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!