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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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Mayan Cocoa Pumpkin Bark

It’s no secret that nuts and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and we never tire of finding new ways to combine them. In this seasonal treat, toasted pumpkin seeds take center stage with dark …

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Fajita Steak Salad

For a large summertime gathering, you want to find a dish to please the crowd with a minimum of fuss. This fajita steak salad offers pleasing grill fare for all without an excess of effort …

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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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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. Bright citrus and earthy spices infuse every bite and the pull-apart tender meat can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. Use …

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White Bean Chicken Chili

This go-to chili is sure to please whether you’re cooking in a Dutch oven in the back country or entertaining friends at home. Mild and mellow with layers of spice, this version is not too …

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Southwest Pumpkin Soup

This delicious fall soup is perfectly spiced with warm heat from our Chorizo Bomb and sultry smoke from our perennial favorite, smoked paprika. Cooking your own pumpkin for this recipe is really easy, but the …

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Adobo Pumpkin Seeds

These tasty nuts are a wonderful blend of savory and sweet. Use them as a garnish on our Southwest Pumpkin Soup or simply for snacking. PrintAdobo Spiced Pumpkin Seeds Ingredients1 tablespoon ground Adobo 1 teaspoon …

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Tostadas de Higado de Pollo

What’s that? Chicken Liver Toasts with Caramelized Onions, Mango and Watercress! That’s right, the World Spice Coobook Club is going to Puerto Rico — at least our tastebuds are. This is one of the delicious …

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Banana Upside Down Cake

This Banana Upside-Down Cake sounded so delicious that we just have to make it for our “Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond” Cookbook Club Meet & Eat! From the authors, “In Brazil there are many types of …

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Chile & Cumin Hanger Steak

The World Spice Cookbook Club is thrilled to be cooking from Brazilian Barbecue & Beyond at the upcoming June 3rd Meet & Eat. As with last June’s Meet & Eat, the club is returning to our …

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Sassy Short Ribs

We love all things sassy, and these short ribs are no exception. The bold flavor of our Sassy Steak Spice is infused into every bite along with orange marmalade and fresh oregano for an impeccable flavor …

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Pasilla Oaxaca Vegetable Soup

Sometimes it’s hard to get enough of a good thing, and that is certainly true with Pasilla Oaxaca chiles. Every summer we run out of the small crop of these rare chiles, and celebrate when …

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The Day After: Turkey in Mole Ole! Sauce

November 25th. 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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Get Your Sausage-Making on with Chorizo Bomb!

World Spice Merchant’s new Chorizo Bomb spice blend  has been a favorite of our restaurant clients for years, so it was no surprise that it started flying off the shelves as soon as we started …

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Voodoo Jalapeño Poppers

We’ve had a bumper crop of jalapeño peppers from the garden this year, and that means POPPERS! Autumn is chile season, though Jalapeños are readily available at the grocery store year round. The flavor buzz from …

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Aleppo Pepper Basil Lemonade

Now that the 4th of July has passed, summer has truly begun in Seattle. The sun is shining, the BBQ is fired-up, and a wild game of badminton is underway. The players and onlookers are thirsty, and I’ve …

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Smoky BBQ Pork

Pork shoulder is one of the most inexpensive cuts of meat, and you can find it almost anywhere. The lean meat is punctuated with ribbons of fat, which self-bastes the pork as it cooks slow …

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Ancho Chili Beef Empanadas

Who doesn’t love food that you can hold in your hand?  The beauty of empanadas is that the rich, buttery dough can be filled with almost anything – sweet or savory. Our Ancho Chili Powder is mild-medium …

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Hibiscus Margarita

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo like never before with this delicious cocktail. The hibiscus infuses a deep rich red color to this libation… Add a slice of lime and Sel de Mer to the rim of …

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Mayan Cocoa

The delicious comfort of drinking chocolate is ancient ritual. Both the Aztecs and Mayans believed cocoa to be a gift from the gods. This recipe may have changed a bit in the last 500 years, …

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Pumpkin Kale Enchiladas

Last October, the shop was bedecked with lovely heirloom pumpkins. Once they had seen the end of their lives as decorations, we roasted them and added them to everything — and I mean everything! This recipe …

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Chipotle Chili Powder Black Bean Burger

Meat. It tastes good, and I love it. Perhaps a bit ashamedly so, mostly for environmental reasons. Inspired by my sister, the tireless vegan, I’ve jumped on the trendy Meatless Monday bandwagon in an effort to …

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Spicy Smoked Paprika Romesco Over Grilled Trout

My first taste of romesco was not, sadly, in Catalonia. I first encountered this crimson sauce in Walla Walla, Washington at a going away party for a dear foodie friend. I prepped ribs, halibut, and …

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Aji Mirasol Salsa

Aji Mirasol Chiles, the dried form of the Aji Amarillo, are a unique chile pepper absent from the arsenal of many chefs. A staple of Peruvian cuisine, their uniquely fruity flavor make Aji Mirasols a versatile pepper; …

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Yucatan Rojo Fish Tacos

I don’t know about you, but this sunshine activates my wanderlust something fierce! Long days, hot sun… I crave a remote beach and what I like to call “barefoot cuisine.” Short of a trip to the …

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Caribbean Spice Grilled Salsa

Fresh pineapple tastes of a wild summer, its tropical sweetness tempered by raucous acidity. Our favorite way to tame the fruit is to cook it slowly until the pale yellow becomes a rich gold and the sugars …

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