Alexis

My name is Alexis Diaz and I run the vegan food blog Sugar Coated Vegan (you can find my blog at http://sugarcoatedvegan.com/). I veganize all different kinds of sweets and sometimes include, raw, gluten free and the¬†occasional¬†dish. I plan to start a new feature on my blog that includes veganizing a dish from every part of the world because I feel that other food cultures, spices and dishes should be explored more – and what better way to immerse yourself in a culture and learn about it than to try out their foods?! I think it’s very important to get in touch with where our food comes from, as well as how other cultures regard their relationship with food.

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Grapefruit citrus cookies from sugarcoatedvegan

Another component to my blog is the idea of money versus veganism and the idea of being able to afford being vegan on a budget. I’ve done two posts regarding the topic, which highlight my personal struggle to maintain a healthy, sustainable and vegan lifestyle while not having that much money. It’s important to talk about vegans who aren’t financially stable, especially students, and how we can continue our lifestyles in a healthy and substantial way.

I’m currently a student at Columbia University and decided to start my blog because I wanted to share my love of vegan baking with others and also talk about how to make healthier versions of those sweets. I wish to open a vegan bakery one day that features sweets from all around the world and not just the typical French and American sweets.

For more info visit Alexis’s blog here.