It is definitely no secret now that my Hubby and I plan to open our own vegan cafe here in Michigan. We are working hard on it everyday it seems like. In theory it doesn't seem so hard or involved - people open restaurants and other food businesses everyday. But do they do it well? Do they open simply because they like to eat? Or because they see themselves as good cooks? It definitely takes more than that to open a food establishment! I have known since I was a teenager that I wanted to open up my own place. It has certainly evolved over the years in regards to the theme. I didn't always want to open up something vegan. But I definitely know what I want now and have been working so hard over the last 10+ years to build experience and make it happen.
I test recipes pretty much everyday. Some days that means baking and decorating like 6 whole cakes, 10 different kinds of cookies, 5 different sandwiches, etc. Some days that means only testing a smoothie or soup recipe. Some are very involved, some are pretty simple and straightforward. This is a recipe I tested recently. As simple as it may look, it took quite a bit of time because each component was homemade. And it was very tasty. Hubbs and I had our own critiques, but both thought it was a great idea and definitely warranted further testing. After I finish this post, it's time to work on the business some more. Phew! A lot of work, but it is going to be so worth it once we are open! Can't wait!!
|Crazy delicious! And awesomely messy!|
On a fresh baked vegan biscuit.
|Fresh Baked Biscuit - it ended up being a bit too big for the sandwich.|
|Biscuit cut in half - it looks so fresh!|
And a juicy sliced tomato.
|Tofu Egg cooking.|
|Almost done - just needs the sauce! So pretty!|
Hope you enjoyed the pics of the tasty sandwich!