A new month comes with a new special guest and a new marvelous matcha recipe for our favorite session Kenko Chat.
Let’s welcome Lorena Salas from Dates And Avocados!
Lorena was originally a maths and engineer teacher from Barcelona. These days she is a pastry and raw chef who recently graduated from Matthew Kenney Cuisine to specialise in raw and vegan desserts.
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Lorena is here to tell us about the importance of nutrition and eating right. She will also share with us her favourite matcha dessert which we’re sure you’re going to love.
My name is Lorena and I’m a 32-year-old Spanish girl raised in Barcelona. I’m a civil engineer who is passionate about healthy food and yet obsessed with sweets and desserts. So last year I decided to change my professional career and become a chef.
As a pastry chef, my goal is to make desserts a healthy pleasure everyone can enjoy without regrets. That’s why all my desserts are vegan and refined sugar-free.
I decided to move to a vegetarian diet a few years ago after a trip to Peru and watching the shocking documentary “Earthlings”. Although the exploitation of animals is my main reason, it’s not the only one. I felt being vegetarian wasn’t enough and I progressively evolved to a vegan diet for health and environment reasons.
Last year I started reading about the benefits of following a raw food diet and I was impressed. Although I don’t eat only raw food, I was so interested in discovering this amazing cuisine that I decided to become a raw chef, and that is what I studied at Matthew Kenney’s culinary school.
After a lot of research I am more than convinced that following a plant-based diet is the healthiest way to feed our bodies. We can eat delicious food and get all the nutrients we need while fighting against animal abuse and helping to maintain our planet.
I discovered matcha for the first time two years ago during a wonderful trip to Japan and since then I’ve been completely addicted to it.
A matcha latte is one of my favourite things in the world, but a few weeks ago I started playing with matcha in my pastry recipes and I just love it! The colour and flavour of matcha is amazing.
Matcha is loaded with a high amount of antioxidants and it’s also my energy booster. It’s the perfect coffee substitute.
Thank you so much for your insights about eating right. It was great to talk about how and what we eat can have an impact on the environment. It is so important for all of us to be more conscious of what we’re consuming to protect this planet.
We also hope to see more of your amazing vegan desserts in the future!
As promised, we have the delicious matcha recipe shared by our awesome Lorena. It’s a vegan and raw dessert which is really easy to make. It’s so tasty you’ll want to share it with your loved ones.
Yields two 4-inch round molds
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