One of my favorite shows on television as of late is Shark Tank. I don’t know a whole lot about what it takes to build something from the ground up (does this Halloween Fruit Dip count??!) but I do know that I deeply admire and respect those who spend their lives trying to make a business from it. I’m so fascinated by those who have the entrepreneurial spirit, especially the kids who come onto the show. I marvel at those young ones who present their brilliant invention or product (that has already earned them a boatload of money) and their confidence. I find myself watching and wishing that was me as a kid. I wish that I had a vision as an entrepreneur at that age. I wish, I wish, I wish…
Then I realize in that moment that while these kids were brainstorming business plans and marketing their product to reach more hands and earn them more money, I was busy with paint pens in my hand, making personalized gifts for my friends; I was busy making spooky and creepy props for my homemade Haunted House display for Halloween; I was busy designing games for the grandiose carnivals outside of my house (that ended up looking more like shabby cardboard boxes and duct tape balls with signs made from computer paper…but that is besides the point).
- 2 6 oz. So Delicious Greek Style coconut yogurt, vanilla flavored
- 1 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter (or use Sunbutter for nut-free version)
- Mix both ingredients for the dip together until well-blended.
- Serve with Halloween-shaped fruits.
I look at my body of work here on Fork & Beans and see that I am actually doing what I, even as a kid, always wanted and felt created to do: Explore my creativity in all ways, even if it means cutting up fruits into Halloween-inspired shapes and dipping them into a rich coconut yogurt mixed with peanut butter.
This post has been a part of the month-long blogging event, celebrating vegan food called VeganMoFo.