I have just sent off our winter 2022 menu to the local printers; something I’ve done more times than I can count over the last five years. This time hits different though. For the first time since we opened in October 2016, the menu is no longer vegan.
I've known Sarah for a long time - we first met when she was studying the same fashion design course as my older sister. I remember thinking she was one of the most fun, energetic people I'd ever met.
More than a decade (and five children) later, Sarah still has the same vivaciousness and zest for life as I remember all those years ago. Instead of fashion, she is channelling that creativity into floral design.
We created this special smoothie during one of the coldest weeks of winter. We'd justreceived some new merchandise from Unicorn Superfoods (we use their dragon fruit powder to add a pretty pink colour to some of our raw desserts instead of food colouring) and were keen to create a drink around theirTropicana superfood blend.
La Dolce Vita - Italian for "the sweet life." Whatever it is Italians call it, I'm into it. Loosely translated to mean a life that is full of pleasure and living to the fullest, to see it in person just head to southern Italy in August.
I remember the ah-ha moment I had when I first read this quote by Robin Sharma. At the time, the idea of creating a vegan eatery had been swirling around in my mind for a while, but it was easier to promise myself that 'one day' I'd do it but right now I didn't have enough money/experience/skills to really go for it.