Plant Based Health Expo

A month or so ago, I had the opportunity to go with Wellness Secrets to participate in a health expo. It was put on by America’s longest living community. People could go to different booths that emphasized the 8 laws of health: proper nutrition, exercise, water, sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in God.

I really liked the nutrition booth poster.


Also, people could receive free vegetarian cooking classes each hour.



We also shared information pertaining to our physical, mental, and spiritual health.



Local venders came to the event as well.

I believe there is a news video about this health expo online. If I find it, I’ll share it with you!

Yeast Flake Free Cheese

Today, at Wellness Secrets I made cashew cheese. I put them in small containers and froze them to prep for our small restaurant.


Basically, when someone comes to our restaurant, we thaw our our sandwiches from the freezer using our microwave and toaster. Everything from the bread to the burgers remains frozen until then.

This is a simple concept, but I could easily see it replicated in homes where there is a need for a quick & healthy meal.

Here’s the recipe:

Roasty, Cashew Cheese
1C Cashews
1C Water
1T Tahini
2t Onion Powder
1t Salt
1/4C “Mezzetta” roasted bell pepper in a glass jar from Wal-mart

Blend all the ingredients until smooth. Can use right away or placed in refrigerator to cool. This cheese sauce can also be cooked to thicken and frozen to preserve it.

My Health Conscious Community

When I went to church this Sabbath, I saw this cholesterol book by Steps to Christ. I learned that every month, we’re going to have the opportunity to receive a health book for us to read and share with others. I’m looking forward to reading this one!

For lunch at church, we were served vegan cupcakes among other things! I didn’t take many pictures for this potluck because I was busy in the media center.

On Sabbath evening at another church, I listened to Andy share his experience of going through a one month health outreach training at Wellness Secrets and using his training for missionary work in Panama. He talked about how he combined vegan food, natural remedies like charcoal, and the Bible all together in his family’s work in Panama! Andy and his wife were actually on a television station called 3ABN and said on air that they were grateful for their training at Wellness Secrets! Amazing!

(I was late in the media center seeing if we could record this footage from 3ABN, which thankfully we did.)

That evening, I heard that this church was going to do a one month health outreach training starting in January.

Today, I took a lung capacity test during the our practice health expo at Wellness Secrets. We’re now in the last week of our 3 week LIGHT health outreach training.

Again, today, I was reminded that I need to get more rest and start a solid exercise routine. My health age was 25.5 instead of 26, which is my real age.

I’m grateful to be in a health conscious community! However, my experience isn’t just for myself to enjoy…

If you ever want to get away and improve your health, come to Wellness Secrets’ five day live-in program!

Wellness Secrets’ Granola

This is one meal that we served our guests during Wellness Secrets’ 5 day live-in in program. Everything from the breakfast pattes with gravy to the layered millet pudding was excellent!

So…when are you going to come to Wellness Secrets? 😉 Space is open for two of our 5 day live-in program sessions in October.

Wellness Secrets’ Granola Recipe:

Combine in a large bowl.

9 cups oats (rolled or quick)
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup pitted dates
3/4 cup water
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 teaspoon salt

Heat 1 cup pitted dates and 3/4 cup water together. Blend with 2 ripe bananas, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well with oats mixture. Spread on cookie sheets 1/2″ thick. Bake at 225 for 90 minutes until golden and almost dry. Or, place in a “warm” oven overnight, stir in the morning, and bake until golden. Turn oven off, and leave pans in oven to complete drying.

Check out this video to learn more about Wellness Secrets’ cooking class during our five day live in program:

Why Am I Vegan?

Check out my new guest post on Veggin’ Out With Christa’s blog. :)