We agree with Pai on at least one thing: sweet, sweet love is the most important ingredient in most meals. Raised on an organic farm in the Pacific Northwest, she was surrounded by gardens, flowers and the picturesque sea, as well as a heaping dose of joie de vivre. After getting a culinary degree, she worked in some of the Bay area’s best farm-to-table kitchens before heading to beautiful Jackson Hole, creating her own joyful culinary empire, the blockbuster hits becoming Bunches & Bunches. Now she’s calling Portland home, collaborating with her long-time love (see, it’s in everything?) Chef Mark Slawson to create killer pantry staples. The hand-crafted, small-batch moles have an incredible depth of flavor that will zip you to the heart of real Mexico. Get a little love in your… burrito?