From dish to page

The motivation to write and publish NOW, CHEW ON THIS! was inspired by repeated requests over the years from family and customers at hospitals, schools, social mediums and online forums as well as various farmers markets we participated in over the years. Photographing my dishes and various foods and farms allowed me to visualize and imagine my book on the shelves of bookstores and in your hands. My partner, Marion Young and I began writing in January of 2014. I squeezed in writing in between cooking food for sales, selling at farmers markets, nutrition classes, marketing my business, making videos, doing radio interviews while being a daughter, mother and grandma (aka “Magna” to my grandson, Cameron who, when this book began, could not pronounce grandma). Marion claims to be semi-retired, but working with me she quickly found out that was not a reality. She made time to design, research, make calls to publishers and write in between her insurance business, health concerns and family obligations. More…

Why eating healthy?

NOW, CHEW ON THIS! is written in response to the growing need for delicious food that is free from gluten, dairy, refined sugar, nuts, preservatives and additives. My aim is to bring together a collection of recipes that everyone can eat, while at the same time offer the vegetarian cook lots of freedom of choice when serving those with diverse dietary needs. More….

Now, Chew On This!

Discover the food and health connection: the secret to energy, vitality and satiety for women, men and children through nutrient-dense recipes. Mama Vega’s recipes use ingredients you can pronounce, are all natural, nutrient-dense, minimally processed and taste as good if not better than what you find in those chemical-laced food places. After eating her recipes, you will feel satisfied, energized, with no discomfort from indigestion, and you end up eating less because your cells are satiated. More….