Between my culture, my family, church family and friends, food has always been the center of every gathering…and there have been many! It only feels natural for me to cook, entertain, create and enjoy food – my mother, father and aunts truly inspired me in this regard.

In 2010, I transitioned to a vegetarian diet to mirror my future hubby. However, 2011 was a pivotal year for me. I married, Seth, the love of my life and best friend; then we (as a family) also became vegan that autumn. Seth was vegetarian years before we even met and on/off his entire life. I cannot say the same for myself, although I’ve never indulged in the swine because of religious purposes – thanks mom! Interestingly enough that fact always surprised people – as if eating pork was a prerequisite for a Puerto Rican or something. I’ve actually had someone say to me before, “I’ve never met a Puerto Rican that doesn’t eat pork??”…Yeah that happened.

Back to 2011 and my new husband. Seth has always inspired me with his thirst for knowledge. I thought I was something…I’m convinced there are volumes, catalogs and file cabinets of information in that brain of his. He’s an ardent photographer, writer and fellow blogger – https://humanrescue.wordpress.com/. His passion for awareness truly stimulates me to know more also; he’s a true journalist in his own right. Several articles, books and documentaries later, our quest for knowledge and awareness brought us to become vegan. While preserving my family’s legacy with a love and passion for food, I’m creating my own now through vegan food, recipes and this blog. You don’t have to be the next great chef to appreciate this blog…a simple passion for life will do. Become addicted to your well-being, be compassionate. Ignorance is Not bliss…it is just ignorance. Why choose to lack knowledge and information…Feed your minds and your body’s, while you uncover the vegan within. Thank you for visiting!

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  1. Lori Denise says:

    Hi Jessica! Thank you for visiting Stardust Garden. I am also happy to meet other people who are passionate about the vegan lifestyle. I look forward to checking out your recipes and your posts 🙂

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  2. Deborah says:

    Hi, Jessica.
    I am not one bit vegan – in fact, I am resolutely omnivorous – but I love your recipes because despite the fact that I practically everything, tentacles and all, we have reduced animal protein in recent years and I’m always on the lookout for new ways to eat greens or for things I’ve never eaten.
    Keep those recipes coming!

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    • veganrescue says:

      Hi Deborah,
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I truly appreciate it. I’m always trying to create new and healthy recipes. I just posted a new recipe using an ingredient that was recently new to me; I too love trying things I’ve never eaten before. It is amazing how a new ingredient can quickly become a favorite. As you continue to research and explore healthier selections I’m sure you’ll quickly find there are a lot of wholesome and nourishing options/additions for you to consider. It is great to hear about you reducing animal protein in recent years! I don’t know your reasons for reducing your animal protein intake, but I can say the food industry has changed significantly over the years. I hope to continue to inspire you to connect with your body. Continue to eat as a preventative and continue researching and learning. Thank you again for stopping by and sorry for the delay in my response.

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  3. Green Bee says:

    Your Blog is a treasure trove of vegan recipes! Delighted I found you. Would you mind if I put a link to your recipes in my post on water conservation? I just can’t compete in the recipe stakes!


  4. Stacey Ann says:

    Hi! Thanks for sharing your story with us! I’m an aspiring vegan and vegetarian of 19 years this year. My husband has been vegetarian for about 6 years. Going to browse around a bit & of course I’ll be following you😊 I look forward to your posts!


    • veganrescue says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Our household has been vegan going on 5 years now including our children. Thanks for looking around, let me know if you have any questions, but it sounds like you got this… being that you educated me on those vegan eggs already. 🙂

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  5. spekti says:

    Thankyou so much for liking my blog post! You get a follow in return ^_^ I really appreciate what you’re doing – I will probably never make the jump to being full vegan but I am always trying to live (and eat) more ethically! I gave up eating piggy-wigs last year (for non-religious reasons :D) and so far I haven’t missed it, so who knows? Keep up the good work and I hope I can give something back!


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