Hello and welcome. My name is Jessie and I have created this blog in order to document my experience of life as a vegan in Miami, FL. When most people think of Miami, they think of sandy beaches, art-deco buildings, palm trees, and tropical fruit drinks. While it is true that all of these things exist in Miami, every day life in the “suburbs” is quite different than one would expect.
With the abundance of tropical fruit here in South Florida, it is hard to believe that Miami is not a vegan-friendly place to live. Most of the time, I have to rely on my own cooking and creativity since there are so few vegan options in most restaurants here. The most important thing I have learned over the years is to always have a well-stocked pantry and a diverse spice collection.
There have been many times when I have stared into an almost empty fridge and said “there is nothing to eat in this house!” Fortunately, I always manage to make “something out of n othing”, and it usually turns out pretty good too! With this blog, I hope to show you that it is possible to eat healthy, delicious, flavorful vegan food, even if you live in a place that is not conducive to veganism.
I also plan to include recipe testing from my collection of vegan cookbooks, food-finds in my local area, and my own restaurant reviews of the few vegan options here in South Florida. Oh yeah, and lots of pictures of my adorable pets, nature, and whatever else I find interesting. Stay tuned!