Beth and Peder found their lives turned upside down after their husband’s/father’s heart attack. Faced with a lifetime of living with a very ill man, they took matters into their own hands and worked to get the third member of their family as healthy as possible… fast.

Little did they know that they were about to profoundly (and we mean PROFOUNDLY) change their lives forever.

Peder lost around 50 pounds, and Beth went down nearly 90. It wasn’t hard. It wasn’t complicated. It was actually fun… and this blog tells that story.

But it gets a bit more complicated. In May of 2013, Beth was diagnosed with Stage 2 colon cancer. After surgeons removed over 1/2 her colon, the high fiber, plant based diet became a bit more complicated. She took time off from this project, dropped her personal chef business, and quit developing new recipes so her body could take time to heal… she also had to deal with this little thing called “cancer” as well.

But, today she’s back at it. After relearning how to eat during that difficult period, she’s working hard to resume her plant based life, with a number of modifications.

During that time, she gained around 20 pounds but is looking forward to sharing her progress with all the wonderful people who visit this space.

Onward and upward!

Beth and Peder 🙂