Malathy Ramanujam has a son, born 1984, with Homocystinuria. She moved to the United States in 1989 and started formulating various baking mixes to prepare meals for her son. Since 1994, she has been teaching families with similar metabolic condition how to prepare special meals. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Studies major) from Cal State, Dominguez Hills in spring 1999 and pursued a Master's degree in Nutritional Science in the Fall of 2000. She started her company, Taste Connections in 2003 with just two kinds of mixes, TC-Bread Mix and TC-Multibaking mix. When she started her company she had 4 main goals- to make Just Add Water kind of mixes that are easy to use; to make them as inexpensive with a high quality of taste with minimum number of additional common ingredients; to make products that don't have any artificial preservative, artificial colors or flavors; each mix should make various food products. Over the years, she has added other products such as TC-Versa Mix, TC-Brownie Mix and ready-made cookies, Quick breads, Gift baskets that could be customized to different occasions and most recently low-protein breads, rolls, pizza crust, etc that are freshly baked and shipped out immediately. She has been presenting workshops since 1994 on low protein cooking around the United States and Canada and still continues to do so, inspiring metabolic patients to stay on such life-saving diet.