LunchBreakLIVE with Norma Perez (The Salvi Vegan) for a special Salvadoran dish called Yuca Frita con Curtido y Salsa Roja, and she makes the drink Fresco de Chan to cure your thirst. This is the perfect dish for any time of the year and it can be paired with just about anything as a side dish. This dish is packed with delicious ingredients that you can customize to your taste!
Norma calls herself Salvi Vegan, shortening Salvadoran to “Salvi.” She went to many vegan festivals & realized there weren’t many Salvadoran vegan food options except for non-vegan restaurants offering Salvi vegan options even though they also made other Latin cuisines. She tapped into the cultural cooking skills that she didn’t know she had from her mother’s cooking to share the food she loves veganized with everyone! Lucky us to have her in our community sharing her amazing dishes and drinks with us!
Norma started her transition to veganism when she was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in her lower back. She was a professional choreographer and dance instructor before the diagnosis, and the diagnosis halted her career. After doing a lot of research she realized that the cause of her condition may have been correlated to the consumption of meat and other animal products. She looked into the animal agricultural industry and she watched the documentary “Earthlings.” This was the final push she needed. After watching the documentary and seeing the truth about how animals are severely mistreated as part of animal agriculture, she went vegan overnight!
Patrizia Barretto reporting LIVE for JaneUnchained News Network.
Photos courtesy of Patrizia Barretto.