Jose, a teenager from Lima, Peru, is the talented cook and food stylist behind Naturally.Jo – the vegan Instagram Page. Jose’s page is packed with incredible photos of his creations, which he cooks himself. “I started learning to cook as soon as I became vegan. I tried out all kinds of recipes online and was blown away to find out how easy it was to make and how delicious some vegan desserts and snacks can be.” The things he posts on his Instagram are tasty but he tries to focus on presenting it in a way that it looks aesthetically pleasing, even if it’s unnecessary – like galaxy ice-cream, unicorn smoothies, or mermaid bowls. And that’s one of the reasons why he took Instagram by the storm and lately he’s also creating colorful video tutorials on YouTube. Take a look and enjoy!
Jo likes to say that he’s just an 18-year-old vegan teenager who loves playing with food.
He decided to become a vegan at age 14 and taught himself how to cook.
“I ate animal products for 90 percent of my life, and the meat was my favorite thing in the world, but I was struggling with eating disorders and an unhealthy low-weight.”
He searched for lots of diets online and then the vegan diet popped up.
That is when everything changed and he learned that veganism is a lot more than a diet, it is a lifestyle.
“Soon after, I made the decision to become vegan. I was no longer looking to lose more weight, but to stop supporting all forms of animal cruelty.”
Jose’s family wasn’t vegan, so he needed to start preparing his own food to stick to the plan.
These days, he is very familiar with the basics of vegan cooking.
And Jose’s creations are so inspiring that his mother and sister both decided to transition to veganism and are in the process of doing so now.