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Harissa Spiced Carrots

Stunning flavor and presentation makes these Harissa spiced carrots a perfect side dish for holiday entertaining. If you’re looking for fresh flavor on the holiday table, this is a dish that will have your guests …

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Northwest Original Easy Party Dips

Perfect for snacking or for parties, these yogurt dips are easy to make and keep well in the fridge for up to a week. One container of plain Greek yogurt and 2-3 tablespoons of spice …

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The Day After: Turkey in Mole Olé Sauce

November 23rd. The morning after. As the food coma fades, we find ourselves fridge-gazing at the thought of any more mashed potatoes. The traditional flavors of the season have begun to seem dull and we …

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Besar Candied Yams

Orange juice and our Besar spice blend are delicious additions to classic candied yams. This bright and colorful side dish is simple to prepare and full of festive flavors. Don’t get me wrong, I love marshmallows …

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Besar Cranberry Chutney

The rich and toasty taste of our Besar blend makes an ideal complement for the pop of fresh cranberry in this exotic twist on a holiday classic. Candied ginger and dried apricots round out the …

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Melange Classique

This fanciful French blend combines nutmeg and pepper with a healthy harvest from the herb garden, to satisfy all your taste buds. Melange Classique is an all purpose seasoning for stews and roasts, pate, stuffing and …

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Herbes de la Garrigue

Herbes de la Garrigue is similar to the more famous herb blend from Provence but with the hearty additions of rosemary, fennel, mint and Turkish bay leaf. Try it on grilled meats, to flavor home …

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English Beef Rub

English Beef Rub offers up a bold combination of cinnamon and juniper along with salt and pepper for incredible flavor! Influenced by medieval beef rubs, the intense flavors stand up to and takes the edge off of gamey …

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Quatre Epices

Despite it’s name, which means “four spices” in French, this blend never seems to keep strict count on the number of its ingredients. Quatre epices can be used in both savory and sweet dishes. Often …

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Poudre Forte

Poudre Forte is a wonderful spice mix that was used throughout medieval Europe and is still used today by culinary recreationists. The actual components may vary, but poudre forte, or “strong powder,” is commonly based on …

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Curried Roasted Cauliflower

Here at World Spice Merchants, we have some “tried and true” cookbooks that we can’t do without. This recipe for Curried Roasted Cauliflower comes from The Side Dish Handbook by Tori Ritchie, our November Cookbook …

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Better Together: Shawarma Mustard & Harissa Ketchup

Whip up some spiced condiments for an amazing flavor boost! It’s as easy as one… two… that’s it! There’s not even a three. Just mix 1 tablespoon of spice into 8 ounces of your favorite …

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Tamale Soup

Who can resist a tamale dumpling? Not us! Inspired by Rick Bayless’s Chipotle Beans with Masa “Gnocchi” we decided to give these little cuties a spice makeover and pop them into a belly warming chicken …

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Dawn’s Apple Cranberry Pie

This is not your average apple pie. Infused with cranberries and currants soaked in fragrant liqueur and seasoned with Ras el Hanout, Dawn’s apple cranberry pie takes an All-American classic for a spin. The seasonal …

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Pumpkin Pie with Apple Butter & Candied Ginger Streusel

This is spiced pumpkin pie is one to love! It’s more than minimalist but doesn’t try too hard, pleasing both those who love the time honored classic versions and those who want something a little …

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Rabbit in a Clay Pot

Our October Cookbook Club selection is Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking by Portland chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales. Her acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka celebrates the vivid world of Russian cuisine, with an emphasis on locally sourced …

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Chow Fun – lemongrass sausage, pea vines, mint

Our September Cookbook Club selection is from James Beard Best Chef-nominee Rachel Yang, who with her husband, Seif Chirchi, owns three restaurants in Seattle (Joule, Trove, and Revel) and one in Portland (Revelry). My Rice …

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Raw “Couscous” Cauliflower with Almonds, Dried Cherries, and Sumac

We’re excited to do a Pacific Northwest cookbook for our August Cookbook Club Selection, Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables.  Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award Best Book in Vegetable-Focused Cooking and topping many …

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Chole

Our July Cookbook Club selection is Chai, Chaat & Chutney: a street food tour through India, and we’ve been looking forward to it ever since we heard that author Chetna Makan was coming out with …

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Meatballs with Pumpkin & Spice Butter

Our June Cookbook Club selection is Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey, and we’ve been looking forward to it ever since this cookbook came out! With its location between the Mediterranean, the …

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Quesadillas with Brussels Sprouts, Cascabel Chile Oil and Salsa Macha

Our May Cookbook Club selection is Nopalito: A Mexican Kitchen, and we can hardly wait! Gonzalo Guzman, head chef as the San Francisco restaurant Nopalito, takes simple ingredients, such as vegetables, chiles and masa, and …

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Kofte Meatballs with Marash Yogurt Sauce

These Kofte Spiced lamb meatballs are a crowd pleaser, made more marvelous with Marash Chile Flakes and warm yogurt sauce. Sound exotic? It is! But they are easy to make and the seasonings have wide …

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Pakhlava

We are so excited to feature Olia Hercules‘ new book Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond for our March Cookbook Club selection. Full of stunning photographs evocative of the region, this book is …

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Khingal

  We are so excited to feature Olia Hercules‘ new book Kaukasis: A Culinary Journey through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Beyond for our March Cookbook Club selection. Full of stunning photographs evocative of the region, this book …

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Cheddar Cheese Coins

Appetizers aren’t just for parties and gatherings. Whether you just want some snacks for watching tv or something to nibble on while catching up on that novel, this is the cookbook for you. The experts …

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African Peanut Soup Grains of Paradise

This peanut soup recipe is the perfect showcase for Grains of Paradise, and who can resist a name like that? This mythical African spice has a mild peppery taste with floral top notes that hint …

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Bulgogi Beef Stir Fry

This Bulgogi Beef Stir Fry draws inspiration from the classic Korean dish. Bulgogi, meaning “fire meat,” is a grilled dish that mellows heat with sweet to please just about any palate. Traditionally served alongside a …

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Cascade Mushroom Mash

These amazing mushroom mashed potatoes are our latest secret ingredient revelation! Infused with Cascade Mushroom Mix, the addition of just one seasoning takes these mashed potatoes from super to spectacular. It’s easy, too! Just sprinkle …

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Warm Winter Sangria

Spiced wine? Mulled cider? We say “choose both” with this Warm Winter Sangria. Mulled wine alone can be too harsh, and mulled cider too sweet. Put them together with a touch of honey and orange, …

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Gingerbread

This is a stout gingerbread. Literally! Rich molasses and stout beer perfectly complement the ginger and aromatic spices in this moist, delicious gingerbread. We utilized Kashmiri Garam Masala for the supporting role in this recipe, which …

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Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin snickerdoodles are a delicious seasonal twist on a classic favorite! Pumpkin season in full swing, with all kinds of amazing spice combinations! These happy little cookies pair pumpkin with Ras el Hanout, one of our …

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Beef and Bean Taquitos with Avocado Sauce

‘Tis the season for hosting parties. While sometimes that can be a bit stressful, the experts at Cook’s Illustrated have come out with this book of 75 “only the best” appetizer recipes to reduce some …

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Baked Crab Dip with Crostini

Whether you want to have a few friends over to watch a football game or movie, or you want to celebrate a holiday, you’re going to need a few things to nosh on. Make the …

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Pumpkin Bread

Yay! Pumpkin season has arrived, and we’re kicking it off with pumpkin bread. This recipe is delightfully moist, with a velvety crumb and heavenly spice. Pumpkin bread is a wonderful seasonal treat for breakfast, snacking …

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Spicy Fish Salad

The countries in the Persian culinary region are home to many religions, languages, cultures and politics. In culinary traditions, however, they all have a deep love for food that has tart flavors and is fresh …

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Fried Eggplant Roll-Ups

One of the countries in the Persian culinary region that has colorful and flavorful food is Georgia. Nestled between the Caucasus Mountains and the Black Sea, Georgia has a climate similar to the Mediterranean’s, and …

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Pomegranate Ash with Meatballs

The countries in the Persian culinary region are home to many religions, languages, cultures and politics. In culinary traditions, however, they have a deep love for food that has tart flavors and is fresh and …

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Cuban Spiced Pork with Mojo Sauce

This Cuban spiced pork is an easy recipe for the slow cooker as summer slides into fall, when the comfort of a warm roast starts to sound appealing, but you’re not quite ready to let …

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Pink Peppercorn and Ginger Poached Pears

Here’s a show-stopping dessert from from My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez. Based on her love of pears here in the US, this gorgeous Pink Peppercorn and Ginger Poached Pears recipe had us eagerly awaiting …

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Down South Goat Biryani

From My Two Souths and Chef Asha Gomez, we get this stunning recipe for Down South Goat Biryani.  With her love of Deep-South cooking as well as her southern Indian roots, this recipe is sure to …

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