We had the good fortune of connecting with Connie Plunkett and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Connie, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind the success of Grounded Sweets is evident in my tag line: “vegan gluten free real food”. My brand is truly unique: nutrient dense scratch baked options which include vegan, gluten free, no refined sugars, or zero added sugar items. My creations are customizable for my personal order customers as well.

Some clients just love delicious sweets, while others require the trifecta of vegan gluten free/grain free AND zero added sugars. To my knowledge, no one else offers such items, as well as personalized orders! My customers trust me to create delectable recipes that maximize health with every bite,

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve never considered myself very “artsy” so this question makes me smile. My baking career focusing on nutrient dense specialty sweets only began after my career as an RN. Healthy baking intrigues me because I don’t do well with regret or guilt, which I’d feel after indulgences.. “Why can’t I have it all?? Why aren’t there healthy delicious sweets out ther??”

So my “art” was born out of serial disappointments and stubborn love of chocolate 🙂

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Tucson offers unending opportunities to be amazed by nature AND swoon over food! We’d hike with my dogs, see flowering cacti, ride bikes on the many paths, drive to a nearby Lake…we’d take a lino ride out to Wilcox for a day of wine tasting..we’d experience scratch chef creations on virtually every corner.. and we’d never EVER miss a sunrise or sunset- best I’ve ever seen!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I dedicate this shout out to my late mom, Betty Thompson, and all her “Betty-isms”(her words of wisdom)!

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Other: See my Instagram for contact details, questions, and ordering 🙂

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