BOV Contributor | Los Angeles, CA

Supriya Raman

    Supriya Raman is one of Best of Vegan's LA-based contributors and the creator of Supriya Raman Kitchen. Her purpose is to demonstrate that being vegan and eating delicious, nostalgic, comforting and culturally steeped foods are not mutually exclusive, in fact, they can both coexist and thrive. She believes we can be compassionate through what we eat and aim to show that a vegan life is about abundance in every way, and not restriction; it's about kindness to our body, to voiceless animals, and to the rest of our planet.

    Her food focuses on flavor achieved through artfully combining spices, herbs, and aromatics. She uses her culinary expertise, cultural heritage, and cooking know-how to make food that is soulful, nourishing, and exceptionally tasty. Along with making traditional foods, she also helps people use ethnic & cultural ingredients to create dishes accessible to everyday life, and that are universally recognizable and appealing.

    Along with teaching others to cook, she advocates for mental health through personal stories, always being fiercely honest about her wellness journey, healing her relationship with food, and recovering from eating disorders. These are all intricately woven into what she cooks, eats and writes.

    My 5 Favorite Vegan Ingredients:
    • Lentils/Beans
    • Potatoes
    • Spices
    • Tofu
    • Pretty much every fruit & vegetable!

    My 3 Favorite Vegan Dishes:
    • Dal of all kinds
    • Tamilian Savory Breakfasts (That include dishes like Dosa, Idli, Pongal & Vadai with Chutneys & Sambar)
    • Tamilian Thāli; which is a platter consisting of a three course meal, that growing up, I called lunch everyday!

    Currently Working On: Taking on more clients as a personal chef in the Los Angeles area, opening to online cooking classes and recipe development for brands that align with my core values of kindness and compassion for animals.

    My Life Motto:
    Live such a life in which you love the person you are, you're inspired by what you do and embody kindness and compassion in how you go about doing it

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