the north part of Palm Beach County!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

LA Fitness

I've been working at LA Fitness in Palm Beach Gardens, as a personal trainer, for the past two weeks.  It will take time to build up my clientele. But I really love working there.

December Fitness Motivator Newsletter

The current issue of the Fitness Motivator Newsletter is now online.  You can find it here.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

My News!

On Wednesday I took my certification exam to become a Personal Trainer. I am happy to say that I passed the exam. I am now waiting for my certification to arrive in the mail.

On the 16th I'll be leaving on a road trip to North Carolina to meet my new twin grandsons that were born October 31. A couple days after I return, it will be Thanksgiving.  Hopefully, the following Monday, I'll be working at LA Fitness.  I'll keep you posted.

REMINDER--Potluck on Sunday

Just a reminder that Sunday is our PBG Raw Food Group potluck at Loggerhead Park at 3:00 p.m. 

Please remember about the time change.  We will be setting our clocks back 1 hours on Saturday night.  Keep this in mind on Sunday!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Next Raw Food Potluck for PBG Raw Food Group

Our next potluck will be a week from today.  It will be on November 7 at 3:00 p.m. at the Loggerhead Beach Park.  This is located right of U.S. 1, just north of Donald Ross.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  Check our website for other information.

Be sure to take your cell phone with you so you can find out where we are, if you don't see us.  You can e-mail me if you need my cell phone number.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Palm Beach Gardens Raw Food Potluck

Our next raw food potluck will be held October 3 at 3:00 at Loggerhead Park.

You can check out our website at

Everything should be raw, organic and vegan.

Contact me if you have any questions.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Green Smoothie Crusader

I have been telling people about the benefits of drinking green smoothies. I have let them taste them and tell them that even if they make no other changes in their lifestyle, after 30 days, they will feel a difference. This is called the 30-day green smoothie challenge.

I have converted at least 3 people in the last couple of month, and they have had great results. One has dropped weight and reduced his blood glucose numbers. 

All you need is a blender--but a Vita-Mix works so much better.  I've had mine for well over 11 years and it's still going strong.  You can see my review and see all that this miracle super blender can do (like make soft serve ice cream and sorbet, soup, and more!).

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Next PBG Raw Food Potluck September 12

Our next PBG Raw Food Potluck will be held on Sunday, September 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Loggerhead Park.

See our website for more information or contact me.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Just a reminder that Sunday, August 8 will be our next raw food potluck at Loggerhead Park.

We'll meet at 3:00 at a pavilion.

If you don't see us, give me a call on my cell phone.

If you don't have my cell phone, send me an e-mail to request it.

It looks like it will be a very small group this time because I know of a few people who can't make it.  

I will wear my bathing suit and go down to the beach after the potluck.  Everybody is welcome to do the same!  

I'm looking forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

No Potluck in July!

Because the 4th of July falls on the first Sunday of the month, we will NOT be having a July potluck.

Our next potluck will be Sunday, August 8 at 3:00 at Loggerhead Park. (off U.S. 1 just north of Donald Ross).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fun at Potluck!

Last Sunday, we had our monthly raw food potluck at Loggerhead Park. I wasn't sure how the weather was going to be since they were calling for thunderstorms. However, I decided to go for it, since the weather was o.k. earlier.

It was nice, but very windy. It was a bit chilly, too. Luckily the rain held out until after we had finished eating.

There were about 8 of us. This is a nice amount. We can all sit around one picnic table. I had a blast. There was so much laughter going on. We also had lots of good, healthy food!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Cafe 118 in Winter Park, Florida

A couple months ago, at a local raw food potluck, I heard about a raw food cafe in Winter Park, Florida. These two sisters were going to drive almost 3 hours to eat there. They had eaten there before the same week, and wanted to go back. So, when I was in Orlando a two weeks ago, I decided to take the opportunity to check out Cafe 118 myself. It is located in a cute park of Winter Park. I don't know much about Winter Park to know if this is downtown--but I think it is.

I got there after the lunch hour, so there weren't many customers. This was fine with me because it gave me a chance to speak with the staff.

After explaining how I came to discover Cafe 118 and how I was always seeking new raw food restaurants, I was shown this month's local magazine with a several page story about Cafe 118. It was a very flattering article with lots of colored pictures. I was quite impressed with it.

I decided to order on of my usual raw food meals, spinach lasagna, so I could compare it with what I've eaten before. I have to say that I was more than pleased with it. The flavors were more subtle, and it was quite tasty.

I couldn't decide between the key lime pie and pumpkin pie, so I ordered the key lime pie for my dessert and the pumpkin pie to take back to the vacation condo for dessert that nigh!

The Key Lime pie actually was a large tart. I enjoyed it greatly. The pumpkin pie tasted more like pumpkin cheese cake. I REALLY LOVED IT and could have easily eaten another piece!

When I go back to Orlando, I will definitely go to Cafe 118 again!!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Next Palm Beach Gardens Raw Food Potluck--March 7

The next Palm Beach Gardens Raw Food potluck will be on Sunday, March 7th at 3:00 at Loggerhead Park.

Loggerhead Park is in the Juno Beach area. It is
right off U.S. 1 and just north of Donald Ross.

The weather should be nice, and we may have trouble finding a pavilion., so please take my cell phone number with you to help locate us. E-mail me if you need my cell phone number.

If you know you will be attending, it is best to let me know & send me your phone number in case there are changes of any kind.

Check out our group website for more information about our group.

Kevin & Annmarie Gianni Potluck Event at Rene's

One of my wishes finally came true! Saturday was the High Raw talk given by Kevin Gianni. It was great finally getting to meet Kevin and Annmarie in person after watching them on The Renegade Health Show for the past two years!

This raw potluck event was at Rene & Allan Oswald's home. There was a great turn out of about 50 people!

I made my Cauliflower Cheeze and once again, everyone enjoyed it. Since I brought my sister with me, I made a double batch, but it was all gone by the end of the evening!

Since I've been asked for the recipe, I have posted it at my Palm Beach Gardens Raw Food Group website.

Monday, February 8, 2010


We had a pretty good turn out for our potluck on Sunday, February 7, in spite of the cool and breezy weather across from the beach. We had our regulars, plus a couple people who have never made it.

These pictures were taken before everyone arrived. I had forgotten my camera, so took these with my phone camera. Unfortunately, I didn't think to take pictures after everyone got there.

Everyone brought something very yummy & healthful, too (of course)! My Califlower Cheeze was a hit, and it didn't take long for it to be finished. I have to admit that I had 3 servings. I want to thank Russell James for sending out this tasty recipe in one of his recent newsletters.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Next Raw Potluck

The Palm Beach Gardens Raw Food Group will have their next potluck on Sunday, February 7, at 3:00 at Loggerhead Park.

The weather is starting to get nicer, and this should be a fun & delicious day! I hope to see you there.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

This is the dish that I will be bringing. It is called Cauliflower Cheeze.

Opening Coconuts

It is wonderful to start each day drinking coconut water! If I'm lucky, there is also either some coconut jelly or chewy coconut meat to eat after I finish the water.

Last night my friend was over to have me open some coconuts for her. She wanted to take pictures of me doing this, so I'm going to post them here.

Friday, January 1, 2010


I started the first day of the new year by drinking coconut water from 2 coconuts. I then took a bike ride. It was the first time I rode my bike in at least 4 months, but I decided to do one of my hour rides since I've been getting to the gym consistently and staying active. I was still surprised that the ride was pretty easy.

Since I hadn't eaten before my ride, and because I'm trying to keep my weight on and build muscle, I ate 3 bananas when I returned. I was going to have my energy soup, but I decided to have the bananas first and wait an hour, so they can be digested before having my energy soup.

Tonight I am going to my daughter's house for dinner. My son and his wife are coming into town, and this will be our big dinner together (along with my parents, my husband, my son-in-law, and my grandchildren) I will be bringing a large salad and some date nut torte. I will also make sure I'm not too hungry before going, even if it means drinking a green smoothie.

I wish you all a healthy, happy, abundant & fit New Year!