It is so hard to accept that yesterday, December 7, marked a whole year since the passing of Jackie Graff in 2015. I can’t even think about it without feeling deep grief and sorrow for this unbearable loss.
I was at a loss as to how I will continue living without her, and how to carry on the work that we both started in 2000. Our transition to raw vegan food, would not have been as successful was it not for Jackie’s amazing creativity and culinary talent. Everyone who had the chance to be at our classes and workshops realized that the recipes that she developed made it possible for people to adopt the lifestyle without feeling deprived or going hungry. She made food so satisfying and fun, it mad people crave her food and adopting the lifestyle without looking back.
Jackie believed that healthy people needed to adopt a healthy lifestyle. She set up to prove that unlike to common perception, being raw vegan can and should be a lifestyle of fun, happiness