While Bruno is prepping onions for the paella, Jane pans the camera over to check out Bilbo a beagle rescued by The Rescue + Freedom Project. His life is so much better outside of the laboratory. He was out running in the park earlier this day! Bruno works from home to be home with his three dogs and a cat. Bruno helps The Rescue + Freedom Project. with anything they need from translating the website to adopting animals they rescue. Please make sure to use products that are not tested on animals and there are great apps like “Cruelty Cutter” that make it easy discern which products are made without cruelty.
The best part is you can make this dish in one pan if you’re patient!
Bruno stopped eating meat seven years ago and seafood three years ago. He has been vegan for few months and his inspiration started when he was a kid. He loved animals, the environment, and nature. When he came to the United States, he transitioned to a pescatarian diet because of the environmental issues and the treatment of animals in animal agriculture. Bruno learned about how the oceans are overfished, so he decided to stop eating fish too. Due to his inflammation/ arthritis ailments, he decided to quit dairy, and it helped! He says he is in the best shape of his life in his early 40’s!
The gorgeous final product!
Bruno continues chopping away on the 4 heads of garlic he is using today. He adds the onion and garlic to the peppers and fries them with olive oil. Jane and Bruno explain that traditionally paella is a family event. Everyone gets together and has an appetizer while they wait for a big pan of paella to cook. Usually paella is a very slow cooked dish but today Bruno cooked the rice halfway to save time. Let it simmer until the water absorbs into the dish, and there you go a vibrant paella to share with family and friends. Try the recipe at home below!
Co-founder of the 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Animal Alliance Network activist group as part of the Save Movement. She helps organize weekly pig vigils outside of a slaughterhouse near Downtown Los Angeles. She hopes to help raise awareness in her community and around the world about the victims of animal agriculture.