It was back in 1970 when two young students of Chemical Engineering, Teresa and Juan, met. The passion they shared for the environment, non-violence, yoga and animal care immediately brought them together. Soon they discovered vegetarianism, a philosophy in which they found vital life support, something they were searching for and which perfectly matched the values they both held. In less than a year, they had started a family: they married and had their first daughter, Eva (who, like the rest of their three children – and now grandchildren as well – has been a vegetarian since birth).
Committed as they were to vegetarianism, they decided to embark on the job of promulgating this philosophy by making homemade recipes of vegetarian meatballs and croquettes in the kitchen of their home and selling them practically “door to door”. The success they had led Teresa and Juan to the decision to devote themselves full time to this line of business. They leased a small workshop and thus, in 1978, Ahimsa was born.