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Chimichurri screams SUMMER FOOD!

Our Chimichurri Spice combines a whole lot of flavors. 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 make …

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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 by …

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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, then whip up this delightful dinner seasoned with spice blends from Georgia. We’ve grilled up some spiced lamb chops with Khmeli Suneli, an exotic blend …

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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. Passed down from Great Grandma, kids and adults alike love this delicious recipe for stewed tomato casserole.The table just …

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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. Boeuf 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

Hands up if you’ve made a barbecue turkey? I’ve been cooking our holiday bird on the grill for years now and its finally time to share it! The routine varies a little from year to …

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Tea Rubbed Roast Chicken

This tea rubbed roast chicken 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 …

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Miso Marinated Halibut

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

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Asian Tea Rubbed Pork Chops

These Asian tea rubbed pork chops make for a satisfying one dish meal. Nestled into a fall vegetable medley, the thick loin chops are roasted to tender perfection. Our Asian Tea Rub is the secret …

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Vadouvan Vegetable Pie

This savory vegetable pie emerged from our experiments with Vadouvan paste, a wonderfully rich and elegant flavor base. We wanted a warm, comforting meal for 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 for lentil loaf 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, and satisfying. It’s true that …

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Chicken Fried Chicken

I’ll 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 you don’t …

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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 summer gatherings, this healthy pasta bake offers an easy way to keep a large group fed and get in some vegetables along with the burgers and brats. Using a medley of fresh summer vegetables, …

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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 Emerald City potato salad. This simple recipe adds fennel to a basic potato salad, and pairs it with Emerald …

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Emerald City Scallops

The next time you can get your hands on some fresh scallops, give Emerald City Scallops one a try! Emerald City Seasoning makes an excellent companion for the delicate flavor of seared scallops. The gentle …

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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 lots 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 signature …

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Sultry Spiced Short Ribs

Slow cooked short ribs are the perfect vehicle for spices, and these spiced short ribs have a secret ingredient. A milder cousin of the better known variety, Black cardamom has a deep smoky, earthy flavor …

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Ancho-Espresso Dry Rub

As the World Spice Cookbook Club gears up for grilling season, we’re taking a peek inside the June 2016 selection for our monthly Meet & Eat. Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures & Glazes is an impressive compendium …

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Yucatan Rojo Pulled Pork

The classic flavors of the Yucatan shine in this easy slow cooker sensation. In this Yucatan Rojo pulled pork, bright citrus and earthy spices infuse every bite. The pull-apart tender meat is delicious in a …

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Chicken Vindaloo

The World Spice Cookbook Club is getting a taste of grandmotherly love. Next month’s cookbook selection, In Her Kitchen: Stories and Recipes from Grandmas Around the World, is a memorable compendium of portraits featuring grandmothers …

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Szechuan Compound Butter

This delicious Szechuan compound butter neatly captures the elusive flavor of Szechuan pepper. The mild peppery bite is in perfect balance, and the tingly aftertaste lingers in the most pleasant way. A hint of lemon …

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Za’atar Lamb Chops

Za’atar Lamb Chops are a perfect pairing in more ways than one. Za’atar and lamb is a classic combination, and we’ve also paired both fresh and dried herbs in the marinade for maximum flavor. Oregano …

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South Asian Coconut Butter

Things are getting saucy. For the April 2016 Meet & Eat, we’re going to be joined by Susan Volland, the author of Mastering Sauces! This book is full of inspired and delicious sauces like this …

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Fried Potatoes with Harissa Tehina

The cookbook club is taking a trip to the Middle East for the March 2016 Meet & Eat with Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking. This fantastic book from Michael Solomonov and James Cook reinterprets …

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FODMAP Friendly Salmon Chowder

This salmon chowder recipe is missing some surprising ingredients! Onions and garlic are two of the most challenging foods to eliminate for the FODMAP diet, and two of the most critical! Enter Asafoetida, the perfect …

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Massaman Curry

At our February Cookbook Club Meet & Eat, we’re trying recipes from all across Asia, courtesy of Lucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes. The book features a mouthwatering lineup of dishes, like this recipe for …

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