Hey it’s Alana and Felipe, we are the creators behind Caju Love. We are both first generation immigrants from Brazil and Colombia raised on the east coast of the United States. 5 years ago, we moved to Oahu, Hawaii and now spend a lot of time outside connecting with nature. Living out here has made us very mindful of our connection between humans, land and food which has lead us to embrace more of a conscious eating and living lifestyle.
Being plant-based, we’ve always loved all the meatless alternatives — and we’ve probably tried almost all of them! But what lead us to the creation of our product was getting creative in the kitchen with whole food ingredients, which lead us to stumbled upon what we share with you today – cashew fruit meat.
How Cajú Love started was actually very serendipitous — A lot of random synchronicities brought it to life.
Basically, one night, we had family over and were trying to make a traditional Brazilian dish – (casquinha de siri) , that usually requires seafood as the base. We weren’t sure what to use and that’s when we ran into the idea of using cashew meat.