Archive for December, 2012

Fruit Ladies Give Back for the Holidays

My friend, Sarah and I went out today to distribute bags of fruit to those in need “camping” on the streets. Sarah had the idea of doing this and mentioned it to me. I work at the farmers market on Sundays and know quite a few of the produce vendors. I asked them to donate whatever fruit they could. I was able to get oranges, grapes, apples, guavas, pomegranates and cucumbers.

My friend took care of making the fruit bags to give out for a healthy and happy holiday. We went out this morning in the beach area near where I live, but at first were not finding people to give them to. Then we started to find people and they were really appreciative of receiving what we were giving. Sarah, gave the bag to one man and she told him there was pomegranate in the bag and he was really excited. Then we went to another area and there were some military veterans in their wheelchairs that said they didn’t need the food because they are being provided for and to give the fruit to others. We continued walking along the boardwalk and one man heard our conversation and his eyes lit up at the mention of fruit. I gave him a bag and wished him “Happy Holidays.”

As Sarah and I walked along, I said to her, “I was so thrilled and happy to hear that someone is really interested in fruit, as much as me wanting to give it out.” That really made my day because I know that this man wanted it and would benefit him greatly. Of course, we asked each person we offered the bag to, whether they wanted the fruit and told them what was in the bag. Some did not and some also didn’t have the teeth to chew.

Sarah drove to a different part of town because we only gave out out 6 of the 15 bags she made. We had much better “success” along one street we drove and gave out all but 2 bags. I am so grateful to be able to do this with my friend, Sarah and glad she had the idea. This can be done any day when you see someone on the street who looks hungry. I prefer to give them food that is healthy, like fruit then money or “junk” because I know it will provide them with nourishment. Most people love fruit like apples, oranges, grapes and they don’t need any preparation and are the “fastest food” on the planet that require no processing and no cooking!

Giving back makes me feel great! If you can’t give money then dong something like this is a wonderful way to show others that you care. On that note, as Sarah and I were walking from the parking lot near the beach with our bags of fruit, a man rolled down his window and said, “thank you for what you are doing, it is really great.” He must have noticed us in a different area in that same neighborhood (I think he was checking out the waves and driving around) because it was nice of him to notice us and being grateful that there are people that care enough to spend their time and make an effort to show they care about others in the world besides themselves.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday season and find a way to give back. You are welcome to leave a comment on what you have done or will do to “pay it forward.”

Also, the sale on all Frederic Patenaude’s health products is extended till the end of the year.

My friend, Frederic Patenaude has some great offers right now, especially for
the holidays. These products are great as presents because they will
last a lifetime.

Just go to:

The sale is extended till December 31st – even though it says the next 48 hours on the site.

Happy Holidays! πŸ™‚

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Holiday sale on all health products from Frederic Patenaude – recipe books, detox and raw foods

My friend, Frederic Patenaude has some great offers right now, especially with
the holidays coming up. These products are great as presents because they will
last a lifetime.

Just go to:

The sale is extended till December 25th – even though it says the next 48 hours on the site.

Happy Holidays!


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The Surprising Alternative to Rising Food Prices- sale is extended

My friend, Frederic has written a great book where
you will learn to eat healthy and spend less
money. You will easily make back the price of this
product on what you save on your food bill.

This is a great idea for a holiday gift as the
information is very valuable and will get you
on track for living a healthy lifestyle.

Here is what Frederic says:

Are you tired of rising food prices?

Do you cringe when you look at your grocery bill?

I just wanted to let you know that my new eBook
“How to Eat Well for Under $100 on a Plant Based Diet”

… is on Sale till Sunday at midnight PST

To get it for $17 instead of $37, use coupon code:

Get it here:
(you will need to copy and paste to a new window)

PS: Make sure to use the coupon code MINDY
to get it for $17 instead of $37. Add this coupon
code at checkout. It expires on Sunday.

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Eating Healthy for Three Bucks a Day – It is Possible!

My friend, Frederic has come up with a fantastic way to eat well
and not go broke. The cost of the book will pay for itself with what
you save on the food you buy. There is a special discount offered
to those who order this product in the next 48 hours.

Please read what Frederic says:

Eating Healthy for Three Bucks a Day

Nobody likes to talk about this, but the raw food diet is
awfully expensive.

As a single guy eating mostly, but not 100% raw, I used to
spend $600 to $800 a month on food, just for myself!

I’ve asked a lot of people eating this way how much they
spend on food, and I get similar figures all the time.

And it’s not just fruits and vegetables that are expensive:
people that you could consider to be “health enthusiasts”
spend at least twice the national average on food.

Have you seen your grocery bills rise lately?

The trend is pretty scary.

I remember when avocados used to cost 99 cents each, and
would go on sale for 2 or even 3 for a dollar. Now the
“normal” price is $1.99 and they are often advertised on
sale for $1.49, which is more than the old “regular” price.

And there’s the same trend across the board: food is
becoming more expensive, and healthy food is becoming even
more “premium.”

Some people say the solution is to grow your own food. But
it’s been shown that you’ll spend more doing this. If you
factor in the cost of the land, seeds, gardening tools,
natural fertilizers, and so on, you’re not coming ahead.

Unless of course, you have a big plot of land and you’re
not doing anything with it. Then planting some fruit trees
might be a good idea, but it will take many years until they
start producing.

I’ve always accepted the fact that food has been one of my
biggest expenses.

After all, I saw food as a sort of “health insurance” and
spending more for food made sense.

But as my food bills kept climbing over the past few years,
it started annoying me.

Every month, I would cringe when looking at my food

I would often spend more on food than housing!

I knew there was another way, but all my attempts at reducing
my food budget failed.

One time I decided to live for one month on a cooked vegan
diet, but the lowest I could bring my food budget down was
around $300.

I thought I was doing things right, but in fact I was making
big mistakes.

Check out our this great offer:
(you will need to copy and paste this to a new window)

Use this coupon code for the next 48 hours:


The code gives $20 off (from $37 to $17)

*The $1 a Day Experiment*

One thing that made me shift my thinking is when I heard of
a couple that became sort of famous by trying to live on $1
a day (each person), or about $30 a month for food.

Their story was published in multiple newspapers and they
wrote a book about it.

I was impressed by their dedication and their ingenuity, but
when I looked at their menu, I was appalled. It was full of
unhealthy foods I wouldn’t dare put in my body.

However, it got me thinking.

If some people managed bringing down their total food budget
to $30 a month by being smart, could I do something similar
on a *healthy* plant-based diet, but for $100 a month

That’s about $3.33 a day, or less than what most people
spend on a Starbucks Latte.

I decided to do this as an experiment, because I do like

However, I had a few rules:

* No Clipping Coupons β€” I watched some episodes of a show
called “Extreme Couponing” where dedicated housewives clip
coupons like crazy and get several carts at the grocery
stores that would cost hundreds of dollars for just a few

However, the problem with couponing is:

– It sucks. It takes time and honestly, who wants to do

– It’s for pre-packaged, unhealthy foods. I don’t want
three dozen jars of French’s yellow mustard, no thank you.
But that’s often what these coupon maniacs do. You rarely
see coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables or other whole

* It’s Got to Be Healthy, but Not Necessarily Raw

I decided that in my experiment would only be allowed to
purchase healthy foods, but not necessarily all raw.

So my first experiment was to live on a budget of $100 a
month and eat extremely well on a plant-based diet.

Later, I also did a second experiment to live on a raw food
diet on the cheap, but the budget was different (and still
significantly less than most raw foodists spend).

What Happened

Eating extremely well on a plant-based diet for just about
$3 a day was an eye-opening experiment for me.

It was a complete paradigm shift.

I learned completely new tricks and techniques by taking my
concept to a new level of understanding.

And in the process, I wrote an entire book!

This book is called “How to Eat Well for Under $100 a Month
on a Plant Based Diet” and there’s nothing like it

Most other books that I’ve found on the subject only give
you recipes (mostly rice and beans).

I wanted my book to be completely different and cover ALL
the bases.

I wanted to design a complete system for slashing your food
budget and not feel deprived at all. In fact, you’ll feel
like you still eat like a King or Queen!

Check out our this great offer:
(you will need to copy and paste this to a new window)

Use this coupon code for the next 48 hours:


The code gives $20 off (from $37 to $17)

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