Wednesday, June 12, 2013

WIAW #28 and BIG News!

Hi Friends!

I know I've been MIA lately but I have good reason.  I have some big news to share with you!  Do you remember how earlier in the year I said that 2013 was going to be my year?  I honestly wasn't sure what direction I was going in but I knew that I would be making some big changes.  However, I couldn't focus my career path and I was getting really depressed that I hadn't pinpointed what I wanted to do with my education from IIN yet.  Now I know why.  You should know that I don't make decisions very easily.  I blame it on being a Libra.  We are very indecisive and all about balance and harmony.  Well, what better way to create harmony then to start a vegan baked goods business and call it Sweet Vegan Thing?

Before I get carried away with business talk, let's have a look at my eats. It's been a while since I've done a WIAW post so I am playing catch-up.  These photos are from Sunday.

On to the food...

Breakfast was at my sister's.  I made us a delicious (if I do say so myself) tofu scramble.  She actually loved it too and she's a carnivore, so that says a lot!

After cleaning my house I had a chocolate-strawberry "shake" and read my VegNews from cover to cover.  I love 'me' time!

I enjoyed lunch on my balcony because it was such a lovely day.  Lunch was a big salad with lots of veggies, homemade dressing and hemp seeds.

I was feeling snacky before dinner so I had some cocktail tomatoes and dijon mustard.  I had about two plates of these with some wine.  So good.  I could eat tomatoes all day!

For dinner I was craving sweet potatoes but I was feeling a bit lazy so I made a simple Sweet Potato salad.  It was so good and really hit the spot.

Dessert was homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Ice Cream.  So easy, so delicious, and actually good for you! Mostly because it doesn't have any dairy or added sugar.

 So, back to my business...
As I was saying, before WIAW rudely interrupted us...  I love baking and I love making things look pretty so I think I was pretty much born to do this.  Ha!  Just kidding.  I know there is more to starting a business than that but, at least it's a start.  I am so excited about this new path in my life.  If you had asked me last month if I wanted to have my own baked goods business I would have shouted "no way!" but recently it has started to make more and more sense to me.  This is EXACTLY what I want to be doing.  I have a lot to learn and a lot of work ahead of me but I'm loving every minute of it and it definitely does not feel like "work".  For example, on Friday my sister-in-law and I are heading over to a cafe downtown to sample their vegan offerings.  And then on Saturday my friend and I are heading over to an all vegan bakery to taste some cupcakes and hopefully learn a thing or two as well.  All in the name of research!  We are also heading to Veggie Fest for the day and I'm looking forward to meeting the vendors and possibly getting my name out there.  Wish me luck!  And if you are in the Hamilton area but are living under a rock haven't heard, VeggieFest is on from 11am - 7pm this Saturday at the Ancaster Fairgrounds.  GO!

And here is just a sample of what Sweet Vegan Thing will be offering:

Death by Chocolate

I made these cupcakes for my sisters birthday party and they were a hit!  I named them Death by Chocolate because they are a chocolate lovers dream!  By the way, no one would guess they're vegan which is the best part.

I am in the process of creating a website but, for now, you can head on over to my facebook page: Sweet Vegan Thing and check it out.  I'll let you know as soon as my website is up and running.

Til next time (I'll try not to be a stranger!)...

Ves xx
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