Angel Planet Foods
I always think of my children as my angels. When my oldest daughter Nicolette came to me at 10-years-old with her teary eyes filled with sadness and told me that she no longer wanted to eat meat because of her love of animals and fear for the future I first thought it was ridiculous. Yet, as a parent, I had to adapt my cooking to make vegetarian and vegan meals at home. As she got older, her younger sister Adia, and their cousin Niu Niu expanded their educational pursuits into concerns for the environment and the sustainability of our planet. Their persistence convinced me to look into it. And their concerns became my concern. If we don't do something about it, they may not have a livable planet and it is real! I have become very familiar with the available plant-based food options as I make meals for my family, however, the choices are limited if I didn't have time to make dinner myself. Our family lived in China for four years, we were fortunate enough to travel throughout Asia, and we found it easier to eat more plant-based meals when we were in Asia because Asian cuisines are rich in flavors, fresh and healthy in ingredients. If you want to eat well without meat it can be done!
I didn’t start thinking about launching a food business until I went to Archana’s house for dinner. The food was so delicious that I could not stop eating at her house. Everything tasted just perfect! I began to think that we must offer these types of cuisines to people who want to reduce meat consumption with a goal to help save the planet for our children and grandchildren, the angels of our lives.
It was finally during the pandemic that I had the time to work with Archana and the Rutgers Food Innovation Center to bring our first two products to the market in the Fall of 2020. Through our survey, I was so pleased to hear our customers say exactly how I felt about Archana's food, “It was just perfect”!
Now you can purchase the products on our website and at select farmer's markets. When you try our products, we hope you will find that our divinely tasty vegetarian and plant-based dinner products made with all-natural ingredients will give you a rich Asian culinary experience, and we hope that you will not miss meat again.
We are just getting started and still lots to improve. There are two more delicious dishes coming to the market very soon, stay tuned. If you have tried our products, please don't forget to fill out a survey for us, it will help us improve our products! You can find our survey on the Find Us page and you can also email us directly. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @angelplanetfoods