Going vegan doesn’t mean ditching your favorite comfort foods – and that goes for the Filipinx community, as well.
Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) launched veganfilipinofood.com with more than a dozen recipes that celebrate the traditional food of the Southeast Asian islands now known as “The Philippines.” The site brings a rich cultural tradition to vegans, the vegan-curious, and Filipinx who don’t want to let go of their heritage while adopting an animal-free diet.
The recipe collection was inspired by two Pinay members of F.E.P. in an effort to share the familiar flavors of their homeland while expanding our circle of compassion.
Erika Galera, F.E.P.’s programs and marketing manager, a very proud Pinay, says she recalls growing up with Filipinx meals that relied heavily on meat – and, as a vegan, she wanted to maintain her connection to her family cuisine.
“I wanted to create www.veganfilipinofood.com as a way to represent my people and show that we can still eat the foods we grew up with and those familiar tastes without animal suffering,” she says.
Now, vegans can learn to prepare easy, tantalizing recipes such as lumpia, bistek, pancit, “chicken” adobo and cassava cake. F.E.P. also presents Vegan Mexican Food, which is full of delicious vegan recipes that celebrate Mexico.
F.E.P. seeks to create a more just and sustainable world by recognizing the power of one’s food choices. We encourage healthy food choices that reflect a more compassionate society by spotlighting the abuse of animals on farms, the depletion of natural resources, unfair working conditions for produce workers, and the unavailability of healthy foods in low-income areas.
More information: www.foodispower.org