Have you ever come across something that made you so excited that you couldn’t wait to tell your friends about it? That’s how I felt when I met Sonia Jabon of Beets & Biscotti and that is why her business is featured today under FAB FINDS!
My daughter and I met Sonia Jabon during a visit to our favorite Williams Sonoma during Westfield’s recent Girls Night Out. Sonia and her friend and future business partner Jodi Benloulou were preparing and serving delicious morsels at the kitchen area within the store. Each treat looked tastier than the next and when we were invited to try them all we quickly obliged. WOW! Not only were these treats pretty but they tasted amazing as well. Imagine our surprise when Sonia shared that every single one of the treats we had just tasted were made from wholesome ingredients and they were all dairy, wheat and gluten free!
We were intrigued. How could these yummy desserts really contain such vitamin rich foods such as beets, carrots, dates and things like flax seed? Sonia explained that she has a passion for promoting healthy lifestyles through real food. She recently became certified with the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. She shared that she believes that by creating delicious treats with real foods we can nourish and heal our bodies, minds and souls. Her signature phrase is, “I can take a food vice and make it naturally nice.”
Sonia and Jodi are a great team who first became friends while residing in Bermuda. Both share a passion for clean eating and fitness and are excited to now be sharing their passion with members of our local community. Their culinary knowledge along with a knack for flavoring foods with healing spices make them a treasure to all of us who are interested in living a healthy “clean” lifestyle.
As we chatted I shared with them that I have a friend who is recovering from major surgery who I knew would appreciate both the taste and health benefits of Beets & Biscotti treats. I was curious if gift baskets were available. Boy, was I thrilled to hear that although they do not yet have a storefront, they were open to creating a healthy, healing gift for me.
About a week later we connected and after discussing my wants and needs Sonia prepared a beautiful bakery box of goodies for me to deliver to my recuperating friend. The treats again were beautifully presented and they tasted as good as they looked. I was so glad I had happened to wander into Williams Sonoma that night. I know for sure that Beets & Biscotti is a business I definitely want to continue to patronize. Presently they are available for workshops and special orders but their future is surely bright!