Black Vegetarian Queen Vida will soon be featured as the chef at Sadiq’s Bistro, a vegan restaurant opening in Southwest Atlanta in the near future. She has an inspiring story of becoming vegetarian, the power of the Creator, discovering an oil-less diet, and making a difference in her native country of Ghana.
She learned about being a vegetarian from the Hebrew Israelites. She went to their classes and they kept educating her about diet and making the transition into vegan food. It made sense to her and she decided to go on that journey in 1977. She would go in the kitchen and just do what The Creator said do. As a result of being obedient, she started creating a lot of different dishes.
Queen Vida lived in the Holy Land for eleven years and became the manager of a restaurant, Eternity, in Israel, right on the Mediterranean Sea in Tel Aviv. The restaurant was booming and jumping so much that in a matter of weeks there were so many people in the restaurant that just stayed and continued to eat there because of the greatness of the food, the energy, and what they got out of it once they came. They decided that they too wanted to go on a journey. So there are many people right now that are vegetarians thanks to Queen Vida. She then returned to Ghana, and began to spread the word about this lifestyle.
About 10 years ago Queen Vida also made the transition to raw food because she felt that it was a need to go raw and be on a “whole ‘nother level”. While she was a vegan she was having heart palpitations and high blood pressure. She was very uncomfortable and started taking medications, which made her feel worse! Because of all the side effects, she took a journey step by step to raw food. Being a vegan and eating the cooked food then went to raw and a little bit of cooked.
Now she might just eat raw only and to make it even better she’s on an oil-less diet. She says, “You can be a vegan and still be big. And still be unhealthy. All of it is based on what you put in this temple. Ninety percent of all sickness is diet related.” She went from 214 lbs. to 140 lbs. and is looking and feeling great! Join her at the Wonderful Wizards of Raw for her tasty raw food!
Learn more about Master Chef Queen Vida by attending The Wonderful Wizards of Raw event Saturday, June 7th from noon-7pm.