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Welcome to a world of fantastic culinary experiences.


“Whatever it is you are searching for, I hope you can eat it.” -Jessica Tijerina 

Thank you for taking this journey with me while I explore my own culinary adventures; past, present and future through teaching, reading, tasting and traveling. 

A little about me…(click link)

I launched a spice line in June of 2020. Crazy right?! Nah, it was time to shake things up a bit.

I knew that I wanted to provide a product for people who wanted to explore their talents in the kitchen. 

I knew that I wanted to share my experiences about food from around the world.

As a culinary educator I teach students how to create spice blends for different cuisines.

I teach my students how to “salt to taste”.

I have developed several spice blends over the years and they are all SALT FREE. What you get in each jar are herbs and spices. No added colors. No added flavors. No MSG. Gluten Free* and Vegan*. *Unless otherwise noted. 

If you like your spice blends fresh, toasted, ground and bottled up, then you will find these an essential staple on your counter or in your pantry. I toast and grind to order so that you have the absolute freshest flavors and blends.

The difference isn’t just noticeable, it’s life changing. 


Want a recipe to get you started?

Enter in the name of the spice “Carnitas”, “Acadian”, etc. in RECIPE SEARCH above and TA DA!


Acadian Cajun Spice Blend, a hint of New Orleans. Did you know that Cajun blends do not contain herbs?  That is a Creole blend. 
Garam Masala Spice Blend, “Hot mixture of spices” a must-have for Indian cuisine and this one has 11 different spices that are toasted and ground each week!
Cuban Mojo Spice Blend, because who doesn’t need a little more mojo? Citrus, mint and cumin are the bold flavors in this blend. Great as a marinade. 
Carnitas Spice Blend, there isn’t one and it’s great on eggs, or everything. Cumin, smoked paprika, orange peel, onion, garlic, etc.

Jamaican MN’ice Spice Blend, because…don’t be a jerk.  A blend of sweet, spicy and everything nicey.

Vanilla Masala Chai Latte*  (Instant) Whether you like it hot or iced, this non-dairy* chai is made with a Madagascar vanilla bean sugar that simply tastes like there is sweetness in your cup, but actually there is only 1/4 teaspoon sugar per 8 oz. cup, the vanilla gives it the added sugar and vanilla flavor without going overboard. I developed this chai because I wanted less sugar, more of a robust tea flavor and a nice bite of spice!  You will find cardamom, cloves, pepper and cinnamon in this Masala chai. *contains casein, a milk protein. 

Check out my alma mater and all of the wonderful MN Makers who have graduated the U of MN!  MN Alumni Market

Home & Garden Show 2018Set of Twin Cities Live, Channel 5