ABOUT THIS BLOG
The Vegetarian Blog is a place for people who like to explore and enjoy vegan & gluten free foods from different cultures that are seasonal, delicious and nutritious! I was raised as a vegetarian, but through years of flipping vegan back and forth (especially struggling with dat cheese) I’m commited to a plant based diet, thus dedicating this space to a cruelty free Plant Based cuisine. I hope the name doesn’t offend anyone (the vegetarian blog) and you can feel the love and positive intentions of this website. Namaste!
YOUR VEGETARIAN BLOGGER
Hi my name is Dhanistha Rivera and I am a vegan chef and blogger in the beautiful city of San Francisco. Previously working at Greens Restaurant at Fort Mason and at the Vegan Butcher’s Son in Berkley, with my partner we have created a vegan catering company and started on weekly Pop Ups in San Francisco as Om Sabor, with different cuisines ranging from Mexico, India, Puerto Rico, Peru, Venezuela and many more! Check us out at www.omsabor.com
My thing is seasonal garden fresh! Yes Farm to Table! You obtain the maximum flavor and benefits of their natural harvest if you pick them local and seasonal. My culinary background is in Mexican, north Indian and Bengali, Vietnamese, Italian, Venezuelan and Thai cuisine. Growing up, living and traveling in Mexico, South America, and South Asia, and has really expanded my culinary fare and pushed me to experiment with regional roots, weird vegetables and fruits, exotic spices, and herbs.
When I was a teenager my family moved to Mexico to my grandfather’s vacant ranch and with lots of hard work, we all built our house, vegetable farm and orchards. We learned to plant our food from seeds, nourish them to plants and trees, harvest and store them. It was an amazing beautiful life experience! And that was my first connection with farm to table. If you have any pots lying around or growing space, I highly recommend to grow your own veggies, it’s freaking great therapy, and the benefits of eating your own garden fresh are above and beyond!
I hope you enjoy my inventive (some traditional) recipes along with the pictures I photograph! If have any questions, comments or you wish to use any of my work please contact me for further collaboration, I’d love to hear your opinion!