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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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Grilled Polenta and Vegetables Provencal

Summer = grill = good times. Especially when it comes to fresh vegetables. Throwing your vegetables onto a hot grill gives them that “je ne sais quoi” you can’t get any other way. And when …

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Nigella Wheat – Free Thins

These delightful grain-free crackers are sure to become a favored new addition to your baking repertoire. Slightly sweet from the almond flour, yet savory enough to use with a dip, these wheat-free, grain-free crackers are …

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Pumpkin Seed Dip with Yucatan Rojo Spiced Oil

This traditional Yucatan dip, known as Sikil Pak, is made from a base of ground pumpkin seeds, or pepitas. On it’s own, it has a fresh, creamy, nutty taste, lighter in flavor but similar in …

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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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Pakistani Curry S’mores with Toasted Cumin Marshmallows

These S’mores add a global flavor twist to an old favorite. The hints of savory complement the sweet with mild Pakistani Curry in the graham cracker and toasted cumin in the marshmallow. They smell amazing …

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Crunchy Harissa Lemon Pickled Vegetables

These overnight pickled vegetables are easy to make and delicious! They are crunchy and full of flavor with the warm spice of harissa, bright Meyer lemon paste and a hint of smoked honey. Serve as …

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Orange Tarragon Halibut with Smoked Honey en Papillote

The opening of halibut season is a rite of spring in the Pacific Northwest and always brings the excitement of fresh wild bounty. You can do just about anything with halibut, and I’ve done many, …

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Rhubarb Compote with Indian Coriander Cream

To me, one of the true harbingers of spring is the sight of my rhubarb leaves tentatively reaching up towards the sun. Soon, I know they’ll be producing non-stop throughout the summer, and whatever I …

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Lemon Coriander Cake

This Lemon Coriander Cake is light and delicious with bright flavors of lemon and Indian coriander. We loved it plain and simple with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a glass of Timber City Ginger …

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Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Fra Diavolo translates as “Brother Devil”, and refers to this spicy, tomato and seafood- based pasta dish. The tomato sauce is light, perfect for spring and the Marash Chile flakes add a mellow heat with …

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Orange Tarragon Compound Butter

We’ve all been there. You want to add a little pizzazz to your finished dish but just don’t have the time or inclination to go that final step and make a sauce. Enter the Compound …

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Cold Ayam Apple Soup

One of the advantages of this soup is the fact that you can make it ahead of time and it’s ready to eat whenever you are. Or wherever you are, seeing as this is a …

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Chinese Five Spice Plum Sauce

When life gives you plums, make plum sauce! And plum cardamom bread, but that’s another story. Plum sauce is a traditional complement for grilled meats in Asian cuisine and is a wonderful pairing with duck, …

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Bulgogi Orange Chicken

Bulgogi Orange Chicken is a sweet taste of Asian fusion combining classic Chinese orange chicken with our Korean inspired Bulgogi Spice. It’s a sweet dish that heat lovers can always fire up at the table …

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Pecan Sandies

Our favorite secret ingredient for baking, Kashmiri Garam Masala, infuses these cookies with subtle flavor in every bite. The cookies have a delightful texture that falls apart in your mouth and not on the plate …

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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, spiced 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 Club …

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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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