I consider myself a lucky girl to have a professional chef, Tina Martini, aka The Medicine Chef and The Tofu Guru, as a regular contributor on Checkit! with Leigh. I love to cook but I’m a far cry from professional status, so I’ve learned lots from the tips and tricks Tina is sharing with all of us. It’s through Chef Martini that I came to know about Coconut Bliss, and their delicious vegan delight.
Luna & Larry, the founders and creators of Coconut Bliss, sought to find an “ice cream” they could eat that, unlike other non-dairy frozen treats, would not make them feel bad and dissatisfied after. In 2004 they paid $1.50 for an ice cream freezer from a Goodwill Store and started experimenting with non-dairy recipes. Their best stuff was made from coconut milk sweetened with Agave and they hosted tasting parties in their home for friends and neighbors, using the feedback to tweak the original Coconut Bliss to perfection. As they created more flavors like Salted Caramel and Chocolate, Naked Coconut and Cherry Amaretto (YUM!!), the word spread and soon they were approached by two local shop owners, who asked if Luna & Larry could produce enough of this new “ice cream” to sell in their stores. Fast forward ten years and today Coconut Bliss is a thriving brand, growing by leaps and bounds in the USA and Canada and still made to the same exacting standards with all natural, sustainable ingredients.
Like the other incredible people I’ve featured on LeighCrews.com, Luna & Larry had a dream. Through careful planning, trusting their gut (literally!) that they knew a good thing when they tasted it and by trusting the feedback of loving friends, they were able to give their dream its wings to fly. What is your dream? How are you making it happen? Remember the steps?
- Make a plan.
- Act on the plan.
- Learn from your actions and make corrections to your course.
- Repeat, repeat, repeat.
Your dream will probably look a little different in flight than your first envisioning. It may take longer to leave the nest than you thought. That’s alright. At the end of the day, it’s the persistent person who sees their dreams take wing.
Visit CoconutBliss.com to learn more of the Coconut Bliss story and Luna & Larry’s vision for healthy, sustainable, fair trade sourced and, above all, delicious, non-dairy ice cream.
Checkit! Do not miss Chef Tina’s Not-So_Sinful Shake recipe, showcasing Coconut Bliss. Let it inspire you.