meet Sweet Simple Vegan

Our blog started in 2013 as a hobby blog, but has since then transformed into a platform for us to share our passion, and hopefully inspire others to choose to live more consciously for themselves, the animals and our planet.

Hi friends, welcome to our blog! My name is Jasmine, and my partner Chris and I run Sweet Simple Vegan.

I started doing research to find a way to improve and regain my health, and that is when I came across veganism. It just started off as a diet for me, but eventually after continuing to do research on the topic, I realized that it was much more than just the food. I learned about the environmental and ethical reasons behind going vegan and it was then that I decided that even after I restored my health, I still wanted to continue being vegan.

graduation day

Louie is also a fan :)

Some fun facts

1

I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.

2

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science.

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If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would have to be Pancit.

3

Elf will forever be one of my all-time favorite movies

recipe on the blog!

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Blogging wasn’t always on my radar. In fact, I graduated high school with the intention of going into the medical field, but first year of college changed everything for me. When I was a freshman in college, I developed an eating disorder. It took over my life, diminished my health, and I hit rock bottom. I eventually had to leave my university to move back home to get everything back in order. At the time, it seemed like it was for the worst, but as time progressed, I realized that the change it brought to me was for the better. 

@sweetsimplevegan

About Jasmine

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Growing up, my dream was to become a singer. 

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I went vegan in college, when I was just 18 years old.

me and mom

family <3

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I’m a proud first generation American from a Filipino and Ecuadorian household. 

This is when Sweet Simple Vegan was born. I initially created the account to document my meals and share recipe ideas with my friends and family, but it has since then transformed into a platform for me to share my passion for cooking and helping others to live more compassionate lives. 

Sweet Simple Vegan has been such an important outlet for me since the start because it has really helped me find my voice. A lot of my life, I felt like I was trying to fit a certain mold/become what I was told was “successful”, but I don’t think that I would have ever felt the amount of fulfillment that I do now with SSV doing anything else. I am grateful that an event in my life that I at the time viewed as negative turned into such a beautiful and positive thing.

@sweetsimplevegan

About Jasmine

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my babies

plants on plants

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My life revolves around my dogs, Berry and Louie.

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I have over 60 plants in my home, and counting!

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My journey to live a more compassionate and conscious life began back in 2009. Two years out of high school, my eyes widened to the scope of animal cruelty and factory farming and I began to feel sick to my stomach. Previous to this, I was the kid in school who made fun of the vegetarians, so this was a complete and total shift in thinking. After seeing the Canadian punk band Propagandhi live in NYC, I decided to give up meat for good and went vegetarian, but still clung on to the mindset of never being able to give up dairy and eggs. 

It wasn’t until years later that I started to connect the dots. I began to realize that if I truly wanted to live a conscious and compassionate life, I wouldn’t be able to do so by just being vegetarian. I knew I needed to cut out all animal products, but the thought was daunting for me. I toyed around with the idea of going vegan for a few months, and finally I set the mark of January 1, 2013, to make the full transition to a vegan lifestyle.

los angeles '15

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I play bass

baby Chris

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I was born and raised in a 1 square mile town in New Jersey and lived in the same house for my whole life

2

I moved to Los Angeles in 2015 with just 2 suitcases

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I will be a forever emo kid at heart.

3

I played bass in a band called A Need For Reason for 6 years after high school and had hopes of touring and playing professionally. I now play in a band called The Fireside Story. 

long hair days

5

I’ve always enjoyed photography, cooking, writing, and the arts—funny how life works out

7

best decision ever

I am an avid collector of baseball cards, and am a huge NY Yankees fan

6

Berry was my first “real” pet, and now we have two little dogs, Berry and Louie

my dad

Since then, my life has transformed with positivity. I began to take control of my health, and most importantly, started embracing the power of making conscious choices about what I was purchasing, consuming, wearing, etc. I started working for a vegan company, and from there decided to start a blog (Conscious Chris) to share recipes, lifestyle tips, etc. Through this, I rediscovered my passion for photography and was given an outlet to share my passion for cruelty-free cooking. I’ve now been vegan for 8+ years and looking back on the journey I can only smile. Still learning and growing every day, I am grateful to share this platform with Jasmine to bring you all recipes, lifestyle and travel tips, and so much more.

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7 and counting

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I used to work for Tesla Motors as a delivery specialist

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I have many tattoos and my ears are gauged to ⅝” 

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to start

@consciouschris

About Chris

@sweetsimplevegan

About Jasmine

Blogging wasn’t always on my radar. In fact, I graduated high school with the intention of going into the medical field, but first year of college changed everything for me.

When I was a freshman in college, I developed an eating disorder. It took over my life, diminished my health, and I hit rock bottom. I eventually had to leave my university to move back home to get everything back in order.

At the time, it seemed like it was for the worst, but as time progressed, I realized that the change it brought to me was for the better. 

I started doing research to find a way to improve and regain my health, and that is when I came across veganism.

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...It just started off as a diet for me, but eventually after continuing to do research on the topic, I realized that it was much more than just the food. I learned about the environmental and ethical reasons behind going vegan and it was then that I decided that even after I restored my health, I still wanted to continue being vegan.

This is when Sweet Simple Vegan was born. I initially created the account to document my meals and share recipe ideas with my friends and family, but it has since then transformed into a platform for me to share my passion for cooking and helping others to live more compassionate lives. 

Continue

Sweet Simple Vegan has been such an important outlet for me since the start because it has really helped me find my voice. A lot of my life, I felt like I was trying to fit a certain mold/become what I was told was “successful”, but I don’t think that I would have ever felt the amount of fulfillment that I do now with SSV doing anything else. I am grateful that an event in my life that I at the time viewed as negative turned into such a beautiful and positive thing.

- Jasmine

start over

A few random facts:

1

LA born 'n raised

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I was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.

2

graduation day

I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science in 2016, and my interest in health and nutrition stemmed from going vegan in 2012.

next

3

Louie is also a fan :)

Elf will forever be one of my all-time favorite movies

next

4

recipe on the blog!

If I had to eat one food for the rest of my life, it would have to be Pancit.

next

5

family <3

I’m a proud first generation American from a Filipino and Ecuadorian household. 

next

6

and the rest was history

I went vegan in college, when I was just 18 years old.

next

7

me and mom

Growing up, my dream was to become a singer. 

next

8

my babies

My life revolves around my dogs, Berry and Louie.

next

9

plants on plants

I have over 60 plants in my home, and counting!

restart

@consciouschris

About Chris

My journey to live a more compassionate and conscious life began back in 2009. Two years out of high school, my eyes widened to the scope of animal cruelty and factory farming and I began to feel sick to my stomach.

Previous to this, I was the kid in school who made fun of the vegetarians, so this was a complete and total shift in thinking. After seeing the Canadian punk band Propagandhi live in NYC, I decided to give up meat for good and went vegetarian, but still clung on to the mindset of never being able to give up dairy and eggs. 

It wasn’t until years later that I started to connect the dots...

Continue

...I began to realize that if I truly wanted to live a fully conscious and compassionate life, I wouldn’t be able to do so by just being vegetarian.

I knew I needed to cut out all animal products, but the thought was daunting for me. I toyed around with the idea of going vegan for a few months, and finally I set the mark of January 1, 2013, to make the full transition to a vegan lifestyle.

Since then, my life has transformed with positivity. I began to take control of my health, and most importantly, started embracing the power of making conscious choices about what I was purchasing, consuming, wearing, etc... 

Continue

...I started working for a vegan company, and from there decided to start a blog (Conscious Chris) to share recipes, lifestyle tips, etc. Through this, I rediscovered my passion for photography and was given an outlet to share my passion for cruelty-free cooking.

 I’ve now been vegan for 8+ years and looking back on the journey I can only smile. Still learning and growing every day, I am grateful to share this platform with Jasmine to bring you all recipes, lifestyle and travel tips, and so much more.



- Chris

start over

A few random facts:

1

baby chris

I was born and raised in a 1 square mile town in New Jersey and lived in the same house for my whole life

next

2

los angeles '15

I moved to Los Angeles in 2015 with just 2 suitcases

next

3

I played bass in a band called A Need For Reason for 6 years after high school and had hopes of touring and playing professionally. I now play in a band called The Fireside Story. 

I play bass

next

4

I will be a forever emo kid at heart. 

long hair days

next

5

I’ve always enjoyed photography, cooking, writing, and the arts—funny how life works out

next

6

Berry was my first “real” pet, and now we have two little dogs, Berry and Louie. 

best decision ever

next

7

I am an avid collector of baseball cards, and am a huge NY Yankees fan. 

me and dad

next

8

I used to work for Tesla Motors as a delivery specialist. 

next

9

I have many tattoos and my ears are gauged to ⅝” 

restart

7 and counting

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