Aloha, we are the rons and we are the owners of La Kai Veganry.
Luke: Light giving
Dylan: Son of the wave/sea or born from the ocean
Hawaii has a special place in our hearts. (a story for another day)
Now back to our story...
We meaning me, Theresa, who has always loved baking, started to bake vegan for our firstborn son, Dylan James. When Dylan was only 3 months old, we found out he was allergic to eggs. He had such bad skin issues, we sought out answers from our pediatrician, allergist and a dermatologist.
To make matters worse at 7 months, we found out he was also allergic to milk and peanuts. I'm not sure what was worse...me not being able to eat anything with eggs, milk, peanuts or having to toss our stash of frozen breast milk from the freezer. (Trust me: it was a lot!) It was very depressing. I cried over spilled breast milk after pumping. Just imagine how I was after this.
Fast forward now,
Dylan is now allergic to much more including several Tree Nuts. I feel like every time we go to the allergist list keeps getting longer. Unfortunately, he so allergic to at least half of his food allergies that we have to carry around an epi-pen.
2.5 years later, I have become a darn good vegan baker and we just want to share our goodies with food allergy families while catering to their allergies and as well as the vegan community.
We hope you take a chance on us.
Michael, Theresa, Dylan James & Luke Greyson