the zen of slow cooking

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The slow cooker seasoning packs from the zen of slow cooking combine the passions of Makers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay. The duo head up the Certified B Corporation to streamline dinner prep and improve family time. They also want their all natural seasonings to give back beyond the weeknight dinnertime grind. Meg was inspired by her son, Doug, to find a way to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. So the slow- and multi-cooker seasoning packs are packaged by folks like Doug through a partnership with Planet Access Company in Illinois where the seasonings are made. She and Jane also wanted to include underserved communities in their slow-cooking mission. Their Drishti Donation gets people together to cook and enjoy a slow-cooked meal, complete with the cooker. Meg and Jane are careful about what goes into their seasonings, so the spices are all-natural and most blends don’t have any salt added. A shopping list and easy to follow recipe are on the back of the packs to make it even easier to get a hot and flavorful meal on the table.

the zen of slow cooking

Slow Cooker Spice Blends

Dinner Time

The slow cooker seasoning packs from the zen of slow cooking combine the passions of Makers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay. The duo head up the Certified B Corporation to streamline dinner prep and improve family time. They also want their all natural seasonings to give back beyond the weeknight dinnertime grind. Meg was inspired by her son, Doug, to find a way to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. So the slow- and multi-cooker seasoning packs are packaged by folks like Doug through a partnership with Planet Access Company in Illinois where the seasonings are made. She and Jane also wanted to include underserved communities in their slow-cooking mission. Their Drishti Donation gets people together to cook and enjoy a slow-cooked meal, complete with the cooker. Meg and Jane are careful about what goes into their seasonings, so the spices are all-natural and most blends don’t have any salt added. A shopping list and easy to follow recipe are on the back of the packs to make it even easier to get a hot and flavorful meal on the table.
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Quick Questions

Are your recipes compatible for the Instant Pot? Are they compatible with a Dutch oven?

Yes. Most of the recipes work in the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and compatible recipes are listed under each blend name.
Many of these recipes will work in the Dutch oven but with little liquid evaporation in the slow cooker you need to check your liquid ratios with care.

Do the blends contain salt? Do any of the blends contain additives or chemicals?

Most of the blends do not contain salt, with two exceptions: the Smoky BBQ which contains a small amount of smoked sea salt and the Indian Dal which also contains a very small amount of salt.
All of the spice blends are certified non-GMO and do not contain additives or chemicals.

How long will the spice blends last? What is the best way to store the spice blends?

With single use spice packets, spices retain their freshness but it's recommend that you use them within 2 years.
Store the spices in a cool, dark place.

Where can additional recipes be found?

Additional recipes can be found online.

Are the blends produced in a facility that also processes gluten/soy/nuts/etc.?

Yes, the spice blends are produced in a facility that also processes other products which may contain soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, eggs, and may contain traces of all of the above.

Learn more about the product

Slow Cooker Spice Blend - Set of Two see details

the zen of slow cooking

Slow Cooker Spice Blends

Dinner Time

The slow cooker seasoning packs from the zen of slow cooking combine the passions of Makers Meg Barnhart and Jane McKay. The duo head up the Certified B Corporation to streamline dinner prep and improve family time. They also want their all natural seasonings to give back beyond the weeknight dinnertime grind.

Meg was inspired
by her son, Doug, to find a way to create employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. So the slow- and multi-cooker seasoning packs are packaged by folks like Doug through a partnership with Planet Access Company in Illinois where the seasonings are made. She and Jane also wanted to include underserved communities in their slow-cooking mission. Their Drishti Donation gets people together to cook and enjoy a slow-cooked meal, complete with the cooker.

Meg and Jane are careful about what goes into their seasonings, so the spices are all-natural and most blends don’t have any salt added. A shopping list and easy to follow recipe are on the back of the packs to make it even easier to get a hot and flavorful meal on the table.
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Quick Questions

Are your recipes compatible for the Instant Pot? Are they compatible with a Dutch oven?

Yes. Most of the recipes work in the Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker and compatible recipes are listed under each blend name.
Many of these recipes will work in the Dutch oven but with little liquid evaporation in the slow cooker you need to check your liquid ratios with care.

Do the blends contain salt? Do any of the blends contain additives or chemicals?

Most of the blends do not contain salt, with two exceptions: the Smoky BBQ which contains a small amount of smoked sea salt and the Indian Dal which also contains a very small amount of salt.
All of the spice blends are certified non-GMO and do not contain additives or chemicals.

How long will the spice blends last? What is the best way to store the spice blends?

With single use spice packets, spices retain their freshness but it's recommend that you use them within 2 years.
Store the spices in a cool, dark place.

Where can additional recipes be found?

Additional recipes can be found online.

Are the blends produced in a facility that also processes gluten/soy/nuts/etc.?

Yes, the spice blends are produced in a facility that also processes other products which may contain soy, dairy, wheat, tree nuts, eggs, and may contain traces of all of the above.

Learn more about the product

Slow Cooker Spice Blend - Set of Two see details