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About this project

When is the last time you heard someone raving about amazing and affordable raw vegan gluten free snacks?  Through years of trial and error I worked to create great tasting alternatives to mainstream snacks, and foods, in my four restaurants.  You are invited to help me make these available on a larger scale. 

Raw Secret Garden is preparing to expand production of five delicious raw, organic, vegan, gluten and diary free snacks to bring them to a larger audience.  These Karma free treats are loved by all that  taste them! 

Macaroon Love!

Fresh Kale Chips!

Once we have expanded production we will be able to produce Macaroons, Kale Chips, Brussels Sprout Chips, raw granola and raw cookies on a large scale!

Some Press coverage we’ve had in the past:

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My Project

I hope you can help!

Increasing my ability to produce is the name of the game.  The primary goal is to acquire enough dehydrators, or a single commercial scale machine, to handle the increased volume we are scaling up to.  These machines are expensive and I need help!

I am also running into additional expenses such as website development, e-commerce integration, packaging and labels.

Your help will lead to the production, and distribution, of whole food snacks made largely from locally grown raw ingredients.  These snacks are begging for a larger audience and you can help make that happen by getting involved now.  Thanks for sharing this vision!

Everyone loves satisfying snacks, but guilt-free snacks are not always easy to find. In my native Poland I had limited access to many things most people take for granted in the West. However, I always had access to fresh produce and unprocessed foods. After extensive experience in the restaurant and personal chef industry she is ready to expand production of raw organic products that people love. Turn her passion for preparing raw organic food into a reality the world can enjoy outside her kitchen! 

                                       Angie's full interview


Hi my name is Angie (Agnieszka) Spuzak and I am a Vegan raw personal chef.  It is my dream to bring the line of tasty organic, raw and vegan foods that I have developed over the years in my four restaurants.  My two favorites being Cool Beans Café, the first Organic Coffee shop,  breakfast and lunch spot in Waynesville NC, and D’Lish Very Vegetarian which was an extremely popular raw organic and vegan restaurant in Sedona, AZ.

When I was little, I quickly earned the esteemed title of “Little Taster” by the other chef’s in my family.  They encouraged me which helped me gain confidence in my natural ability in combining herbs, spices and other ingredients.  Before any training, I was helping create meals with flavors even the other chef’s in my family were appreciating!  More importantly, some of my most cherished memories are of picking mushrooms and preparing big feasts with my family.  This ritual of food gathering and preparing big meals led to a deep sense of family connection and appreciation.

D'lish customers loved the variety of organic karma free food that I was creating fresh daily.  With your help I am hoping to bring much larger quantities of the highest quality, and best tasting, raw food to the people. 

WHERE I AM
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I am a personal chef.  I regularly cook for individuals, couples, families and small parties.  People love my food.  I can't complain about that!  I've been making and selling these products for a long time.  However, its time to bring these real food snacks to a larger audience.  I am finally ready to step up production of my carefully crafted organic vegan and raw treats!  With your help we can bring the amazing grace and vibrant energy of raw food to a far greater circle.

WHERE I WILL BE
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Through D'LIsh I have developed, and sold, many organic, raw and vegan products.  With a successful KickStarter campaign we will be able to purchase a commercial scale dehydrator which will allow us to start producing real quantity with high quality!  This will initially allow us to introduce 3-5 products into the market on a larger scale.  The increased production of Kale chips, Brussel sprout chips, raw granola, maca/raw cookies, & raw crackers is the goal.  It will also allow me to complete development of my website, e commerce integration, and labels.

Forget about Pringles and get addicted to Kale Chips!  I am currently designing the Raw Secret Garden logo.  This will be the image that people see on our fully developed website, on our packaging, labels and emails. 

If you want to help me reach my goal, please consider registering on my site, and then SHARING with your friends!

CLICK HERE TO SHARE

The secret to delivering raw treats that also have a shelf life is to use a dehydrator.  This leaves the nutrients and enzymes intact and does not add toxic calorie rich oils to the process.  The result is a rich flavor filled snack that satisfies your cravings while giving your body what it needs rather than the other way around. 

Cooking largely destroys large amounts of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals.  Enzymes are tremendously important in the bodies assimilation of those nutrients, and they are also destroyed by the cooking process.  The lack of nutrients and enzymes just makes maintaining vibrant health that much more difficult.  Raw Secret Garden's mission is to give people access to fresh organic raw and vegan snacks. 

Here are the first five foods I plan to include in my product line:

Zesty Kale Chips
Collard Green Chips
Raw Granola
Raw Coconut Macaroons
Raw cookies

They are all gluten, soy, corn and sugar free. There will be nut and yeast free options.  They contain no dairy or preservatives.  There are no processed components, no animal ingredients or byproducts and they generally are very low fat.  They are full of pure living vibrant life force! I will be using only pure organic and locally grown ingredients as much as possible. I believe in supporting local farmers!

What your money will create:

A new commercial scale dehydrator is the key to our operation.  I simply have to be able to prepare my food in larger quantities.  The amount requested will just barely cover this expense.  Additional funds will go toward covering website development, advertising, new labels and packaging. 

Why you should support my KickStarter Project:

My project, my passion for food, will quite simply put my skills toward bringing amazing cruelty-free, organic raw food to a whole lot of people who need alternatives like this!  I have spent my life dancing with food and you will be helping me to pour this creativity into the world for those who want it.  

Hard work: Sometimes it is hard to focus your hard work on the gifts you have to give the world rather than just taking care of basics.  I have always found a way to keep my energy focused on what matters in the world and my KickStarter project is an expression of this.

By supporting me, and my vision, you are supporting the dream.  The dream is a planet full of people who have found their calling and who have the ability to make a living by supporting a better future for everyone through their hard work.  I am an energetic worker who is willing to do what it takes to make the world a better place.  My vegan raw and organic products are a direct expression of this fact.  

I want to make raw food products more affordable for everyone! 

I want to make these amazing snacks available to you!  That is possibly reason enough!  

REMEMBER KICKSTARTER IS ALL OR NOTHING, SO PLEASE BACK ME UP TODAY!

You would be surprised at how much energy a few kale chips will give your dogs!

Thanks for your support!  Lets bring these world changing products to everyone together!  

I WILL BE DONATING a percentage of profits to AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD RESCUE foundations.

Please visit my website www.angiessecretgarden.com.  Hitting the SHARE button at the bottom of the page could mean the difference between my getting funded or not!  KickStarter is ALL OR NOTHING so please consider sharing if you like our cause!  You can also click on the Links tab for more information about D’lish and me in general! 

My Raw Foods Website is here:  RawSecretGarden.com  Please sign up for updates, our newsletter and some free recipes on my blog!

Like my page on Facebook - RawSecretGarden

Follow me on Twitter at: @RawSecretGarden

Risks and challenges

Finalizing marketing materials, packaging, dealing with unexpected expenses and most importantly keeping up with the production demands will be high on our list of importance. I have had experience on all these fronts through my three restaurants. My experience on this front has already proven invaluable. Also, I am tenacious and I will see this through with a real passion.

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    Happy Vegan Thank You on my website!

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    Your choice of bumper sticker:
    "The attitude of gratitude" by D'lish - 180 left
    "When you give love you become love" by Sevan Apollo Poetry - 100 left
    "Vegans rocks"- 150 left
    "Peace rocks" - 145 left
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    Kale Chip Snacker: One amazing bag of scrumptious Kale Chips and bag of salad sprinkle! You will love this healthy low fat alternative to potato chips. 100% raw chips. Shipping not included.

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    Raw Granola Breakfast and Kale Chip Snacker: One bag of the best raw granola you have ever tasted and a great snack of raw Kale Chips for later in the day. This light granola is sugar and gluten free. Try this healthy combination for an energy full day. Shipping not included.

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    At this pledge level you are entering raw dessert territory! Start your day with Raw Granola, then have a midday snack of Kale Chips and after dinner enjoy two of my famous raw Maca Cookies. I suggest sharing with your loved one as Maca is an amazing aphrodisiac! Shipping not included.

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    At this pledge level your raw snacks and raw desserts might become addicting. Be careful! Raw granola, bag of kale chips, bag of raw macaroons, and macs cookies will make your day seem magical! You will become addicted to the healthiest snacks in existence and you won't regret it. Shipping not included.

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    You are entering the pure raw indulgence level. If you haven't tried it, you won't believe the flavor of my raw chocolate cream (non dairy) pie accompanied by a half dozen raw macaroons. Not only made with truly healthy raw chocolate. Raw chocolate, as opposed to over processed and cooked chocolates, are an amazing source of antioxidants! Raw chocolate pie made with love. Shipping not included.

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    Over the top raw perfection level. You will really want my raw recipes after experiencing the flavors of this divine assortment. Raw coconut cream pie, and a basket of kale, raw granola, raw maca cookies, and a surprise or two. Shipping not included.

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    For locals: Personal Chef services provided by me - 4 course dinner for 6 people.

    For non-locals: a basket full of variety of my products: kale chips, crackers,macaroons, granola, maca cookies, and a dessert created especially for you!

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    Personal Chef Services Raw Food and Vegan Chef cooking classes provided by me - in person, prepared video or Skype delivered. Bed and Breakfast with the breakfast,lunch and dinner prepared by me! Also, food prep training and by request. All of this by a beautiful creek on my property for a two day weekend. Subject to approval.

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    Personal Chef Services Raw Food and Vegan Chef cooking classes provided by me - personal, prepared video or Skype. Bed and Breakfast with the breakfast,lunch and dinner prepared by me! Also, food prep training by request. All of this by a beautiful creek on my property for a three day weekend. Subject to approval.

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