Monthly Archives: May 2015



Jane EsselstynWednesday, July 8th at 7 p.m. – FREE!

North Ridgeville Education Center                                     5490 Mills Creek Ln, North Ridgeville, OH                           (20 minutes west of Cleveland)

Register via email HERE

Sponsored by:

1404846567-vegan_kitchen Heart  Sole Logo small

What are the principles of a plant-based diet and why is it important for families to start now to incorporate these types of foods? Where do you begin? How can you stop the progression of Type II Diabetes and halt Heart Disease in its tracks? How can you be stronger for your summer 10k? Want to avoid “E.D.”? What kind of results can you expect from this lifestyle and how quickly will benefits happen?

Come learn from Jane Esselstyn, R.N., national presenter, entertaining educator, and co-author of the Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, as she shares an information-packed plan on how you can transition your family, young and old, to eating strong foods.

Following the diet outlined in the film, Forks Over Knives, Jane, daughter of the famous Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., tours the country sharing life-saving tips on everything from diabetes prevention to sexual health. Her recent work in a Journal of Pediatrics study demonstrated the powerful effects of plant-based nutrition on obese children, in just four weeks’ time.

Come hear the stories behind the headlines, sample delicious recipes, and be inspired to make changes.   This event has been made possible by the North Ridgeville Heart & Sole Challenge.

Free to attend – register here or via email with your name and number of seats requested to

Limited copies of Jane’s book, Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook, will be available for purchase at the event.

Cooking Demo @ Heinen’s

heinens 1

In the Cafe at Heinen’s in Avon Commons – Nicole from the Wellness Team prepares a dish using seitan and tofu. This was presented as an option for those who are just beginning to transition away from the Standard American Diet (SAD).

On Tuesday, May 5th 2015, Heinen’s in Avon Commons rolled out the green carpet to welcome our group for a casual morning meet & greet.  Their staff provided a cooking demo with food samples followed by a store tour to highlight their plant-based products.

Heinen’s has bent over backwards to accommodate us, to learn as much as possible about our lifestyle, and to try to improve their on-hand inventory of items like oil-free hummus, nutritional yeast, oil-free salad dressings, and more.  I’m told they will be carrying miso very soon!

heinens 2

More than 40 guests attended and sampled a variety of products including oil-free hummus and cashew “cheese”.


Watch our Upcoming Events tab for our next event – then bring a friend and join in!