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Barberry-Caraway Loaf

Baking bread is a delightfully rewarding cooking journey, watching what was once a blob of dough emerge as a warm loaf from the oven. This recipe is great for beginners. It’s easy and doesn’t require …

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Sumac Cauliflower Steak with El Greco Spelt Salad

Crusted with sumac and Alderwood smoked salt, this cauliflower steak is a healthy vegetarian entree full of texture and color. The dish is inspired by Mediterranean flavors that compliment summer vegetables, and it’s accompanied by a …

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Saffron Barberrie Nougat

Yes, really! This stunner of a candy recipe makes a festive treat for the holidays. Sweet and chewy, tart and crunchy, it is impossible to resist. Two pinches of saffron are enough to get a …

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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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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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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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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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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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  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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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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Shawarma Chicken Salad

Shawarma Chicken Salad brings exotic taste to a familiar recipe. Our Shawarma Spice boasts powerful flavor that mimics spit roasted goodness at its best, and grilled chicken is a delicious way to enjoy it. We’ve …

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Shawarma Spice Marinade

Our Shawarma Spice is the not-so-secret ingredient in this simple marinade for chicken shawarma. Use it on on chicken, lamb or beef to infuse the meat with incredible flavors. Serve for an easy weeknight supper …

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Tea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi

For your next smorgasbord or mixed grill, try our Middle Eastern Tea Rub on eggplant and halloumi. The flavors are delightful and it’s quick and easy to put together. Tea Rubbed Eggplant & Halloumi All …

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