Black Vegetarians Balance New Diet And Old Traditions

Black Vegetarians Balance New Diet And Old Traditions

Dallas Black Vegetarian Society

Source: Sarah Hoffman/Staff Photographer. Re Richardson chatted with Sharon Gjertsen during a recent monthly social event of the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas at Spiral Diner in Oak Cliff. The group’s mission is to educate the public, particularly blacks, on the benefits of a plant-based diet, but the organization is open to everyone.

“In Re Richardson’s kitchen, her new diet collides with her old. There’s a stack of Southern Living cookbooks she’s never used under a shelf with liquid aminos and her favorite curry spice.

She’s putting together a dish of quinoa and mixed vegetables as her 90-year-old mother, James Watson, watches. Watson isn’t vegetarian, and doesn’t believe that the food she eats will change certain aspects of her health.

Her attitude is in many ways the reason the Black Vegetarian Society of Texas exists.”

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Source: Dallas News

 

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