My name is Maria Eugênia. I’m Luisa’s mother, earthling, passionate about art, design and nature, PhD student in philosophy, ethics researcher and animal rights activist. This is my personal blog, where I share the ways I found of making life enjoyable. I believe that there are many ways to make the world a good place for everyone. Recent studies on human impact on the planet show us that veganism is a more just, empathic and sustainable alternative than the actual ocidental way of life (check it out here, here and here). Showing to people that a new world is possible includes making vegan speech meaningful to them. The kitchen brings people together; it is one of the places where the discourse of compassion becomes real ♡
The purpose of this blog is to be something like a file of findings on gastronomy and vegan lifestyle which means not only a plant-based diet but also cruelty-free (to understand this distinction it is important to have in mind carnism as an ideology that naturalizes the exploitation of other species). The general idea of veganism is to embrace a lifestyle that doesn’t engage in animal exploitation to the extent possible and achievable. When I created the blog – but also today – I realized that people were wondering if it’s possible that plant based food can be tasty. I’ve found in the kitchen that it is not only possible but essential that we are capable of redesigning our tastes (yes, taste is cultural and so, perfectly changeable) so that our food does not include animal exploitation. I have discovered new ingredients, spices and flavours, as well as a connection with nature that I didn’t know it was possible. My blueberryfinds is a diary of my main occupations in terms of (food &) creative expression. Here, I intend to share the result of my curiosity on how to make life sweet.
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