When Whole Foods finally came to town, I was simultaneously overwhelmed and inspired. After browsing the products their store offered, the idea finally hit me – why not just package up the blends with Mom’s simple ingredients and recipes, then introduce the line to stores nationwide? After all, it’s the master Indian spice blend that brings the mouth-watering flavor to the food. And it’s so easy to cook! I figured that the name “Authentic Indian Spice Blends” would not only fare better than “secret dust,” but also would serve as a complete description of the package’s contents.
Years went by, and everyone from school was still talking about the authentic Indian food we had eaten during college. Since then, I had traveled far and wide, always carrying some Authentic Indian Spice Blends with me just in case I had a craving for “soul” food. Everywhere I went, whenever I prepared the authentic Indian dishes, the food was a hit.
I debated long and hard about my next step — I could continue my education, I could work in a variety of careers, or I could embark upon the life of an entrepreneur. I decided that I did not want to constantly wonder what the Authentic Indian Spice Blends “could” have been. I knew I had a gift for enlightening and engaging people from all walks of life, and thought I could use my natural drive, passion, and energy to expose the wonderful world of Indian cuisine to as many individuals as possible.
So I promised myself to see this project through.