SplenDishes was created on that very premise. Delicious gourmet sauces, spice blends, mustards, jams, jellies, chutneys and specialty items with recipes you can create using everyday pantry items, making it simple, healthy and convenient for you.
We use only the finest, highest quality (and organic when possible) ingredients for all of our products. Everything is handmade, and packaged immediately to insure their quality and freshness. You can be assured that your product is fresh and the spices and ingredients are aromatic and pungent. We believe that when you make the time to create something special for your friends and family, you deserve to be using the freshest ingredients available – not something that has been sitting on a shelf for months. Our recipes have been created using products from our Gourmet Store.
Shonali Thomas is originally from Sonoma County in Northern California, where her love of food began at a young age in her childhood backyard “mud kitchen”. She moved to San Diego in 2002 and began sharing her love by entertaining friends with dinner parties. Her friends and family encouraged her to save and share these recipes which sparked the idea for her own cookbook. She published her first cookbook, “Shonal’s Kitchen;, The Eclectic Home Chef” in November, 2007. She then began experimenting with different spices and started creating blends to cook with.
In 2009, SplenDishes by Shonali was born. After researching and experimenting with new and different ingredients, Shonali expanded her product line to carry an array of gourmet sauces, spice blends, mustards, jams, jellies, chutneys and specialty items, and began selling her products at local farmers markets and on the shelves of several local gourmet grocery stores as well as online.
In 2013, her husband was offered a career opportunity and the Thomas family relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina. SplenDishes has continued to flourish with its revamped recipe blog and continues to bring a new legion of fellow foodies who follow from and order her creations from all around the globe.