Hassan said being vegan during Ramadan was interesting. "I was very used to stuffing my face with sambuus [samosas] after eating dates," she said
"I'm truly overjoyed that people would even notice because I know veganism is viewed as restriction. But with me posting it showed that there's more to veganism than the typical salads.
"I liked to re-create foods I enjoyed the most, aka tacos and pasta dishes, so I can capture how food can still be delicious and be considered a 'real meal'."
Though she did get some negative comments, Hassan said people were mainly positive: "People love it, which surprised me because I know Somalis love meat.
"People left nice comments and would send me messages on how they felt inspired to even reduce little things like soda or fried-food intake during Ramadan."