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Abuelo’s Rabbit Paella

I had the pleasure of making this paella along with my friend Maria. She immigrated here from Madrid and while making this for me, she was beaming with nostalgia. She told me how her grandpa, …

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Tadka Carrot and Cauliflower Salad

Sometimes we crave something hearty and filling, yet light enough to be healthy. This flavorful salad is able to achieve both! Tadka is a South Asian technique, also known as tempering, that uses hot oil …

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Memorable Father’s Day Martinis

Some of our father figures are known for their no-nonsense attitudes while other times their wit is endless. Either way, we’ve got a martini for him! For practical, no-nonsense Dad, we polished a classic Gibson …

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Tea Picnic

This post is for those of us who like the crusts cut off. The extra effort and attention that goes into making these beautiful tea sandwiches shows in every detail — the sweet shapes, the …

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Cold Brewed Iced Tea

With the heat of summer well on its way, we look to our favorite things to keep us cool. One of the best ways to beat the heat is by sipping on cold brew tea. …

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Ranch Broccoli Salad

Ranch Seasoning is a summer favorite, and whether you like it as a dressing or a dipping sauce best, there is no substitute. In this salad, we chopped the classic crudité and dressed it with …

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Chimichurri Rhubarb Slaw

Rhubarb is the star of this stunning slaw. Woefully underutilized as a seasonal vegetable, the raw flavor is both sour and fruity. Combined with a crunchy mixture of purple cabbage, carrots and shallot, it brings …

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Nigella Caesar Artichoke Toast

Now that I sling spices instead of hash, it is nostalgic to look at old recipes from my professional chef days. This recipe and I go waaay back and it remains a brunch favorite. Over …

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Pink Pepper Cardamom Bars

Rhubarb is a perfect flavor combination with strawberries. To jazz it up, we added spices! Piney cardamom and lime zest accent and elevate the fruit base. Crunchy walnuts add texture and to the oat crumb …

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Grandma’s Lemon Wedges

You can never have too many lemon bar recipes, but this one is the only one that you need. This was my Grandma’s recipe, and the stains on the recipe card are a testament to …

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Butterfly Horchata

Aguas frescas vendors line parks in Mexico with their rainbow of brightly colored beverages. Of them all, horchata is my favorite. A creamy rice and almond blended brew with wisps of mild flavor from true …

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Sticky Tamarind Salmon

Here’s a stunning, fresh new recipe for your next side of salmon. The sticky tamarind glaze is layered with flavor – toasted cumin for nuttiness and Limón-Chile for a touch of heat. This glaze comes …

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Asparagus Mimosa

The complement of texture and flavors that come together in this simple dish are a celebration of spring. Tender asparagus is kissed with Provencal Seasoned Salt and a little char from the grill. Watercress is …

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Raspberry Pearl Sherbet and Cava Float

Jasmine Pearls are hand picked and rolled green tea leaves. After harvest, the tea is laid out and covered with jasmine blossoms before being rolled. The resulting brew releases the light, heady scent of jasmine …

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Oxymels: Tart and Sweet Elixirs

Many people are curious about the health benefits of spices. As a culinary store we tend to focus more on the abundance of flavors that our spices impart than on their medicinal benefits, but with …

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Chicken & Dumpling Casserole

If you’re looking for a not-too-guilty pleasure to enjoy on a cold winter night, look no further. This hearty dish satisfies all the comfort food cravings, and is made lighter but no less luscious with …

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Bulgogi Caramel Corn

Celebrate in style! This treat is a great way to add festive flavor to the Lunar New Year party or your next movie night. Heat meets sweet in our Bulgogi Spice, and paired with the …

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Rose 75 Cocktail

Blending the tart flavor of sumac and the heady sweetness of rose, this cocktail tickles the palate with a full spectrum of flavors. As is so often the case, we perfected the recipe by happy …

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Smoky Roast Chicken with Voodoo White BBQ Sauce

White BBQ Sauce? Yes, really! A base of vinegar, mayonnaise and horseradish whip together for a traditional southern sauce on smoked chicken. Add our Voodoo to the mix and you’ve really got some spell-binding flavor! …

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Asian Tea Glazed Duck Breast

This Asian Tea Glazed Duck Breast is the perfect dish to celebrate the Lunar New Year. The glaze is seasoned with our Asian Tea Rub, combining bold, pine-smoked lapsang souchong, tea with hints of cinnamon, …

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Scary-Good Shortbread Cookies

Boo! Now THIS is playing with food. Let your creativity run wild, or scary, or holiday with this simple shortbread recipe. There are endless flavor combinations. The shortbread is buttery and not too sweet which …

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Georgian Potato Pancakes

Potato pancakes come in many forms but all need embellishment of some kind, right? They have to be a vehicle for something, and in this case it’s Khmeli Suneli, a traditional Georgian spice blend. With …

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Eggnog Chiffon Pie

One sure sign that winter has arrived is the appearance of eggnog in the grocery stores. We’re going to use that distinctive flavor here in this light and airy Eggnog Chiffon Pie, but we’ll also …

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Mexican Street Corn

Full of flavor and a crowd pleasing party food, Mexican Street Corn has become a seasonal favorite. The rich roasted corn topped with creamy sauce is the perfect base for our Yucatan Rojo Rub. The …

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Cauliflower Tortillas

Sorry corn, I love you, but I don’t need you anymore. I have a new BFF – and it’s name is cauliflower. Please don’t be jealous – you’ll always have a place in my kitchen, …

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Grain-Free Yucatan Tamales

What could be more enticing than a tender, fragrant home-made tamale? Pillowy soft steamed masa on the outside, secret pockets of glorious filling and sauce on the inside. Home-made food is all about the love, …

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Sheetpan Chicken Pot Pie

Need something new to bring to your next potluck? Try thinking beyond the typical foods that come in a bowl: soup, chili, salad, or fruit salad. How about bringing it in style with a fragrant, …

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Nigella Watermelon Salad

Nothing says summer quite like watermelon and this salad has all the right flavors to complement it. Juicy watermelon chunks are dressed with lime juice for an unbelievable sweet/tart pairing. Nutty arugula and savory onion …

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