Hey Look, It's Working!

Hey Look, It's Working!

Turns out...people like Cajun vegan food!

What I've learned about being a Vegan Restaurant Owner

Most of the lessons have been surprising.  One of the craziest things...  how ruthless my fellow vegans can be sometimes.  I knew I'd get backlash from meat eaters in Louisiana, but dang.  I've been slammed for being white, for using disposable plates and cutlery (even though they're recyclable and/or compostable), for not serving beignets (yet), for not having enough gluten-free options, for using salt, for having a YouTube channel where I'm on camera being drunk...all from my fellow vegans!  WHAT DA HELL?!  I'm doing my best to start-up a restaurant, and it's not perfect.  I change things every day, but good lord--give me a break!  I'm doing the best I can.

I'm on a mission here, and it's not to please stuck-up vegans or to argue with hard-headed, angry bacon-lovers.  It's to reduce the number of animals being eaten, to change the meat-centered focus of traditional Cajun culture, and to provide flavorful, filling, plant-based cuisine to anyone who wants it!  Every time a skeptical omnivore comes in and ends up raving about the food, that mission is being fulfilled. 

In other news, business is great!  The Cajun Vegan Cookbook is on back order already, we can't keep jambalaya mix in stock, and I keep having to add more staff.  I feel so fortunate to already have a customer base that wants us to succeed! Thank you for backing me on this mission!  Your support is priceless.  

Krim  

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Cuban Vegan

Cuban Vegan

Caro got her restaurant start in an abrupt way, but she powered through and now runs the only vegan Cuban restaurant in the world!

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Casseroles are a southern staple, and this green bean concoction is only as good as the ingredients you put in.  Don't even think about using canned green beans!  The voodoo priestesses will haunt...

Savory Mushroom Gravy

Savory Mushroom Gravy

This version is creamy, chunky, and savory. Use it to top all of your Thanksgiving favorites!  Tofurky, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, stuffing...you name it.  I actually prefer this one over the animal-based gravies that I... 

Ghost of Turkeys Past

Ghost of Turkeys Past

I KNOW it's November, but I love Halloween so let's relive it.  Just for a minute.  Boycott your family's Thanksgiving murder rituals with this creepy Voodoo Doll Costume!  Just tell mom and dad that you're the Ghost of Turkeys Past.  Seriously though, isn't Thanksgiving ...

Come See, Sha!

Come See, Sha!

Blackened Cajun Tempeh with Hushpuppy Dipping Sauce.

In case you're wondering..."Sha" is a Cajun French term of endearment (also spelled "cher," but still pronounced like "Shaaaaaaaah").  So if I'm calling you "Sha," ...