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Shawarma Chicken Salad

When our Shawarma Spice debuted this spring, it shot to the top of the bestseller list and remains there- with good reason! The powerful flavor mimics spit roasted goodness at its best, and grilled chicken …

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Mexican Street Corn Salad

My first taste of Elote corn was love at first bite, and now I look forward to it every summer. The smoky, tangy, salty combination of grilled corn with lime and cotija is….perfect. And it …

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Summer Squash Soup

Summer squash soup? What a revelation! This soup is light and lemony, with a delightful range of flavors from our Emerald City Seasoning. Lemon thyme and chives are paired with pink and green  peppercorn for …

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Bebinca de Rabano (XO Daikon Cake)

 This recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the August 2017 Cookbook Club selection may take a little work and ingredient hunting, but the spicy and crunchy result is well worth it. From the Author: …

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Curried Beef and Tendon with Turnip

We love the use of spice and combining of textures in this curry dish from the August 2017 Cookbook Club selection The Adventures of Fat Rice. From the Author: “In Macau “turnip” usually means daikon, or …

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Steamed Cuban Beef Buns (with Chicken Stock)

At one time, Havana’s Chinatown was the largest Chinatown in Latin America. The large influx of Chinese workers also brought food traditions such as dumplings, chow mein, egg rolls and fried rice which still linger …

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“Portuguese” Barbecued Clams

We love this recipe from The Adventures of Fat Rice, the July 2017 Cookbook Club Selection of the Month. With a sauce that can be prepared weeks ahead of time and stored until needed, this …

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Grilled Chicken and Pineapple with Ayam Peanut Sauce

Our Indonesian Ayam spice lends a special flavor to peanut sauce that puts it over the top. This spectacular sauce has been on my summer menu for years, and this updated version is the best …

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Havanese Pork Loin (with White Rice)

Cuba is a vibrant, bold and colorful country that is full of life. Fascinated by its people and their endlessly delicious home-cooked cuisine, friends Dan Goldberg and Andrea Kuhn have been visiting this hypnotic country for …

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Chimichurri screams SUMMER FOOD!

Our Chimichurri Spice combines the almost apricot flavor of aji mirasol chiles, the peppery sweetness of guajillo and New Mexico chiles, and the earthiness of oregano, cumin and bay for an ideal flavor base to …

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Bread & Butter Pickles

Growing up in the South, Heather Earnhardt used to help her Granny in the kitchen whenever she would can, pickle or preserve fruit and vegetables in the summer. Big Food Big Love: Down Home Southern Cooking …

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Big Love Buttermilk Fried Chicken

When Heather Earnhardt opened her tiny cafe, The Wandering Goose, in Seattle, she added a little bit of Southern charm and comfort to the city. From her childhood in the South with her close-knit family …

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Thackeray Ethiopian-Spiced Fried Chicken

A while back, we stopped for lunch at Thackeray and had a meal that totally blew us away. The lamb shawarma and Spanish prawn bowl were both fantastic, but the highlight for us was the Ethiopian-spiced fried …

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Chicken Drumsticks with Spices and Coconut Milk

This lovely recipe comes from Béatrice Peltre’s My French Family Table, the World Spice Cookbook Selection for May 2017.  This recipe is one of the author’s favorite chicken “go to recipes” for when she needs …

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Mummy’s Nutty Saffron Rice

  If you’re looking for a spectacular side dish, perfect for any dinner, look no further than this delicious Saffron Rice. It’s easier to make than you might think…but you don’t have to let anyone …

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Sweet Potato and Squash Parathas

If you love Indian food, you’re sure to love Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan.  We selected this wonderful cookbook as our April 2017 featured book partly because it showcases a full-flavored cuisine with …

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Kung Pao Chicken

Many Americans would be surprised to learn that their favorite Chinese dishes are either not Chinese at all, or greatly altered from the original. Our March 2017 Cookbook Club selection, “Phoenix Claws and Jade Trees” …

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General Tso’s Chicken

General Tso’s Chicken is very popular in the United States, but is usually pretty sweet. This authentic version from our March 2017 Cookbook Club selection “Phoenix Claws & Jade Trees” by Kian Lam Kho is …

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Georgian Spiced Lamb Chops with Molasses Mustard Glaze

If you’re tired of the same old meat & potatoes, whip up this delightful dinner seasoned with spice blends from Georgia. We’ve grilled lamb chops with Khmeli Suneli, an exotic blend of herbs and spices, …

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Buddha Bowl

This Buddha Bowl from “a modern way to cook” by Anna Jones is chock full of good-for-you things and a rich curry, fragrant with a homemade curry paste and peanuts, all served over over brown …

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GG’s Stewed Tomato Casserole

When it comes to a holiday spread, sometimes it’s the sides that make the meal. This delicious recipe for stewed tomatoes, passed down from Great Grandma, is loved by the kids and adults alike. The …

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Michael’s Boeuf A La Bourguignonne

Turkey dominates the center of the Thanksgiving spread, but it doesn’t have to be the only protein on the table. Bouef a la Bourguignonne is a French peasant dish from Burgundy that uses beef simmered …

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Alison’s Cranberry Chutney

This cranberry chutney is a cheerful and tasty delight. For anyone who remembers fondly the childhood thrill of a colorful canned fruit cocktail, get ready to re-live it. The chutney is easy to make and …

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Fin & Feather Turkey

I’ve been cooking our holiday turkey on the grill for years now and its finally time to share it! The routine varies a little from year to year, but the spice is always Fin & …

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Tea Rubbed Roast Chicken

This is the best roast chicken I’ve ever made, and that is not a claim made lightly…. The meat is moist and delicious, the pan sauce otherworldly, and all of the components come together to …

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Miso Marinated Halibut

Whether you love black cod, salmon or halibut best, try your favorite in this wonderfully decadent dish adapted from the classic Japanese preparation popularized by chef Nobu Matsuhisa. I’ve loved this dish for years, enjoying …

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Asian Tea Rubbed Pork Chops

These thick loin chops are nestled into a fall vegetable medley and roasted to tender perfection for a satisfying one dish meal. Our Asian Tea Rub is the secret ingredient, steeping citrus and smoke flavors …

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Vadouvan Vegetable Pie

This savory pie emerged from our experiments with Vadouvan paste, a wonderfully rich and elegant flavor base. We wanted a warm, comforting meal to complement the cold weather outside, and this was the prize winning …

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Japanese Chicken Curry

For our final meeting of the year, the World Spice Cookbook Club is taking on recipes from The Flavour Principle: Enticing Your Senses With Food And Drink. This cookbook, containing recipes from around the world, focuses …

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Lentil Loaf with Awesome Sauce

I’ve made this recipe a million times. It is a go-to dish that keeps coming back around. Why? It’s true the loaf is moist and flavorful, healthy, satisfying, and you can make it to suit …

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Chicken Fried Chicken

I’ve been known to drive over an hour for chicken fried steak- it’s a weakness- and this chicken fried chicken would be equally worth the trip. Fortunately, it’s an easy home-made comfort food meal so …

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Fresh Herb Falafel

When we sat down to begin planning for next month’s World Spice Cookbook Club, this recipe immediately jumped off the page as one we had to try.  Truly well executed falafel is a revelation to …

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Summer Vegetable Pasta Bake

For family reunions and other large gatherings, this Greek-inspired pasta dish offers an easy way to keep a large group fed. Using a medley of fresh summer veggies, this dinner option is hearty, but still …

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Spiced Fig Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This recipe for a spiced fig salad, which comes from …

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Bajan Chicken Salad

For the next meeting of our World Spice Cookbook Club, we’re embracing the warm weather with Salmagundi: A Celebration of Salads from around the World. This Bajan chicken salad, a recipe from the book, combines …

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Emerald City Potato Salad

Perfect for picnics, cookouts, or a lunch on the go, summer is the right time for potato salad. This simple recipe adds fennel to a basic potato salad, and pairs it with Emerald City Seasoning …

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Emerald City Scallops

Emerald City Seasoning makes an excellent companion for the delicate flavor of seared scallops. The gentle herb flavor and delicate heat bring the perfect amount of character to the table, while allowing the natural flavor …

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Spicy Baked Hominy

The World Spice Cookbook Club is going to be bringing out New American recipes from Rustic Joyful Food by Danielle Kartes for our July 2016 Meet & Eat. Danielle’s book is chock-full of simple and …

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Seattle Salmon Rub

We eat a lot of salmon here in the Northwest and never tire of finding fabulous new ways to enjoy it. Among them all, Seattle Salmon Rub remains at the top of the list. Our …

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Sultry Spiced Short Ribs

Slow cooked short ribs are the perfect vehicle for spices and the secret ingredient for this recipe is black cardamom. Black cardamom is a milder cousin of the better known variety and has a deep …

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