Welcome to UMAMI!
I'm Rinelle Elizabeth, owner and spiceologist of UMAMI Bermuda Spice Co.
I am obsessed with skiing, (having an opinion about) my two sons lives, and food, and more specifically, clean, delicious, gourmet(esque) food that is quick and easy to make.
UMAMI exists to improve the overall awareness about the importance of using spices, and the major health benefits & improved flavor associated with their freshness, while also making them readily available and easier to cook with.
Simply said, I want you to eat better.
My ultimate goal is to convince everyone to eat like me, and hopefully start a food revolution in the process, by changing the mindset around food (and unhealthy food as a reward).
Food is the one thing that shapes lives and brings people together. My journey thus far has convinced me that sitting down to a healthy, delicious meal with loved ones whether they be friends or family, is one of the best things that you can do for your soul, your health and your happiness. So if I can be even a small part of making that happen, I am happy.
At UMAMI we believe that cooking is an act of love.
I've noticed that many people struggle with creating healthy, delicious meals, so I create high quality spice blends and quick meal planning ideas to take the stress out of meals.
I want to empower you to create an amazing relationship with food and spices. To discover your inner chef, if you will.
Wanna know what's so special about our spices?
With flavor and quality at the forefront of our ethos, not only will our spice blends change your meals; they will change your life - giving you the freedom to explore new possibilities with every meal.
We blend our products in small batches so that they can be used while the spices retain their natural volatile oils, for maximum flavor and health benefits. We are always gluten and additive free.
That is why we wait until the absolute last minute to grind our spices! So that they are always fresh…
I like to think that we have something for everyone.
Wondering how this all started? Well...
I have always been a little "extra" about food. From the child with the food texture issues who had to sit at the table for hours (scarred for life), to the young single mother trying to stretch a dollar while providing her kids with the best possible meals, to the proper grown up who spends WAY too much time over finding a new food experience.
I have spent years cooking for family and friends, making spice blends and gardening. But it was only after getting so many comments about how I seasoned my food and how effortless meals seemed, did it occur to me that I was on to something. I really like the idea of giving people the tools to transform their lives in the kitchen.
We focus on the health and flavor benefits, but also eating good quality food and I think this resonates, especially now with the rise in diet related illnesses. Food really is medicine and a lot of people are starting to realize this.
Our jars are recyclable and I would love it if you would help me to recycle by purchasing our cellophane re-fill bags to top up your jars with.
Our cellophane bags are 100% biodegradable as a more earth-friendly alternative to petroleum-based plastic.
Cellophane is a natural polymer made from cellulose, a component of plants and trees. Cellophane is not made from rainforest trees, but rather from trees farmed and harvested specifically for cellophane production. It can be broken down by micro-organisms in the soil just as leaves and plants are.
I believe that we should be:
- be customer obsessed.
- be honest.
- eat clean food.
- support sustainability.
- enjoy life as often as possible.
So that's what we do!