Hey guys! Welcome to Veggie Savvy! I’m Maria, and this is my way of promoting a healthy vegan lifestyle.
I am teacher with a passion for plant-based food and a soft spot for dogs and pandas!
Just like most of you, I wasn’t born or raised vegan. In fact, I had never even thought of veganism as a viable option.
I was born and brought up in Cyprus, a small Mediterranean island. I’ve always had a great love for nature and animals but it wasn’t until I hit 30 that I came to the realization that what I used to eat is what I claimed I loved!
After coming across some documentaries on animal exploitation, such as Earthlings, I felt like a hypocrite. The images were so genuinely powerful and for the first time I was able to see the truth. I couldn’t believe that I had never made the connection between animals and food.
Learning about the pain and suffering that animals have to endure in order to end up at my dinner table was a complete eye-opener! I wouldn’t allow myself to be part of the violence any longer.
Since then, I embarked upon the most satisfying journey of my life. Turning vegan has been very emotionally rewarding! There is no greater feeling than knowing you are doing your bit for the planet.
To quote Gandhi, ‘you must be the change you want to see in the world’.
Veggie Savvy is a website dedicated to people who share a mutual compassion for all earthlings and a great love for food of course!
Whether you are already a vegan or simply thinking about transitioning, hopefully I will be able to help you by providing useful and interesting articles on a variety of topics regarding veganism. And let’s not forget the recipes! Lots and lots of delicious vegan recipes!
Last but not least, I would be more than happy to take on any questions so drop me a line whenever you feel like it!
Thanks for visiting, enjoy your stay!
Make the connection – Choose compassion!