So the New year has begun and you all have seen the old year come and go. So let me introduce you to a man that is taking vegan cuisine into a new era in a big way. If you have ever tasted any of his food you know this man has pure talent in the kitchen. I remember the first time I had the privilege to witness his greatness and I was completely blown away at how great everything tasted and was presented! Please join me in welcoming Da Bahamian Vegan to the world of Bad Ass Vegans.
Name: Gio a.k.a Da Bahamian Vegan
Where do you live and where are you from?
I live on an island. Surrounded by pristine beaches. Currently residing where I was born in raised, Nassau Bahamas.
Age? I am 29 years old
What do you do for a living/profession? I am a Holistic Chef and a Plant Based living Entrepreneur.
What do you like to do for fun? For fun I loooove to travel. Also I’m a foodie. I love going to restaurants to see how well they can accommodate a person living a plant based lifestyle.
How long have you been vegan? Da Bahamian Vegan began just under 2 years ago. I started out on a Smoothie & Juice fast and it evolved from there.
Why did you become vegan?
My honest answer is because if health. I wanted to loose a few unwanted pounds I had gained over the past few years, and through seeing what the Vegan lifestyle was all about through social media it was an easy choice.
How was your transition? Haha man my transition was hard! Today it’s still a struggle because of my profession as a chef. However I make it work.
What is the funniest misconception(s) that you have heard about vegans? Well I would have to direct that question to VeganFood. I started Da Bahamian Vegan because I wanted to show people that Vegan food is BETTER than regular food. And that we do in fact do it best! People think Vegan food is bland, tasteless, lack style etc. But there are many paving the way for VeganCulinary.
What is your Favorite thing(s) about being a vegan? It’s about how I feel as a human being. How much energy I have and the excitiment about sharing knowledge with people who may have their misconception s about it.
What do you think makes a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan? I think a Sexy Bad Ass Vegan is an individual that inspires many. There are many Vegans but there are some trail blazers making major impacts in tier community.
What is the best vegan dish that you make in your kitchen?
haha I always get nervous when people ask for recipes. Here is how I explain it. Most times I go to my fridge and pantry and just create based on what I make. I am however making way for access to some of my recipies, and a blog will soon be posted.
What is the best Vegan Restaurant you have ever had the pleasure of eating at?
Hands down Chicago Dinner. I remember having their Carrot Cake Shake. HEAVEN!
What advice do you have for those that are thinking of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle? maximize social media to help with your transformation and the knowledge behind it.
Do you have a website to share with the BAV nation?
I have published my website however it’s still being worked on so don’t want to share the link just yet. Stay tuned to my social media pages for updates!
You can also check me out on: Instagram