It all started in July 2017 when I turned on Netflix and watched the documentary that changed my life: “What The Health.” I had no idea what I was about to discover about the food we consume and how it directly impacts our health. Once the hour-and-a-half-long documentary ended—a new “me” began. I was in utter shock and disbelief. Learning that I can live my life on a plant-based diet and still receive 100 percent of my daily protein needs, carbs, healthy fats, etc. without harming animals was something I was ready for.
Making this lifestyle change can prevent (and even reverse!) type 2 diabetes, heart disease, liver disease and other ailments. My mission with The Vegan Rhino is not only to promote healthy foods and simple recipes, but it’s to help animals—living, breathing, sentient beings—live a life without being confined, tortured or killed inhumanely. Taking the leap into this world of veganism, I am glad that I was finally able to open my eyes to a new way of life. One that is compassionate and loving—not just with myself and others but with Mother Nature, the world and all animals /earthlings.
When I was growing up, my uncle used to call me Rhino. Now being vegan, I thought that this was fitting because rhinos are one of the largest plant-eaters on earth. From all of this, creating my food and recipes and learning a new skillset of photography has been a great deal of fun. I have enjoyed every moment in learning different skills from friends and co-workers. Without their help, I would not have been able to create The Vegan Rhino. I am looking forward to showing you all how fun and easy it is to cook in a wholesome plant-based way.
“Vegan- Because I am being the change I wish to see in the world.”