Green Lake’s “Un-Bakery,” Jodee’s Desserts
Whatever you do, don’t let the name fool you.
“My freezer is my oven, that’s what I like to say,” said Jodee Capo, as she sat at a table in her storefront on a rainy Sunday. “We’re an un-bakery.”
Her un-bakery, Jodee’s Desserts, offers a variety of raw, fresh-blended, organic desserts. She sells raw, vegan cheesecakes, raw chocolates and truffles, gluten-free and vegan cookies, fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies, and even savory lunch options like vegan soups, gluten-free sandwiches and fresh breads.
Jodee’s menu has choices for every allergy you can think of: wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and low-glycemic, all made from fresh, quality ingredients. There is no baking involved with any of the products Jodee makes, and she also dehydrates many of her treats at a low temperature, under 118%, which helps lock in enzymes, oxygen and other nutrients.
“Whenever someone new comes in, I always ask them to taste it first,” said Jodee, as she passed me a slice of vegan key lime cheesecake (and no, she wouldn’t tell me what was in it). “There’s so many preconceived notions about words like ‘gluten-free’ or ‘raw.’ I want you to taste the ingredients before you judge.”
In case you were wondering, the cheesecake was fresh and delicious, made with coconut meat, avocado, agave nectar and coconut oil. And to Jodee’s favorite tagline, it had “all the flavor with none of the guilt.”
Her raw inspiration stemmed from childhood and family allergies. Over the years Jodee learned the power of adopting a whole foods diet, and experimenting with healthy cooking alternatives. She went on to study at the Living Light Culinary Institute in Fort Bragg, California and spent several years catering. Three years ago Jodee opened up her shop in Green Lake, and she hasn’t looked back.
Jodee’s is more than an un-bakery. She offers catering and hosts monthly cooking classes, specialty themed dinners and Friday raw pizza nights.
Jodee’s Desserts is located at 7214 Woodlawn Ave., and is open Mondays 11am-6pm, Tuesdays to Saturdays 11am-7pm and Sundays 11am-6pm. For more information, visit www.jodeesdesserts.com or call (206) 525-2900. Follow Jodee on Facebook and Twitter @JodeesDesserts.