Slow Cooker Spice Blends

As two busy moms, we loved the Zen-like effect slow cooking had on our lives.  With our desire to help more home cooks create from scratch meals to fit their busy lifestyles, we created a line of globally inspired, premium, *salt free, Non-GMO spice blends using recipes created for the slow cooker and its millennial cousin – the Instant Pot. 

Each 5” x 7” pouch contains (2) individual spice packets along with accompanying recipes printed directly on the package (additional ones can be found online.)

Each spice packet creates a “budget friendly” meal for 4-6 people averaging $3 per serving to create a healthy home cooked meal for under $20.00.

*Indian Dal and Smoky BBQ blends have a minimal amount of salt.

Tell us about your business’ mission:

The soul of the zen of slow cooking is to bring a little Zen into the kitchen and our heart lies in creating employment for adults with developmental disabilities. Our connection to that population is driven in large part by Founder/Co-Creator, Meg Barnhart’s desire to create a business for her own son. With each spice blend purchase we add a donation to our Drishti donation or as we like to say “Zen in Action.” We use the proceeds go out into the community to teach people how to create a healthy, economical slow cooked meal. Some of the workshops we’ve organized involve adults with special needs, cancer survivors and young moms in underserved communities around the Chicagoland area.

Best thing about your work:

Really everything! As the owner(s) of a social enterprise, we (Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay) love knowing that each of our spice blends provide meaningful work, but also help the home cook create a healthy meal for his/her family.

Why are you excited to partner with the YWCA?

We feel that as organizations our missions align beautifully. We believe that if we can help people make a connection through the shared meal we will be helping families create a deeper foundation for growth.

Zen of Slow Cooking

Contact name

Meg Barnhart


(847) 340-8414


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