During the interview, Zof shared that Gulay Lang started through their love of feeding people. Initially, they were just cooking vegan food for themselves and even some for their friends. And their friends would be surprised to know that they’re eating vegetables because of them.
“Na-shock sila na bakit ganun, na ‘yung gulay hindi lang siya iyong parang tingin natin dati na walang lasa ganun, hindi masarap. Kunwari ‘yung ampalaya mapait lang. So iyon ‘yung naging starting point namin. So, triny namin siya and so far, it’s working out well for us,” she said.
Additionally, she also mentioned that it is very important for them to share the comfort food brings to people.
Zof’s Personal Journey Towards Becoming Vegan
Like everyone else, Zof recalled how it was also a struggle for her to transition to all vegan food.
“It was a long process din for me kasi matagal ko na siyang goal din, pero ‘yun nga, parang magagawa ko siya one week and then magsstop ako,” she shared.
It did not happen for her until there was a health issue in their family back in 2017. Because of it, her husband thought that it would be better to try a selection of viands that are easy-cooked meals that they can turn vegan.
“So parang iyon ‘yung naging motivation ko. So after noon, nagtuloy-tuloy na siya pero ano talaga siya — nagmindsetting talaga ako,” she said.
After a few years, they eventually found themselves in the business of serving other people with comfort food as well.
Zof’s Advice to Others Who Are Still Skeptical About Going Vegan
Zof knows well that there are still people who are skeptical and hesitant about the idea of going full vegan.