How To Handle Thanksgiving This Year If You’re Vegan
“It’s not always necessary to have meat on your plate.”
On today's episode of BuzzFeed Daily, we broke down the top pop culture headlines AND discussed vegan Thanksgiving food alternatives. You can listen below or scroll down to read more about the interview!
BuzzFeed Daily: So, before we get into these dishes, would you mind telling us a little bit about yourself and how you got into cooking?
BuzzFeed Daily: When did you start Black Rican Vegan and what made you want to put a vegan spin on traditional Puerto Rican food?
LB: Black Rican Vegan was a thought I had in 2016. That's when I first went vegan and I was learning about how the animals were kind of suffering before they hit our plates. And I was into the holistic lifestyle, so I wanted to make a change to not eat meat. So I started to get creative at home because it was hard to find places that had a lot of vegan options, especially in the Bronx, New York, where I'm from.
So I just started to try out different things. And fast forward four years later, during the pandemic, I picked up the hobby again, once I had time to cook because I was stuck at home and I was like, "OK, I thought of Black Rican Vegan. We already had a logo. Let me just make a blog." So I started to make recipes and show everyone what I was doing with food, and everyone was amazed, and now it's turned into a whole business.