We are Andrew and Renee; a plant-based couple with extensive business and culinary experience who have perfected the art of delicious, affordable, one-pot, no-chop, plant-based recipes. Our idea for a fun, all in one seasoning mix company was inspired by all those expensive unused seasonings sitting in pantries going expired. Seasoning mixes at the grocery store haven’t changed in decades! So, thinking of our own families, we wanted to create a way to reduce the confusion, waste, and disappointment of traditional cooking and give everyone a shortcut to the vibrant flavors we know and love.
A traveler comes to a village. She unpacks a giant cooking pot. Then goes to a stream and fills the pot with water, drops a large stone in it, and places it over a fire. The villagers become curious and ask what they are doing. The traveler answers that they are making "stone soup", which tastes wonderful and which they would be delighted to share, although it still needs a little bit of garnish, which they are missing, to improve the flavor.
The first villager, who anticipates enjoying a share of the soup, does not mind parting with a few carrots and adds them to the pot. Another villager hands them a little bit of cabbage. More and more villagers walk by, each adding another ingredient. Finally, the stone is removed from the pot, and a delicious and nourishing pot of soup is enjoyed by everyone.
This old folk story highlights what we are trying to do at Broth Bomb™. Long before we perfected our recipes we cooked soups and stews with this sort of, whatever is on hand, strategy… and always cooking enough to share. Not every attempt came out great but they were always nourishing. Through these experiences we developed some amazing recipes.
Today's hungry travelers from this story are people living in poverty in food deserts that don't have access to fresh produce. We all chip in to help those in poverty but instead of a nutritious pot of food, due to their limited access, they end up with something much less healthy. Part of our mission is to show that with only canned foods found at corner stores, along with our product as the “stone soup” catalyst, that nutritious hearty stews are accessible to nearly every person.
We plan to offer our products at great discount to the small shops that are used by a large number of families suffering from this food desert phenomenon. This won't solve the problem of affordable access to fresh produce, we just hope to help make healthy meals more accessible to everyone.
It's no secret that so many people are looking for better ways to eat. Whether it's for health, the environment, or ethics, the plant-based sector is booming. Yet, so many people struggle to find easy ways to cook healthy plant-based meals and end up spending more for vegan meat alternatives or back with their old habits. For these people, our seasoning mixes and recipes are the missing piece of the puzzle.
Andrew's background is in economics. This isn't his first entrepreneurial venture in the food industry. He brought "UberEats" style delivery to Tampa Bay way back in 2007. His industrious nature combined with a love of food and culture helped him to both grow his business and glean practical and creative solutions from the experience. Including hands on experience with a wide range of cuisines. But after a devastating injury, sustained while hiking the Bavarian Alps, he was forced to make drastic changes to his life. The injury ultimately led to a stroke. During this time doctors also discovered degenerative digestive diseases. The traditional foods he had always enjoyed now had a major role in his chronic pain. It was then that he dedicated himself to healing his body. Over time, with research and experimentation, he resolved most of his issues with a plant-based diet. Armed with a knowledge of cuisines and an obsession with nutrition, he has become skilled at creating complex and comforting flavor profiles.
Renee works as a manager and business consultant in the health and wellness industry with a background in accounting. Since childhood, Renee has been inspired by conservation, sustainability, and health. With decades of passion in culinary arts, ranging from delicate patisserie to roux and trinity, Renee has exuberantly explored the tastes and textures of traditional cooking-- and as a veritable jack-of-all-trades, brings both vision and expertise to the project.
We are excited to share the work we have been doing to create a fun and simple way for people of every age or ability to enjoy and be nurtured by a wholesome low-cost meal!
Ingredients: Herbs/Spices, Sodium Bicarbonate, Citric Acid, Potassium Carbonate, Calcium Gluconate, Vitamin C, and Salt.
Sodium bicarbonate and citric acid are made naturally by the body and in nature. We've thoroughly researched their use in cooking beans. We assure you our revolutionary patented products are safe.
With the name Broth Bomb™ you're probably expecting a volcano of herbs and spices to explode out of the pot. We crafted our products to make sure that explosion of flavor gets infused into the ingredients instead. There's something else amazing going on when you pop one of our Broth Bomb™ seasoning mixes into the pot. The baking soda interacts with, not just the citric acid, but also with the beans, helping to soften them. This both helps with texture and digestion. The citric acid also aids in digestion. In each pot there's an array of chemical reactions between all the ingredients that helps to make our recipes so perfect. After we launch, we'll be experimenting will all types of food stuff. Expect to see more great products coming soon.
Our easy vegan recipes are loaded with micro-nutrients, especially iron. There's about 15-20 grams of protein per serving. If you're a protein junky, grab an extra serving. This is the cheapest way to pack on protein. You'll feel amazing getting this much nutrition without the typical cholesterol, saturated fats, and animal trans fats you get from meat, eggs, and dairy... or the toxic heavy metals found in bone broth. You don't have to be vegan or vegetarian to start enjoying these healthy delicious plant-based meals.
Our mission in starting this company is to help make a greener, healthier, more peaceful planet; one bowl of beans and veggies at a time. There is so much suffering in the world that can be relieved by changing the way that we relate to food. Diets are personal and cultural and we take that challenge seriously. It is our mission to help people take control of their health even when the odds are stacked against them by making it as accessible as we can. A healthy meal is a foundation of self-care, but it can be a real challenge. Whether a person is trying to feed a whole family or just themselves, affording the time, money, and knowledge it takes to do this consistently is for some, an unreasonable burden. It was our own experience with the limitations of disability that lead us to prune each step of the process to a more and more accessible level-- something we had to do with everything in our lives in order to survive now inspires our mission for this company.
Pledge now! You will absolutely enjoy the experience and the flavors.
Risks and challenges
As an economics graduate, I have absolutely worked out the costs every step of the way and for different potential outcomes. My physical disability is a great challenge that will prevent me from operating a business as I have before. The more we raise the easier it is going to be to operate; this is because it will allow us to bring in an Operating Officer. If we only barely meet our goal then we will more quickly fulfill orders but will have a more difficult time scaling up for grocery retail. In this case, after orders go out, we won't hesitate to hand over some equity to an operating investor in order to get this product into big-box stores. Whatever path we take, I am an experienced business consultant that can effectively lead others to fulfill every job and task. My disability will dilute our profits, but it will not affect the expediency of fulfillment or the price of the products. Renee's broad experience will also help advise us every step of the way. Especially in the creative process as we add more Broth Bomb™ items to satisfy our growing fan base.
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