Today we’d like to introduce you to Abbie Huckleby.
Abbie, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When I became an empty nester in 2014, I decided it was time for a serious lifestyle change. I had spent the last 18 years of my life raising my two daughters and when they left for college, I knew it was finally time to focus on me and get my life back!
I joined a weight loss program and started my journey to a healthy whole food diet and living my best life. The program taught me proper portion control, how to combat cravings and healthier ways of cooking my favorite foods. Over a two-year period, I lost 67 pounds and loved the new me!
I joined Vegan Facebook sites and started following and chatting with Vegetarians, Vegans and Alkaline Vegans to gain more knowledge on plant based eating. Once I convinced my husband to come on board, we both started noticing how much better we felt, how much better we slept, how much energy we had and the clarity of thinking and the alert consciousness we had since giving up meat, and not to mention the weight my husband started losing, over 27 pounds!
We decided to go totally plant-based right after Hurricane Harvey. While I was cleaning up after the flood, I cleaned my fridge and pantry of all items that were not plant-based and started over from scratch restocking my kitchen. That was the beginning of our plant-based lifestyle. I don’t like to use the word Vegan, Vegetarian of Alkaline Vegan because I don’t totally follow their regime, we choose to use the word plant based or whole foods. I’m a Facebook fanatic so I started posting about my journey and posting pics of the meals that prepared. A dear friend of mine reached out and asked if I could help her with meal planning since she had given birth to twin boys and had her hands full. I was ecstatic to say the least that someone wanted me to prepare their meals, so I agreed to help her. One thing led to another, she told a friend, that told a friend, that told a friend and before I knew it, I had clients that I was preparing meals for not to mention a fan club on Facebook and from that, Abbie’s Plant Based Cuisine was birth.
Now, I have a large following on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter and I’m elated to say that we own our own small business! I still work full time, I’m afraid. I’m not ready yet to give up my day job, we still have a daughter in college working on her PhD in Chemical Engineering in Florida. But if God says the same, we will start doing Pop Ups around Houston, servicing out of a Food Truck, then eventually opening our very own Restaurant!!! My passion is cooking, and I love doing it, I love creating food that’s both appealing to the eye as well as taste good but meatless. I’m from the south, Mississippi, and grow up with wonderful cooks that know how to cook that deep south, down home southern comfort food. I challenge myself to recreate those dishes that I grew up on without the meat, cheese and dairy products.
I can spend hours, days or weeks in my kitchen and would not be one bit tired or bored. I’m in my haven, my good place, my peaceful place, my sanctuary when I’m in my kitchen. I can cook from sunup to sundown. I have a serving spirit and preparing and serving plant-based cuisine to my clients is a way that feeds my spirit and feeds the bellies of my clients.
Has it been a smooth road?
Still working full time on my day job poses a real challenge since I only get to cook and prepare meals on the weekend which limits my creativity. It also limits the type of meals that I can prepare. I would love to branch out to have a breakfast and lunch menu. Funding of Couse also is challenging as well as the business side of running your own company.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Abbie’s Plant Based Cuisine – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
We are a small company that prepares prepped plant-based meals to clients on a weekly basis that are portion controlled and healthy. Most of our clients are families with busy lives that want healthy meals but don’t have the time to make groceries and prepare the meals themselves. We also have clients that just like the convince of grab and go meals that don’t have to worry about if they are eating the right portion as well as are the meals plant based and healthy.
We are proud of us!!!! We found our passion, we believed in it, walked in faith, put in the work and made it happened!!! We are so very proud that we serve clients that trust us, believe in us and love our food. We are a small family business that prides ourselves in honesty, integrity, trust, deliverability, healthy conscience and certified food preparers. We will never serve anything that we wouldn’t eat ourselves.
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love the diversity of the city, the multifaceted cultures and cuisines that call Houston home. I love the size of the area, at any given time or place you can feel like you have traveled to another city within the city. However, I hate the congestion and traffic at times.
- All meals are $12.50 each. We sale Holiday Platters and Family Meals. We will be introducing our vegan salad dressings and sauces in September.
- Address: Abbie’s Plant Based Cuisine
2434 Tourney Lane
Katy, Texas 77493
- Website: https://www.abbiesplantbasedcuisine.com/
- Phone: 832-600-5413
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/abbiesplantbasedcuisine/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abbiesplantbasedcuisine/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/HucklebyP/with_replies?fbclid=IwAR1rrsaj8jdwJQGgJit9xcrfanLHFcZtoDeQskm9YgettyZIe1FNOxnHqHQ
- Yelp: https://biz.yelp.com/home/dTZEPBzRSZN7ZrmDc8En_A
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