Tell us about what your passion project is and why you do it?
Wild Flour is a vegan bakery I started out of a desire to create delicious vegan treats for both vegan and non vegans. I’ve always had a special place in my heart for animals and as of this year stopped using any animals products when I bake. However, as someone who loves the communal aspect of enjoying food with others it can be a challenge finding good vegan alternatives. Creating my own vegan desserts has given me the ability to make something that I believe can be enjoyed by anyone while allowing me to do something I love.
Give us an idea of how WildFlour came about.
After being a vegetarian for several years I decided to take the next step and go vegan. I’ve always had a strong love for animals and felt personally convicted to choose this lifestyle for myself. Even though I was excited for this change I was afraid I wouldn't be able to enjoy some of my favorite foods anymore. Because of where I live a lot of the vegan options didn't live up to my expectations and so I decided to take on the challenge myself. Through trial and error I was able to come up with something that I thought not only lived up to traditional desserts but tasted better to me without having to use animal products. Soon after I started making cakes for fun for family and friends and it didn't take long before people started asking me for orders.
What is the earliest memory you have that you can attribute to developing a