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34. Plant-Based in Portugal with Neria Bento


 

Episode 34:


In her words…

Hello beautiful people, my name is Neria, but you may know me better as Mama Benta

I am a plant-based cook and online instructor. I have just launched my first vegan online course this year, 2021, in Portuguese for my Portuguese people, but I also have it planned for it to be in English soon. I am a black woman leaving a thriving abroad. I was born in Canary Island, Spain. My parents came from an Island called São Tomé and Príncipe, West Africa. I spend some of my childhood and youth in Africa then came back to Spain, to pursue a better lifestyle. I currently live in Portugal, yes, once again I find myself in a different country. But travel is part of the learning and growth experience of life.

Three years ago, I went plant-based vegan, first for my health, then a whole world of learning and understanding came to me. Things I had no knowledge of, like animal suffering, climate changes, and environmental issues. To better understand, this new lifestyle, I enrolled in several plant-based cooking schools. I went to Blue Lotus in Thailand, where I had the opportunity of meeting some fantastic vegan chefs, like Christoph Berg, and Joyce Goh, I also took an online course at Plant-Academy in London, with the lovely Lauren Lovatt. Now I am sharing my cooking experience with everyone interested in learning how to cook delicious, affordable with a touch of chic, plant-based vegan food.


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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Growing up in Various African Countries

  • Human Trafficking

  • Moving to Spain as a Single Mom

  • Dating in Spain

  • Intercultural Marriage

  • Living in Portugal

  • Black Community in Portugal

  • Becoming Plant-Based

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Christine Job-Creator & Host

Zachary Higgs-Theme Music



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Christine Job
Christine Job

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.

Originally from Atlanta, Christine Job is an award-winning podcaster and Business Strategist. She is currently based in Spain.

As a business strategist, Christine helps Black women and WOC to leverage their expertise & talents into viable & sustainable businesses, businesses that make her clients professionally fulfilled and financially abundant while pursuing thriving lives abroad.

Want to be a guest on the show? I'm so glad that you resonate with “Flourish In The Foreign” and that you'd like to share your story! Please fill out the this form and if I think it will be a good fit, I'll be in touch shortly to set-up a chat.