Before LaRhonda Gail Adger arrived into the world, chaos and trauma was introduced to her frail being when an abortion procedure was performed on her. A few weeks following, she was delivered, not breathing. Dead. She was placed in a trash bag about to be thrown into a dumpster. Then suddenly, someone heard a cough. Wow! You can believe it. She had survived an abortion.
The miracle for Gail was not just in surviving and weighing only 2lbs 2oz, but the miracle was that she did not experience many of the side effects that most premature babies face like congenital heart failure, underdeveloped lungs, pneumonia, meningitis, loss of hearing, cerebral palsy, and so forth. However, she did have to wear contacts and glasses for nearsightedness. As Gail grew through the years, she was strong and muscular, played various sports, competed in martial arts, was a weightlifter, and played a wind instrument and marched in the band.
The irony of Gail’s life is that the health problems she experienced later in life was not a result of surviving an abortion and being delivered premature and dead, but a result of her poor eating habits. She had gained weight and was considered obese and fat. She had experienced shortness of breath and dizzy spells at times due to low iron. She lost the flexibility in her muscles and the mobility in her joints and her energy levels were low.
She felt horrible and depressed, knowing that she had contributed to her own health challenges through poor food choices and poor eating patterns. She had that moment, walking in front of a mirror at a clothing store, when she knew her life needed to change. Shortly after, she participated in a fitness program that focused on whole foods and portion control through macronutrient values which she lost 30 pounds. Then she was introduced to raw foods and lost another 50 pounds quite easily.
To her surprise, she experienced so much more than weight loss which is what got her super excited about eating raw foods. It’s also what inspired her to become a Raw Food Chef and Raw Food Educator.
In her journey she recognized that a raw food eating lifestyle had changed, not only her body, but also her relationship with food. She was able to identify the habits, patterns, and mindsets that she had developed as a child and as an adult that needed to be changed for her to live the vibrant, energetic and long life that she so desired.
Her passion is to share the nutritional benefits of eating raw foods led her to start a company called Kale Her Way which uses a culinary approach to health and healing with raw foods and juices. The company crafts unique eating experiences showcasing raw food cuisine and highlighting the science behind raw food nutrition through food demos, catering, private chef events, cooking classes, and cleansing programs. She is a certified Raw Food Educator, certified Holistic Practitioner as a Juice Therapist, and currently obtaining certification as a Raw Food, Plant-based Chef.
Lettuce Cups Recipe Ingredients
Minty Lime – Juice 2 limes, 1 kiwi, 5 apples, 1 tbsp mint,
Lettuce Cups – Iceberg lettuce, Filling – 3 yellow carrots, 1 cup mushrooms, 1 green apple, ½ cup walnuts, 1 green onion, 1 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
Marinade – 1 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp agave nectar, 2 tbsp sesame oil, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp ginger grated, ¼ tsp liquid smoke Dipping Sauce, 2½ tsp mustard, 2 tsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tsp coconut aminos or soy sauce, 2 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp chili oil,
Instructions 1. Process all the filling ingredients separately in a food process to ensure even size pieces. 2. Mix the marinade ingredients together in a bowl. 3. Pour marinade over vegetables and let marinate 20 minutes. 4. Prepare the dipping sauce by mixing all the ingredients together. 5. Quarter the lettuce, separate the leaves and fill with mixture. 6. Drizzle on dipping sauce and enjoy.
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