Sara Kiyo Popowa is half-Japanese, half-Bulgarian and was born and raised in Sweden. A talented recipe writer and photographer, her Instagram feed @shisodelicious has pioneered the growing trend for home-made bento. (Bento is a Japanese-style packed lunch: rice plus several small side-dishes packed neatly in a bento box).
Sara says of her take on the bento box:
Mine has more raw and whole elements than typical bento, they’re quicker to make with less side dishes and they are plant-based.
Through social media, events and workshops, Sara inspires thousands of people every day with her approach. She works with various companies, including Clearspring and Whole Foods. Sara currently lives in London and Shiso Delicious is her full-time occupation. It combines all of her skills as a cook with a multicultural outlook, a visual and performance artist, a graphic designer and a compassionate human being with strong health and environmental interests.
In 2018, she contributed a number of recipe videos to Veganuary’s 2019 campaign including a delicious Tofu Steak with Gochujang Sauce which you can watch below.