Like many of us that enjoy spending time in the kitchen, Carley wanted to explore more exotic recipes, but found getting started to be a real challenge. Navigating ethnic food stores for obscure spices and exotic ingredients was an intimidating, difficult and expensive process, especially because some of the ingredients are only available in extra-large containers. But she kept at it, adventuring into different cultures, dish after dish, thinking there was a better way for home cooks to enjoy new cooking experiences with less hassle. And so, she perfected her recipes to share in the form of DIY kits, all the special ingredients included, the authentic recipes tweaked and tested to create delicious dishes.