THRIVE is an AIWA-SF April project dedicated to highlighting Armenians who are doing amazing things in their personal and professional lives to better themselves and those around them. These individuals are inspiring, dynamic, innovative and interesting. Today, we feature Lena Tashjian.
Lena Tashjian is an author, writer, and recipe developer, from Canada. Her interest in food developed after going vegan as a university student, which lead her to become a nutritionist. She lived in Armenia for six years, where she began writing about food, culture, tradition and travel to develop her own blog and various publications. Upon returning to Canada, she established a Vegan Armenian Kitchen, where she shares recipes and stories of Armenian food. Her recipes include local, Diaspora and Western Armenian dishes. She co-published The Vegan Armenian Kitchen Cookbook with Siroon Parseghian, a photographer and creative director from Los Angeles.