It’s celebration week this week for Veet’s Vegan Cooking School. On the 19th May 2008 I first started my business. Wow that feels so long ago, much longer than twelve years. It was huge for me to go out on my own and create a business as I had always been in paid employment and came from a family who were in paid employment.
I took the leap and started a home cooked organic meal service, delivering all over the shire up steep and windy roads. The day I cooked was on a Monday and it always seemed to rain on a Monday. I was tested in many ways.
I envisioned on the first week of offering meals maybe two people would order but I actually got thirty six meals ordered. I went into overwhelm. Cut my finger on a can of coconut cream and lay down on the floor saying ‘I can’t do this’ my beloved said get up, you can do it. So I shot back up and continued.
He had to help me deliver taking some meals on his motorbike up to Upper Main Arm and we both arrived home at 6 pm in the dark and he asked what was for dinner. I hadn’t even thought of our own dinner so off he went out and ordered Pizza. I was too exhausted to eat.
As many know my business moved on, after doing home delivered meals for two years I moved into town and started working more on retreats and then on the 17th May 2015 I opened up Veet’s Vegan Cooking School. What an incredible journey it has been even to this year where the school has temporarily closed and now I am back cooking for people and Makrand and I go out and deliver a few meals. He drives me and I sit back and enjoy the scenery after a big day of cooking.
Feeling very blessed to all the people who have been a part of this business. From customers, to people who have worked with me, to Makrand, to 218 people who have come through the 3 day vegan foundation course, to the 24 people who have graduated as vegan chefs and out there cooking epic vegan food for people, to the 8 people who are waiting to become vegan chefs, 3 of them who are half way through, to all the farmers and producers. Wow what a journey – and I am so grateful for this experience.
For people ordering food from me this week, I have a celebration gift (chocolate) for you so don’t forget to put your order in. And for people not local I have this delicious recipe to share with you. A beautiful friend, Navanita, a few weeks back asked for a cup cake recipe and here it is. It’s decadent and well worth the effort and its Gluten free.