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The Latest & Greatest from Move That Dough Baking Co

vegan desserts from Move That Dough Baking CoWe’ve been busy around Move That Dough Baking Co! Here are a few updates from Kacie…

Franny Lu the Food Truck has been getting some pretty serious work done the last couple of weeks.  When we got to the flooring, Rick was quick about getting the old boards out and  what we found under that?  Needed some real love.

Today I am so grateful for the skilled mind and hands of Midnight of Iron Giant Fabrication.  (Find him on Instagram – @themidnightace ). Midnight has been such an encouragement to me.  Not only has he honestly assessed the issues, he has been alongside to help narrow down options and has also helped me start a priority list for the bare minimums of getting this girl up and going.  He has built a load-bearing subfloor frame which he then has been welding onto the pre-existing frame.

She drives better already, feels stronger… and he’s not even done!

I am searching and researching for the right generator for Franny, as well as our fresh and grey water tanks and a filtration system, while trying to also catch up with the paperwork side of things.  Balance!

We have three solar panels that I hope to be able to incorporate into the power supply for our truck, and I am also aiming to make connections to receive more education about that, too!

Pop-Up News – Come out and see us!

This week, Move That Dough Baking Co will have donuts available at the c3 lab.  They’ll have Behailu Academy students showing their work and performing for a couple hours. They will also have beer and a photography exhibit running from 7pm to 10pm on Friday the 29th! We’ll have donuts there starting around 7pm and will hang out throughout the eve while they last. Come support local art and artists and do something fun this Friday!

June’s Vegan Brunch Recap + Self Love

June Vegan Brunch with Move That Dough Baking CoThis past week we had a really fun vegan brunch with Krystal and Jenny featuring Chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra!

Kacie made a lot of hootie hoos (our version of a ho ho, but vegan and not bad for ya), waffles on waffles, donuts and coffee! Shawn made a delicious spread of savory options including grits and veggies with a tofu scramble!

After the vegan brunch event, it was time to take care of the other side of self for Kacie… and waterfalls it was, which she found with a quick jaunt to the mountains.

Mental health and protecting your own well-being is so important.  Mental health is directly related to physical health, and the food we put into our bodies also impacts both.  Find some time this week to find rest and joy in the ways that are most natural to you.  You know those things you loved and that captivated you when you were 6 and still at 16 and now at 26 or 36 or 86?  Do that.  Sleep in for a minute.  Let the dishes sit.  Be where you are and find strength in gratitude for that place, and who you’re there with.

Photo: Chef Shawn Harrison’s Instagram
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Updates from Move That Dough – Our Food Truck, Girls Rock Charlotte & Pop Ups

move that doughMove That Dough has been taking it easy blog-wise these past two weeks, and we’ve been mostly working on limited special orders and maintaining our goods over at Central Coffee on weekends. Why? We’ve been focusing our energy on the truck so we can have a home space, finally.

Franny the Food Truck has officially been dropped off to the trusted and skilled hands of Southside Rides Foundation. Dave founded Southside after his life changed through technical college and applying his love for mechanics. Southside aims to show that every person is capable of being a contributing member of society, they teach skills and provide mentorship along the way. We are happy to represent Southside in Charlotte with hopes that their Charlotte location will come to be!

Kacie can’t stop daydreaming about the next steps for Franny and reflecting with gratitude every day for the friends who have stood by her for the journey thus far. Through the extremes of building a business that personifies a lot of your heart and intention through a very strange route, the joys and the terrifying moments, the laughs, tears and miles driven. “I am blessed,” says Kacie.

Girls Rock Charlotte Update
The Move That Dough team raised over $300 in donut donations for Girls Rock Charlotte, in addition to those of you who gave online. (Thank you! We see you!) The goal was $5,000, and we’ll tell you what – these girls are loved, and that goal has been met!

Our Next Event
We have a popup on June 18th from 11:30am to 2:00pm at Broken Spoke with Chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra. Plan on having some coffee, donuts, waffles and more!

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Our First Charlotte VegFest Experience

Charlotte VegFest Vegan Donuts by Move That Dough Baking CoCharlotte VegFest. Wow! What a ride.

Kacie woke up to a house with no power, due to a rain storm, and about one thousand donuts to transfer to the event. By the grace and help and manpower of the Move That Dough team that day, we did it, though.

We set up a fan, plugged in to some power, and got to icing every type of donut we could, as fast as we could. When the five-minute warning happened, we felt good. We felt organized. We had some of each kind ready and waiting for the VegFest crowd

Well…that crowd was ready and waiting, too! I looked up to see a line of faces, and I couldn’t wait to serve every single one with something we prepared…or at least try to!

We had a great variety of our vegan donuts: fresh apple cinnamon, coffee cake, peanut butter chocolate, triple blueberry, and fresh strawberry, as well as double fudge and coco(nut) – which I love. We also had little hooty hoo cupcakes and barbecue jackfruit-filled ballers (bbq courtesy of chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra).

We can only imagine what our next experience will be like, with all the learning of this event under our belt.

We were so, so astounded by the whole team who put on Charlotte VegFest. And we couldn’t even BEGIN to describe how excited we were by our fellow vendors! A few of our special shout outs to our fellow vendors go to: Dreamy Leaf for their gluten-free, refined oil-free deliciousness;  he Masa Casa for their life-saving tamales; Nourish on winning the mac and cheez competition; and to Greener Supply Co for providing compostables.

If you came out to see the Move That Dough Baking Co team at Charlotte VegFest, THANK YOU for your support! If not, no worries! Plan on coming out next year. And if you want to help make next year’s event  even better, you can donate to support the VegFest at (write “CLT VegFest” in the dedication line) or fill out the feedback survey.

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Charlotte VegFest 2016 and Franny Lu the Food Truck

franny lu food truck mechanic rick the mechanic

Rick the Mechanic with the record Phil and Kacie got him for his birthday. His old favorite- a
Jimmy Hendrix. He had a huge record collection once that was stolen from him. He almost cried 😉

First things first… We need to let you know that Charlotte VegFest is this Saturday at the Grady Cole Center! We will be there starting at 11am with donuts, coffee, and more treats (like future menu items) representing Move That Dough Baking Co. Come see us before we run out of goodies! (FYI – Due to anticipated volume, we won’t be selling donuts by the dozen at this event. We will be selling singles and 3-packs only.) Personally, we can’t wait to hang with friends like Maya and Emre of Dreamy Leaf, Shaun of  Vegan Appeal, vegan chef Shawn Harrison of Tephra, and Brian Williams of Terra Flora!

Now for the real “meet” of this post… Franny Lu!

Franny Lu is our food truck. She’s named after Move That Dough’s founder Kacie Smagcaz’s Grandma Fran. Fran is the lady that really took Kacie under her wing and taught her to bake from the time she was a little girl. Kacie couldn’t think of a better way to honor such an important figure in her life than with this awesome next move in the growth of Move That Dough Baking Co!

We’re just getting started with Franny Lu’s conversion from vintage RV to modern food truck…and there’s a lot of work to be done. Our friend Rick the Mechanic recently had a birthday which he spent diligently working on the interior of Franny Lu, working on some wiring, and checking out the generator.  He truly is a wonderful friend to have!

Next up? We are looking over paint options and vinyl wrap options and making calls about what Franny will be looking like in the near future!

Stay tuned…and make plans to come out and meet Franny when we get her on the road!

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Brunch Babes – A Vegan Brunch Recap

vegan brunch at the broken spoke with move that dough baking coYears ago on Sundays, I would host brunch at my home for friends. Sometimes instruments would come out, and there was a lot of light and laughter.

Brunch is my favorite thing to cook – not to eat, but to cook.  As a baker, it’s something that translates for me.  Making lighter baked goods, sweet but not TOO sweet to start your day with.

And balancing savory and sweet needs for a whole meal?  That’s where Chef Shawn Harrison came in this past round of Vegan Brunch, so graciously hosted by our friends at The Broken Spoke again!

So many familiar faces stopped by at the Vegan Brunch event, and so many new friends were made over vegan waffles with an array of toppings (including house-made walnut streusel, organic maple, fresh berries, blackberry lime compote, almond butter and more!)

We had SO many donuts that we didn’t expect to sell out, but that crowd came hungry and ready to have a beautiful Saturday together. (Did we mention our vegan donuts are awesome?)

Chef Shawn created a DELICIOUS bowl of grits and veggies alongside deliciously balanced chai banana cast-iron skillet bread!  I was in awe.

Pour-over coffee was ready and waiting thanks to Jenny of Middleman Extracts/Most tenured barista over at Central Coffee Co, who also sponsored our coffee beans!  Jenny chose an organic Peru from Joe Van Gogh and it paired perfectly with every single thing we offered that day.

I can’t remember a single face that wasn’t smiling that day and I am SO grateful for an amazing Vegan Brunch event.

Thanks to Shawn, Axu, Jenny, Phil for repping MTD with me this week!

This upcoming week, catch us Friday night at Aerial CLT for their Spring Showcase! If you’ve thought about trying out aerial clt, come see this and get some vegan goodies!

And Saturday, find us at the Art Hole. We will be there from 10am until we sell out or mid-afternoon. The event goes from 10am to 5pm, so come see amazing art, get some treats and drinks!

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Vegan Donuts Rule the World!

vegan donutsDonuts and pastries are a “thing” for a lot of families and people.  It was a thing in my family, for sure. My dad is the king of donuts…very specific old donuts from Pettits Pastry back in Omaha. Our basement fridge was the guardian of this GIANT box of 50+ donuts of all kinds.  My brother and I would strategically choose the cream filled long johns first and then the chocolate glazed ones, then the French donuts and old fashioned donuts, a few frosted ones too, avoiding the Bavarian cream and the slightly-too-old day olds.

But vegan donuts?  To us, this just means more donuts for more people.  Less use of animals = less negative impact on your body and also the earth. What’s not to love?

We don’t use eggs, because of cholesterol.  And every egg in a donut recipe is a chicken you’re eating and not knowing about…just for a donut.  That just ain’t necessary, y’all.

We don’t use butter, again because of cholesterol, world health, and your health.

We use flax because of its fiber!

We use coconut oil and alternate oils that are better for your body.

We use unrefined and organic flour and sugar so no sweat on worrying about that.  We offer donuts made without gluten too!

So the donut thing can still be an ok thing for you, your body, your fam, and your world.

Ready to chow down on some vegan donuts yourself? Join us at Broken Spoke this Saturday, April 30th,  for donuts and waffles and pour over coffee service from 11am to 3pm!  (Coffee beans sponsored thru our fam at central coffee!) Eat up!

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Two Chances to See Move That Dough on April 16

vegan desserts from Move That Dough Baking CoIf you’re looking for something to do this weekend, and meeting the Move That Dough Baking Co team has made the short list of possibilities, you’ll have two chances to do just that on Saturday, April 16th!

The first chance will be at the Lupus Walk at the King’s Green at Central Piedmont Community (1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204). Check in starts at 3:00pm, and the walk starts at 5:00pm. We’ll be there with our family from Central Coffee. (They’re donating cold brew.) We’ll have vegan desserts like black bean flourless brownies, krisp rice treats, and a variety of donuts like our blueberry lemon and chocolate peanut butter!

If that’s not your jam, come out to the Art Show & Market at Pint Central, located at 1226 Central Avenue. Peruse some amazing art – maybe even buy some – while drinking some awesome beer and chowing down on a variety of our delicious vegan desserts. The event starts at 8pm.

Hope we’ll see you at one or both events this Saturday!

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AERIAL CLT Features Move That Dough Baking Co on Friday April 15

black bean brownies from Move That Dough Baking Co Featured @ AERIAL CLTWhen I was working those sweet, painful, precious and important and hard and confusing early morning hours at my beloved home base of Central Coffee Co., I started noticing these super babes…

Their colorful outfits and hair and their strong muscle structures and vibrant smiles…

The looked positive and the looked like they FELT positive. It made me want to know more about them.

If this isn’t exactly the type of “marketing” that works…it’s not even marketing.  They live their craft, passion, niche, careers in such a way that they represent it well from the start.

These are the women whom I have now come to know as the crew over at Aerial CLT.

They are doing an amazing thing this Friday starting at 6:30 and have asked us to come have some treats available!

As AERIAL CLT features Move That Dough Baking Co, we are going to whip up some of our FLOURLESS black bean brownies – yes! Packed with protein, minimal sugar, as just pure maple is used to sweeten…with flax instead of eggs, you’re not only getting NO CHOLESTEROL, but you’re getting tons of fiber…which your body DOES need!

We will also have a variety of our vegan donuts and some fun baked goods that we dream up throughout the week….come with your sweet tooth ready!

We have asked Maya at Dreamy Leaf to come share some of her amazing Granola Cup Tarts and healthy, vegan parfaits, too!  She uses NO OIL, they are made without any gluten-I’ve tried her pecan pie tart, her mocha parfait, tons of fresh berries to put on top for some naturally occurring sugar?  Yes, please!

Read more details below, with a list of vendors, details on the complimentary BEER AND WINE…and what all of this is REALLY aiming to tell you about… Turning Point NC

From the women of Arial CLT <3

“Turning Point exists to end domestic abuse, sexual assault, and child abuse through safe shelter, advocacy, prevention, and social change. We are honored to adopt Turning Point as our Spring Charity and hope you will join us in embracing them with love and support.

Please join us for our kick-off party. We will have some amazing vendors for you, treats, and a raffle! Beer and wine is on us. All donations go to Turning Point.”

The Masa Casa
Lenny Boy Brewing Co.
Move That Dough Baking Co.
Claires’ Healing Touch
Little Sey Salt Cures

PRICE OF ADMISSION: just bring 1 item to donate!
Items Needed:
house cleaning supplies
diapers & other baby supplies
non-perishable food
kitchen ware
clothes (for children and adults)
career clothes (turning point helps women with job placement to grow self sufficient)

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Meet Move That Dough Baking Co @ Legion Brewing on April 13th

Move that Dough Baking Co @ Legion BrewingMeet Move that Dough Baking Co @ Legion Brewing! Here are the deets:

Who: Move That Dough Baking Co. and Chef Cat of Terra Flora Fine Plant Foods are inviting you to SCREAM..for a dang break!  With or without the kids, come have some ice cream, beer, and baked goods!

What: Legion Brewing Company and their brewing masters are KILLING THE GAME with their fun menu.  You can get beer dressed in syrups! Liz Lemon might be one of my favorites…but really?  With offerings like theirs, I haven’t tried a beer there that I haven’t loved.  You can get beer flights, you can pair said beers with some fine, plant-based artisan ice cream…ice cream sandwiches for the combo worlds of Brian and Kacie, and even more treats to keep you sober as you drink on up.

Menu so far?  Well, Chef Cat has some amazing flavors in the works for ice cream- lavender lemon, dark chocolate cherry, mango Thai basil…Move That Dough is creating the bases for cookies for ice cream sandwiches, lavender lemon BARS, a fruit crisp with a streusel that tastes as good as it is good for you – with walnuts and organic cinnamon?  Sure, you can put it on your icecream!  A few donut varieties will be available and Chef Cat also has ice cream available to take home.

When: Wednesday, April 13th, 6-8 pm

Where: Legion Brewing Company

Why? ‘Cause, girl, you’re worth it.  You deserve it. The way you work it. Come have a break. You know you want to meet the team of Move That Dough Baking Co @ Legion Brewing!

Okay…dudes too.

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