If you know anything about Bad Ass Vegan you know that we love great food. And this months Sexy Bad Ass Vegan makes some of the best food that you can taste. Not only does it taste great but it will help you maintain your sexiness too. She has been a chef for the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Bradley Cooper, Curtis Martin and COMMON just to name a few! Please make sure to check out Miss October… Chef Ahki!
Where do you live and where are you from? ATL-from Oklahoma City
What do you do for a living/profession? Nutritional Counselor, Private
Chef, “Food Activist” and Pro Blogger
What do you like to do for fun? I love hosting dinner parties, I also love picnics and anything near the water. I am constantly researching and watching documentaries and finding new ways to educate folks about health. Thats fun for for me..and spending time with my man ofcourse
Why did you become vegan? Though I do not use the term Vegan, I do advocate a dairy free, plant based diet..At 17 I began studying World Religion and many different Eastern Traditional Spiritual Systems…Many of them required a clean diet and required fasting.
How was your transition? It was slow. The more I learned, the more I incorporated, the better I felt. I grew up on a typical southern soul food diet and far too much fast food and soda. I struggled with UTI’s and between the age of 7-16 I would literally have fainting spells. I saw my family suffer with cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and reproductive issues. I wanted to get a head start on health. Stay young and vibrant, protect my womb and have children.
What is the funniest misconception(s) that you have heard about vegans? That they are malnutritioned frail, weak and don’t have many food options
What is your Favorite thing(s) about being a vegan? I feel Electric!and the compliments on my skin are great. lol
What do you think makes a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan? A sexy bad ass vegan?? haas…
What is the best vegan dish that you make in your kitchen? Hmmm..Maybe My Xi Clan Sushi w/ Black Rice & Marinated Peppers
What is the best Vegan Restaurant you have ever had the pleasure of eating at? Pure/NY
What advice do you have for those that are thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle? Cleanse!!! Remember that your tastebuds have been hijacked. You do not know what foods you enjoy or not, because you have not really tasted them since you were an infant. Cleansing will flush out the parasites and “their” taste addictions with them. Now you are free to try all the vegetables and fruits you thought you didn’t like, or that wouldn’t make you FULL..and don’t be fooled about the “expensive food” myth of a plan-based diet. Diabetes is far more expensive.