ABOUT VEGAN CRUSH
Vegan Crush is your favourite vegan recipe inspration to help you enjoy your plant-based food journey.
Maricel Lukkanit is a vegan specialised Holistic Chef & Culinary Artist from Germany. From vegan gourmet to raw plant-based cuisine, Maricel offers a wide range of whole food dishes and recipes that inspired thousands of people through her workshops, cooking classes and dinner events. She is well known for her constant innovative recipe development that turns every event into a unique celebration for the palate and soul.
I embarked on a 5 year journey around the globe to discover a wealth of delicious ingredients I never knew existed. During my life-changing foodie venture across 70 countries, I have collected hundreds of recipes and recreated vegan versions of my favorite dishes. And then it happened: I HAD A CRUSH ON VEGAN FOOD! It was love at first bite which has altered the course of my life forever. One by one, I have transformed all the best recipes I gathered into delectable plant-based meals I enjoyed eating. I travelled from Mexico to India, from Nepal to Bolivia, from the Philippines to South Africa, from China to Costa Rica and everywhere in between. I gained more awareness about a lifestyle and diet that started nurturing me and helped me to thrive, inside and out.
At the same time being on a vegan diet has less environment impact compared to a meat based diet which means it can help combat hunger, climate change, air and water pollution and ocean dead zones. It also spares countless animals a lifetime of misery at factory farms. Something that was grown in misery and despair can not be a source of health and vibrancy. If we decide to eat fewer meals with meat or dairy each week, we can have a huge impact on our collective health and the health of the planet. Applying the knowledge and lifestyle to my own life, has inspired me to motivate and support others to be more aware about their food choices and understanding the power they hold with every decision making.
A plant-based diet is not about deprivation but about giving oneself more abundance of food choices that is a never ending journey. After recognising my overall health improvement, physical strength and energy level, I wanted to share it with other people to show them how easy it can be to change their life. As a personal chef, I have mostly cooked for people who aren’t vegan or vegetarian. And they have reduced animal consumption up to 75%. Some even decided to completely transition to a plant-based diet after experiencing a drastic health shift, already within a week. To support more people I have therefore started VEGAN CRUSH Nutrition a whole plant-based food delivery service in Bangkok.
From mouthwatering burger patty on pickled root slaw to soul soothing herbed tomato pasta with scrumptious protein balls and crazy chickpea curry, each dish has been crafted with love and attention to detail. All we need is a new perspective sometimes to get started on a new exciting journey. With understanding comes great awareness which is essential for a healthy and happy lifestyle and the source of emotional and physical strength.
Are you hungry yet? Vegan Crush first meal prep cookbook is now available to download.
Or book a personal or online cooking class to expand your skills in the kitchen. I’m looking forward to starting cooking something delicious, especially for you!