About Me

I’m Ama Opare, vegan and raw vegan chef, cook book author, plant-based lifestyle coach, and co-owner of the Opare Institute.

I help people just like you create a sustainable plant-based (vegan or raw vegan) lifestyle so you can be healthy, have more energy and stop participating in the suffering of animals and environmental destruction.

Food For The Soul is my passion. I want to be sure you have recipes you love, and the know-how to make your vegan or raw vegan lifestyle work for you in your real-world life. I know it can be hard when you're bored with your food and your friends and family don't support you. I know what it's like to have your cravings and stress filled life sabotage your efforts.

Not so long ago I was just like you. I WANTED to be vegetarian (I didn't know about vegan then) but I didn't know how. I was over weight, worried about my health and feeling bad about myself because I couldn't control my cravings for burgers and fries.

In 2007 that all changed. I reconnected with Nana Kwaku Opare, MD, MPH, CA who I had known in high school and college and he opened the door to a new way of life for me. He is a physician and dietitian who has spent decades helping people like me make the plant-based lifestyle a reality. We rekindled an old flame and in 2010 we were married.

I joined forces with Nana Kwaku in creating the Opare Institute in 2010 to bring my decades of education experience to providing state of the art education programs for black folks like you around the world who are ready to take charge of their healthy and well-being by adopting a plant-based lifestyle. Food For The Soul is the result of that work. Now all of our programs are available here online.

In 2016 we packed up our life in Atlanta, GA and moved across the world to Arusha, Tanzania, in East Afrika. We're spreading the power of the plant-based lifestyle here where recently the epidemic of diabetes and high blood pressure has skyrocketed due to the change in diets. We are doing our part to create a global food revolution!

Here at Food For The Soul you'll find:

  • Raw vegan and cooked vegan recipes guaranteed to please;
  • Tips and techniques for thriving in your non-vegan world;
  • How to detox with our innovative Optimum Fast system;
  • Books for your healthy living library;
  • Online courses to deepen your learning;
  • Plant-based lifestyle coaching for when you need personalized support.

As a plant-based lifestyle coach, my philosophy is that ...

⇒ A healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be complicated. A common sense approach will stand the test of time and outlast the latest fad diet.

⇒ You are your own best resource for success. Learning to listen to what your experiences and body is telling you is the foundation of creating a plan that will change your life.

⇒ Healthy food should be delicious! You don’t have to sacrifice taste to be healthy.

When you work privately with me you’ll walk away with

  • Clarity about what your healthy diet and lifestyle really is
  • Strength and resolve to stay on your healthy lifestyle course no matter what life brings your way
  • The confidence and skills to create food you love to eat

You’re ready to go after your dreams!

I’m here to show you how.

Click the button to find out how you can work privately with me no matter where in the world you live.

Let's Get To Work!

5 Comments on “About Me

Catherine Wolfe
02/20/2015 at 11:18 pm

This project/business just blew my mind!! I am a 60 year old female attorney and I have NEVER seen such an intelligent, good-hearted project in my life. I am white but have been appalled by the way my community treats people who are “different” in any way. I had enough several years ago and sued a school district for not allowing an elementary black girl to use same bathroom as white girls. My Client wants to remain anonymous but I will say that the Federal Court did give the school quite a thrashing – thank heavents. That was only about 4 years ago and many times since I have felt disheartened by the bigotry and hatred. Your website and application to B-School has regenerated me and given me hope that some day we will all help each other be happy, healthy, and secure. I am a vegan and the thought of what you are doing has put a huge smile on my face. I love you and all that you are doing – you are awesome!

Ama Opare
02/21/2015 at 10:14 am

Thank you for your comment Catherine. And for your work. Unfortunately I did not win a scholarship and the tuition is not in my budget this year.

02/08/2014 at 10:08 pm

What kind of juicer do you use and which one do you recommend?

Ama Opare
02/16/2014 at 5:42 pm

humberto, I use an Omega centrifugal type juicer. It is fast, easy to use and comes with a good guarantee. To see more about what I use and recommend see this resource

The Stanley's
03/29/2013 at 12:18 pm

This an exciting feature…. thank you.


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