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After attending Chef AJ’s cooking class (click here to read the post about it) we were hanging out at her house when she mentioned a vegan soft serve place nearby…my ears perked right up.  Everyone starting raving about how amazing the vegan ice cream was and that it was made with sweet potatoes as a base.  I was in like Flynn.

We headed over to Hugo’s to get some amazing soft serve vegan ice cream.  They serve chocolate, vanilla, or a swirl of the two (which I opted for).  It was AMAZING and so creamy!!!  I can’t wait to take my family next time I am up in the LA area with them.

While we were there we ran into one of Chef AJ’s friends, Chef Rawsheed who is a celebrity raw chef and leader within the raw movement having founded Sun Power Natural Cafe.  Chef Rawsheed is on the left in the picture below along with Nick whom I met at the class.

Hugo’s vegan ice cream stand is in Studio City at the 101 and Coldwater.  While I haven’t eaten an actual meal at one of their restaurants (they have 3 locations), their menu looks great and is filled with lots of vegan and vegetarian options.  I am going to have to have lunch AND ice cream next time I go.

I also hear that there is a vegan ice cream parlor called Atomic Number 7 in Henderson Nevada, so you can bet we will check that out too the next time we are in Vegas.


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RUSSELL JAMES eBOOKS – Pay What You Can Afford

My friend Sirica just sent me an e-mail letting me know that The Raw Chef, Russell James, is now offering his eBooks on a “pay what you can afford” basis.  What a great idea.  I have his Raw Nut Cheese eBook and love it.  You can bet I am going to buy the rest.  I have re-copied his post about it below…

I’m releasing my inner-hippy.

And it feels good…

I was recently inspired by Tad Hargraves of marketingforhippies.com to think about offering my eBooks on a ‘pay what you can afford’ system.

When I asked, on my Facebook page, if you thought it was a good idea I was really energised by the positive comments on there.

And I know that when I get that physical feeling – that unmistakable energy in my body – it’s something that excites me and is something that I explore further.

Someone then suggested I check out Brian Johnson’s website as he does exactly the same thing. I wrote to Brian and said that I felt inspired to follow his example, and here we are…I’m now offering a sliding scale pricing for my eBooks.

The idea is this…

I want to create community, so that the people that can afford to pay the full price do, and if cash is tight someone who really wants to get my recipes can pay a lower price – still getting to change the lives of themselves and their families.

I’m also fascinated by this idea of ‘paying it forward’.

I told you I was releasing my inner-hippy 🙂

My sense was that the system would even itself out if I put my trust in anyone who visits my website. And also put my trust in the universal laws of energy exchange.

To my delight it seems to be working out perfectly. The best thing is that I get nice comments on orders too, from people saying that they can now afford something that was previously unavailable to them.

Some people have even written to me to say they paid the lower price and will pay ‘the rest’ when they can afford to. That’s not what I want. Even when you pay the lowest price you’re good to go. Feeling like you owe me anything is the opposite of where I want our exchange to be.

All the while people that can afford to pay full price are actually doing that.

Just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

I offer the full set at a big discount than it would be to buy them all separately, which is my way of paying it forward so that someone paying full price gets a great deal. I honestly believe they’re worth that top price.

Then there’s 2 more price points below that which allow someone to choose a level that matches his or her means and resources.

It’s an honour to be in a position to be able to build a business this way and be part of all this good energy exchange.

It’s one sexy Universe out there.

I shot a little video on my eBook page where I talk about this at my current favourite place to get out in nature.

Click here to take a look.

If you want to see how neat nature is, check this out.

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