Hi, I’m Kristin and Welcome to Fresh Creole! I am a Public Relations Manager and a full-time graduate student. My goal is to show everyone that vegan food can actually be tasty! I was inspired to create my website based on the lack of vegan, New Orleans-inspired meals online. New Orleanians are considered to be very picky when it comes to our food. We don’t eat to live, we live to eat. So, I created meals that mimic the spice and flavor of true New Orleans dishes.
In 2014, I made the plunge into a vegan lifestyle based on personal health reasons. I’ve always had terrible food allergies since I can remember. I have never had a PB & J or a lobster. The older I got the more allergies I developed and the more intense my allergic reactions became. I was told it would be dangerous to go outside since I was allergic to the pollen, grass, and trees. I’m also allergic to shellfish, milk, eggs and the list goes on. The allergies became so bad that I developed extremely bad eczema. I remember being scared to go outside and sweat because of the fear of my eczema flaring up. I was exhausted with dealing with my eczema and my allergies, and I decided to make a lifestyle change in order to heal myself. I am proud to say that I haven’t had eczema or an allergic reaction in two years.
I have inspired so many family and friends to change their lifestyles. When I first met my fiancé, he was a meat and potato kind of guy. He was extremely picky, and he loved eating fast food and snacking on candy. He loved drinking soda and barely ever touched water. Due to his lifestyle, he always felt lethargic and had major stomach issues. I inspired him to change his lifestyle. After a few weeks, he lost weight, gained energy, and his stomach issues faded away. Also, this picky eater enjoys my cooking, and he’s excited to try new food.
I worked so hard on crafting these recipes for my family and friends to enjoy. I am thrilled to share my recipes with everyone!