Spice up your meals on the go: Give blah airline fare, fast food and restaurant fare a spicy gourmet kick with Heart Rock Herb & Spice Company’s Travel Spice Kit. Founded by Lake Tahoe travelgirl and master gardener Diane Weidinger, the small travel spice kit contains six 1-ounce tins of fresh spices blended in small quantities for guaranteed freshness that will enhance the flavor of meats, salads, BBQ, fish, casseroles and anything else you’re likely to eat while traveling.
A larger, extended travel kit contains six 2-ounce tins and three 1-ounce tins of fresh spices. Diane donates 10 percent of her profits to two organizations that help feed the hungry and where she volunteers her time, including Bread & Broth, where she serves as a volunteer cook and program director, and the George Whittell Thunderbird Lodge, where she’s a master gardener. -Carole Jacobs
Small travel kit, $24.50; extended travel kit, $44.95 www.HeartRockHerbAndSpice.com.