Burlington, NC -- A Burlington woman creates exotic sauces and seasonings inspired from her global travels. Susan Hearn's company is called Satisfy Your Soul.
Her creative juices got flowing three years ago when she graduated from culinary school. She says, "I started creating, having fun, thinking I wanted to make something local and seasonal. I wanted to make something people could made a tasty meal really fast. Nothing I make is bland."
Her first invention was apple chutney and her all natural product line has expanded over the years. She gets her inspiration from her global travels doing missionary work. Some examples include dukkah, a blend of spices from Egypt, simmer sauce from Ethiopia and curry powder from India.
For Susan, authenticity is key. Hearn exclaims, "It's rewarding and great when someone from that area of the country tries my products and says I'm from Egypt, this really is dukkah!"
The sauces and spices can be used as marinades and dips. The Ethiopian Simmer Sauce can be put in the crockpot with beef and Harrisup can be poured over grilled chicken.
Hearn said, "I love being in the kitchen and having fun, taking it to the (food) shows, and seeing people expressions. I love it!"
The products with no additives or preservatives vary from mild to spicy. The prices range from $5 to $15. The products can be found at Whole Foods in Winston-Salem or online. For more information, go to www.satisfyyoursoul.com