I know that many of you don’t always have the time and energy to make vegan desserts at home. So what happens when you feel the need for something sweet?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself prowling round the kitchen, opening doors and wondering what you can eat. All too often, that ends up being a sweet something that isn’t really any good for you. A good friend recently confessed to a late night binge on peanut butter mixed with sugar when the sweet urge hit him!
Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily pick up a dessert that was sublimely delicious, full of nutritious ingredients, and was gluten free and vegan? Something as good as you could make at home? Something you could keep in the fridge or freezer for when those munchies hit?
Every time I go into a store, I scan the shelves, hoping to find a new vegan product that inspires and delights. It’s so exciting to see more and more vegan products appearing: smallgoods, ice cream, vegan cheese, to name but a few. But, here in Australia at least, there seems to be a lack of vegan desserts.
I’ve been making vegan desserts for 15 years now. At first, as a newbie vegan, just for my family and friends in the UK. Then when we moved to Australia and bought Bliss Organic Café I created all the cakes and sweets there. Three years researching and writing Divine Vegan Desserts gave me the chance to really experiment and refine my skills, and I literally made hundreds of desserts during this time. Since the publication of the book in 2012, I’ve been loving teaching classes, providing catering and continuing to learn more about making desserts that are gluten free, lower in sugars and incorporating a wider range of nutritious ingredients.
In 2013, I met my lovely partner, Michael, also a vegan with a sweet tooth, plus many years of business experience, and amazing creative vision. He and I share a spiritual outlook on life, and a passion for raising awareness about veganism.
We know that what you eat powerfully affects your energy – that clean vegan eating can help you to feel lighter, happier, full of life! And we believe you can really taste if a product is made on a conveyor belt by wage slaves, or created with passion and intention by vegans who really care about how you feel.
Michael encouraged me to think about taking vegan desserts out of the kitchen and into stores, so that more people could have the experience of tasting food that ‘feeds the spirit’ like this. Food made in a home, by hand, with love and purity of heart.
We’ve spent the last 9 months working away on this, and what an eye-opening experience it has been! Making food for retail sale is so full of rules and regulations!
We are so excited that our first two products are going into stores next week. We’ll be at the Vegan Festival this Saturday in Victoria Square, Adelaide, giving out free samples and hope to see you there.
Please help us to spread the word, and get more and more vegan food out there, so that people can eat in a healthier, more compassionate way and really ‘feed their spirit’!
PS I know you really want to know what the products are! Promise to let you know tomorrow!